Flight or Fright
About the Book:
Stephen King hates to fly.
Now he and co-editor Be ...more
There is a definitive answer here but bef ...more
As for me, back in the olden days of 1969 on the way to Japan, we briefly stopped in Alaska and slid off the runway all the way to the fence. May not sound it, but it was indeed frightening. And, once on a flight from Los Angeles to Detroit, also in the late 60's, I experienced flying in a horrendous thunderstorm with lightening that seemed to last forever...more
Flight or Fright is a collection of horror/mystery short stories solely happening in midair.
It is edited by Stephen King and also includes one of his short stories.
My favorites were
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons,
You Are Released by Joe Hill
and obviously The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King.
Before each story there is also an introduction by the master himself.
So, buckle up and fly high!
Me when I fly:
Here you'll find classic reprints from Richard Matheson and Ambrose Bierce, to newer tales from Joe Hill and Cody Goodfellow. A solid collection from older flying mach ...more
"Cargo" by E. Michael Lewis (3 ...more
It's a mixed bag of quality, but there are some real gems to be found here. Richard Matheson's Nightmare At 20,000 Feet has always been a favourite story of mine, as has the classic Twilight Zone episode it inspired. Arthur Conan Doyle's The Horror Of The Heights is a wonderful ta ...more
Did y'all know it was Stephen King's 71st birthday recently? I almost avoided finding out because I muted his name and @StephenKing on Twitter. (But not on Facebook! Damn you, gushing horror friends! Legend has it that if you say his name three times in quick succession... you're in the minority.) I'm an expert Twitter muter—though there is one conundrum I have not yet solved: I've muted "word count", but that's not enough, but I can hardly m ...more
Needless to say, th ...more
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There is splendid reading awaiting, some tales thrilling and have you hooked in with great anticipation of what will happen next.
Holidays over for most, all flying one needs to do could be over, good timing for reading these tales before the ...more
Cargo by E. Michael Lewis
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb
You Are Released by Joe Hill
Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent
The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King
Particular shout-out to Joe Hill for You Are Released - that story gave me genuine anxiety...
I disliked shelling out $15 bucks because there was a good chance I would only like 3 songs out of 12; if I was really lucky, I liked half.
The same feelings apply to Flight or Fright.
The stories were a mixed bag, the only ones I liked were from the King of Horror himself, his son and Richard Matheson's classic Nightmare at 30,000 feet.
I've never read the s ...more
They range from very scary ("Cargo" & "Diablitos" ) to some more realistic (but therefore more scary) stories like the one from Joe Hill (my favorite), and some other occurring in different time and places (eg, the ancient China).
Overall, it was a very good anthology, and I like the tone that Bev Vincent has put into his afterword.
Furthermore, but not the least interesting, this is definitely a mandatory reading for any Steph ...more
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