Robert Bloch (ed.) – Psycho-Paths (Tor Books, 1991, 295 p.)
Seventeen masters of terror, their stories collected and edited by Robert Bloch, the Grand Master of them all, explore the dark side of the human mind, the true seat of horror. From the darkly comic "Them Bleaks" by Gahan Wilson to the twisted psychology of manipulation in "Dreaming in Black and White" by Susan Shwartz, each of these terrifying tales is a uniquely chilling face-to-face confrontation with one of the infinitely various – and horrifyingly real – faces of the madness that kills, the faces of … PSYCHO-PATHS
Content: Introduction - Robert Bloch Them Bleaks - Gahan Wilson Remains to Be Seen - David Morrell No Love Lost - J. N. Williamson Confession of a Madman - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Jesse - Steve Rasnic Tem Enduring Art - Robert E. Vardeman A Determined Woman - Billie Sue Mosiman Kessel's Party - Michael Berry Him, Her, Them - William F. Nolan Clutter - Brad Linaweaver Dreaming in Black and White - Susan Shwartz The Secret Blade - Edward D. Hoch Kin - Charles L. Grant Call Home - Dennis Etchison Waste - Kathleen Buckley Red Devils - Hugh B. Cave Pick Me Up - David J. Schow
I only read the introduction, which is quite long and bit rambling. A essay about the genre, about the human condition, Machen, Lovecraft, horror movies, splatterpunk, but nothing about the contributing writers. It is not without interest. Most of these writers are no longer with us, but it is a solid line-up. Alas with the exception of Nolan and Etchison not one of them was reprinted. Only in collections.