When Alice's friend Serena goes away she stays in her house, with its sunken bathtub and big-screen TV. Best of all is the outdoor swimming pool. But one night a stranger walks out of the woods and jumps naked into the pool. Alice hopes he won't be coming to get her, like so many have done before.
At 2:32 in the morning a Jaguar roars along a lonely road high in the California mountains. Behind the wheel sits a beautiful woman wearing only a skimpy, revealing nightgown. She's left her husband behind. She's after a different kind of man--someone as wild, daring, and passionate as herself. The man she wants is waiting for her... with wild plans of his own. The man waits patiently in the woods. When the woman stops to pick him up, he suggests they go to the Bend, where the river widens and there's a soft, sandy beach. With the stars overhead and moonlight on the water, it's an ideal place for love. But there will be no love tonight. In the morning a naked body will be found at the Bend-- a body missing more than its clothes. And the man will be waiting for someone else.
When Cat first appeared at Sam's door he couldn't believe his eyes. He hadn't seen her in ten years, but he'd never forgotten her. Not for a second. But before this night is through, Sam will enter a nightmare of blood and fear that he'll never be able to forget--no matter how hard he tries.
Donna Hayes finds out that her ex-husband Roy has just been released from prison. Roy is bent on seeking revenge against his wife, and, knowing this, Donna and daughter Sandy take off, with no true destination in mind. After a car accident in Northern California, they find themselves stuck in a small town called Malcasa Point. Prominent in this town is a place called the Beast House, where some rather disturbing killings have taken place. The creature living in this house comes out at night and never leaves the house. Nice twist on a haunted house and a it even has a love interest
When her boyfriend Duane fails to return after what should have been a quick trip to the convenience store, Sherry ventures out into the night to find him. And the night is dangerous in Los Angeles ...
A group of killers breaks into a home, leaving only two survivors. Now, one of the killers is sent after the ones that got away. We see the story unfold from two very different viewpoints.
Nothing much happens in Donnerville. At least not to the young librarian, Jane Kerry. Then one day Jane finds an envelope containing a fifty-dollar bill and a note instructing her to "Look homeward, angel." Jane pulls a copy of the Thomas Wolfe novel of that title off the shelf and finds a second envelope. This one contains a hundred-dollar bill and another clue. Like the first, it's signed, "MOG (Master of Games)." The game has begun.... But this is no ordinary game. As it goes on, it requires more and more of Jane's strength and ingenuity. It pushes her into actions that she knows are crazy, immoral or criminal--and it becomes continually more dangerous. More than once, Jane has to fight for her life. But she soon learns she can't quit this game. MOG won't let her. She'll have to play to the bitter end.
When Rupert Conway set out on a cruise with seven other people, he planned to swim a little, get some sun He certainly didn't plan to get shipwrecked. But after the yacht blew up, that's what happened--he and his shipmates were stranded on a deserted island. Luckily for them, the island has plenty of fresh water and enough food to last until they get rescued. And luckily for Rupert, most of his fellow castaways are attractive women. But that's where his luck ran out--because the castaways aren't alone on the island. In the dense jungle beyond the beach there's a maniac on the loose, a killer with a murderous heart, a clever mind and a taste for blood. He doesn't like his new neighbors and he plans to slaughter them all... one by one.
Like mother... Leigh is a beautiful girl, eighteen years old, headstrong and rebellious. All she wants from her summer by the lake is a chance to relax and have some fun. And that handsome boy she just met certainly looks like fun. But her summer fling will lead to terror. That night in the old abandoned house will haunt her nightmares for the rest of her life. ... like daughter. Eighteen years later, Leigh's daughter, Deana, doesn't know much about what happened to her mother all those years ago, and she doesn't particularly care. She too is looking for fun. What she finds instead is a shadowy figure out for blood -and his own twisted kind of fun. Killing Deana's boyfriend is just the beginning. Before he's done, both mother and daughter will be plunged into a whirlpool of fear and madness, from which death is the only escape.
Ed Logan, a college student, is heartbroken when his girlfriend breaks off their relationship. He takes a late night walk to be alone and think about things, but he gets more than he bargained for.
A mysterious rain falls on the town of Bixby, turning its inhabitants into vicious maniacs.
A man discovers he has the ability to bring people back from the dead, and he's determined to work his magic on the girl of his dreams. But he'll have to kill her first.
Amara was once the beautiful Princess of Egypt. Now, 4000 years later, she and her coffin are merely prized exhibits of the Charles Ward Museum. If you were to look at her today, you would see only a brittle bundle of bones and dried skin. But looks can be very deceiving, as Barney, the museum's night watchman, finds out. . . . Barney is the first to make the shocking discovery that the mummy's coffin has been broken open. But he doesn't have a chance to do anything about it. Amara is once again freed from the cramped confines of her coffin, free to walk the earth, free to stalk her prey. Free to kill. Nothing can satisfy her bloodlust. And no one can stop her. You cannot kill what is already dead.
Three friends are determined to see the Traveling Vampire Show, featuring the only known vampire in captivity, when it arrives in the summer of 1963. Janks Field, where the show will take place, has been declared off-limits because of its sinister history, but the three teens don't want to miss the performance... and their efforts yield far more than they ever imagined. <P><P> Bram Stoker Award winner in 2000.
A whacko walking into a workplace after first making a threatening phone call ("I'm gonna get you") serves as the premise for each of the three novellas in this grisly anthology.
When it was first published, Laymon's classic novel about a group of cannibalistic humanoid creatures was heavily edited. Now, for the first time ever, the missing text has been completely restored, allowing this horrifying novel to be read the way Laymon intended. A group of deformed, cannibalistic, humanoid creatures live in the woods as some unlucky travelers are about to find out.
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