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Readers play the role of a new kid at school joins the Horror Club of Bat Wing Hall. A scavenger hunt reveals that other members are really monsters. A spooky adventure with 20 possible endings.
Bram Stoker Award winner 2000. Three friends are determined to see the Traveling Vampire Show when it arrives in the summer of 1963. Their efforts yield far more than they ever imagined.
A shattering childhood tragedy left Quentin Fears devastated and unable to cope with the world and its citizens. It didn't, however, prevent him from making millions through brilliant investments. And now the enigmatic recluse has experienced the extraordinarily unexpected: love at first sight. But a whirlwind courtship and marriage to Madeleine -- beautiful, witty, and equally ill-at-ease with reality -- is bringing Quentin something other than the bliss he anticipated, for now he must meet his new wife's family. A bizarre, dysfunctional collection of extreme characters, they are guarding a secret both shocking and terrifying -- as is Madeleine herself. And suddenly Quentin Fears must prevent his dream woman from unleashing an ageless malevolence intent on ruling the world.
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.
The trials: seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan - or else face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing. . .
An original full-length supernatural thriller set in Havana, Cuba, from an acclaimed Bram Stoker Award-nominated author. Jack Gilliard is a man with a dark past, and he hasn't been back to the United States for more than a decade. But when he washes up in Havana, Cuba, he finds himself being drawn into a business darker than he ever dared think. Ancient passions, ancient treacheries, an age-old curse, and the evils of his past are now consuming the present--and Jack is caught in the midst of it all. To survive, all he has to do is leave the country--a prospect much more difficult than anticipated. But the real question is: can Jack escape before the darkness claims him altogether?
Set against a glamorous winter background of skiing and a fancy mountaintop condo, here's the most chilling game of "truth or dare" ever: a group of friends, a ski weekend, and one of them found dead in a ski locker. Someone would rather kill than tell the truth!
Darren, Evra, and Mr. Crepsley leave the Cirque du Freak and get a taste of the city, but when corpses drained of blood are discovered, Darren and Evra must confront a dangerous creature of the night.
Jack is spending the summer on a private island far from modern conveniences. No Wi-Fi, no cell service, no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very peculiar children in his care. The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion atop a windswept hill, he senses something cold, something more sinister than even the dark house itself. Soon, he feels terribly isolated and alone. Yet he is not alone. The house has visitors--peering in the windows, staring from across the shore. But why doesn't anyone else see them . . . and what do they want? As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn't crazy. . . . Or is he? From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes a mind-bending story that will leave you realizing how subtle the lines that separate reality, imagination, and insanity really are.
Suze has gotten used to ghosts. She's a mediator, after all, and communicating with the dead is all in a day's work. So she certainly never expected to fall in love with one: Jesse, a nineteenth- century hottie. But when she discovers that she has the power to determine who becomes a ghost in the first place, Suze begins to freak. It means she can alter the course of history ... and prevent Jesse's murder, keeping him from ever becoming a ghost -- and from ever meeting Suze. Will Jesse choose to live without her, or die to love her.
When a renegade Other absconds with a fabled book of spells and wants to use it to alter the course of history, the Dark and Light Ones unite to stop him.
Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc has spent her whole career trying to determine the cause of her father's schizophrenia. She always felt that if she could unravel the disease's origins, she could cure the man who left her and her brother, Marc, to practically raise themselves on the Louisiana Bayou. When Marc takes his own life, Madeleine embarks on a shocking journey into her family's history--fraught with dark secrets, conjured demons, and a powerful relative who puts Madeleine's own life and property in peril. The only way she can save herself is to face the ghosts of the past, the dangers of the present, and the twisted ladder that links them all together.
In The Ultimate Dracula, some of the world's best-known authors of the fantastic and horror fiction explore the legend of Bram Stoker's classic monster.
Humans versus vampires. In a dark futuristic metropolis, humans are fighting a civil war against a subculture group of humans known as "hemophages." Genetically modified by a vampire-like disease, these outcasts pit their great speed and strength against the humans' relentless weapons in the gritty urban streets. Violet is an infected person, a beautiful, intelligent woman who possesses razor-sharp survival instincts. Caught up in the middle of this escalating conflict, Violet must protect an extraordinary nine-year-old boy named Six. While the vampires and humans seek to use the boy's unique genetic makeup to eliminate each other, Violet has no idea of his terrifying secret-- one that can destroy both races...
Becka and Ryan have been sent to help Jaimie, an actress in a horror movie. She believes a vampire is stocking her and has fang marks on her neck. Becka is skeptical until she sees the vampire herself. When the actress is burned by the touch of a crucifix on the movie set, Becka and Ryan determine to get to the bottom of this strange situation.
A trip to the mall turns into a nightmare when you enter a strange magic shop and find yourself trying to escape from an evil magician who has some terrifying tricks up his sleeve.
The official novelization of the third installment of the Underworld film series--a prequel to the first two films that explores the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the ageless, aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. The film opens in theaters on January 23. Original.
THE UNKNOWN BECKONS YOU... Deep into the impossible, to the farthest reaches of the unreal, through strange dimensions and brave new worlds. Your guides, the boldest travelers ever to explore the uncharted realm of Fantasy: HENRY KUTTNER shows you the all-too-human problems of a saint in spite of himself... L. SPRAGUE de CAMP weaves a weird, witty fable of a Being old as history... THEODORE STURGEON chronicles the bizarre progress of an ordinary man trapped in a most extraordinary warp of time... FREDERIC BROWN spins a tall and terrifying tale of the Second Coming of Satan... PLUS seven other voyages into the utterly unexpected with FRITZ LEIBER, H. L. GOLD, ROBERT K. ARTHUR, ANTHONY BOUCHER, MANLY WADE WELLMAN, and MALCOLM JAMESON... THE UNKNOWN-The most outstanding collection of fantasy writing ever to appear in a single paperback volume!
Lush and deceptively tranquil, the secluded island basks in splendid isolation off the South Carolina coast-as does the Devereaux mansion, a once-great plantation house now crumbling amid the ancient oaks. Now, for the first time in two decades, Kevin Devereaux has returned here with his wife and children to visit Kevin's hated, frightening mother. She said she was ill-but is that really why the old woman has summoned the son she has not seen in so many years? Suddenly, horribly, one of the Devereauxs is going to die. And now, all the dark secrets of this once-proud Southern family will emerge to wrap their evil around the unsuspecting children. Until, in the shadowed corridors and dust-covered rooms of the decaying old house, they learn the true terror of..
A terrifying novel of suspense based on the Rhine parapsychology experiments at Duke University After experiencing a precognitive dream that ends her engagement and changes her life forever, a young psychology professor from California decides to get a fresh start by taking ajob at Duke University in North Carolina. She soon becomes obsessed with the files from the world- famous Rhine parapsychology lab experiments, which attempted to prove that ESP really exists. Along with a handsome professor, she uncovers troubling cases, including one about a house supposedly haunted by a poltergeist, investigated by another research team in 1965. Unaware that the entire original team ended up insane or dead, the two professors and two exceptionally gifted Duke students move into the abandoned mansion to replicate the investigation, with horrifying results. The Unseen is Alexandra Sokoloff's most thrilling novel to date: a story of deception, attraction, and the unknown.
What is happening to Lucy? Overwhelmed with grief over the death of her mother, Lucy spends her days sleeping, her nights out walking aimlessly. One rainy night, she becomes convinced that someone is following her, and frantically ducks into a cemetery to try to lose the stalker. Panicking she slips and stumbles into an open grave, only to discover she is not alone in there..... Almost immediately, Lucy begins having terrifying visions and dreams--as though someone, somewhere, were trying to tell her something-and she can't shake the feeling of an unseen presence, always watching, waiting to make its move...
Combining evocative style and atmosphere with memorab le characters and suspense, the authors holds our interest from beginning to end.
There are no words. . . Holly Summers is deaf, but she "hears" thanks to her immense talent for lip-reading. A child welfare officer, Holly moonlights for the Portland, Oregon, police, using her unique gift to aid in criminal investigations -- including one into the case of a recent string of women who have vanished without a trace. There is no sound. . . Witnessing unimaginable evil in the abuse cases she handles, Holly fights every day to salvage broken young lives. But her good works spark plenty of enemies; someone has targeted this avenging angel with a supernatural vow to harm her. And the terror begins when Holly's young daughter disappears. There are no dreams as dark as the horrors some men do. Fending off the shadows of an unearthly predator and the very real threats facing a woman in a man's world, Holly must listen to her deepest instincts for survival -- to save the one person for whom she is living.
Cassie Winslow is sixteen. She has just lost her mother in a terrible accident. Now, lonely and frightened, she has come to live with the father she barely knows and his new family in tiny False Harbor on Cape Cod. For Cassie, the strange, unsettling dreams that come to her suddenly in the dead of night are merely the beginning. Very soon, Cassie Winslow will come to know the terrifying powers that are her gift. And in the village of False Harbor, nothing will ever be the same.From the Paperback edition.
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