Some of the authors in this book are online friends of mine (via social media). I told one of them that a couple of you had said nice words about his stories and he was properly thankful to hear of that.
I asked him what the letters BHF stand for. He explained that it was British Horror Films, a now long defunct internet forum. I've been wondering if it was a well-known institution in Britain. Sort of like Horror Hospital, LOL.
The BHF forum grew as an offshoot of Chris Woods' British Horror Films site and its mission to review BHFs. That part - www.britishhorrorfilms.co.uk/ - with its affectionate and often very witty reviews remains and is well worth a look. It gave birth to the first two BHF books of horror. Sadly the associated discussion board has now gone, but is fondly remembered.
Thanks for the link, Mr Dawson! There's a "forum" section but when I clicked, I saw a blank page with a few words saying something like "forum suspended while we work out the future of the site." Guess the dust lays thick on those halls.
I clicked around a couple of reviews and found some prize entitled Bloodbath at the House of Death. Sounds amusing. The reviewer spends time lamenting how unkind time has been to Kenny Everett, one of those entertainers of bygone years who was and remains a complete enigma to me.
I was genuinely baffled by the acronym BHF, thought it might refer to a publisher or something like that. Don't know why I didn't ask one of my typically pushy, rude questions about it.