Halloween Carnival Volume 1 by Robert McCammon

Halloween Carnival

By: anthology
Pages: 122
Publisher: Hydra
Published on: October 3, 2017
Halloween Carnival Volume 1 by Robert McCammon

STRANGE CANDY by Robert McCammon
Chocolate bars and sour suckers are trick-or-treat staples, but beware the odd sweet at the bottom of your bag. You never know who it’s from—or what it might do to you.

Father Ward should have heeded the warnings about hearing confession on All Hallow’s Eve. Because a man is about to tell him a secret more haunting than any he has heard before.

DEMON AIR by John R. Little
Fear of flying is not uncommon. But on this transpacific airline, the real danger isn’t the flight itself. It’s whoever—or whatever—is up in the air with you.

Trick McGrew, former cowboy star of the silver screen, has never believed in tall tales. But down in Mexico, the land of La Llorona, he’s about to find out just how real urban legends can be.

Some people will go to any lengths to rack up retweets, likes, and follows on social media, no matter who they end up hurting . . . or even killing.

Also by this author: Collected Christmas Horror Shorts, Son of a Witch!


One of the reasons why I like Halloween Carnival and other anthologies is I get to meet new authors.  I also get to read snippets of my favorite authors who may be spreading into another genre.  Each story is unique, and that also means if I don’t like one, I can move on to another.


The bad side is when I love a story and it ends, as all short stories do, I want more.  I have noticed that many authors write in their own world so if you want more you can pick up a book of theirs and immerse yourself again.


The stories are in order, Strange Candy, Rage of Achilles or When Mockingbirds Sing, Demon Air, La Hacienda de los Muertos, and #makehalloweenscaryagain.


Strange Candy is a story about a man.  A strange piece of candy not only changes his present, but sets about a change of his future.


Rage of Achilles or When Mockingbirds Sing is the story of a man confessing his sins to a new priest.  The Priest attempts t0 intervene when the secrets become too much.


Demon Air is about Halle Barry taking a trip to Australia when the flight crew decides they have other plans.


La Hacienda de los Muertos is about Trick, a western movie actor who does not believe in urban legends or any of that trash.  When sent to Mexico, things happen that change his outlook on legends.


#Makehalloweenscaryagain is the story of a writer who lives in a small town.  All of a sudden the peaceful community is shook up by a simple slogan. When everyone thinks it is one person, the real person continues on their merry way of making Halloween Scary Again.


Overall this is a good selection of shorts that creeped me out while at the same time reaffirming why I love the halloween season.


This book will not disappoint.


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