There are several reasons to buy and read a copy of Horror for Good.
First, proceeds go toward a good cause, with all revenues above the cost of production, etc.--at least 10%-15% according to the editors--pinpointed for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
Second, it contains a short but powerful introduction by Rocky Wood, President of the Horror Writers Association and recent recipient of the Bram Stoker Award for Non-fiction. In it he aptly states that "Horror For Good is not just a title--it is an expression of the heart and soul of the horror literary community" as some of the best-known and lesser-known names in horror come together to present their tales for the good of a larger community.
Third, it includes some of the most influential names in the genre, all lending their considerable talents to a worthy enterprise: Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Morton, Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Lee Thomas, and F. Paul Wilson, to name just a few. A complete listing of all of the authors--and their awards and recognitions--would take far more space than this review.
Fourth, regardless of whether the author is a big-gun or a novice (one of the stories is the author's first published sale), all of the stories are well worth reading. They range from solid, no-holds-barred graphic horror, complete with dismemberments, cannibalism, torture, executions, and all of the other charming elements that make horror-fiction unique; to curiously gentle, almost loving evocations of ghosts, presences...even long-dead children at play.
If you are interested in helping others, in seeing how horror has developed in the past decades, in getting acquainted with new writers and re-acquainted with old favorites through new stories, in getting scared out of your pants--and enjoying every moment of it--Horror for Good is for you.