Splish, Slash, Takin’ a Bloodbath is incredible! The cover art is dope and the 18 terrifying tales are top-shelf. This anthology has it all! I’m talking slashers, final girls, predators, cannibals, perverts, and plenty more. Each story brings something to the table. The stories are balanced and arranged well. I kept telling myself just one more story. Just one more. Before I knew it, I finished the anthology. Since there are 18 stories, I’m going to pick a few of my favorites to talk about.
First up is First Time by Mark Allan Gunnells. It is about a couple who are going all the way for the first time. Great story! It’s one of my favorite flash fiction pieces of all time.
Free Day is written by Renee Miller. is by far the most disturbing short stories that I’ve read in a while. I had to close my Kindle after reading this story. I immediately turned the light on and tried watching a comedy. I still couldn’t get the images out of my mind. This one really scared the hell out of me!
The Killer’s Mask by Mark Allan Gunnells is a great take on slashers. It’s about Liz Boden. It’s so good!
Devil’s Trail by Renee Miller is scary! It’s about raving mad cannibalistic country bumpkins. Need I say more?
Final Girl Math is an excellent slasher story! This looks at the lone female survivor and what she goes through after the bloodbath.
Renee Miller delivers a deranged tale with Mama. It is so good!
All the stories in this anthology are great! The anthology is organized perfectly. Unnerving Magazine has been delivering some great books, but this anthology is one of the best yet. If you haven’t read these three authors, then you should remedy that immediately.
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