Raymond Williams - Man Hunt - A murderer is one the run, he finds a remote house occupied by a mother and daughter, he burst in and takes charge.  Unfortunately the two potential victims are no push overs and things take a gruesome and quite unbelievable twist - in fact so unbelievable as to be laughable.
Dulcie Gray - The Fly - A marriage gone stale, the stagnancy leads to despising nastiness, the nastiness takes us into plans of murder - both parties desire the demise of the other, the question is...who will gain their liberation.

Dorothy K Haynes - Thou Shalt Not Suffer A Witch - A tame tale of witchcraft and what will happen if you are vulnerable and living in a village of ill-educated people.  The fact that this is based of reality adds that extra horrific slant but nothing outrageous is unearthed.

Lindsay Stewart - Strictly for the Birds - An old man in a wheelchair is feeding his feathered friends, but with what is anyone's guess. Clues are given, we suspect but are afraid to admit the truth until the old man dies and we a confronted with the gruesome reality.

Martin Waddell - Bloodthirsty - A truly insane tale regarding the relocation of a brain, 'well 'The Brain' in fact and how this slab of egotistical gunk ends up with a thirst for blood via the body of a good looking Count.

Adobe James - An Apparition at Noon - A being from a distant world imitates the love of a man's life - we fear he will end up the same way as his dogs and chickens but finale comes and a twist leaves us enlightened.

Rene Morris - The Baby Machine - Suggestions of something Stepfordian here with a selfish woman happy to leave her child in the capable hands of her husbands invention child-minding invention.  I don't know why I get impressions of Levin's wonderful work but something to processed is had and the end result almost comes as no surprise.

Colin Graham - The Best Teacher - Foul grisly goings on with a horror writer getting a taste of his own nasty medicine via the hands of a deranged follower.  The final descriptions sincerely cut to the bone and make one cringe in delightful nauseating terror.

Walter Winward - Stick With Me Kid, And You'll Wear Diamonds - a marriage built on promises soon turns sour as ambitions are not reached and the wife pecks at the man until a time comes when he his pushed over the precipice. The end result is vulgarly gristly.
Dulcie Gray - The Happy Return - A young girl is seduced and left with a young boy.  The man moves on and the scars left never heal.  Confinement and head bending cruelty are had whilst revenge is plotted over several years until the baby is a seven year old boy.  The final payback is appalling, quite unnerving and totally unexpected.
Raymond Harvey - Father Forgive Me - A priest falls into a double blackmail situation with both options of escape equally appalling.  The tale is built around sex, the lust and disgust in the Father is well balanced, the tension is maintained to the last.

John Burke - A Comedy of Terrors - A movie special effects man seems to have an abundance of ideas and an insight that is a little too good to be true. It isn't long before is live in girlfriend goes missing and the film industry fiend is researching new horrific techniques - the question is - is there a connection.

Tim Stout - The Boy Who Neglected His Grass Snake - A obnoxious brat wants and gets what he sees and a snake is his latest whim. He neglects it after his father's friend provides him with a fine specimen, the payback is fantastical.

Lindsay Stewart - Jolly Uncle - A boy has a weak heart, the uncle wants him dead so takes him to a few gory horror films to get his desires fulfilled - things don't turn out the way he wants them to.

W H Carr - Mrs Anstey’s Scarecrow - The overwhelming jealousy of a rival in life and, eventually love, turns to a vicious murder but our evil doer didn't count on the art of witchcraft and the re-animation of...well isn't it obvious.

Alex Hamilton - Not Enough Poison - A wealthy lady lives abroad and teases the backward locals as well as annoying her neighbour.

Martin Waddell - Old Feet - A comedic gristly jaunt literally about 'old feet'. Pure black comedy and a nice break from the heavier horror found within these classic tomes.

Peter Richey - Don’t Avoid the Rush Hour - A minor pip about a young man out on the ale for the first time and waking up in a closed up railway station. He discovers he is not alone and takes refuge in a tunnel where he his duly followed. The horrifying consequences are a little far fetched and totally unexpected.

Eddy C Bertin - The Whispering Horror - Two friends play in the local woods and discover an old ruined house with something unholy hidden in the cellar. One stays well clear of the threat, another is eventually consumed - but what is it that whispers so eerily.

Raymond Williams - Smile Please - a stripper with ambition finds a way out of the degrading routine.  An opportunity arises to make some serious money whilst doing a performance for some exclusive clients, unfortunately the organiser of the event a stripper is more than a little unhinged.
A.G.J. Rough - Compulsion - a man who is not blessed with good lucks gets irritated by the prejudice out there and so finds a way of kicking back, it is a far from subtle response but is in keeping with the theme of this collection.

Mary R.Sullivan - Crocodile Way - a tale about a group of crocodile hunters who go on a shoot to kill adventure and come unstuck.  More of an adventure tale but the finale does have a slight horrific edge.

James McArdwell - The Green Umbilical Cord - a real fantastical piece with a botanical enthusiast becoming obsessed with a single plant that eventually turns in to a literally all consuming finale - I am a sucker for this kind of extravagance.

Tanith Lee - Eustace - a very short closing snippet, a brief full stop about solace found between 2 outsiders - a very difficult on to have an opinion of but it gets the job done.