John Collier -- which one do I pick? The super-short "The Chaser" (shorter than "The Clock"!), which is a disturbing story about why love potions only cost a dollar? "Evening Primrose" has been so over-adapted, -anthologized, and -remembered it was pointless. And "Bottle Party" while...

H.F. Arnold was 24 years old when he published this story in WEIRD TALES magazine. Thankfully, the magazine's publisher didn't see the worth of the story, and so didn't make it a cover story and didn't assign an illustrator to render it. Good. Because this is...

The Brothers Grimm were REALLY fucking grim, but it took awhile for people to realize it. I'm sure you all know how their original collected folk tales, when first published, were a lot racier, violent, and adult-oriented than the water-down versions that got Disneyfied and then...

Dino Buzzati was an Italian journalist who wrote reasonable, matter-of-fact horror stories. I almost chose "Catastrophe" -- about commuters heading north on a high-tech train who, looking out their windows, see every living thing on the planet heading south as fast as they can. But "The...

All you Stephen King haters can suck Randall Flagg's dick. I know he's had some lean years, quality-wise. You can watch the decline through the short story collections -- NIGHT SHIFT is rocket fuel, SKELETON CREW is Jack Daniels and Coke, and NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES is...