Trust me, I mean that in a good way. Almost every single one of these stories is a knockout, and very disturbing. Things start off with a bang with the Stephen King story "Autopsy Room 4" about a man who gets bitten by a rare breed of poisinous snake on the golf course which has the extremely unfortunate side effect of making him appear that he is completely dead when he is only paralyzed. Guess where he wakes up. The Richard Christian Matheson story is an example of him at his best--the story is simple, short, brutal, and haunting. You'll want to read it over and over, because you can't beleive what happened. Way too realistic. The Ed Gorman story, the title of which I can't remember except that it was a great title, alone is worth the price of the book. Haunting, brilliant, and un-putdownable. If you like horror anthologies, you must pick this one up, it is one of the best. Just be warned, if you're easily shocked or disturbed, get something lighter because it takes a lot to scare me and this book gave me nightmares.