Haunted nights

a Horror Writers Association anthology

No cover

Haunted nights (2017)

352 pages

English language

Published May 7, 2017

Copied ISBN!
OCLC Number:

View on OpenLibrary

No rating (1 review)

"Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o'-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and trick or treating in the future, Haunted Nights also offers terrifying and mind-bending explorations of related holidays like All Souls' Day, Dia de los Muertos, and Devil's Night. "With Graveyard Weeds and Wolfbane Seeds" by Seanan McGuire "Dirtmouth" by Stephen Graham Jones" "A Small Taste of the Old Country" by Jonathan Maberry "Wick's End" by Joanna Parypinski "The Seventeen Year Itch" by Garth Nix "A Flicker of Light on Devil's Night" by Kate Jonez "Witch-Hazel" by Jeffrey Ford "Nos Galen Gaeaf" by Kelley Armstrong "We're Never …

1 edition

Review of 'Haunted nights' on 'Goodreads'

No rating

This is the fourth Datlow-edited anthology I’ve read now and I think it might the most uneven, unfortunately, though perhaps because I’m not as moved by Halloween-themed stories as I thought I’d be. I won’t talk about the stories I either disliked or wasn’t moved by at all, so I can focus on some highlights.

As these are horror stories, I won’t note any content warnings for e.g. gore, but I’ll note some otherwise.

My favorites:

“Dirtmouth” by [a: Stephen Graham Jones|96300|Stephen Graham Jones|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1631159041p2/96300.jpg]

I admit to being inclined to view Jones’ work favorably, as I’ve read and liked [b:The Only Good Indians|52180399|The Only Good Indians|Stephen Graham Jones|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1601545259l/52180399.SY75.jpg|71431671] and the Indian Lake Trilogy installments ([b:My Heart Is a Chainsaw|55711617|My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy, #1)|Stephen Graham Jones|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1623264202l/55711617.SY75.jpg|86884065]. and [b:Don't Fear the Reaper|59366246|Don't Fear the Reaper (The Indian Lake Trilogy, #2)|Stephen Graham Jones|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1673499594l/59366246.SY75 …


  • Halloween
  • American Horror tales
  • Fiction