Horrorism is a collection of short stories that are either gruesome and filled with gore or haunted by the paranormal. Instead of spreading out the reviews for each story, I will post them all in this one post. Get ready!
Warning: This is not for anyone who cannot handle some gore.
This story is about a sick game that takes a turn for the
even sicker. It starts out as a game made up by a bunch of teenage boys looking
to cause trouble. They want to run over small animals with their cars.
After the competition heats up, the game becomes more than
any of them thought it would, and gets out of control.
What lengths would you
go to to be the point leader?
Scott Goriscak’s writing is very interesting, and I look
forward to seeing what the next story holds.
5/5 Disturbing. Very, very disturbing. But, very well
written and remained interesting throughout the whole journey.
Home Sweet Home
Have you ever thought there was
an odd presence in your home?
Your thoughts come alive in this
story. A man and his wife plan on getting divorced. When the woman finds the
man a house to live in, she gets herself into more than she can handle.
The house is a rat-infested mess,
and has a dark history.
When the man discovers the truth
behind this residence, he becomes a little too comfortable.
Then, at the end, a huge twist is
thrown at you.
It is a very creepy story, but I
enjoyed it a lot. Well written, the characters were well developed, and the
story was interesting.
This story was very… odd. I shall explain why.
A man and his family decide to move from the city into the
When he decides he wants to fix something up in his
daughter’s room, he discovers little creatures that will ruin his life.
Now, usually little creatures with extremely sharp teeth and
claws would be terrifying, but I could not take it seriously, because as soon
as I read it, I pictured the little worm from The Labyrinth.
Remember this little guy?
It made the whole story funny – in a sick humor sort of way.
That being said, it had a very eerie vibe to it – which
proves good writing to me even though I could not take it seriously, and the
end was actually pretty creepy.
4/5 Stars. The plot of little furry monsters ruining
someone’s life is a little too out there for me, but it was good nonetheless.
I have to say, this is the weakest link of the series so
It is about a man that has to take a roadtrip for business
and winds up in a ghost town that was abandoned after a government experiment.
Things are not as they seem to him, and he begins to be
haunted by the dead residents of the town.
While it may seem like the premise for a good story, it runs
pretty dry throughout.
It also ends pretty abruptly, but you don’t really see that
3/5 it was okay, but
not as good as the others.
Parenting – Not For
the Faint of Heart
This story started off with a very scary beginning, but then
it evolved into something else.
It became a story of love – laced with losing limbs and
eyeballs… but a story of love nonetheless.
When parents of an adopted child are forced into a situation
they were not prepared for, they must learn how to cope with it, because it is
It is really a great story. I found myself really enjoying
Oh, and there are werewolves involved.
5/5 great story. Love, blood, and violence. HOORAY!
A man is given a great promotion at work. His co-workers
decided it would be a great idea to take him out to the bar at lunch time and
get him completely drunk. He decides he is okay to drive after blacking out in
the parking garage.
What he experiences next is something that no person should
ever go through in their entire life. That is where I am going to leave you,
because there is no way I can give away the ending to this one.
This story was so emotional I was on the verge of crying
while reading that. Not many stories affect me in that way – especially short
stories. But, wow.
5/5 even though I almost cried, and the story line was
terrible (terrible as in very depressing) it was a great story.
This story was very interesting.
A man is killed by a secret experimental weapon that two
fools were messing around with. To avenge his death, he begins to torment one
of the men responsible.
It is sort of entertaining for a while with how he uses his
abilities to get back at the man.
I wasn’t expecting the ending. It was a bit extreme, but it
was pretty emotional.
4/5 It was odd, but interesting.
And I thought I was a cat person….
This story takes the “cat lady” term to a whole new extreme.
This story is about a man and his wife, and the cat that
destroys the man’s life. It was sort of humorous because it seemed like it was
mocking cat ladies, but to a gruesome extreme.
The end was pretty shocking as well.
5/5 It was silly, but it was also kind of scary
This one was really creepy. Dolls in general are creepy to
me after seeing the movie Dead Silence. This story reminded me of that movie in
A man reconnects with one of his old girlfriends. As they
begin to hang around each other more, he learns of her dark hobby. She places
dark magic into the dolls she creates and sells to people.
He begins to distance himself from her, and once she sees
him on a date with another woman, she decides to make his life a living hell.
This story was very interesting. It kept my attention the
whole way through because I did not know what was going to happen next.
5/5 stars. Super creepy, but entertaining as well.
Read ahead for spoilers!