The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City

The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City By Jason Blum ✩ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Original and terrifying fiction presented by Jason Blum, the award winning producer behind the groundbreaking Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister franchises Jason Bluminvited sixte original and terrifying fiction Book of ePUB ☆ presented by Jason Blum, the award winning producer behind the groundbreaking Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister franchises Jason Bluminvited sixteen cutting edge collaborators, filmmakers, and writers to envision a city of their choosing, and let their demons run wildThe Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City brings together all new, boundary breaking stories from such artists as Ethan Hawke Boyhood , Eli Roth Hostel , Scott Derrickson Sinister , C Robert Cargill Sinister , James DeMonaco The Purge , and The Blumhouse Kindle - many others Geist by Les Bohem Procedure by James DeMonaco Hellhole by Christopher Denham A Clean White Room by Scott Derrickson and C Robert Cargill Novel Fifteen by Steve Faber Eyes by George Galloby Ethan Hawke Donations by William Joselyn The Old Jail by Sarah Langan The Darkish Man by Nissar Modi Meat Maker by Mark Neveldine Dreamland by Michael Olson Valdivia by Eli Roth Golden Hour by Jeremy Slater The Leap by Dana Stevens The Words by Scott Stewart Gentholme by Simon Kurt Unsworth From the Blumhouse Book of PDF º Hardcover edition. Being frank and honest, this is the first collection of a book that I ve ever finished reading in my life What I can guarantee you is that none of the authors in this omnibus of horror is mediocre and Jason Blum really has a pair of bright eyes Each story is so very special and unique.The chapter of Donation really kicks asses, no, kicks streets Best of the short stories I ve read in recent years I was stunned, felt resonating as well.And Ethan Hawke s 1987 is just my kinda bird and egg Being frank and honest, this is the first collection of a book that I ve ever finished reading in my life What I can guarantee you is that none of the authors in this omnibus of horror is mediocre and Jason Blum really has a pair of bright eyes Each story is so very special and unique.The chapter of Donation really kicks asses, no, kicks streets Best of the short stories I ve read in recent years I was stunned, felt resonating as well.And Ethan Hawke s 1987 is just my kinda bird and egg Cuz I fuckin had a similar experience not by drugs, by booze like his And I guess thatmaybe the pal who doped with him, whom he mentioned in the story, was that River Jude Phoenix OK, nospoiler, thank you all to be continued What is the trickiest genre to find something you like in Horror What is the biggest gamble you can take on a shiny bookstore purchase A short story anthology Who rolled the dice on both counts and lost THIS GUY Blumhouse, in case the name doesn t ring a bell, is a horror film producer and they ve made movies over the last decade or so that you ve at least heard of and probably seen Paranormal Activity, Get Out, the new Halloween Also, weirdly, the excellent HBO production of The Normal H What is the trickiest genre to find something you like in Horror What is the biggest gamble you can take on a shiny bookstore purchase A short story anthology Who rolled the dice on both counts and lost THIS GUY Blumhouse, in case the name doesn t ring a bell, is a horror film producer and they ve made movies over the last decade or so that you ve at least heard of and probably seen Paranormal Activity, Get Out, the new Halloween Also, weirdly, the excellent HBO production of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer s play about the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 80 s, which you could obviously say is a horror story of a different, tragic sort So, Blumhouse knows horror And Jason Blum has a lot of connections with writers and actors who write, so this anthology is mostly filled with people of that sort rather than the usual writer suspects I will say the first story, Hellhole , by Christopher Denham, is EXCELLENT It s about a hipster couple who buy the fixer upper they can afford in Brooklyn only to find it comes with a creepy doll And maybe a portal to Hell And the next story by Eli Roth, Valdivia , is really well written because I stayed immersed in the story when nothing much happened until the last two pages But with each story, the quality slipped a little bitNovel Fifteen by Steve Faber was long and tedious and not really a horror story I get that there are different types of horror, but if I have to read a wordsplosion like that I expect to get at least a jump scare in return and not some meandering tale about an entitled asshole with writer s block The Darkish Man by Nissar Modi, about a serial killer who weaponizes his victim s fear of looking racist, had a somewhat original hook but it was vile I ve read enough first person killer POV s to last me a lifetime Bring something truly original or thought provoking to make the icky experience worthwhile or don t bother The biggest name contributor to this book besides Roth is Ethan Hawke, who contributed the short tale 1987 It was.decent I made it about halfway through, got to the point where I d read too many disappointing things in a row, and my hands just sort of refused to open the book again I really can t make myself keep going to the point where I don t even see the use in keeping this around to re tackle later It s going, unfinished, into the donation pile DAMN IT Review copyThe Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City, edited by Jason Blum, is a stunning anthology from some of the biggest names in horror film and literature.First a bit about the editor Jason Blum has worked as an executive producer for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, in 2000, he founded Blumhouse Productions, which specializes in micro budget movies For example, Paranormal Activity which was produced for 15,000 and has earned nearly 200 million Blum also produced Insidious, Sinister Review copyThe Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City, edited by Jason Blum, is a stunning anthology from some of the biggest names in horror film and literature.First a bit about the editor Jason Blum has worked as an executive producer for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, in 2000, he founded Blumhouse Productions, which specializes in micro budget movies For example, Paranormal Activity which was produced for 15,000 and has earned nearly 200 million Blum also produced Insidious, Sinister, The Purge, and the soon to be released, The Gallows I d say he knows a thing or two about horror.For The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City, Blum has gathered some of the biggest names in modern horror films and literature and given them two guidelines let the story take place in a city and enjoy no other creative constraints whatsoever The result is an impressive volume of some of the best horror I ve read this year.The collection gets off to a helluva start with Hellhole by writer director Christopher Denham Sam and Martha Rathbone purchase a fixer upper in Crown Heights, New York and move in with their six year old son, Max Behind a wall of cobwebs and dusty canned goods, Max found a doll about his size Its body made of sticks tied together with twine and its head was a burlap bag filled with twigs It didn t have hair and it didn t have clothes Nothing cute about it Which was fine by Max He hated cute toy What follows is a beautifully written short withhorror than many full length novels.Another story worth mentioning is Golden Hour by screenwriter Jeremy Slater hose credits include The Lazarus Effect and the reboot of The Fantastic Four This one left me wondering if the protagonist was really a monster hunter or just a paranoid schizophrenic, either way there s some extreme monster stuff here.The collection closes just as strong as it begins with Procedure from screenwriter director producer James DeMonaco, best known for his work on The Purge movies NYC has a new serial killer on the loose I refocus on the victim s chest, which bears the same foot long crudely stitched incision as the four others who were on this table recently Infected, swollen, oozing multicolored pus and bile It s as if JD went in for a heart bypass at the world s worst hospital, with the world s most incompetent doc, had his skin scalpeled with a rusty steak knife, his breastbone rent asunder with a chain saw, and was then stitched back up by handicapped kids using Pixy Stix and a ball of yarn The truth of what is happening in this story went far beyond my wildest expectations.The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City is 384 pages filled with seventeen deliciously dark tales Published by Doubleday, it s available now in a wide variety of formats from online retailers and brick and mortar book sellers.My highest recommendation As a devout fan of horror movies, I was thrilled to explore new fiction from some of the best writers in the business Combining the talents of several notable authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Ethan Hawke, Eli Roth and many others, Jason Blum has shared with us a new work that has NO limits when it comes to scaring Unlike the many classic horror stories centered on a desolate cabin deep in the woods, these stories take place amidst the backdrop of major cities This book brings As a devout fan of horror movies, I was thrilled to explore new fiction from some of the best writers in the business Combining the talents of several notable authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Ethan Hawke, Eli Roth and many others, Jason Blum has shared with us a new work that has NO limits when it comes to scaring Unlike the many classic horror stories centered on a desolate cabin deep in the woods, these stories take place amidst the backdrop of major cities This book brings horror to an exciting new place in the way it shows evil can be lurking virtually anywhere even as close as just down the street Fans of Stephen King, as well as anyone who just appreciates thrilling storytelling, will love this gripping new addition to the world of all things frightening Steve E., Doubleday Editorial Intern Have I really had this since the summer Man, I m so behind on Netgalley Edelweiss titles.Read so far Hellhole by Christopher Denham 2.5 stars Valdivia by Eli Roth 2 stars Golden Hour by Jeremy Slater, 3 stars A Clean White Room by Scott Derrickson and C Robert Cargill 4 stars This was the first one I thought was strong all the way through to the end The Leap by Dana Stevens 4 stars This is my favorite one so far Loved it Excellently ominous ending But who is Dana Stevens At Have I really had this since the summer Man, I m so behind on Netgalley Edelweiss titles.Read so far Hellhole by Christopher Denham 2.5 stars Valdivia by Eli Roth 2 stars Golden Hour by Jeremy Slater, 3 stars A Clean White Room by Scott Derrickson and C Robert Cargill 4 stars This was the first one I thought was strong all the way through to the end The Leap by Dana Stevens 4 stars This is my favorite one so far Loved it Excellently ominous ending But who is Dana Stevens At this point, I went and got the hardcover from the library I ve found I dislike reading short stories on the Kindle I want to know how many pages each story is before I start it, and I want to skip around The Darkish Man by Nissar Modi Competently written, not doing anything interesting though 2 stars 1987 by Ethan Hawke What the hell was this 1 star Donations by William Joselyn 2 stars The Old Jail by Sarah Langan Sarah Langan s writing always creeps me out and this is no exception Very Lovecraftian 4 stars Meat Maker by Mark Neveldine Pointless and poorly written 1 star Novel Fifteen by Steve Faber A chilling, kind of sad, disorienting look at failing your potential 4 stars Geist by Les Bohem Middling ghost story not bad, but doesn t stand out 3 stars Gentholme by Simon Kurt Unsworth I think I missed something at the end, and the strange town could have haddevelopment with the creepy vibe 3 stars The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City edited by Jason Blum is an anthology of horror and suspense short stories from a collection of writers, directors and actors The collection has one central theme, that is the setting be in a city What follows is grouping of macabre and visceral tales of demon possession, monsters and the very dark side of humanity What is great about an anthology is the same thing that too often will doom it when you have contributions from a variety of aut The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City edited by Jason Blum is an anthology of horror and suspense short stories from a collection of writers, directors and actors The collection has one central theme, that is the setting be in a city What follows is grouping of macabre and visceral tales of demon possession, monsters and the very dark side of humanity What is great about an anthology is the same thing that too often will doom it when you have contributions from a variety of authors Add to it that most of storytellers are not known for writing and The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares can sometimes suffer from the inconsistency of the group of voices But overall I found it enjoyable and in fact, disturbing Original in a genre that very often has found too little left untapped.Jason Blum has made his name as a film producer He turns low budget horror movies into big earners Movies such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister are part of his resume So his position as editor in this dark collage is well earned.There have been several recent releases of horror short stories from notable authors that don t have the kick these stories do It reminded me of the early Clive Barker Books of Blood Disturbing on a very visceral level.A pretty good read The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares Nightmare City is a collection of short stories put together by Jason Blum owner of Blumhouse Films and producer of many horror films Much like the movies he produces, these stories are either really good or really bad Contributers include the likes of Eli Roth and Ethan Hawke Roth s contribution about a famous Nazi Refuge commune in South America is actually really good although very reminiscent of films like Hostel It s a different kind of horror and I was The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares Nightmare City is a collection of short stories put together by Jason Blum owner of Blumhouse Films and producer of many horror films Much like the movies he produces, these stories are either really good or really bad Contributers include the likes of Eli Roth and Ethan Hawke Roth s contribution about a famous Nazi Refuge commune in South America is actually really good although very reminiscent of films like Hostel It s a different kind of horror and I was surprised by it A Clean White Room was written by Dr Strange writer C Robert Cargill and Dr Strange director Scott Derrickson This one is about a man tasked with keeping demons on lockdown in an apartment complex Excellent story The Leap was written by film critic Dana Stevens and is the story of a medium who wants to help an autistic boy he meets at a part This one isbizarre than horror but has a fantastic ending Reading it made me feel good and it s my favorite in the collection Novel Fifteen is about a writer with too many vices and a serious case of writer s block Written by comedy screenwriter Steve Faber, this story is really disturbing I stopped reading for the rest of the night after this one because it haunted me a bit The final story in the book is called The Procedure and was written by Purge and Purge Anarchy Writer Director James DeManaco This story is about a homicide detective that gets in too deep Boy is this story depraved I kind of loved it but was kind of disgusted at the same time It s unlike anything I ve ever read and is a surprisingly fresh idea There s at least 10 other stories, some utter garbage, some nonsensical, and some amazing I definitely recommend this one The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares Presented by Jason BlumA Collection of Short StoriesReview written by Diana Iozzia Where on Earth to begin In shopping in the book section of the ever brilliant Dollar Tree, I found The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares I have been a fan of films created and produced by the Blumhouse production company in the past My favorites include Sinister , Paranormal Activity , and my favorite horror film to date, Get Out I opened up this book and found that the book The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares Presented by Jason BlumA Collection of Short StoriesReview written by Diana Iozzia Where on Earth to begin In shopping in the book section of the ever brilliant Dollar Tree, I found The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares I have been a fan of films created and produced by the Blumhouse production company in the past My favorites include Sinister , Paranormal Activity , and my favorite horror film to date, Get Out I opened up this book and found that the book is a collection of short stories written by Jason Blum s friends and colleagues, including a contest winner to have a place in the book Jason Blum had stipulated to each writer that the story they contributed did not need to be of a certain plot, horror, character choice, or fear level The main stipulation was that each story should take place in a city Whether that be a fictional or a non fictional city By the way, this is not a spoiler free review But I m not going to give toooooo much detail in case you do read the book after you read my review To begin, I cannot give a flat answer, yes, this book was amazing or this book was terrible Short story collections are often difficult to gauge, because they are often written by various authors I would say for this, I counted how many stories I loved, how many I liked, and how many I wanted to burn I am a fan of horror fiction, but not every horror plot intrigues me I am not afraid of much, aside from falling from literally any height, drowning, dark laundromats, and food that might be saucy or squirt out at you when you try to bite it So, when I begin reading horror, I look for scary stories that would be great at a campfire, or when you re trying to creep out your significant other before bed time I did not expect to hide under the covers or place white sheets over my mirrors Hellhole followed a man who is flipping a rotten and destroyed money pit of a home in Brooklyn I didn t enjoy the plot or the ending, but the writing style was intriguing Valdivia was one of my favorite stories, and after reading this book about a month ago, this story is certainly the most memorable I was intrigued after I read that the author was Eli Roth, a horror favorite and common colleague of Jason Blum Our main character visits a strange city in Chile, in which he investigates to find about the rud Nazi community that once existed there Golden Hour follows two men hunting down predatory monsters in Hollywood I disliked this story greatly A Clean White Room follows a strange landlord who kills tenants for the superintendent This was absolutely the worst, most boring, and stupidest story in the collection I know my opinion is subjective, but I hate it and that s that The Leap follows a really strange psychic who has the ability to possess others This was a story I didn t expect to like, but I thoroughly enjoyed it in the end Novel Fifteen follows a pompous mystery writer He s sweaty and an alcoholic He s bored He s possibly going to have a mental breakdown I think this story is , you re driving yourself insane scary than ooh, there s a boogeyman scary The Darkish Man follows a creepy stalker who kills people mysteriously in bars Umm, nah Skip this one 1987 was a strange story about homophobia and gay bashing Geist creeped me out pretty badly before bed This follows an urban legend in Munich, in which a man who finds out his lover is a ghost Gentholme was fascinating and a really creative way to tell a story in which a couple accidentally move into a ghost town, with its previous occupants still around Donations was the short story winner that was entered into this collection I thought this was completely passable A city in which people, their body parts, and their possessions are taken by some magical omnipotent, over being for donations to the city This sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone , but we re missing the twist ending, like Oh, they re all in a doll house Oh, they re experiments made by Sid from Toy Story The Old Jail follows a man s descent into insanity It was really confusing, but I didn t mind it too much The narrative is strange, because it s from the perspective of the man, so the narrative becomesfrenzied as the story progresses The Words is about a child psychologist who is struggling to have her young five year old trauma patient recover from his tragedy and his mutism Dreamland follows a sleep study gone wrong I can imagine this on screen, whether it be a film or a Black Mirror episode Pretty good, but also bizarre on many different levels Meat Maker was a strange, weird cop chase Eyes was completely unmemorable Even skimming it for a second time just to write up a little bit about it for the review, I remember absolutely nothing from this It seems like our main narrator is a man who is paranoid a homeless man is following him Procedure follows a police investigator who is trying to solve the crime of a rape and attack of a woman She shows him a secret group of strange surgeons who have found an erogenous zone inside the body, only accessible by an invasive, dark room procedure Overall, my favorite stories were Geist , Gentholme , and The Leap I think these stories were brilliant, while some of the other stories were lackluster I would suggest this if you have a wide taste in horror, I think this just proved I mof a ghost story horror fan This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Disclaimer I received a digital ARC from the publisher I m not sure if this was a collection of horror stories as much as it is a collection of disturbing imagery You ve got mother s killing their daughters Perfectly normal guys deciding that hey I m going to become a serial killer today Exploration of new sexual orifices Your usual assortment of things from beyond infecting suburban households And by infecting, I mean infecting You know that feeling when you get when you wake u Disclaimer I received a digital ARC from the publisher I m not sure if this was a collection of horror stories as much as it is a collection of disturbing imagery You ve got mother s killing their daughters Perfectly normal guys deciding that hey I m going to become a serial killer today Exploration of new sexual orifices Your usual assortment of things from beyond infecting suburban households And by infecting, I mean infecting You know that feeling when you get when you wake up in the morning, step off of your bed, and the first foot to touch the floor lands in a furball deposited in the night by your roommate s cat That ewwww How did that get there Dammit It ll never come clean kinda feeling Yeah This is like that But not because it s gross But because, while you can clean your foot, you can t do the same thing to your brain Definately give it a go if you like your anthologies a little ewww Every October, I m driven to find a spooky book that I can curl up with, until Halloween is over and I start thinking about turkey This is that book Working around the concept of horror set in a city, The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares it a brilliant selection of horror stories from novelists, screenwriters and actors How does Eli Roth sound in prose Find out quite good The writing is intelligent and well crafted, and not only was I entertained, but I discovered a few new writers that I wan Every October, I m driven to find a spooky book that I can curl up with, until Halloween is over and I start thinking about turkey This is that book Working around the concept of horror set in a city, The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares it a brilliant selection of horror stories from novelists, screenwriters and actors How does Eli Roth sound in prose Find out quite good The writing is intelligent and well crafted, and not only was I entertained, but I discovered a few new writers that I want to continue reading e.g., Simon Kurt 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Being frank and honest, this is the first collection of a book that I ve ever finished reading in my life What I can guarantee you is that none of the authors in this omnibus of horror is mediocre and Jason Blum really has a pair of bright eyes Each story is so very special and unique.The chapter of Donation really kicks asses, no, kicks streets Best of the short stories I ve read in recent years I was stunned, felt resonating as well.And Ethan Hawke s 1987 is just my kinda bird and egg Being frank and honest, this is the first collection of a book that I ve ever finished reading in my life What I can guarantee you is that none of the authors in this omnibus of horror is mediocre and Jason Blum really has a pair of bright eyes Each story is so very special and unique.The chapter of Donation really kicks asses, no, kicks streets Best of the short stories I ve read in recent years I was stunned, felt resonating as well.And Ethan Hawke s 1987 is just my kinda bird and egg Cuz I fuckin had a similar experience not by drugs, by booze like his And I guess thatmaybe the pal who doped with him, whom he mentioned in the story, was that River Jude Phoenix OK, nospoiler, thank you all to be continued What is the trickiest genre to find something you like in Horror What is the biggest gamble you can take on a shiny bookstore purchase A short story anthology Who rolled the dice on both counts and lost THIS GUY Blumhouse, in case the name doesn t ring a bell, is a horror film producer and they ve made movies over the last decade or so that you ve at least heard of and probably seen Paranormal Activity, Get Out, the new Halloween Also, weirdly, the excellent HBO production of The Normal H What is the trickiest genre to find something you like in Horror What is the biggest gamble you can take on a shiny bookstore purchase A short story anthology Who rolled the dice on both counts and lost THIS GUY Blumhouse, in case the name doesn t ring a bell, is a horror film producer and they ve made movies over the last decade or so that you ve at least heard of and probably seen Paranormal Activity, Get Out, the new Halloween Also, weirdly, the excellent HBO production of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer s play about the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 80 s, which you could obviously say is a horror story of a different, tragic sort So, Blumhouse knows horror And Jason Blum has a lot of connections with writers and actors who write, so this anthology is mostly filled with people of that sort rather than the usual writer suspects I will say the first story, Hellhole , by Christopher Denham, is EXCELLENT It s about a hipster couple who buy the fixer upper they can afford in Brooklyn only to find it comes with a creepy doll And maybe a portal to Hell And the next story by Eli Roth, Valdivia , is really well written because I stayed immersed in the story when nothing much happened until the last two pages But with each story, the quality slipped a little bitNovel Fifteen by Steve Faber was long and tedious and not really a horror story I get that there are different types of horror, but if I have to read a wordsplosion like that I expect to get at least a jump scare in return and not some meandering tale about an entitled asshole with writer s block The Darkish Man by Nissar Modi, about a serial killer who weaponizes his victim s fear of looking racist, had a somewhat original hook but it was vile I ve read enough first person killer POV s to last me a lifetime Bring something truly original or thought provoking to make the icky experience worthwhile or don t bother The biggest name contributor to this book besides Roth is Ethan Hawke, who contributed the short tale 1987 It was.decent I made it about halfway through, got to the point where I d read too many disappointing things in a row, and my hands just sort of refused to open the book again I really can t make myself keep going to the point where I don t even see the use in keeping this around to re tackle later It s going, unfinished, into the donation pile DAMN IT Review copyThe Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City, edited by Jason Blum, is a stunning anthology from some of the biggest names in horror film and literature.First a bit about the editor Jason Blum has worked as an executive producer for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, in 2000, he founded Blumhouse Productions, which specializes in micro budget movies For example, Paranormal Activity which was produced for 15,000 and has earned nearly 200 million Blum also produced Insidious, Sinister Review copyThe Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City, edited by Jason Blum, is a stunning anthology from some of the biggest names in horror film and literature.First a bit about the editor Jason Blum has worked as an executive producer for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, in 2000, he founded Blumhouse Productions, which specializes in micro budget movies For example, Paranormal Activity which was produced for 15,000 and has earned nearly 200 million Blum also produced Insidious, Sinister, The Purge, and the soon to be released, The Gallows I d say he knows a thing or two about horror.For The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City, Blum has gathered some of the biggest names in modern horror films and literature and given them two guidelines let the story take place in a city and enjoy no other creative constraints whatsoever The result is an impressive volume of some of the best horror I ve read this year.The collection gets off to a helluva start with Hellhole by writer director Christopher Denham Sam and Martha Rathbone purchase a fixer upper in Crown Heights, New York and move in with their six year old son, Max Behind a wall of cobwebs and dusty canned goods, Max found a doll about his size Its body made of sticks tied together with twine and its head was a burlap bag filled with twigs It didn t have hair and it didn t have clothes Nothing cute about it Which was fine by Max He hated cute toy What follows is a beautifully written short withhorror than many full length novels.Another story worth mentioning is Golden Hour by screenwriter Jeremy Slater hose credits include The Lazarus Effect and the reboot of The Fantastic Four This one left me wondering if the protagonist was really a monster hunter or just a paranoid schizophrenic, either way there s some extreme monster stuff here.The collection closes just as strong as it begins with Procedure from screenwriter director producer James DeMonaco, best known for his work on The Purge movies NYC has a new serial killer on the loose I refocus on the victim s chest, which bears the same foot long crudely stitched incision as the four others who were on this table recently Infected, swollen, oozing multicolored pus and bile It s as if JD went in for a heart bypass at the world s worst hospital, with the world s most incompetent doc, had his skin scalpeled with a rusty steak knife, his breastbone rent asunder with a chain saw, and was then stitched back up by handicapped kids using Pixy Stix and a ball of yarn The truth of what is happening in this story went far beyond my wildest expectations.The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City is 384 pages filled with seventeen deliciously dark tales Published by Doubleday, it s available now in a wide variety of formats from online retailers and brick and mortar book sellers.My highest recommendation As a devout fan of horror movies, I was thrilled to explore new fiction from some of the best writers in the business Combining the talents of several notable authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Ethan Hawke, Eli Roth and many others, Jason Blum has shared with us a new work that has NO limits when it comes to scaring Unlike the many classic horror stories centered on a desolate cabin deep in the woods, these stories take place amidst the backdrop of major cities This book brings As a devout fan of horror movies, I was thrilled to explore new fiction from some of the best writers in the business Combining the talents of several notable authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Ethan Hawke, Eli Roth and many others, Jason Blum has shared with us a new work that has NO limits when it comes to scaring Unlike the many classic horror stories centered on a desolate cabin deep in the woods, these stories take place amidst the backdrop of major cities This book brings horror to an exciting new place in the way it shows evil can be lurking virtually anywhere even as close as just down the street Fans of Stephen King, as well as anyone who just appreciates thrilling storytelling, will love this gripping new addition to the world of all things frightening Steve E., Doubleday Editorial Intern Have I really had this since the summer Man, I m so behind on Netgalley Edelweiss titles.Read so far Hellhole by Christopher Denham 2.5 stars Valdivia by Eli Roth 2 stars Golden Hour by Jeremy Slater, 3 stars A Clean White Room by Scott Derrickson and C Robert Cargill 4 stars This was the first one I thought was strong all the way through to the end The Leap by Dana Stevens 4 stars This is my favorite one so far Loved it Excellently ominous ending But who is Dana Stevens At Have I really had this since the summer Man, I m so behind on Netgalley Edelweiss titles.Read so far Hellhole by Christopher Denham 2.5 stars Valdivia by Eli Roth 2 stars Golden Hour by Jeremy Slater, 3 stars A Clean White Room by Scott Derrickson and C Robert Cargill 4 stars This was the first one I thought was strong all the way through to the end The Leap by Dana Stevens 4 stars This is my favorite one so far Loved it Excellently ominous ending But who is Dana Stevens At this point, I went and got the hardcover from the library I ve found I dislike reading short stories on the Kindle I want to know how many pages each story is before I start it, and I want to skip around The Darkish Man by Nissar Modi Competently written, not doing anything interesting though 2 stars 1987 by Ethan Hawke What the hell was this 1 star Donations by William Joselyn 2 stars The Old Jail by Sarah Langan Sarah Langan s writing always creeps me out and this is no exception Very Lovecraftian 4 stars Meat Maker by Mark Neveldine Pointless and poorly written 1 star Novel Fifteen by Steve Faber A chilling, kind of sad, disorienting look at failing your potential 4 stars Geist by Les Bohem Middling ghost story not bad, but doesn t stand out 3 stars Gentholme by Simon Kurt Unsworth I think I missed something at the end, and the strange town could have haddevelopment with the creepy vibe 3 stars The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City edited by Jason Blum is an anthology of horror and suspense short stories from a collection of writers, directors and actors The collection has one central theme, that is the setting be in a city What follows is grouping of macabre and visceral tales of demon possession, monsters and the very dark side of humanity What is great about an anthology is the same thing that too often will doom it when you have contributions from a variety of aut The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City edited by Jason Blum is an anthology of horror and suspense short stories from a collection of writers, directors and actors The collection has one central theme, that is the setting be in a city What follows is grouping of macabre and visceral tales of demon possession, monsters and the very dark side of humanity What is great about an anthology is the same thing that too often will doom it when you have contributions from a variety of authors Add to it that most of storytellers are not known for writing and The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares can sometimes suffer from the inconsistency of the group of voices But overall I found it enjoyable and in fact, disturbing Original in a genre that very often has found too little left untapped.Jason Blum has made his name as a film producer He turns low budget horror movies into big earners Movies such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister are part of his resume So his position as editor in this dark collage is well earned.There have been several recent releases of horror short stories from notable authors that don t have the kick these stories do It reminded me of the early Clive Barker Books of Blood Disturbing on a very visceral level.A pretty good read The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares Nightmare City is a collection of short stories put together by Jason Blum owner of Blumhouse Films and producer of many horror films Much like the movies he produces, these stories are either really good or really bad Contributers include the likes of Eli Roth and Ethan Hawke Roth s contribution about a famous Nazi Refuge commune in South America is actually really good although very reminiscent of films like Hostel It s a different kind of horror and I was The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares Nightmare City is a collection of short stories put together by Jason Blum owner of Blumhouse Films and producer of many horror films Much like the movies he produces, these stories are either really good or really bad Contributers include the likes of Eli Roth and Ethan Hawke Roth s contribution about a famous Nazi Refuge commune in South America is actually really good although very reminiscent of films like Hostel It s a different kind of horror and I was surprised by it A Clean White Room was written by Dr Strange writer C Robert Cargill and Dr Strange director Scott Derrickson This one is about a man tasked with keeping demons on lockdown in an apartment complex Excellent story The Leap was written by film critic Dana Stevens and is the story of a medium who wants to help an autistic boy he meets at a part This one isbizarre than horror but has a fantastic ending Reading it made me feel good and it s my favorite in the collection Novel Fifteen is about a writer with too many vices and a serious case of writer s block Written by comedy screenwriter Steve Faber, this story is really disturbing I stopped reading for the rest of the night after this one because it haunted me a bit The final story in the book is called The Procedure and was written by Purge and Purge Anarchy Writer Director James DeManaco This story is about a homicide detective that gets in too deep Boy is this story depraved I kind of loved it but was kind of disgusted at the same time It s unlike anything I ve ever read and is a surprisingly fresh idea There s at least 10 other stories, some utter garbage, some nonsensical, and some amazing I definitely recommend this one The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares Presented by Jason BlumA Collection of Short StoriesReview written by Diana Iozzia Where on Earth to begin In shopping in the book section of the ever brilliant Dollar Tree, I found The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares I have been a fan of films created and produced by the Blumhouse production company in the past My favorites include Sinister , Paranormal Activity , and my favorite horror film to date, Get Out I opened up this book and found that the book The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares Presented by Jason BlumA Collection of Short StoriesReview written by Diana Iozzia Where on Earth to begin In shopping in the book section of the ever brilliant Dollar Tree, I found The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares I have been a fan of films created and produced by the Blumhouse production company in the past My favorites include Sinister , Paranormal Activity , and my favorite horror film to date, Get Out I opened up this book and found that the book is a collection of short stories written by Jason Blum s friends and colleagues, including a contest winner to have a place in the book Jason Blum had stipulated to each writer that the story they contributed did not need to be of a certain plot, horror, character choice, or fear level The main stipulation was that each story should take place in a city Whether that be a fictional or a non fictional city By the way, this is not a spoiler free review But I m not going to give toooooo much detail in case you do read the book after you read my review To begin, I cannot give a flat answer, yes, this book was amazing or this book was terrible Short story collections are often difficult to gauge, because they are often written by various authors I would say for this, I counted how many stories I loved, how many I liked, and how many I wanted to burn I am a fan of horror fiction, but not every horror plot intrigues me I am not afraid of much, aside from falling from literally any height, drowning, dark laundromats, and food that might be saucy or squirt out at you when you try to bite it So, when I begin reading horror, I look for scary stories that would be great at a campfire, or when you re trying to creep out your significant other before bed time I did not expect to hide under the covers or place white sheets over my mirrors Hellhole followed a man who is flipping a rotten and destroyed money pit of a home in Brooklyn I didn t enjoy the plot or the ending, but the writing style was intriguing Valdivia was one of my favorite stories, and after reading this book about a month ago, this story is certainly the most memorable I was intrigued after I read that the author was Eli Roth, a horror favorite and common colleague of Jason Blum Our main character visits a strange city in Chile, in which he investigates to find about the rud Nazi community that once existed there Golden Hour follows two men hunting down predatory monsters in Hollywood I disliked this story greatly A Clean White Room follows a strange landlord who kills tenants for the superintendent This was absolutely the worst, most boring, and stupidest story in the collection I know my opinion is subjective, but I hate it and that s that The Leap follows a really strange psychic who has the ability to possess others This was a story I didn t expect to like, but I thoroughly enjoyed it in the end Novel Fifteen follows a pompous mystery writer He s sweaty and an alcoholic He s bored He s possibly going to have a mental breakdown I think this story is , you re driving yourself insane scary than ooh, there s a boogeyman scary The Darkish Man follows a creepy stalker who kills people mysteriously in bars Umm, nah Skip this one 1987 was a strange story about homophobia and gay bashing Geist creeped me out pretty badly before bed This follows an urban legend in Munich, in which a man who finds out his lover is a ghost Gentholme was fascinating and a really creative way to tell a story in which a couple accidentally move into a ghost town, with its previous occupants still around Donations was the short story winner that was entered into this collection I thought this was completely passable A city in which people, their body parts, and their possessions are taken by some magical omnipotent, over being for donations to the city This sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone , but we re missing the twist ending, like Oh, they re all in a doll house Oh, they re experiments made by Sid from Toy Story The Old Jail follows a man s descent into insanity It was really confusing, but I didn t mind it too much The narrative is strange, because it s from the perspective of the man, so the narrative becomesfrenzied as the story progresses The Words is about a child psychologist who is struggling to have her young five year old trauma patient recover from his tragedy and his mutism Dreamland follows a sleep study gone wrong I can imagine this on screen, whether it be a film or a Black Mirror episode Pretty good, but also bizarre on many different levels Meat Maker was a strange, weird cop chase Eyes was completely unmemorable Even skimming it for a second time just to write up a little bit about it for the review, I remember absolutely nothing from this It seems like our main narrator is a man who is paranoid a homeless man is following him Procedure follows a police investigator who is trying to solve the crime of a rape and attack of a woman She shows him a secret group of strange surgeons who have found an erogenous zone inside the body, only accessible by an invasive, dark room procedure Overall, my favorite stories were Geist , Gentholme , and The Leap I think these stories were brilliant, while some of the other stories were lackluster I would suggest this if you have a wide taste in horror, I think this just proved I mof a ghost story horror fan This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Disclaimer I received a digital ARC from the publisher I m not sure if this was a collection of horror stories as much as it is a collection of disturbing imagery You ve got mother s killing their daughters Perfectly normal guys deciding that hey I m going to become a serial killer today Exploration of new sexual orifices Your usual assortment of things from beyond infecting suburban households And by infecting, I mean infecting You know that feeling when you get when you wake u Disclaimer I received a digital ARC from the publisher I m not sure if this was a collection of horror stories as much as it is a collection of disturbing imagery You ve got mother s killing their daughters Perfectly normal guys deciding that hey I m going to become a serial killer today Exploration of new sexual orifices Your usual assortment of things from beyond infecting suburban households And by infecting, I mean infecting You know that feeling when you get when you wake up in the morning, step off of your bed, and the first foot to touch the floor lands in a furball deposited in the night by your roommate s cat That ewwww How did that get there Dammit It ll never come clean kinda feeling Yeah This is like that But not because it s gross But because, while you can clean your foot, you can t do the same thing to your brain Definately give it a go if you like your anthologies a little ewww Every October, I m driven to find a spooky book that I can curl up with, until Halloween is over and I start thinking about turkey This is that book Working around the concept of horror set in a city, The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares it a brilliant selection of horror stories from novelists, screenwriters and actors How does Eli Roth sound in prose Find out quite good The writing is intelligent and well crafted, and not only was I entertained, but I discovered a few new writers that I wan Every October, I m driven to find a spooky book that I can curl up with, until Halloween is over and I start thinking about turkey This is that book Working around the concept of horror set in a city, The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares it a brilliant selection of horror stories from novelists, screenwriters and actors How does Eli Roth sound in prose Find out quite good The writing is intelligent and well crafted, and not only was I entertained, but I discovered a few new writers that I want to continue reading e.g., Simon Kurt 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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City
  • Jason Blum
  • 11 October 2019
  • 1101873914