Bookworm of the Damned really enjoyed THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, and singled out DHC member Michael Picco’s story, “The Horse Leech Has Two Maws,” as his favorite.
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We’re so glad the folks at Trembling With Fear and The Horror Tree enjoyed THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR!
Thanks to Horror Writers Association for including Denver Horror Collective’s THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR on the preliminary ballot for the “Superior Achievement in an Anthology” category for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards.
Congrats to editor Josh Schlossberg and all the authors.
A list of some of the reviews of THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR!
“A superior anthology with a fascinating origin story…[that] demonstrates the compatibility of Jewish tradition, history, and folklore with the horror genre.”
“Marginalized writers are taking back the genre, using it to confront some of their own demons and show the world the horrors they personally experience. Instead of making me feel nauseous and sick, these stories inform and empower.”
“Each tale comes steeped in a background of Jewish lives and traditions. Each holds a powerful key to understanding the varied sources of horror in adversities that challenge heart, soul, and spiritual wellsprings alike.”
“A dark, informative and entertaining read…it carries the weight of one of the oldest traditions in the world.”
“The Jewish Book of Horror beckons a vast audience to enlighten, entertain and terrify…This collection of dark, ancient and contemporary mayhem can be equally enjoyed with an initial perusal and returning to the promised land time and again.”
“There were so many real life horrors mentioned in many of the stories in the collection, which added another layer of emotion for me… There were moments when I knew I was reading a fictional horror collection, but it was hard to differentiate the fine line between the truth of the past and the creative fiction of the authors.”
“The best anthology I’ve read all year!”
“An anthology well worth reading.”
“The Jewish Book of Horror, ed. Josh Schlossberg (pub. Denver Horror Collective) is a dark, informative and entertaining read. I was drawn to this book because I was wondering how can a people, who have endured so much during the history of the human race, create fictional horror and I also wanted to know what was different about ‘Jewish’ horror compared to standard offerings.”
FULL REVIEW at HorrorAddicts.net.
Many readers may be surprised at the association between ‘Jewish’ and traditional horror writing, but as this collection shows, Jewish history and legends hold strong roots in depictions of horror. The Jewish Book of Horror presents both sample stories and introductory discussions of the tradition.Continue reading
JEWISH HORROR 101 features five authors from THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR revealing secrets about famous and lesser-known creatures from Jewish folklore and mythology appearing in their stories, including the golem (Simon Rosenberg), Lilith (Molly Adams), the dybbuk (John Baltisberger), mazzikim (Emily Ruth Verona), the alukah (Michael Picco), and the Watchers.
On the 8th and final night of Hanukkah, please enjoy this deep, thoughtful reflection—as it’s more than a review—of THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR by Bookishly Jewish.
Full review at Bookishly Jewish.