Southern Blood reviewers have said:
"This may be the most eagerly awaited anthology in Australian publishing history … a stunning collection of the fascinating and frightening, hauntingly illustrated by artists including Nick Stathopoulos, Trudi Canavan, and Keira McKenzie."
The West Australian, 3 January 2004
"…the pick of the year's crop … A trio of horror meisters — Geoffrey Maloney, Terry Dowling and Robert Hood — kick off the anthology with a set of harrowing reads…"
Jason Nahrung, Brisbane Courier Mail, 13 December 2003
"…this is a remarkably wide-ranging book, with stories covering the spectrum
from traditional atmospheric ghost stories to tautly plotted serial killer thrillers, and from surrealistic horror to tales of psychological sorrow."
Tim Pratt, Locus, December 2003.
"There's a nightmare lurking in the streets of Parramatta … the stories are skin prickling, atmospheric and often thought provoking."
Clare Harvey, Parramatta Advertiser, 7 January 2004.
"An exciting, landmark anthology featuring many of Australia's best practitioners of the weird and the horrific … a dark heart is beating in Australian horror, and Southern Blood has its finger firmly on that pulse."
Leigh Blackmore (editor Terror Australis)