Foul fiends and horrifying haunting fill the pages of this new collection of Malaysian tales.
Whether inspired by homegrown creatures of the night, like the pontianak, or featuring supernatural beings and lost souls created especially to chill your blood, these stories will keep you turning the pages and looking over your shoulder … all through the night.
A man seeks for a miracle cure for his heartache. Langsuir on a train. A rape attempt on a woman with mysterious past. Supernatural guardian from a small village in India. Haunted back alley. Sixteen horrifying and distinctive tales in this long-awaited collection, curated by Daphne Lee.
Daphne Lee is an author, editor and columnist with over twenty years of experience. With stories from well-known writers like Tunku Halim, Shih-Li Kow and Golda Mowe, and exciting new authors like Atikah Abdul Wahab, Wong Jo-Yen and Fazlyn, she brought together the best, and most promising, writers in Malaysia for this collection.
Review: Remang: An Anthology Of Ghostly Tales
August 18, 2017 Book Reviews, Books, Culture
I don’t recall ever having come across the word remang before hearing of this book.
The editor of the book, Daphne Lee, explained in an interview that it refers to the fine hairs on our body. But I believe what she was actually trying to evoke is better encapsulated by the verb meremang, which means the standing of those fine hairs that usually occurs when we are spooked. Of course, remang does have a better ring to it than meremang as far as titles go.
So the logical test of this collection of 16 local horror short stories would be if they caused those fine hairs, particularly on the back of my neck (bulu tengkuk), to stand up straight while reading it.
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Tell us briefly about your story in the book, and what is the inspiration behind it? My story focuses on the downfall of a politician and his links to a toyol housed in an old mansion belonging to his dead father. Setting-wise, I drew inspiration from a visit to Kelantan. Over there, in its far northeast, […]
Tell us briefly about your story in the book, and what is the inspiration behind it? My story is about a creepy boy who spends a bit too much time on the internet looking up dubious things. His parents often leave him with the maid and go off gallivanting to the hills, but one weekend they […]
By Atikah Abdul Wahid I’ve always wanted to write a horror short story. Granted, my fiction writing resume is still quite short, but this story is one of my many firsts as a writer. When I saw the call for submission for the inaugural Remang horror anthology, I knew I wanted to take part in […]
Sharmilla, tell us briefly about your story in the book, and what is the inspiration behind it? The story’s title, “Grandmother Story”, literally explains the inspiration behind it – it is based on stories my paternal grandmother used to tell me as a child. In this case specifically, stories about the Indian supernatural being called […]
Tell us briefly about your story in the book, and what is the inspiration behind it? In my novel, Last Breath, I introduced the Huntsman. In this story, the evil force of the Huntsman is unleashed at a luxury condo with deadly consequences. What is the most difficult part of writing that story? Restraining myself […]