Book Review: Halloween Carnival Volume 4

Book Review: Halloween Carnival Volume 4

Yay, another Halloween Carnival anthology. I do love these, curling up with a coffee with the nights drawing in and a good book. As with the other books in this collection I loved this. It gets me in the mood for my favourite time of the year. There are five stories included:

THE MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE by Kealan Patrick Burke is a creepy story about workplace parties and I am sure there are a lot of us that can empathise that feeling of being invisible to those you work with. Everybody takes it a step too far in this story.

ACROSS THE TRACKS by Ray Garton is another one to empathise with if you’ve ever been bullied, trying to get the best candy but avoiding the bullies at the same time is going to end in tears but not quite the way you think….

THE HALLOWEEN TREE by Bev Vincent, there is always that creepy tree that you hated as a child but what if it was sentient?

PUMPKIN EATER by C. A. Suleiman This one is the age old murder mystery of two people who got married but regretted it ever since.

WHEN THE LEAVES FALL by Paul Melniczek This could be a movie and I’d watch it. The creepy old farm holds many unexpected secrets.

5/5. The stories in this anthology remind me of retro 80’s style storytelling and movies. There’s murder, secrets, ghosts and demons. My 13 year old son would enjoy most of these and adults as well. This isn’t my favourite of the Halloween Carnival series but still great atmospheric stories.

Thank you to NetGalley for this arc copy for an honest review.

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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