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The Horror Megapack: 25 Classic and Modern Horror Stories Kindle Edition

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Length: 325 pages

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  • File Size: 780 KB
  • Print Length: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Wildside Press (August 20, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006G3L28Y
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Barker on June 5, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Yes, these are public domain stories. Yes, if you dig around long enough you can find them for free.

But they are only free if your time is worthless to you. Mine isn't. I like horror stories and each of the modern masters of the genre cut their teeth by reading some of the stories and authors in this set.

Yes, there is the occasional dud. Yes, some seem derivative and outdated.

But out of 25 stories there are bound to be a majority that any horror fan will enjoy and experience a chill while reading. Also, if they seem derivative it's only because you are likely reading the original and everyone else cribbed the idea from these very tales!

I came across this anthology after stumbling over one of the Science Fiction Megapack anthologies offered by this company. Knowing a deal when I saw one, I took the advice in the description and did a search on the word "Megapack" in the Kindle store. Twenty minutes later my wallet was 10 bucks lighter and I had enough awesome reading across multiple genres to last me weeks.

Nowadays $.99 isn't enough money to get a cup of coffee in most places. Here, you can spend $.99 and have literally days of entertainment.

I don't work for this company and I'm just a regular guy that's into reading. But I had to recommend this set and suggest that you do the search for others in the series. You won't get a much better bang for your "almost" an entertainment buck.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By chrisam on May 30, 2012
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There must be a catch here somewhere. I think that hidden in the small print somewhere there is a clause or codicil or something which states that Satan owns your soul if you take advantage of this absurdly cheap offer.Classic after classic will assault and scare the hell(oops!) out of you for 99 freaking cents!

You get Lovecraft, Hodgson, Blackwood, Lovecraft again, Kuttner, Gautier, Cave, Hearn. Need I say more? Buy it, but beware your soul!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 22, 2012
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This was a great read. 25 short stories that kept my attention. a perfect companion for any classic horror readers. highly recommend it.
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By LovecraftLass on June 29, 2015
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A generally good megapack although not all to my taste and some I honestly wondered if they had been included just because of the name. Here is my story by story review:

Dagon- 4 Stars : I love Lovecraft's stories and this is one of his good ones. Short and eerie.

The Children of the Night- 2 Stars: Started off with promise with a minor wink, wink, nudge, nudge reference to Lovecraft by the author Robert E. Howard. But it devolved rather quickly into more of an action adventure story that strays away from horror.

Mother of Pearl- 4 Stars: It starts off a little slow but packs a wallop of an ending that is slightly diminished by the ending paragraph which, frankly, seems out of place to me.

The Walking Dead- 3 Stars: Without even checking the publication date you can easily tell this story comes from the heyday of Adventure pulps when men were tough, rugged and ready for action (of whatever kind) and women were scantily clad damsels in need of rescue and/or ravishment. Very amusing if you can look past its non-PC faults. But not very spine tingling.

Sometimes You Have to Shout About It- 2 Stars: Meh. Just not very interesting to me.

The Story of Ming-Y- I honestly didn't read this one because I have it in a collection of Lafcadio Hearn and I wanted to read it all together.

By Moonlight- 4 Stars: A bit of a different take on a vampire story. I would give a spoiler warning but it's pretty clear what he is right away. I liked the twist at the end.

The Gateway of the Monster- 4 Stars: I love the Carnacki series by William Hope Hodgson and only wish there were more of them.

Canon Alberic's Scrapbook- 4 Stars: Another great classic by a master, M.R. James.
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By Lynette McClenaghan on February 15, 2015
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Each of the megapacks that I have read has been patchy – a mix of excellent stories with some that are just OK or not to my taste. The value for money is great, although it can be onerous reading through a pile of stories to find the ones that stand out.

The Horror Megapack is the least impressive of those I have read, with the ratio of good to not so good stories being less than usual. Once again, well known and classic authors are mixed in with more recent offerings. Here you get two Lovecraft stories, with The Hound being an absolute standout. Other classic stories by MR James Algernon Blackwood, Bram Stoker and William Hope Hodgson all fit the bill nicely. Of the more modern tales, I found Small World by William F Nolan to be a resonant of I Am Legend; The Ghost of Townley Towers by Seabury Quinn has a neat twist; the rest of the stories were reasonable on a take it or leave it level.
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By lgw0066 on May 21, 2014
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Excellent collection of classic and traditional horror stories. The quality of the stories will keep the reader on the edge of their seats. It is an excellent series for those who are starting to read horror or are already fans. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good scare and a good read.
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