I reviewed Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 at The Slaughtered Bird:
The overarching theme of YEAR’S BEST HARDCORE HORROR VOLUME 2 is quantity over quality. This doesn’t make it a bad book, but many of its stories sacrifice plot for rote, graphic imagery. Hardcore horror, as it’s presented in this collection, isn’t dissimilar to hardcore pornography. Who cares about the pizza guy’s internal dialogue when the customer’s door opens to reveal a woman wearing nothing but heels and a smile? We just want to see them get it on. That’s YBHHV2, in large part: to Hell with the story; let’s fast forward to the gross parts.
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