, editor Al Sarrantonio brings together an extensive selection of horror stories by stellar writers, including Joe R. Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramsey Campbell, and, of course, Stephen King. In Kim Newman's "Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue," captured zombies inhabit an onion-domed church; Bentley Little's "The Theater" acts out a chilling scenario; Eric van Lustbader's "An Exaltation of Termagants" features a mescal addict. Twenty-nine selections in total provide a wide variety of shudder-inducing tales in this anthology, by which Sarrantonio hopes to prove that the horror story is not just undead, but alive and well. 999
won the Bram Stoker Award for best anthology in 1999.