Saturday, 2 October 2010

Review of The Horror Zine Volume 2: Twice the Terror by Jeani Rector

The Horror Zine- Twice the Terror, edited by Jeani Rector, editor of The Horror Zine, is a wonderfully put together collection of works that have appeared on The Horror Zine at some point. This 370 page collection is filled with stories poetry and fantastic artwork. Twenty-Six stories by such authors as, David Bernstein, Chris Reed, and Bentley Little, sixteen poems by authors such as Joe R. Lansdale, Peter Steele and Jane Blue, and work from fifteen artists, this book is jam packed with everything a horror fan would want. This collection also include two very interesting stories by the editor her self, Under the House and The Burial.
The Book is beautifully and professionally edited by Jeani and very well presented. The stories are easy to find by the contents table and I like how each section is broken up into categories with artwork opening each section.
Speaking of artwork, you should really check it out. I particularly like the piece that sits right on the very first page, before you even read anything about the book. The piece is by artist Adam Scott Miller. Amazing stuff. Other works included by Stefan Meisl, Jason Beam, Rosario Battiloro and many many more.
The Horror Zine's Mission is to provide a venue in which writers, poets and artists can exhibit their work. The Horror Zine is an online publication spotlighting the talents of creative people and displaying their deliciously dark delights for the world to enjoy. They are now accepting submission of fiction, poetry and art work all year round. I urge you to send them something if you want to get seen by the big boys and girls of the business. You can visit the site at
Volume two: Twice the Terror was published in the USA by Bear Manor Press, the book design by Brian Pierce of Red Jacket Press,. The front cover illustration was done by Dan Harding and the back by Larkin.
Over all this was a fantastic representation of what the Horror Zine is all about. If interested you can also look up volume 1: And Now the Nightmare begins.

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