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dinsdag 21 juli 2009

Classics of the Supernatural

Not really what it promises

The problem with creating a horror anthology is finding a common denominator for the stories collected. Just ghost stories was clearly a theme too broad for editor Peter Haining, so he narrowed it down to ghost stories that were made into film. At least that is what he claims in his introduction. But you get seriously disappointed when it becomes clear that it collects stories by authors who have written stories that were made at one point into a celluloid version. A neat marketing trick? Sadly enough, the average story included is not that remarkable. Only a few exceptions like Casting the Runes by M.R. James and Lucy Comes To Stay by Robert Bloch.

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