The Horror Collection: White Edition by Kevin J. Kennedy is the perfect read for fans of horror and the Christmas holiday.
I mean… Christmas and Horror?! Come on. Sign me up!!
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Horror Collection: White Edition by Kevin J. Kennedy
From paranormal-themed-spooky to real world terror, and from eerily creepy to horrifyingly gruesome, this collection has quite the variety of tales!
Each tale in this collection was wonderfully written and perfectly horrific. I just couldn’t get enough!
Per usual, here are my quick reactions and rating breakdowns for each story:
‘Twas the Night Before Yuletide by James Matthew Byers – 4 Stars
What a way to kick off the collection! This poem was a trip with an intense ending!
Christmas Eve by Mark Tufo – 5 Stars
Oh my gosh, I loved this one so much! Poor Devan… What a crazy tale, but so wonderful. I also loved the idea of Karma being an individual! That could certainly be another story itself!
The Advent of Father Hirst by Lex H Jones – 4 Stars
Eek! How scary! This story really came alive! With how well this one was written, I could imagine it all happening very vividly. I actually found myself picturing the church in my hometown that I would go to for bible school. Phew, I haven’t thought of the inside of that place in ages.
Santa’s Claws by Mark Allan Gunnells – 5 Stars
Spooky!! This takes the creep factor up a notch!
Santa’s Gift by Mark Allan Gunnells – 5 Stars
YIKES! What a little terror Susie is. What an ending!
White Oleanders by Steven Stacy – 4 Stars
Oooh! Take a bit of Christine by Stephen King, mix it with a bit of No Exit by Taylor Adams, then add a dash of Final Destination and you’ve got this tale! This was so terrifying and so wonderfully done!
Santa’s Elite by Mark Cassell – 4 Stars
Woah! What an interesting and spooky idea! Using the bits of ribbon to cut down on the population is such a terrifying idea!
A Christmas Story, 1985 by Amy Cross – 4 Stars
What an awesome ghost story!! I loved that it was centered around story telling! I wonder what the mans story would be about next year…
The Christmas Miracle by Chris Miller – 5 Stars
Oofh. The most horrifying tales are the ones that hit you with a gut punch. So heartbreaking but so wonderfully done.
Down the Bizarro Watering Hole by Kevin J Kennedy – 5 Stars
Woah!! This one was nuts! I loved the theme and the overall message. I hope everything worked out!!
My Final Thoughts on The Horror Collection: White Edition
I’m SO excited that this book was my first holiday themed read of the year. It was so much fun to read. I ended up forcing myself to put it down simply so I could drag it out a bit. I easily could have read straight through…
This collection certainly set the bar high for the rest of my holiday reads this year!
I cannot recommend this one highly enough to fans of horror, especially fans of holiday themed horror. Enjoy!
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