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...

This is a super-short, stealth-mindfucker from someone named Adam Corbin Fusco. I found it in a FROM THE BORDERLANDS anthology, and I can't stop thinking about it. It's written in the style of a dry, clinical precis/overview of a series of scientific experiments. It won't...