Spanning over twenty years, 20 masters and modern authors that have broken down the barriers of traditional horror share their most unrestrained, edgiest works in this special edition from Comet Press. Many hard to find and out of print, some that were banned, Necro Files is a collection that covers every imaginable mode of mayhem and delves into the dark side of human nature.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
George R.R. Martin - "Meathouse Man"
Joe R. Lansdale - "Night They Missed the Horror Show"
Ronald Kelly - "Diary"
Elizabeth Massie - "Abed"
Randy Chandler & t. Winter-Damon - "I am He that Liveth and was Dead ... & Have the Keys of Hell & Death"
Edward Lee - "Xipe"
Ray Garton - "Bait"
Gerard Houarner - "Painfreak"
Wayne Allen Sallee - "Lover Doll"
Charlee Jacob - "The Spirit Wolves"
Brian Hodge - "Godflesh"
John Everson - "Every Last Drop"
Mehitobel Wilson - "Blind in the House of the Headsman"
Monica J. O'Rourke - "An Experiment in Human Nature"
Graham Masterton - "The Burgers of Calais"
Nancy Kilpatrick - "Ecstasy"
Bentley Little - "Pop Star in the Ugly Bar"
Wrath James White - "The Sooner They Learn"
J.F. Gonzalez - "Addict"
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About the Author
An American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, George R. R. Martin is best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. The bestselling series, which began with A Game of Thrones, inspired the popular HBO television series of the same name. The series will conclude with the forthcoming books The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Martin has also published related books set in Westeros, within the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, and has written for the TV series The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and others.
Hometown:Santa Fe, NM
Date of Birth:September 20, 1948
Place of Birth:Bayonne, NJ
Education:B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Necro Files is a collection of ¿horror¿ stories, written by twenty authors over a period of 20 years. Many of the authors have won or were nominated for awards, such as the Bram Stoker Award. I was thrilled when I found out I won a copy on Goodreads (as a first read giveaway), especially since Halloween was just around the corner and I was in a mood to be scared. The book ended up being a total disappointment. Some of the stories had a twist at the end that was reminiscent of the TV series The Twilight Zone, except the twists in Necro Files were so telegraphed and poorly done that I could see what was coming in most of the stories, and in a few, in the first paragraphs. Only one story had an ending that caught me off guard and that is because the protagonist lived, and in the situation he was in it was totally unbelievable that he wasn¿t killed. This ruined the story. There are some ¿Extreme¿, violent ¿sex¿ and graphic passages in the book, making this an ADULT ONLY book. Gore and violence doesn¿t equal horror no matter how ¿extreme¿ or detailed it is. In a few of the stories it felt that the writer was just trying too hard. Example: What is worse that having sex with a dead person? Having the dead person rotting and full of maggots! (Guess this type of writing is what justified the use of ¿Extreme¿ in the title of the book). One of the stories had a torture passage that was hard to read, but the character development was so poor that there was no real emotional investment to make a true impact. The two scariest parts of the book, for me, was when in one of the stories had a character describe the process of making hamburger (wasn¿t scary enough for me not to want a meatloaf for dinner). The other was when a character was described as wearing what looked like a plaid fur coat. I was wanting a book that left me wanting to leave the lights on and maybe give me a shiver or two. What I ended up with was a book that felt as if it was always over reaching and trying to shock the reader instead of trying to scare the reader. Sometimes less is more. The worse thing about this book is that it took away my desire to read. Hope I get it back soon. If only horror and horrible meant the same thing¿ I wouldn¿t recommend this book to anyone!
If you love your horror filled with graphic descriptions of violence and sex and tons of gore than this one is for you. Definitely not for the casual horror fan or faint of heart.