All of the stories in Ellen Datlow’s anthology “Screams From the Dark” are great – she is far and away the best collector of horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories working today…
The Girl From Rawblood by Catriona Ward
The story of a cursed family is told through several voices in three different time periods – around 1840, around 1890, and in the aftermath of the First World War.
“Ravissante” by Robert Aickman
A story within a story – a man inherits the papers of a painter of fantastical scenes, and finds a memoir of the painter’s visit with the widow of another painter of…
“The Stains” by Robert Aickman
A widower visiting his vicar brother in the country encounters a strange young woman on the moors and moves into an abandoned house with her, where they are pursued by the girl’s…
“Apate’s Children” by Brendan Vidito
A man’s guilty conscious and his wife’s refusal to forgive him create a monstrous creature and its evil children that torment his dreams.
“Mother’s Mark” by Brendan Vidito
A woman seeks to create a perfectly un-man-like man through black magic but is unable to exorcise its worst traits.
“Walking in Ash” by Brendan Vidito
A man has a panic attack and is granted premonitions into a horrific apocalypse he is powerless to alter or avoid.
“They Are Still Out There, You Just Can’t See Them Anymore” by Jonathan Lees
The narrator seeks anonymity in a tourist town, apparently pursued and shamed for some undisclosed misprision.
“Haunted Inside” by Gabino Iglesias
A man is chased from house to house and city to city by a malevolent force until he makes a terrible bargain with it.
“Peripheral Vision” by Richard Thomas
A man who has always been kind to insects discovers to his horror that the kindness offered by Earth’s monstrous insect-like invaders is anything but.