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Led by Il Maestro, the evil Sons of Entropy are assaulting the mansion that holds back the realm of monsters and stealing the life force from the besieged Gatekeeper.
High on a hillside overlooking Salem University, hidden in shadows and shrouded in silence, sits Nightingale Hall. Nightmare Hall, the students call it. Because that's where the terror began. When Maxie McKeon pledges Omega Phi Delta, she figures she's got it made. She loves her new sisters. And everyone knows Omegas throw the best parties and go out with the cutest guys. But someone on campus isn't crazy about the sorority. That person is just, well, crazy. And he - or she - is determined to destroy the house, and everyone in it. Joining Omega won't change Maxie's life. It will just shorten it.
Judgment of the Witch, The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal... Evil Unveiled. After hearing damning testimony, magistrate Woodward sentences the accused witch to death by burning. Desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel -- and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.
A rumination on the nature of evil, the story centers on a boy, Keith Hayward, who is drawn by his nature to an irresistible fascination with death and the taking of life. His father's brother, the good-looking, suave Uncle Till--the infamous Ladykiller, who has led a shadowy career as a local celebrity--recognizes his nephew's innermost nature and gleefully tutors him in art of doing ill without getting caught. Even a cold-blooded sociopath must learn some lessons in survival, it seems, and Uncle Till is only happy to provide a tutorial.
A single drop of blood, a creepy something, a mysterious sorceress--these are the elements that lure Rose Rita Pottinger and Lewis Barnavelt into their most spine-tingling adventure ever. Who would have guessed that the research for their talent show magic act would ensnare these misfit friends in a web of sorcery, vengeance, and spooky creatures from beyond the grave? In all their many perilous pursuits, this may be their most fright-filled ever!.
Laura and Elizabeth Buchanan's lives were changed forever when their little sister Peggy was found dead in the icy water of the family's pool. But Peggy never left her sisters. As Laura and Elizabeth grow up, a string of inexplicable deaths threatens to shatter their lives. Each corpse shows signs of frostbite--and each victim's dying moments are tortured by a merciless little girl in a white dress.
Trying out their new games, "Spirits and Spells", in the old Gulbrandsen place seemed like a cool idea to Gerry, Tansy and their friends. That was before they found out what was in the attic, and the basement, and everywhere in between.
These amazing true stories are about real kids who have saved lives, discovered missing persons, predicted disasters, and more through dreams and extrasensory powers.
A collection of stories by nine different authors -- Payal Dhar, Anshumani Ruddra, Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, Samhita Arni, Kaushik Viswanath, Siddhartha Sarma, Arunava Sinha, Adil Marawala, and Nilanjana S. Roy.
Discovering a cool tree house in the Fear Street Woods, which is reputed to be haunted, Dyland and Steve wonder if the rumors are true and decide to spend a weekend in the tree house anyway, with spooky results.
If you combined clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what would you get? Steampunk: Poe! This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the classic 19th century American writer whose literary talent continues to open the mind to countless interpretations. Every Poe story and poems is fully illustrated with steampunk-inspired art--from 1920s aviation gear to elaborate musical instruments--creating a fresh perspective on his work containing bizarre characters of madmen and mystery. Just in time for Halloween, Steampunk: Poe is the perfect classic horror choice with a haunting steampunk twist!
T.J. Kaminski discovered a way to jumpstart her career as a performance artist: conjure something up in Pittsburgh's Schenley Park. They have the power to grant her every wish, but they also have steel-grey eyes and razor-sharp teeth.
I first met Stephen King in a shoeshine parlor. It was like finding a Woodrow Wilson dime or a Maine roadmap with a town named Jerusalem's Lot. It was like ...well, it was like a story by Stephen King.
Fear Street -- where your worst nightmares live... Emily wants to like her stepsister, but it hasn't been easy. As soon as Jessie moves in, she takes over Emily's room, steals Emily's clothes, and lies to everyone. Then Emily picks up Jessie's diary and learns a horrifying secret. Is Jessie really capable of murder? Emily tries to tell her parents, but no one believes her. So it's up to Emily to expose the "real" Jessie -- if she can stay alive.
Robert R. McCammon, one of the supreme masters of horror, takes us into a mind-bending landscape bursting with the most savage terrors imaginable. STINGER...an enemy more fearsome, more hideous than the most heart-stopping nightmares. STINGER...who ravages a remote Texas town until the men and women of Inferno rise up in a final, desperate battle. No evil yet known to man can match the searing hell of.... Stinger.
An ordinary suburban man is able to read the minds of his neighbors and is haunted by the apparition of a mysterious woman.
London, 1783. Orphan Cirrus Flux is being watched. Merciless villains are conniving to steal the world's most divine power--The Breath of God--which they believe Cirrus has inherited. Now he faces a perilous journey through the dirty backstreets of the city as a sinister mesmerist, a tiny man with an all-seeing eye, and a skull-collecting scoundrel pursue him. Cirrus must escape them, but he'll need to trust some unlikely allies if he hopes to thwart his foes . . . and survive a grand and terrifying showdown. From the Hardcover edition.
A London doctor discovers a drug which can split a person's personality and physical appearance into two distinct parts, good and evil.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series. Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate--and eliminate--human evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Today Stevenson's novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller. These original pieces are written with British spellings but not always the traditional British punctuation. This collection also includes some of the author's grimmest short fiction: "Lodging for the Night," "The Suicide Club," "Thrawn Janet," (written in Scottish dialect) "The Body Snatcher," and "Markheim." Included are a timeline of the author's life, a brief history of his life, an in-depth analysis and recap of the title story, discussion questions, further readings, and more. Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Body Snatcher, Olalla, A Chapter on Dreams (abridged), and Diagnosing Jekyll: The Scientific Context to Dr Jekyll's Experiment and Mr Hyde's Embodiment
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Performance Adaptations, Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)by Katherine Linehan
The famous story about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Mr Edward Hyde. Backgrounds and Contexts includes a wealth of materials on the tale's publication history as well as its relevance to Victorian culture. Twelve of Stevenson's letters from the years 1885-87 are excerpted, along with his essay A Chapter on Dreams, in which he comments on the plot's origin. Ten contemporary responses--including those by Julia Wedgwood, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Henry James--illustrate Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's initial reception. Stevenson's 1885 tale Markheim, a precursor to Jekyll and Hyde and a window onto the Victorian sensation market, is reprinted in its entirety in this Norton Critical Edition. Karl Miller, Jenni Calder, and Judith Halberstam discuss literary genres central to Jekyll and Hyde. Four scientific essays--including one by Stephen Jay Gould--elucidate Victorian conceptions of atavism, multiple-personality disorder, narcotics addiction, and sexual aberration. Judith R. Walkowitz and Walter Houghton consider the implications of Victorian moral conformity and political disunity for society at large. Performance Adaptations addresses--in writings by C. Alex Pinkston, Jr., Charles King, and Scott Allen Nollen--the many ways in which Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been dramatized over more than a century and explores its status as a perpetually effective vehicle for changing psychological and social concerns. A checklist of major performance adaptions is provided, along with a sampler of publicity photos. Criticism includes essays by G. K. Chesterton, Vladimir Nabokov, Peter K. Garrett, Patrick Brantlinger, and Katherine Linehan that center on the tale's major themes of morality, allegory, and self-alienation. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Dr. Jekyll is a kind and respected man. His friends cannot understand his companionship with the wicked, mysterious Mr. Hyde, who seems to have come from nowhere and yet has a terrible hold on the doctor. Even as Hyde commits crimes that shock all of London, no one can guess how -- or why -- the two men are so close. Only at the very end of this gripping tale is the incredible truth revealed. Adapted by Mitsu Yamamoto.
The small town of Sullivan has barricaded itself against the outside world. It is one of the last enclaves of civilization and the residents are determined that their town remain free from the strange and terrifying plague that is sweeping the land--a plague that transforms ordinary people into murderous, bloodthirsty madmen. But the transformation is only the beginning. With the shocking realization that mankind is evolving into something different, something horrifying, the struggle for survival becomes a battle to save humanity.
On January 24, 1989, Ted Bundy was put to death in Florida's electric chair for the murder of three young women, though he had confessed to murdering at least 35others as well. Ann Rule tells his story and the story of their friendship. [From the back cover.] Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal serial killer. Little did she know that the young man who was her close friend was the savage slayer she was hunting. Ted Bundy was everyone's picture of a natural "winner": handsome, charming, brilliant in law school, successful with women, on the verge of a dazzling career. On January 24, 1989, Ted Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women. He had also confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more young women from coast to coast. This is his story, written by a woman who thought she knew Ted Bundy--until she began to pull all the evidence together, and the whole terrifying picture emerged from the dark depths. "The most fascinating killer in modern American history. ... Ann Rule has an extraordinary angle that makes The Stranger Beside Me as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight."--The New York Times
Laurie Stratton finally has everything a sixteen-year-old could ever want. But just as her perfect summer comes to a close, things start to unravel when her boyfriend insists he saw her out with another guy-when Laurie was really home sick! More mysterious sightings convince Laurie someone very real is out there, watching her. . . .The truth reveals a long-lost sister who has spent the years growing bitter and dangerous. She has learned how to haunt Laurie, but the visits soon become perilous. She wants something from Laurie-her life!
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