Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology

Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology Review

Eighteen stories of Christmas horror from bestselling, acclaimed authors including Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Michael Koryta, Sarah Pinborough, and many more.

That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children--Want and Ignorance--beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains. In the finest versions of this story, the best parts are the terrifying parts.
Bestselling author and editor Christopher Golden shares his love for Christmas horror stories with this anthology of all-new short fiction from some of the most talented and original writers of horror today.

Title:Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Justin Tate

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like ...

  • Char

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corn...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it’s holiday horror—especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there re...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads.Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called ...

  • Schizanthus

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping.I’ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and...

  • Emily

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. MooreI had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was...

  • Juli

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snar...

  • Mindi

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go t...

  • Craig

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection i...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a ...