The tales contained herein are of quite varied styles with similarly varied themes. Not many work as horror tales to the modern reader although some do still work very well and are still capable of sending a chill down the spine (such as "In the Forest of Villefore", "Horror from the Mound" and "The Graveyard Rats").
Others, while not particularly scary, are engaging and gripping reads (such as "Scarface") and some lack any aspect of the supernatural ("Fangs of Gold" and "Names in the black book").
Some, unfortuantely, fall pretty flat on all fronts (such as "The Thing on the Roof").
Most definitely the highlight of the collection, and the most scary story by far is "Pigeons from Hell", the closing story. Makes this collection worth reading just for this story.