Also by this author: You Only Get One Shot, Collected Christmas Horror Shorts 2, Stitches, Pandemonium, Stitches: A Neo-Noir Thriller
From the darkest recesses of some of the horror world’s most chilling minds, Kevin J. Kennedy brings back together some of the authors that brought you Collected Christmas Horror Shorts, alongside several new authors, from upcoming indie stars to Amazon top sellers.
Whether you like Easter or not, you’ll certainly have a different view of it after you read the stories contained within these pages.
Grab an Easter egg, dim the lights, get cosy and get ready for some chilling tales by some of the horror world’s finest.
C.S.Anderson – He Has Risen Christopher Motz - Magic Awaits Veronica Smith - It’s Not All About Bunnies and Chocolates Peter Oliver Wonder - Easter Gunny Mark Cassell - The Rebirth Andrew Lennon - Trying To Write A Horror Story Mark Lukens - Mia's Easter Basket Lex Jones - SonnesHill JC Michael - Lord of The Dance Steven Stacy - Echoes of The Bunny-Man Weston Kincade & David Chrisley - An Easter Prayer Christina Bergling - Hatch James Matthew Byers - Killer Jelly Beans from Outer Space (poem) Jeff Menapace - Paying It Forward Jeff Strand - Rotten Eggs Lisa Vasquez - Bunny and Clyde Mark Fleming - Sulphur Suzanne Fox - Last Supper Briana Robertson - Baby Blues Latashia Figueroa - Easter Eggs Amy Cross - Lamb to Slaughter Kevin J. Kennedy - A Town Called Easter
I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
So Kevin Kennedy decided that Halloween just gets too much press and it was about time other holidays had their own horror stories. He cobbled together some great authors and made two Holiday inspired anthologies. Of the two, Collected Christmas and Collected Easter Horror Shorts, this one isn’t as good as the other. In fact I will be reviewing the other one later this year or early next year.
One of the reasons why I don’t particularly like this collection is that is really deals with families. Easter is a time for rebirth and in two of the stories, a mother losing her children. As a mother, usually it doesn’t bother me, but for some reason both of these stories resonated with me. Actually I think three of them now that I remember, two were actually about someone dying. Another one was about a ghost, a poor little ghostie.
With that said there are a couple of stories I completely and utterly adored. Well as much as you can adore horror stories. The one about the 2000-year-old assassin was especially good. I think that with any collections such as these there are going to be stories that you love, ones you hate, and ones that are okay. This one is just like that. The ones with the kids dying were hard for me, the one about the bunnies and eggs were really interesting and didn’t bother me the same way.
The story about the beta testing of an egg hooked me and didn’t let me go, like never let me go. I knew it was up to no good, I just knew it, but stories have a way of twisting and so I didn’t want to assume anything. Most of these stories are like that. No one can assume anything because when you do, something jumps up and will eat you. Literally, it will likely eat you.
I want to thank Kevin Kennedy for reaching out to us with these stories. Between this one and the other two he sent us, I had many an hour of good stories to read and creep me out.