"Good horror anthology"
Underbed. Martin dreams heroic thoughts. Tonight he
envisions himself as a tunneler. Leaving the Land of
Action, Martin meets a fisherman in the Land of Ideas. The
angler asks Martin to rescue his daughter lost in the Land
of the Underbed. Martin goes on the quest not knowing
whether he will return to his bed alive.
The Gray Madonna. When Karen and Dean learn that
unborn is severely handicapped, they have an abortion.
They travel to Brugge, Belgium where someone murders
Karen. Three years later, Dean returns seeking answers.
When he learns first hand what happened to Karen makes no
sense, but will he live to tell the authorities?
The Ballyhooly Boy. Café owner Jerry has no idea
Mrs. Devlin bequest her home to him. At the house, he sees
a boy-ghost. He learns that a classmate at school killed
his family and himself here. The boy also seeks revenge on
those whom bullied him in school with Jerry being the
latest target. Jerry knows he must stop the cycle or
become a victim.
Charnel House. The old man visits San Francisco
Sanitation Department bureaucrat John insisting that his
house breathes. Skeptically, John, accompanied by Dan,
Seymour only to find his home breathes. Disaster strikes
and something happens to Dan who breathes as if the house
possesses him. Modern medicine fails, leaving it up to
to find an alternative to save his friend.
This collection consists of the title novella and three
short stories all previously published, but each contains
the trademark chilling suspense that the audience expects
from grandmaster Graham Masterson.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 8, 2002