ONLINE READ Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge –

Often a bit much I guess I prefer my horror with aesthetic style And Less Abuse Some Of less abuse some of stories weren t bad though some good authors featured I probably would have liked the book as a whole better if the editor weren t so keen on defining and validating the term splatterpunk at every given opportunity This book was ok Certainly nothing to write home about There were some interviews other essays that I don t feel really went with the stories They may have been ok with of the same but they didn t work mixed in with the fiction I bought it used and certainly don t feel an overwhelming need to go out find the first one Probably the best thing about it was it was a pretty fast read Some people think disgusting or plain weird euals horrific If that s the case any halfway talented writer could write horror stories and this is what has happened i Beginning a re read of the horror authors I read back in High SchoolPost College An average of 3 stars for this collection Some good ones but a lot that ust hit the trying to be shocking that you can get from horror The better stories don t feel so early 90s But a good start Splatterpunks I and the two Book of the Dead anthologies and single author books Overall reviewExcellent gory horror I and the two Book of the Dead anthologies and single author books Overall reviewExcellent gory horror Of course in a work featuring twenty eight stories there are bound to be a few stories I don t care for but that is due to personal preferences regarding writing tenses overwriting and other relatively minor issues If you re a horrorgore fan get this collectionStandout stories1 Accident d Amour Wildy Petoud Excellent witty cut to it tale about a woman s literally sick vengeance against an ex lover Memorable vivid2 Impermanent Mercies Kathe Koja A callous photographer Ellis witnesses an accident involving a little boy Andy and his unlucky dog True Bizarre disturbing for animal lovers and excellent work3 One Flesh A Cautionary Tale Robert Devereaux Multi layered horrific and laugh out loud clever story about the conjoined reincarnation of a son and father and all the tragedies that stem from it Great work with a chuckle worthy finish4 Rant Nancy A Collins A divine white supremacist being with conspiratorial leanings tells the tale of his undoing Darkly hilarious and chilling his rhetoric is disturbingly media realistic piece5 Heels Lucy Taylor A shoe fetishist turned serial killer Theo meets a woman Jules whose sexual predilections impact his own Blunt read with concise and masterful explanations for why Theo and Jules are the way they areThe resulting film short was released stateside on August 2 2014 Jeremy Jantz scripted and directed it Brian Adrian Koch played Theo Julia Angelo played Felicia6 Scape Goats Clive Barker Two couples on an island crashed sailboat uickly recognize that there s something wrong about the rocky mass their boat is abuttingAtmospheric solid read with an interesting island backstory Scape Goats also appeared in the single author anthology Clive Barker s Books of Blood Volume Three 7 Cannibal. Reach beyond the limits of convention and rationality and into the darkest corners of the human soul in this new volume of taboo shattering short fictionReviewers called Splatterpunks Extreme Horror a forceful anthology cum manifesto of splatterpunk that makes a strong case for splatterpunk as valuable morally confrontational art An authoritative and intelligent col.


Splatterpunks II: Over the EdgeCats Come Out At Night Nancy Holder Two cannibals Dwight and Angelo who are also best friends approach a crossroads event which may undo their bond of amity While the event itself isn t surprising there is a well foreshadowed twist to it making this exemplary fast moving story even better8 Embers Brian Hodge Entertaining good read about an arsonist for hire Mykel whose reaction to a shocking personal tragedy drives for hire Mykel whose reaction to a shocking personal tragedy drives to revenge9 Xenophobia Poppy Z Brite Two Goths roaming through Chinatown find themselves working an unexpected morbid ob Brite s deft writing keeps this dark hued morality tale humorous and fresh10 Calling Dr Satan An Interview dark hued morality tale humorous and fresh10 Calling Dr Satan An Interview Anton Szandor LaVey Jim Goad Interesting philosophical and provocative in a productive way conversation between Anton and Bianca LaVey and the author11 Within You Without You Paul M Sammon A post gig campfire hang out with her favorite industrial noise band Detour leads Reba down heady and dangerous by waysThe direction and ending of the story aren t surprising nor are they meant to be Sammon s worthwhile writing with its theme appropriate media savvy references renders the destination less important This one is about experienceThis review originally appeared on the Reading Writing By Pub Light site Stories in this collection were of generally good uality and enjoyable to read However this collection definitely lost the over the top right on the brink edgy feel of the first Splatterpunks collection Sure it has its share of necrophilia gratuitous gore usw but it ust Another reviewer mentioned that the editor did a lot of spewing his liberal claptrap around but I didn t read any of the notes or the introduction only the stories so I couldn t tell you about that I have mixed feelings about this book Splatterpunk is kind of hit or miss for me I like scary intense shocking stuff but I prefer it to have some substance and originality Some fo these stories did some didn t I liked For You the Living a zombie story with the twist that the virus affects everyone slightly differently but they all become crazed sexually in one way or another All Flesh is Clay was interesting about a man who sculpts people s bodies after they did and brings them back to life Heels was good about a serial killer who is a foot fetishist and how he meets his fate Lacunae was a cautionary tale of a transgender woman whose forray into strange illegal drugs leads to madnessOverall there was some stuff that was good and overall it was worth readingI was bored with the interviews and didn t read them or the other material I only read the stories I would say three to three and a half stars There s some good stories in here but a lot of it is embarrassing cringey bullshit uite disappointing Hit or miss In general the stories are technically good However many of them are also badly dated The fact that trans bodies were ever considered appropriate fodder for body horror says a lot about how far we ve come but aside from that throwing a trans woma. Lection for horror fans willing to go all the way Kirkus Reviews and a work of 'dangerous visions' Booklist Splatterpunks II Over the Edge continues in the groundbreaking tradition of the first volume by featuring acknowledged masters of the bizarre Clive Barker Martin Amis and Brian Hodge; established women writers Kathe Koja and Poppy Z Brite; underground favorite.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *