A stunning collection of original, terrifying fiction from a unique cast of master storytellers Available in deluxe hardcover edition, paperback, and eBook Jason Blum invited an impressive group of authors, filmmakers, and screenwriters to envision a city of their choosing and to let their demons run wild Taken together, the provocative stories in The BlumhouA stunning collection of original, terrifying fiction from a unique cast of master storytellers Available in deluxe hardcover edition, paperback, and eBook Jason Blum invited an impressive group of authors, filmmakers, and screenwriters to envision a city of their choosing and to let their demons run wild Taken together, the provocative stories in The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City create the unforgettable cityscape of a new world of horror Disturbing, suspenseful, devious, and entertaining, each tale showcases an innovative voice featured in a definitive collection that could only come from Jason Blum.
The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City A stunning collection of original terrifying fiction from a unique cast of master storytellers Available in deluxe hardcover edition paperback and eBook Jason Blum invited an impressive group of au
Being frank and honest, this is the first collection of a book that I ve ever finished reading in my life What I can guarantee you is that none of the authors in this omnibus of horror is mediocre and Jason Blum really has a pair of bright eyes Each story is so very special and unique.The chapter of Donation really kicks asses, no, kicks streets Best of the short stories I ve read in recent years I was stunned, felt resonating as well.And Ethan Hawke s 1987 is just my kinda bird and egg Cuz I fu [...]
Review copyThe Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City, edited by Jason Blum, is a stunning anthology from some of the biggest names in horror film and literature.First a bit about the editor Jason Blum has worked as an executive producer for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, in 2000, he founded Blumhouse Productions, which specializes in micro budget movies For example, Paranormal Activity which was produced for 15,000 and has earned nearly 200 million Blum also produced Insidious, Sinister, The [...]
As a devout fan of horror movies, I was thrilled to explore new fiction from some of the best writers in the business Combining the talents of several notable authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Ethan Hawke, Eli Roth and many others, Jason Blum has shared with us a new work that has NO limits when it comes to scaring Unlike the many classic horror stories centered on a desolate cabin deep in the woods, these stories take place amidst the backdrop of major cities This book brings ho [...]
The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares The Haunted City edited by Jason Blum is an anthology of horror and suspense short stories from a collection of writers, directors and actors The collection has one central theme, that is the setting be in a city What follows is grouping of macabre and visceral tales of demon possession, monsters and the very dark side of humanity What is great about an anthology is the same thing that too often will doom it when you have contributions from a variety of authors A [...]
Have I really had this since the summer Man, I m so behind on Netgalley Edelweiss titles.Read so far Hellhole by Christopher Denham 2.5 stars Valdivia by Eli Roth 2 stars Golden Hour by Jeremy Slater, 3 stars A Clean White Room by Scott Derrickson and C Robert Cargill 4 stars This was the first one I thought was strong all the way through to the end The Leap by Dana Stevens 4 stars This is my favorite one so far Loved it Excellently ominous ending But who is Dana Stevens At this point, I went an [...]
I received this book for free through First Reads I enjoyed reading this book.I will be looking for books from the author in the future , Great book
Disclaimer I received a digital ARC from the publisher I m not sure if this was a collection of horror stories as much as it is a collection of disturbing imagery You ve got mother s killing their daughters Perfectly normal guys deciding that hey I m going to become a serial killer today Exploration of new sexual orifices Your usual assortment of things from beyond infecting suburban households And by infecting, I mean infecting You know that feeling when you get when you wake up in the morning, [...]
A fantastic, terrifying anthology featuring stories by Eli Roth, Scott Derrickson, C Robert Cargill, Ethan Hawke, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Les Bohem, Sarah Langan, Mark Neveldine, Dana Stevens, James DeMonaco, Steve Faber, Michael Olson, Jeremy Slater, George Gallo, Scott Stewart, Nissar Modi, William Joselyn, and Christopher DenhamI m a bit biased, since my own story DONATIONS is also a part of the book, but it truly is a phenomenal selection from some of the most talented writers and filmmakers wo [...]
Every October, I m driven to find a spooky book that I can curl up with, until Halloween is over and I start thinking about turkey This is that book Working around the concept of horror set in a city, The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares it a brilliant selection of horror stories from novelists, screenwriters and actors How does Eli Roth sound in prose Find out quite good The writing is intelligent and well crafted, and not only was I entertained, but I discovered a few new writers that I want to co [...]
This is an anthology of horror stories written by screenwriters and actors from Hollywood They were given a prompt and total creative freedom in their stories I read all of them and honestly, I can t say this was a great set of stories None of them were particular scary None of them really stood out, except maybe the second one, Valdivia That was one kind of disturbing There were a few that made no sense to me and were like a stream of consciousness or a movie pitch idea Even Ethan Hawkes story [...]
Alternate title for this could be B Grade Horror Movie Plot Rejects.Yikes.Some of the most plodding, unoriginal, unimaginative writing I ve come across for ages Looks like my search for a scary Halloween read has gotten off to an awful start.
Do you enjoy ghost, demon, and gore lit If yes, then you ll enjoy this collection of stories ranging from psychological horror to down and dirty violent bloodletting I feel this anthology does a nice job at covering the various bases in this subgenre, and for those of you interested in such reading material, I think you ll enjoy the reading experience.Table of Contents Hellhole by Christopher Denham Valdivia by Eli Roth Golden Hour by Jeremy Slater A Clean White Room by Scott Derrickson and C Ro [...]
Jason Blum You are the baddest badass there is right now in the realm of horror Thanks to you we have a whole new generation of fantastic horror movies, something I am particularly excited about These are damn good movies, and even your mediocre choices aren t as bad as some previous ones So when I found out you were going to be at Comic Con this year doing a signing for this, a book of short horror storiesedless to say I jumped at the chance I made sure I was one of the first people in line, an [...]
Producer Jason Blum bring to this book the same thrills and horror he has in his movies Stories by Eli Roth, Ethan Hawke and some new writers to me One thing I liked about the stories is the are the fact they take place in cities rather than an isolated out of the way places That makes it scarier Lots to like here for horror fans
I had to give this a 3 star rating because I had such high hopes for it The first story starts off really creepy, and then after that it kind of goes downhill I did enjoy a few in between and the 3 at the end, but I still found myself in most cases saying this is not horror I felt that the stories I really enjoyed were to short, and the bad ones lasted forever The last couple of stories are what redeemed this book from a 2 star rating Overall, it was okay.
2.5 5 I rarely finish or enjoy anthologies but when I saw this was curated by Jason Blum I had to pick it up There are some absolute gems in this anthology Golden Hour, A Clean White Room and The Leap are all phenomenal Unfortunately the rest really stands sub par for my taste 14 17 were _ _ stories Recommended for the 3 i listed but otherwise not my jam.
None of the stories were remotely scary
If you want to be scared, you should really read this book.
I really wanted to love this, as it stands I like the collection and believe it has some standouts hidden in the amalgam of mediocrity Many of the stories in here are just alright, I am used to a degree of hit and misses in short story collections but actually most of these fall into the dreaded fine but category Jason Blum is the man behind Blumhouse Productions which is really big deal these days in getting Horror movies and sometimes other genres to the people and they actually cover a wide r [...]
I was torn over what rating to assign this anthology the first half was fairly abysmal and I nearly gave up The second half was predominantly tremendous and I m very grateful I ve discovered new stories and writers I enjoy.The Leap by Dana Stevens is thoughtful, nuanced, beautifully written and I adore the way the story ties up at the end.The Old Jail by Sarah Langan is in your face, features well rounded characters and uses the NYC backdrop to the best of her ability It was crass and confusing [...]
I was really excited when I came across this book Being a big fan of horror movies, I m very familiar with Jason Blum For those who do not know the name, chances are, if you ve gone to the show anytime in the last five years to see a scary movie, Jason Blum is the man who produced it.Reading his introduction at the beginning of the book increased my excitement tenfold Not only had he recruited some of the top talent in horror cinema to contribute stories including Eli Roth and Scott Derrickson , [...]
Here, go write some nightmares Basically, that s what Jason Blum said to a slew of actors, screenwriters, producers, etc The result was overall a highly successful collection of stories that vary from horrific, overwrought, dull, brilliant, and fucked up slow clap I admit, I was a little bit hesitant after the first story Hellhole It wast good I was afraid it was setting the tone I need not have worried Eli Roth got things back on track with Valdivia and we were off and running Out of the 17 sto [...]
I was so excited to see a Blumehouse book I knew instantly that I had to have it Blumehouse has become the seal of quality horror, anything bearing the name is bound to be amazing Blumehouse has had many transcendent moments in its movies, and the trend continues in The Haunted City Even the stories I didn t like had parts that were interesting or cool details I was very excited to read an Eli Roth story the guy can write I was expecting it to be gratuitous like his films, but it was the subtles [...]
This is actually closer to 4.5 stars.The book is a series of stories from horror filmmakers, which lends to the fact that many of the stories feel cinematic and can easily be visualized as a horror movie What is immediately surprising is how well crafted many of the stories are as stories, and not just as broad ideas Often times horror filmmakers have a create vision for broadly crafting horror stories, but not always the most masterful when writing them as stories not to be realized on another [...]
I found this book in the library and since I needed a few short stories, that have nothing to do with Cthulhu, I thought I d give it a try Overall it was a decent collection, but I am glad I didn t buy it and was able to read it for free That doesn t mean it isn t worth the money, it just wouldn t have done it for me.I d say, that most of the stories are psychological horror The same old Is he she crazy or did it really happen Sometimes I really wondered if the authors sat down together before w [...]
The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares by Jason Blum Famous for his own popular series of horror movies Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious , Jason Blum has assembled some disturbing stories and horrific tales told by some of Hollywood s best scare scribes In Valdivia , Eli Roth, actor director writer, offers a story of a wandering Jew from America, finding a community of German expatriates secluded in a small town in Chile.Ethan Hawke, actor director writer, takes us on a perilous journey of di [...]
I m sorry, this was pretty horrible Out of all the stories in it, only 3 or so were acceptable, and only one was what I d consider good Why does everyone have to write in random sex scenes How do these contribute to the atmosphere at all Did everyone read the weirdo child orgy in Steven King s It and go ah, yes, in order to write horror I must include a random uncomfortable sex scene The topic is about ghosts in the attic Sex in the attic it is note this is a made up scene, not a spoiler, but yo [...]
As with any collection there are a couple of duds in there but I think it merits the four stars on the basis that another reader might love those stories given the subjective nature of collections They are a little bit like boxes of assorted chocolates You ll have your favourites, ones you re keen on and the ones that get left over This one is no different It includes one of the best depictions of demonic possession I have ever come across The Old Jail by Sarah Langan One of my other favourites [...]
An anthology of horror stories commissioned by producer Jason Blum Paranormal Activity , Insidious , Sinister , The Purge , and written by many of the people who made those films with him, sounds like a pretty genius idea Unfortunately, it turns out to be than a little less so in actuality Don t get me wrong, most of the stories here are pretty decent at the very least, and many contain interesting ideas, but there is one all important thing missing across the board fear While there is no short [...]
4.5I didn t enjoy all of the stories but there were some really great ones in there