The Horror Horn is set in the Swiss Alps and opens in the cosy lounge of a resort hotel, where a string ensemble strikes up with the sugary strains of Puccini. Our hero is further entertained to an unlikely yarn of savage sub-humans living near the Ungeheuerhorn, or Horror Horn, a forbidding mountain peak nearby. Next day, a skiing trip to St. Luigi in the next valley to lunch with a friend marks the start of an unexpectedly terrifying adventure. The Horror Horn is not a ghost story as such: the creatures in it are most definitely flesh and blood and they are hungry!
E. F. Benson is well known for his Mapp and Lucia novels but his ghost and supernatural stories are marvellous jewels, combining elegant writing and moments of blood-curdling horror. Here Greg Wagland narrates one of the best of them, for Magpie Audio.
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Horror in the Engadine
I'm not sure. Maybe for Hallowe'en. It makes the flesh creep.
Benson has a gift for realism, however outlandish the situations in which he puts his characters.
He is a great narrator, but I think he performed the protagonist's voice best.
Switzerland: Be Very Afraid.
You'll never again be able to ski through the Engadine without wondering what might lurk in the ice and snow....
- Die Falknerin "Painter, musician, bibliophile..."
Scary stuff here!
- Carly "BRING IT ON BABE!"