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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!
When H. P. Lovecraft first introduced his macabre universe in the pages of Weird Tales magazine, the response was electrifying. Gifted writers--among them his closest peers--added sinister new elements to the fear-drenched landscape. Here are some of the most famous original stories from the pulp era that played a pivotal role in reflecting the master's dark vision. FANE OF THE BLACK PHARAOH by Robert Bloch: A man obsessed with unearthing dark secrets succumbs to the lure of the forbidden. BELLS OF HORROR by Henry Kuttner: Infernal chimes ring the promise of dementia and mutilation. THE FIRE OF ASSURBANIPAL by Robert E. Howard: In the burning Afghan desert, a young American unleashes an ancient curse. THE ABYSS by Robert A. W. Lowndes: A hypnotized man finds himself in an alternate universe, trapped on a high wire between life and death. AND SIXTEEN MORE TALES OF ICY TERROR.
In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human. This e-boxed set includes Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone, and the all-new short story "Dead & Gone."
An Old English Ghost Tale for early readers. The teeny tiny woman goes out for a picnic and brings back a treasure, but somebody or something wants it back.
Two of R.L. Stine's most popular stories--plus a new, never-before-released vampire tale! In "Goodnight Kiss #1", Matt must save his girlfriend April from a vampire hypnotizing her with intoxicating kisses. In "Goodnight Kiss #2", Billy has vowed to destroy the vampires who last summer preyed on his girlfriend. And in "The Vampire Club", Pete discovers his new club's terrible secret when they try to make him a permanent member.
Ten 'true' stories about strange and mysterious creatures. Do creepy creatures really exist in America? After reading in this book the accounts of such monsters as Lizard Man, Champ, Momo, and Whitey, you can make up your own mind...
Michael loves his wife, but after the tragic accident to their daughter Lillian, Miriam was untouchable, like a dream. Desperate, hoping that his living nightmare will finally end, and yearning to lie once again in the arms of his beautiful wife, Michael hires a nurse to care for his beloved. But though Nurse Randolph's powerful presence has done wonders for Miriam, the nurse's ominous yet erotic dominance over Michael fills him with a strange, shuddering sense of doom. And nothing can make the terror disappear, especially not Tender Loving Care....
From award-winning author Brian Keene comes a darkly suspenseful tale of crime and the common man--with a surprising jolt of the supernatural... Tommy O'Brien once hoped to leave his run-down industrial hometown. But marriage and fatherhood have kept him running in place, working a job that doesn't even pay the bills. And now he seems fated to stay for the rest of his life. Tommy's just learned he's going to die young--and soon.
I threw off my covers and leapt out of bed. John scrambled down from the top bunk, and we both bolted to my open bedroom window. My heart was pounding in my chest. I was wide awake now, and I listened to the roar of the tractor in the still, dark night. And then: It stopped. The tractor sputtered and coughed. The engine stopped.
"Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom." -Men's Journal Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core. "Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly "In the hands of a lesser writer than Dan Simmons, THE TERROR might well have dissolved into a series of frigid days and three-dog nights. But Simmons is too good a writer to ignore the real gold in his story-its beleaguered cast." -Bookpage "Guaranteed to have readers pulling their covers up to their noses, THE TERROR will make for a blood-freezing, bedtime read this winter-and any season thereafter." -Pages
Matt has always wanted a magic kit. One day his grandma and grandpa sent him a magic kit for Christmas. Before Matt read the directions he tried to make something disappear. What follows thereafter is suspenseful.
A novel by the bestselling author of Mine and Swan Song ROBERT R. McCAMMON. Across the centuries, an evil returns to feast upon the City of Angels -and millions sway beneath their deadly spell. On Sunset and Hollywood boulevards, unspeakable horrors lurk in the darkness. They are the undead, nightmares in human form, dark disciples of death who prey upon the living. Now nature succumbs to the evil, raging in a fury of sandstorm and tidal wave. And in the castle of a murdered screen idol, high above the ravaged city, the Prince of Darkness and his minions prepare a welcome for the last terrified survivors.
Mr. Hood's Holiday House is a place where every childhood whim may be satisfied. But there is a price to be paid. Harvey Swick embraces this wonderland, without considering the consequences.
On the heels of Dhampir, Barb and J. C. Hendee's acclaimed fantasy debut, comes a new novel featuring Magiere and Leesil, slayers of the undead. . . Magiere the dhampir and Leesil, her half-elf partner, are called out of their self-imposed retirement when vampires besiege the town of Bela-and are discovered to be in a league with the town's most prominent elders. . .
In a moment of carelessness, Billy sideswipes an old gypsy woman as she's crossing the street. "Thinner", the woman's father whispers, and caresses his cheek, like a lover. Just one word... but six weeks later and 93 pounds lighter, Billy is more than worried.
The saga of the possessed cheerleaders of Shadyside High continues... Corky is tormented by dreams of her dead sister Bobbi. What terrifying message is Bobbi trying to give her? When the evil begins again -- more gruesome than ever -- Corky knows she must learn the secret that will destroy the spirit's power for good -- or be the next to die.
Kody Frasier swore she'd come back to 99 Fear Street, because the spirit of her dead sister Cally is trapped there, waiting to be set free.
All Chris really wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. So while his hometown performs an ancient ritual that keeps Tch'muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in another world, Chris desperately tries to save himself from his own vampiric fate.
The Thirteenth is the final story in the cult favorite Vampire Huntress series. The nation is under martial law, and if things weren't bad enough, the Dark Realm breaks the sixth biblical seal, plunging the world into perpetual darkness--and irrevocably into the Armageddon.
Contains book #1 - Dead Witch Walking and book #2 The Good, the Bad, and the Undead. Bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan calls the Hollows, the menacing, magical section of Cincinnati, her home-as do all the supernatural beings spawned from the Angel virus, the great plague that killed much of humanity. With her line of work, even the shadows steer clear of her. Yet even a down-and-out witch can find a friend or two. In Rachel's case, long, cool Ivy Tamwood, a non-practicing vampire, and Jenks, a testy if astute pixie whose favorite hang-out is one of Rachel's earrings. In Dead Witch Walking, Rachel wants to quit the Federal Inderlander Service and tries to get out of her contract by bending the rules for a captured leprechaun, who grants her three wishes. But her plan backfires when her boss casts a deadly spell on her, effectively rendering her homeless, friendless and, of course, jobless in an instant-until Ivy comes through, letting her share her digs in a deconsecrated Hollows church. Rachel soon catches wind of illegal trafficking of the street drug Brimstone, which can be linked to wealthy businessman Trent Kalamack. Hoping to offer the I.S. a huge prize to buy out her contract-and cancel the hit still out on her-Rachel tracks and glamours her way into Kalamack's good graces. But it isn't until the trail leads her to something even worse than Brimstone that Rachel realizes how big a powder keg she's sitting on The Good, The Bad and the Undead finds Rachel struggling to make ends meet after setting up her own PI firm with Ivy and Jenks-and still getting into hot water. She may have survived werewolf attacks and changeling demons, but now someone's killing witches left and right, and the Federal Inderland Service wants her to track down the killer. That should be more than enough to fill a witch's days.. .and then Ivy's mentor, the master vampire Piscary, begins to notice her. Suspicious that Piscary knows more about the killings than he admits, Rachel heads for a confrontation that could end her career-permanently.
The final installment of the gripping Deptford Histories introduces Thomas, a grizzled seamouse haunted by the dark and deadly events of his past.
The vampires had been living in London since the time of Elizabeth I, but now they were being ruthlessly murdered by someone who ripped their coffins open for the light of day to burn them to ashes. No vampire could endure the daylight to destroy the murderer. They had to turn to a mortal human for aid. Thus it was that Professor James Asher,- one-time spy, returned home to find his young wife in a strange coma and Simon Ysidro, oldest of the London vampires, waiting for him. Ysidro, although polite, left no doubt of his power to locate his spell on the young woman, wherever she might flee. Asher must agree to find the destroyer of the vampires for them. But if he found the Killer, what must happen then? What would inevitably be the fate of any mortal human who learned the identities and locations of the vampires?
Three Dean koontz novels: Strangers-The voice of the night-The mask
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