“The Blood Drip” by Brian Evenson

February 14, 2017

This is the review for “The Blood Drip” by Brian Evenson, published as a reprint in Nightmare Magazine’s December 2016 Issue.

Summary: Karsten and Nils are trying to enter a city in order to survive since the woods haven’t been easy to live in. They are driven off with stones which might or might not have killed Nils. Karsten decides to stay and help his friend. What happens afterwards is the stuff of nightmares.

Pros:

+ The creeping darkness.

+ The build up.

+ The unreliable narrator.

Cons:

–  The openness of interpretation might annoy some readers.

You can read the story here.

 

Wrap Up

  • 9.5/10
    Writing
  • 8/10
    Plot
  • 7/10
    World-building

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