Double Barrel Horror Vol. 3 Review

Double Barrel (Volume 3)

Publication Date: March 22nd, 2020

Genre: Anthology/ Horror/ Suspense

Brace yourself for another two-barrel blast of unrelenting horror and suspense. Volume 3 of the ‘Double Barrel Horror’ anthology series delivers two chilling tales from each of six talented authors for a 12-story onslaught that will blow you out of your sneakers. This time around, your fate lies in the hands of Christine Morgan ,Mark Matthews ,Theresa Braun ,Calvin Demmer ,Glenn Rolfe, Robert Essig.

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Welcome to the blog tour for Double Barrel Horror Volume #3, a collection of thrills and chills by six amazing authors! Hold onto your pants folks!

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Double Barrel was a blast of double shots from some talented authors. I had a lot of fun with these short stories. Two by each author, with the perfect length and pacing to keep the pages turning. I really dig the anthology horror short story books. It gives me a chance to read some favorites while checking out some new talent. Christine Morgan got us going with a very good story, Eye See You. It was really something with the psychological horror and tension. It had me guessing and wondering if the protagonist was crazy or maybe just mentally tortured. I loved this short. Robert Essig gave us From Unclean Spells, which was entertaining enough, gore filled and all but it didn’t have that punch or peak moment I kept waiting for. In contrast, Fuel for the King of Death was a horrific and awesome tale of death and destruction. I loved this short. It was creative and original, not a storyline I’ve read before. It was filled with excellent imagery. A winner in the anthology for sure.

Mark Matthews, who I dig a lot gave us two really good stories. Wicked Smart Carne, which is an oldie but a goodie. I believe it was my introduction to his work. It’s a fun story and pokes a bit of fun at the carnie stereotype. Also, Goodwin was a great story that did an excellent job of blurring the line from what I thought was real to what was really going on. I loved the horror and emotion I felt in this story. It was a great horror story, but I was left wondering about the conclusion, something was missing for this reader. Theresa Braun, another writer I quite dig, gave us Stillborn. It was a heck of a good short and went in directions I hadn’t seen coming. Well-paced with a good mystery to boot. I really dug what Theresa did here, one of my favorite shorts by her to date. And her story, Homecoming was filled with love, horror, and mystic sea tales all wrapped up into a fun tale. Theresa gives us a love story with a nasty twist of horror, doing what she does best.

Calvin Demmer’s shortHighway Hunger was enjoyable as all hell. I love a good urban legend tale and this hit the check boxes. His second tale, Motel Madness was one of my favorite shorts in Double Barrel. It moved along quickly, and the twist was excellent. I thought this was a very cool story. Last but not least, we get a double blast from Glenn Rolfe. Another writer I’ve been digging for a long while. The Guide was haunting and unsettling, quick to the punch and a story I really enjoyed. The House on Mayflower Street was a great fun adventure wrapped in a ghost story. Haunted houses and creepy dolls are all it takes to give me a damn good scare. The story moved fast and the scene in the basement still burns in my brain. These are my favorite Gleen Rolfe stories to date. Double Barrel packs a damn good punch in this small package!

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