New Review—People of the Pit

A write-up of The People of the Pit, the BDB early horror stories collection, came online today at Scoop.

The reviewer writes:

people_of_the_pit_thumbnail_website"The volume serves as a perfect reminder of the old adage “everything old is new again” as good horror transcends time and space. Some of the work in this anthology of fifteen stories hasn’t been reprinted since the first time it saw publication. Considering that a few of these stories are over one hundred years old now, they sure do pack a punch.

"As with several other volumes from Black Dog Books, this anthology is edited by Gene Christie. As he has with previous anthologies from Black Dog, Christie creates a well-rounded selection of stories that not only carry though on the promise of horror, but . . . provide a glimpse into the mindset of the time when they originally appeared.

"This is another fine anthology from publisher Black Dog Books. Fans of modern horror, regardless of what they like, whether it is the ultra-violent landscape of splatterpunk or adaptations of cinema standards such as Jason, Michael Myers or SAW would be surprised to find out that what they think is new has been around for a long, long time. Only at the turn of the century a lot of what was considered horror took place in your mind instead of being laid out in front of you with vivid clarity."

You can read the complete review here.

To learn more, or to purchase a copy, visit our listing for The People of the Pit.