The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City By: Jason Blum

30729698The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City
By: Jason Blum
Narrated by: full cast
Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
Release date: 07-07-15
Publisher: Random House Audio

Blumhouse movies have created a system where the low budget films give the directors complete creative freedom on their films. This collection of stories follows similar guidelines in which the writers have complete ownership of their work. In the movies this has created some interesting horror movies which have been very successful and have given the audience a fresh view at horror. Such films as; “Insidious,” “Paranormal Activity,” and “The Purge” have been turned into successful box office franchises.

The only draw back is that some of the movies hit and some miss. Then you have the ones that hit and the sequels/prequels miss. The same goes with this book. Some of the stories will send chills down your spine, while others just are there. I will not point out which ones hit and which ones miss because horror can be subjective. While some may have disturbed or scared me, they may not even phase someone else and on that same line of thought, some may scare others and not affected me.

This collection provides a wide array of many type of horror stories. From folks trying to find the ultimate sexual experience to a portal to hell opening in a family’s new home. The stories are so diverse that even the pickiest of horror fan will find something to send chills in this collection.

The various authors and various narrators create an ambiance of horror that will leave you wanting the next story just to see what can happen next. There was one story, “Dreamland” which was written from a male characters point of view but read by a female narrator that didn’t sit well with me, I found the point of view a bit confusing. But other than that it was a very nice collection of horror.

Publisher’s Summary
Original and terrifying fiction presented by Jason Blum, the award-winning producer behind the groundbreaking Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister franchises.

Jason Blum invited 16 cutting-edge collaborators, filmmakers, and writers to envision a city of their choosing and let their demons run wild. The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City brings together all-new, boundary-breaking stories from such artists as Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Eli Roth (Hostel), Scott Derrickson (Sinister), C. Robert Cargill (Sinister), James DeMonaco (The Purge), and many others.

“Geist” by Les Bohem… “Procedure” by James DeMonaco…” Hellhole” by Christopher Denham… “A Clean White Room” by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill… “Novel Fifteen” by Steve Faber… “Eyes” by George Gallo… “1987” by Ethan Hawke…” Donations” by William Joselyn… “The Old Jail” by Sarah Langan… “The Darkish Man” by Nissar Modi… “Meat Maker” by Mark Neveldine… “Dreamland” by Michael Olson…” Valdivia” by Eli Roth… “Golden Hour” by Jeremy Slater… “The Leap” by Dana Stevens… “The Words” by Scott Stewart… “Gentholme” by Simon Kurt Unsworth

©2015 Jason Blum (P)2015 Random House Audio