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Hoping to be a real magician someday, Tim Swanson practices the tricks performed by his idol, Amaz-O. But when he attends one of Amaz-O's shows, Tim is upset to learn that his hero is a total grump, and decides to steal his bag of tricks.
The doctor lay mutilated in his living room while his wife and daughters turned the swimming pool red. Sick and twisted hatred swelled to strike again!
A new master of terror reigns supreme. And in his most horrifying novel yet, the clash between good and evil explodes in an apocalyptic showdown few will survive... From A Funfest... Each year, the residents of Pine Deep host the Halloween Festival, drawing tourists and celebrities from across the country to enjoy the deliciously creepy fun. Those who visit the small Pennsylvania town are out for a good time, but those who live there are desperately trying to survive... To A Bloodfest For a monstrous evil lives among them, a savage presence whose malicious power has grown too powerful even for death to hold it back. Only a handful of brave souls stand against the King of the Dead and a red wave of destruction. Daylight is fading and a bad moon is rising over Pine Deep. Keep watching the shadows...
It's Danielle's dream come true when she's picked to be lead singer of a hot band. But it's her nightmares that are worrying her -- hallucinations filled with violence and death. When a band member is ripped to shreds by a wild animal, Danielle can remember only one thing about that fatal night -- and that's herself running in the dark.
What happens to ordinary families into whose midst a child serial killer is born? This is the question at the center of William March's classic thriller. After its initial publication in 1954, the book went on to become a million-copy bestseller, a wildly successful Broadway show, and a Warner Brothers film. The spine-tingling tale of little Rhoda Penmark had a tremendous impact on the thriller genre and generated a whole perdurable crop of creepy kids. Today, The Bad Seed remains a masterpiece of suspense that's as chilling, intelligent, and timely as ever before.
The Piper clan emigrated from Scotland and founded the town of Santo Verde, California. The Gothic Victorian estate built there has housed the family for generations, and has also become home to an ancient evil forever linked to the Piper name. . . As a boy, Rick Piper discovered he had "the sight. " It was supposed to be a family myth, but Rick could see the greenjacks--the tiny mischievous demons who taunted him throughout his childhood--and who stole the soul of his twin brother Robin one Halloween night. Now a widower with two children of his own, Rick has returned home to build a new life. He wants to believe the greenjacks don't exist, that they were a figment of his own childish fears and the vicious torment he suffered at the hands of his brother. But he can still see and hear them, and they haven't forgotten that Rick escaped them so long ago. And this time, they don't just want Rick. This time they want his children. . .
Douglas Clegg has praised Tamara Thorne's gripping fiction as "fascinating rides into the heart of terror and mayhem. " Now the author of such supernatural thrillers as Haunted and Candle Bay unleashes. . . Bad ThingsThe Piper clan emigrated from Scotland and founded the town of Santo Verde, California. The Gothic Victorian estate built there has housed the family for generations, and has also become home to an ancient evil forever linked to the Piper name. . . As a boy, Rick Piper discovered he had "the sight. " It was supposed to be a family myth, but Rick could see the greenjacks--the tiny mischievous demons who taunted him throughout his childhood--and who stole the soul of his twin brother Robin one Halloween night. Now a widower with two children of his own, Rick has returned home to build a new life. He wants to believe the greenjacks don't exist, that they were a figment of his own childish fears and the vicious torment he suffered at the hands of his brother. But he can still see and hear them, and they haven't forgotten that Rick escaped them so long ago. And this time, they don't just want Rick. This time they want his children. . . Tamara Thorne has collected ghost stories, true and fictional, since she saw her first Twilight Zone as a tot, and continues to this day. In addition to writing novels and stories of the paranormal, she also writes non-fiction and is an active ghost hunter. She makes her home in southern California with her husband and their feline family, and when she's not writing, can be found haunting ghost towns, phantom-filled hotel rooms, and other spooky places. Tamara loves to hear from her readers.
From celebrated comic artist Mike Mignola and award-winning novelist Christopher Golden comes a work of gothic storytelling like no other. Reminiscent of the illustrated tales of old, here is a lyrical, atmospheric novel of the paranormal--and a chilling allegory for the nature of war. "Why do dead men rise up to torment the living?" Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. "It was you called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves.... You killers. You berserkers.... You will never be rid of us now." When Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire on the hellish battlefields of World War I, the world is forever changed. For a virulent plague has been unleashed--a plague that even death cannot end. Now the lone soldier in an eternal struggle against darkness, Baltimore summons three old friends to a lonely inn--men whose travels and fantastical experiences incline them to fully believe in the evil that is devouring the soul of mankind. As the men await their old friend, they share their tales of terror and misadventure, and contemplate what part they will play in Baltimore's timeless battle. Before the night is through, they will learn what is required to banish the plague--and the creature who named Baltimore his nemesis--once and for all.
Everyone thinks Cooper Holmes is a scaredy-cat. But when he moves into a new house deep in the woods, scary things really do start to happen.
The fifteenth novel based on the TV series Dark Shadows. It was Halloween night when Barnabas and his lovely distant cousin Roxanna decided to visit the Gypsy fortuneteller. "What do you see in my future?" Roxanna asked nervously. In the shadowy tent, the ancient Gypsy was some- how frightening, and Roxanna was grateful that Barnabas was with her. The Gypsy lowered her eyes to gaze into the crystal. "Your house is under a curse," she said at last. "The cold hand of death is over it. There will be sudden and violent deaths ... many of them!"
Sixteenth in the Dark Shadows series. When Professor Anthony Collins decides to catalog his Egyptian relics at Collinwood, he brings with him the mummy of King Rehotip, who "died" over 2000 years ago. Only the professor knows that Rehotip is really in a state of suspended animation. One night, the professor brings the mummy to life. Suddenly a young girl is killed. The police suspect Quentin Collins. Maggie Evans, certain the killer is the mummy, wants to warn the police. Professor Collins threatens to accuse Barnabas if she does. Frightened into silence, Maggie lives in terror, wondering if she will be the next victim.
Against her will, Anita Burgess accompanies her brother Jeffrey to Collinwood. He is determined to get revenge against Quentin Collins who he believes is responsible for his best friend's death. Pretending friendship toward Quentin, Anita and Jeffrey learn he has established a Black Magic center at Collinwood and has several young women completely under his power. Jeffrey enlists Barnabas's aid in his struggle to destroy Quentin-both to avenge his friend's death and to free the young women. But he does not realize that by destroying Quentin, he risks destroying Anita as well. The twentieth novel based on the TV series, Dark Shadows.
Tony Abbott combines the best of the action, suspense, and humor that has made DROON a hit for almost a decade -- and takes it to the next level in this spooky new middle grade series. Could the road to the afterlife be a two-way street? Derek's brother Ronny isn't himself. No, really. Ronny's body has been taken over by the long-dead soul of a man named Virgil Black. Lucky for him, Virgil is one of the good guys. Not all of them are. In fact, a Legion of evil souls is staging a serious comeback. And they're staging it at Bayou Malpierre, the site of Derek's most horrible nightmare. That nightmare is about to get even worse. . . .
Connor Buckley and his friends start playing a new role-playing card game called Be Afraid. But they soon realize that everything they do in the game is coming true in real life. Will they be able to return home, or are they are trapped in the game?
Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. And that makes her the least popular member of the girls' basketball team. But all of that is about to change. Sam's met someone who can grant her three wishes. Too bad Sam wasn't more careful when she asked for each one... It's another fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND series. Now with all-new bonus materials including an author interview and more!
Climbing on an exciting new amusement park ride, Ashley longs for just one more ride, but when her car returns, Ashley has disappeared, and her closest friend must also get on The Beast in order to rescue her.
Ginger and her identical twin brothers, Nat and Pat, are lost in the woods. There's something odd about the woods....and then they meet the beasts.
What is it about the old Wilder Creek Bridge? Even after it's torn down--especially after it's torn down--why does it continue to exude a sense of deadly menace that arouses both Lewis Barnavelt's curiosity... and his deepest fears? Unable to resist the lure of its mysteries, Lewis and his best friend, Rose Rita Pottinger, discover both shocking secrets and a monster so terrible that even the combined efforts of Lewis, Rose Rita, Uncle Jonathan, and Mrs. Zimmermann may not be enough to save themselves-- and all humankind-- from its ferocious grasp. Brad Strickland continues the best-selling series of the late John Bellairs in this hair-raising mystery-adventure sure to bring shivers to Lewis Barnavelt's many fans.
Scaring stuffed animals and the family pet is easy for Boris, but when people are around, this beast gets too nervous to say boo! Can he get over his stage fright in time for Halloween? Limited picture descriptions added.
The master of suspense delivers a hard-core horror story to thrill and chill. Fans will get more than goosebumps from this terrifying tour de force by William Sleator. The nightmare begins when Doug's family moves to the desolate northern woods; soon he and his little sister, Colette, become caught up in a war between the area's loggers and a dying race of woodland creatures who depend on human body parts for their survival. Tunnels, tunnels, leading everywhere... even right into Doug and Colette's basement. But who built them? Could the rumors about the mysterious, bloodthirsty kidnappers called the Beasties possibly be true? Skeptical Doug doesn't buy it at first, even if an unusual number of the local inhabitants seem to be missing important pieces of their anatomies. But once he and his sister stumble into a cavernous opening and meet the Beastie scout named Fingers, Doug is forced to become a believer. Colette soon is indoctrinated into the society of the Family, an underground civilization of slimy, pale beings with crudely stitched-together body parts. Doug desperately hopes to remain an outsider, but it seems he has no choice. In fact, the Family needs him to make the biggest sacrifice of all. If he tries to escape, he faces an awful truth (one that readers, too, will learn): Once you have met the Beasties, you will never be safe again.
Combining verse fragments with chiseled prose, Jenkins captures the compelling voice of a long-dead ghost and the perspective of a modern teen.
Cyn's blackouts have deadly consequences in this sexy, suspenseful spinoff to the "New York Times "bestselling Hollow series. Cyn Hargrave is on the run, but she can't escape her dark past. The brother of her murdered boyfriend is convinced she's the killer--and now he's tracked her down. Cyn has only one person to turn to, and she can't stand him. Avian knows the evil that lives inside of Cyn, but he's still compelled to help her. As the thirteenth Revenant he's scorned by heaven and unwanted by hell, so he understands what it's like to be a part of two worlds and not fit into either. Together they will need to deal with the danger that follows her--and the danger inside of her--before one of them destroys her. Jessica Verday brings readers on a sexy, suspenseful adventure in this companion novel to the bestselling Hollow trilogy.
As demonic Fomorii ravage their land, Bec and a band of warrior companions leave their devastated rath to answer a plea for help. An orphaned priestess-in-training, Bec hopes the journey will help her solve the mysteries of her birth. But fighting demons has a steep price. . .
From the back cover: Drive carefully on those remote mountain roads. Because you don't want an accident that can put you inside Skystone Hospital. Where ambulances pull in, but not out. Where the greedy, the lustful, the violent run the wards just like they run the rest of the world. Only with more pain, and a lot more terror. Where no one ever leaves sane or alive, or in one, unbloodied piece. Adult content.
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