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They were strangers.<P> A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common--except fear.<P> They were victims.<P> Cold and stark, an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares.<P> They were chosen.<P> And they could not escape. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them drawing them to the Tranquility Motel--where the terrifying truth was waiting....
In Palmerston, Pennsylvania, two men in long coats walk calmly into a crowded fast food restaurant--then, slowly and methodically, gun down sixty-eight people. They take time to reload. On the Promenade of Santa Monica, California, a teenaged girl gives sightseeing tips to a distinguished English tourist. She won't be going home tonight. In Dyersburg, Montana, a grief-stricken son tries to make sense of the accident that killed his parents-then finds a note stuffed in his father's favorite chair. It says, "We're not dead." Three seemingly unrelated events, these are the first signs of an unimaginable network of fear that will lead one unlikely hero to a chilling confrontation with The Straw Men. No one knows who they are-or why they kill. But they must be stopped. Michael Marshall's electrifying debut novel is an instant masterpiece of modern suspense. An epic thriller for anyone who has feared that someone is watching us.
The kids who are trapped in Horror Land thought they had reason enough to panic. That was before they reached Panic Park. It seemed like the only way to escape the mysterious villain who's playing puppet-master with their lives. But Panic Park is a perilous place, and it makes Horror Land seem like Happy Land!Now they must face their greatest fears--and team up with the unlikeliest allies--in this shocking conclusion to the ride of a lifetime
When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence, but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that crisscrosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this long-awaited tale of passion and terror is finally back in print after more than 20 years.
The Despair has plagued the earth for five years. Most of the world's population has inexplicably died by its own hand, and the few survivors struggle to remain alive. A mysterious, shadowy group called the Collectors has emerged, inevitably appearing to remove the bodies of the dead. But in the crumbling state of Florida, a man named Norman takes an unprecedented stand against the Collectors, propelling him on a journey across North America. It's rumored a scientist in Seattle is working on a cure for the Despair, but in a world ruled by death, it won't be easy to get there.
Martin is going to Bible Camp for the summer. He's going to learn archery and swimming, and he's going to make new friends. He's pretty excited, but that's probably because nobody told him that this is a horror novel. Eleven-year-old Martin's mother works in the movie business, doing (what else?) special-effects make-up for horror movies. She has a job in Toronto but doesn't have the money to hire somebody to look after Martin, so he volunteers to ship himself off to Bible camp, where someone is systematically killing off the campers in various maniacal ways. The violence is right out of a 1980s-style horror flick, as is the cast of characters: Martin and his fellow campers; Chip and his fellow camp counselors; and affable Father Tony, the camp's leader. Lean and mean and hugely entertaining, with no high-falutin' literary pretenses note to fans of slasher flicks: yes, the villain is exactly who you think it is but with a genuinely shocking conclusion, the book should be a big hit with old-school horror fans.
Private detective/wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is suckered into tangling in the affairs of Faerie, where the fate of the entire world--and his soul--are at stake.
From the moment Rachel's family takes in her orphaned cousin Julia, strange things start to happen. Rachel grows suspicious but soon finds herself alienated from her own life. Julia seems to have enchanted everyone to turn against her, leaving Rachel on her own to try and prove that Julia is a witch. One thing about Julia is certain-she is not who she says she is, and Rachel's family is in grave danger.
Darkness is descending on the small town of Rio Verde, Arizona. An evil older than time is rising from the desert, waiting for night to fall and a reign of terror to begin... Brad Woods had performed a lot of autopsies, but never one like this. The body was purged of all blood. And something told Brad this was only the beginning of a nightmare. Fear made Sue Wing run from the darkened school that night, fear she could only name in the Cantonese her grandmother; Cup-hu-girngsi... corpse-who-drinks-blood... Vampires. The Devil, incarnate, stalking the streets of Rio Verde. Small-town reporters like Rich Carter didn't believe in such things. But he would come to believe with a faith borne of horror after horror...
The perfect suntan. Soaking up the rays. Fun on the beach. That's what Claudia Walker had in mind when she accepted her friend Marla's invitation to spend the weekend at her cliff side beach house. Then Claudia begins to suspect that the series of "accidents" that have occurred at the house are anything but accidental.
A beautiful vampire of consummate, immortal power ... lust beyond the warmth of blood ... revenge beyond desire ... the world lay at her feet ... the kiss of life has never been so deadly.
A hit man who kills with coincidence... A detective caught in a war between two worlds... A man whose terrible appetites hide an even darker secret . . .Dark Horse once again teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound) to bring you this masterful marriage of the darkness without and the darkness within. Supernatural Noir is an anthology of original tales of the dark fantastic from twenty modern masters of suspense, including Brian Evenson, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Gregory Frost, Jeffrey Ford, and many more.
Firmly in the tradition of horror masters like Stephen King and John Saul, this new novel brings a new touch of terror to the old-fashioned ghost story. In Superstition, a spirit spawned in the too-fertile imaginations of a group of individuals begins to wreak brutal vengeance on its creators.
Stine is the world's bestselling horror writer for children, but this is his first novel for adults. Liam is a bachelor professor of folklore and he's incurably superstitious. When people start getting murdered, it seems that Liam's demons are real.
A romantic weekend getaway turns into a nightmare when a woman is kidnapped. But ransom is not the kidnappers' goal; they plan to turn Lisa into a star ... in a snuff film.
In 1960s Toronto, two girls retreat to their attics to escape the loneliness and isolation of their lives. Polly lives in a house bursting at the seams with people, while Rose is often left alone by her busy parents. Polly is a down-to-earth dreamer with a wild imagination and an obsession with ghosts; Rose is a quiet, ethereal waif with a sharp tongue. Despite their differences, both girls spend their days feeling invisible and seek solace in books and the cozy confines of their respective attics. But soon they discover they aren't alone--they're actually neighbors, sharing a wall. They develop an unlikely friendship, and Polly is ecstatic to learn that Rose can actually see and talk to ghosts. Maybe she will finally see one too! But is there more to Rose than it seems? Why does no one ever talk to her? And why does she look so... ghostly? When the girls find a tombstone with Rose's name on it in the cemetery and encounter an angry spirit in her house who seems intent on hurting Polly, they have to unravel the mystery of Rose and her strange family... before it's too late.
AN EPIC JOURNEY OF TERROR ACROSS A LAND SEETHING WITH UNSPEAKABLE HORRORS. AMERICA!-HAUNTED BY AN EVIL WHOSE TIME HAS FINALLY COME. An ancient evil roams the blasted, nightmare country, an evil as old as time. He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, the Man of Many Faces, gathering under his power the forces of human greed and madness. He is seeking to destroy a child, the one called Swan. From Robert R. McCammon, one of the living masters of horror, comes a stunning tale of sheer fright and power where the end of the world is just the beginning of mankind's ultimate struggle.
The ghost of a little girl who disappeared thirty years ago returns to the town where she met an early end. She has revenge on her mind, and she's brought friends to help her carry it out.
Amanda and Danny's babysitter tells them a scary story about a blue monkey that brings a curse to an entire family, but when they find the monkey buried in their backyard they begin to think the curse is now on them.
To keep her sister Karen from reading her diary, Elizabeth has put a warning in it saying the diary is magic and goblins will punish those who read it. Karen reads the diary and believes Elizabeth's warning. Now the goblins are coming to get her.
Kim Chen is annoyed about her little brother finding her secret hiding place in the attic. To scare him away, she tells him that the attic is haunted. Kim thought she had made the story up, but later that night she hears someone creeping about.
Abridged versions of horror stories by Poe. Includes The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and more.
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."--H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature". Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre. In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition: The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals. Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil. Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes--available for a bloodcurdling price. The Freshman by Philip José Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University. PLUS EIGHTEEN MORE SPINE-TINGLING TALES!
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