Long Journey Off a Short Pier-Anthony Refro

This brief collection of 6 short stories revolves around common horror themes: zombies, occult rituals, gaining immortality, and vampires; but each story takes an uncommon twist.LJSP-AR

These stories reminded me of old episodes of Tales from the Crypt, with budget plots and sets, but just enough delivery of twisted imagination to give a girl some unsettling dreams.

Written with a young adult voice tainted with slightly older experience, these stories come across as the vivid imaginings of a creative mind looking for an outlet. While entertaining in a gory sort of way, the works could use some fine tuning to ultimately capture the titillating essence of the horror genre.

3 Stars – Fresh twists on horror themes. Quick read.

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