Devil's Night: Bite-Sized Horror for Halloween
Bite-sized Horror Book #4
Halloween has returned in all its dark and depraved glory, and Devil's Night: Bite-sized horror for Halloween will satisfy your carnal urges for death, decay, and sugar with a dubious collection of bite-sized horror stories.
This short horror fiction goody bag is brimming with poisoned candy, ravenous haunted houses, casual necrophilia, yummy scrummy cat faeces, teleplasm, and of course an angry skeleton called Bob.
So slip into something a lot more creepy (we suggest your Nan’s nightie) crack open a cold cider and dip into Devil's Night: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween!
Reviews of Devil's Night
"Pippa Bailey and Myk Pilgrim return to form with the all-new Devil's Night collection. Simply put, the two authors deliver hard with tight sharp wit, humour and horror hand in hand.
As it should be."
Nelson W. Pyles
Author, creator and executive producer of The Wicked Library Podcast
"A few tales had me so enveloped that I kept looking over my shoulder! - This is my first time reading a book by these authors and now I want to read the other Bite-sized horror books they have published. I will definitely keep this duo on my literary radar and you should too!"
Reviewer, beta reader, and owner of The Voracious Gnome blog
"We are served up some monstrous treats in the form of THEG and Mannagishi, and had I been drinking by the time I reached the end of Bedtime for Billy-Boy I would’ve choked and spat my drink out.
It’s that good. Another great offering from the macabre Pilgrim/Bailey candy store.
Can’t wait to drop by for my next bite."
Author of Coven
I generally don’t spend time talking about the personalities of writers when reviewing their work. Here, though, personality is the point of the whole thing. Pippa Bailey and Myk Pilgrim have established themselves as playful, boisterous members of the horror community over the years they have been a part of it. They walk that line between the dark and the heart and the weird little dancey places in between very well and it comes across clearly that this is just who they are.
With Devil’s Night, as with all of the collections they put out through their Pugnacious Press imprint, that personality shines through more than with any work I have seen from either of them in output from other presses. Opener “Skeleton Bob” makes it clear right away what you are in for — it’s short, it feels a bit silly, but there is some venom hiding beneath the surface. Stories like “Coital Corpse Party” and “Nope. Nope. Nope” are just about as fun as you can get, without losing the snifter full of sinister. Even longer pieces like “How Not To Pitch a Tent” still manage to hold that punchiness.
I won’t tell you that Devil’s Night has the most brutal or terrifying horror out there, because that is definitely not the game being played here. But I can tell you that it is one of the funnest collections I have had the pleasure of reading. One where the pure joy of creation is clear in every page, even while it soaks in more than its fair share of blood.