Review by J. Travis Grundon
The follow up to the Stoker Award winning Dark Delicacies anthology, the second offering boast another roster that reads like a who's who of 21st century horror. Co-owner of the first and only store dedicated strictly to horror and co-editor, Del Howison, has pulled strings and tapped contacts to bring together group of the world's best horror writers. This cast includes masters of horror ranging from Peter Atkins and Max Brooks to L. A. Banks and Steve Niles.
This book begins with a powerful foreword by none other that Ray Harryhausen, The act of Creation, that sets the mood for this chilling anthology. With over 17 tales that will make your blood run cold, you will be afraid to put this one down. From Max Brooks' walking dead to Steve Niles' gut collecting abomination this book is guaranteed to include a tale that taps the fear of any horror fan.
The only down side to it all is that once you've finished this book and you are sitting there alone in the dark to horrified to move, your brain will still crave more “Dark Delicacies.” You will will remember these stories every night as you lie awake and wonder if and when the third installment will be released. I wish I could tell you that, but for now you'll have to live with words of Franklin D. Roosevelt said and the lesson Dark Delicacies II will teach us. “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself!”
If this doesn't satisfy your taste for terror you can check out Dark Delicacies on the web at http://www.darkdel.com/ or http://www.myspace.com/dark_delicacies. and if you are in the California area head over to the Dark Delicacies store at 4213 W. Burbank, Burbank, CA. 91505 .