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Edited by Ross E. Lockhart
Reviewed by Jason Pettus
Giallo Fantastique is the second in a series of titles we received this year from horror publisher Word Horde, and is pretty similar in makeup to the first title we reviewed, Children of Old Leech; it's another anthology consisting of previous Word Horde authors, in this case combining the Italian "lurid detective" genre known as "Giallo" with the otherworldly supernaturalism known as "Fantastique." And so as such, much again like Children of Old Leech, it's difficult to give one analytical summation of the entire book -- since this is made up of stories from twelve different authors, the quality ranges from okay to great depending on which piece you're talking about -- although in general I can once again confidently state that the overall quality of this anthology is well worth its purchase price. I look forward to starting to tackle the individual novels by individual Word Horde writers we have coming up in our "to-be-reviewed" queue; but for now, here's another compilation that's highly worth your time.
Out of 10: 8.5