Nightmare House V.1
ELDRITCH TALES FOR THE WITCHING HOUR
by Steven Roy Evans
The stuff of nightmares …
Where do they go, those dreams that plunder the deep recesses of the human psyche? Having wreaked their torment on our sleeping minds as we toss and turn amongst damp, fear-soaked sheets, do they sink once more into the lightless ooze of our subconscious, resting and biding their time until we again close our eyes in sleep and lower the barriers that shield us from their predatory grasp?
Or do they slip away at dawn’s arrival to drift like early morning mist on the currents of tired thoughts and unfulfilled aspirations, aimlessly searching for a new home in which to lodge themselves and brood anew?
Nightmare House, where all the evil phantasms of the sleep-drugged mind go to rest.
Nightmare House, with a thousand stories to share of the follies and greed and madness born of the human soul.
Welcome to Nightmare House, if you dare to sip of its secrets and taste the anguish of the damned.
Welcome – to your worst nightmare ...
“I literally couldn’t put this book … down until I’d finished each of its three stories … each one … starts out with what seems to be an ordinary, everyday situation, but then develops it to show how much we take for granted in our lives, how safe and orderly we imagine our world is, and just what terrifying surprises could be in store for each of us … I wish it had contained twice as many stories!”
This very readable collection of scary short stories is written with Steven Roy Evans' usual skill, wit and style. What's frightening though is not just the story lines but the underlying, thought provoking themes that will make you want to reflect and wonder...about yourself and other people! Truly shocking! Hopefully, Steven Roy Evans is delving into his ingenious imagination again, as I write, to keep us entertained (or should I say terrified?) with another volume of nightmares!
I am not normally a short story fan, but I literally couldn't put this book, Nightmare House Volume I, down until I'd finished each of its three stories. Like all the very best horror stories, each one in this volume starts out with what seems to be an ordinary, everyday situation, but then develops it to show how much we take for granted in our lives, how safe and orderly we imagine our world is, and just what terrifying surprises could be in store for each of us. If you dare to read this book, be prepared to be shocked out of your complacency. I have only one complaint: I wish it had contained twice as many stories! I hope Volume II won't be too long in making its appearance - if the Fates permit more of their secrets to be revealed, that is.