Read Dark Cities Online Free - An anthology of horror stories in urban settings whether back alleys, crumbling brownstones, gleaming high-rise towers, or city hall. Terrifying urban myths, malicious ghosts, cursed architecture, malignant city deities, personal demons (in business or relationships) twisted into something worse virtually anything that inspires the contributors to imagine some bit of urban darkness."
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May 26, 2017
(I freely admit to some bias as my story "The Society of the Monsterhood" is in this anthology)
Very cool collection of horror/dark fiction set in cities. Nathan Ballingrud's story "The Maw" kicked my ass, dragged me out into the city square, and then kicked my ass some more. Ow.
December 01, 2017
This is a solid anthology that starts off with one of the most WTH stories I've ever read, and ends with a disturbing tale about tough love and fatherhood.
I picked up this collection because it's absolutely chock full of some of my favorite horror writers. That being said, it's no surprise that t...
September 24, 2017
I only read Sherrilyn Kenyon's story, and it freaked me out.
June 26, 2017
Christopher Golden has assembled some A-grade writers for this anthology of speculative tales that sees horrors lurking deep within the city streets. I do like a themed anthology, and when authors such as Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Joe R. Lansdale Kealan Patrick Burke and Seanan McGuire are in...
June 13, 2017
Sometimes I read anthologies from front to back, first to last as they appear. Other times I skip around, picking out the authors I know I like and then going back to pick up the ones that are new to me or that I haven't been overly impressed with previously. Luckily, this time I indulged in the...
July 06, 2017
This anthology plays with a great theme and has some cracking stories in it. Not all of them worked for me, a couple of real misses, though taste is arbitrary, of course. But the good ones are outstanding and make the cover price worthwhile. Standouts for me included stories by Nathan Ballingrud,...
August 19, 2017
1.5 stars that I gave 2.5 solely because of Seanan McGuire's offering, which was, undoubtedly, a breath of fresh air in comparison to the rest of the book.
The authors, I feel, all chose to go weird esoteric and kind of Pan's Labyrinth-y but not in a way that gave any sort of narrative fulfillment...
March 01, 2018
WARNING: that first story is terrible, with bestiality and rape, among other things, and a deep sense of hopelessness and terror that's depressing and horrifying. Not for the faint of heart.
The others are more standard horror. A bit creepy, ghost stories, lurking shadows... something to scare a l...
May 22, 2017
This has some absolutely excellent short stories in not all of which are blatantly horror but a rather strong stomach is required to get past the first story which does involve a form of bestiality.
The final story by M.R Carey is however brilliant and really the sort of thing to stop you sleepin...
July 12, 2017
TW: bestiality, rape
I have to seriously question the thought process of Christopher Golden in choosing to put The Dogs as the first story in this anthology. I question why it was even included in the anthology, but if it were to be included, it should not have been the first story. Yes, this is a...