In Darkness, Delight: Masters of Midnight edited by Andrew Lennon | Horror Fiction Review

I love finding new writers via anthologies and I found a few here!

In Darkness Delight

Released May 2019

Source: Received for Review Consideration

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Midnight strikes like an invocation, clock hands joining in prayer to the darkness. After the twelfth chime, there’s no escaping the nightmare.

Fear reigns supreme.

In Darkness, Delight is an original anthology series revealing the many facets of modern horror—shocking and quiet, pulp and literary, cold-hearted and heart-felt, weird tales of spiraling madness alongside full-throttle thrillers. Open these pages and unleash all-new terrors that consume from without and within.

Midnight is here. It’s now time to find . . . In Darkness, Delight.

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This is a collection filled with nightmarish images and stories. As with collections of these types, there are always some you’re going to love and others you might not be quite as crazy about. A few of them were so deeply depressing that I had to take breaks in-between stories. I’m only going to mention the ones that stuck with me.

The Pipe Isreal Finn
A young black man finds himself in a real nasty bind when he makes the mistake of answering a summons by his girlfriend’s racist father. This was a harrowing tale 😳. It’s definitely one of my favorites in this collection and I’m not saying anything more.

Angel Wings by Paul Michael
A boy bored outta his head during a school field trip to examine religious artifacts perks up when he spies what claims to be genuine angel wings. He’s grieving the loss of his mother and those wings give him a glimpse of hope. Gah, this story was filled with the absolute deepest of despair. Read at your own peril!

The Dogshit Gauntlet by John McNee
A lonely man takes a shortcut on his way to catch the bus and meets a woman who may be too good to be true. This story was incredibly unique. One where everything bends and is just out of focus, a story where new friendship and love blossom under the lurking backdrop of haunting eeriness.

Every Lucky Penny is Another Drop of Blood by Joe Koch
This is a delightfully strange story about a couple who have dealings with a very odd designer. It gave me shades of Katherine Dunn’s writing at times and was weird in all the best ways. And the end was perfection. I loved this story with my whole heart and I hope you all get a chance to experience it.

Tattooed all in Black by Mark Matthews
This is the saddest grief-laden nightmare of a story in this collection. It will murder your heart. Make sure you’re ready for it. Seriously. I’m not being dramatic.

Definitely give this a read if you’re a horror fan and like to dwell in the darkest corners of the human experience.



  1. Dark and scary stories can be a lot of fun to read....though I do have to be in the right mood for them. :D


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