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4 edition of 50 great horror stories. found in the catalog.

50 great horror stories.

John Canning

50 great horror stories.

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Odhams in Feltham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Horror tales, English.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ1.C16 Fk4, PR1309.H6 Fk4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination494 p.
    Number of Pages494
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4619210M
    ISBN 100600720780
    LC Control Number77449280
    OCLC/WorldCa61597

    It by Stephen King In the story that injected clowns straight into the nightmares of an entire generation, the title character is a demonic entity that disguises itself while pursuing its prey. To stave off their loneliness and boredom, the man ordered a piano and some sheet music from the mainland, so that his wife could learn to play. Surprised, the manager and mother insisted there were no other little girls at the bar, and sent her off to play again. When the mother ran out, she was deformed nearly beyond recognition: Her fingers had fused almost into hooves and the flesh on her face sagged terribly. These 50 Great Ghost Stories by John Canning, explores a number of legends and accounts involving ghosts and other supernatural and paranormal phenomena. One caveat: the list is limited to one book per author, so Stephen King fans will have to expand their horizons a little bit.

    Many of these accounts are taken from the archives of The Society of Psychical Research. From the supreme master of shivers-down-your-spine horror comes a tale of Gothic surroundings and even more sinister, yet inscrutable, inner lives. Visitors to the island say they sometimes hear phantom piano music, and occasionally catch a glimpse of the lighthouse keeper walking by, still carrying his axe. Part family drama and all horror, it delivers on all fronts. Butler To read one of Octavia E. With all that history, its ghosts could be a mixed bag, but they seem to be all about the stage.

    Hang on to your minds, friends. As the story goes, Lucy was a prostitute who worked in a brothel erected on the future site of the hotel. In The CroningLaird Barron has crafted a weird horror story for the ages: one in which affable geologist Donald Miller discovers dark things existing in the shadows of our vision… and savage secrets about his family that will make him re-examine everything that he thought he knew. Rumor has it that if you leave out a glass of good wine at night, it might be gone in the morning: Hillyard was a bona fide oenophile. When the group sat down to breakfast one morning, Dow asked if their other guest would be joining them … but there was no other guest. For free.


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But it is a masterful send-up of the genre that manages to elicit both a chill and a giggle. If you like fairy tales that twist around and make you feel a little queasy, this one is for you. Octavia had fallen into a depression shortly after her only child had died in infancy, and then slipped into a fatal coma.

According to local legend, an epidemic once spread through the tiny community and trains were forbidden from stopping there. Butler To read one of Octavia E. Our hero, Atticus Turner, is a young black man who must seek out his missing father, facing countless horrors along the way — both to do with the color of his skin and mysterious, mythological threats that seem to have escaped the pulp fiction he reads.

But this recent edition — part of Penguin's recent collection of horror classics, curated by acclaimed horror director Guillermo del Toro — comes the closest to artfully capturing the otherworldly menace that fills Lovecraft's tales even if this guy does look a smidgen like The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Dixon's murder was never solved, and locals claim that he still haunts the area seeking justice for his death. Miller, outlived her by 42 years, as you can see right on her tombstone.

According to them, it has the body of an old man and the head of a bison. Time seems to concertina, expanding and contracting to open out pockets of aromatic description. In the late s, a local man discovered that his wife still had feelings for a long-lost lover.

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When Confederate and Union troops clashed at the site in Julythe craggy boulders gave them a convenient place to hide. Locals also talk of fireballs erupting from thickets and a six-fingered sea captain who killed his adulterous wife and bastard child in the forest.

Faithful in death, Celia's ghost can still be heard weeping over Johnny's grave.

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But when the man went outside to shush the crowd, he was startled to see a black carriage pull up to the house. The couple were hanged, and legend has it that Lavinia's ghost still haunts her cell at Charleston's Old Jail.

She was killed by a hit-and-run driver and buried nearby in Resurrection Cemetery. See also: Ebooks and privacy — here are things ebook stores may learn about you Vampires, ghosts, paranormal activities… in the beginning they were seen on the pages on numerous books.

Decades unfold inside the beat of a sentence; a single moment might linger unspoken for many pages.For horror fans especially, it’s can’t miss stuff (check out the SCP site if you ever want to kill a couple of hours).

But just in case you don’t want to do your own digging, here’s a few of the scariest short stories the Internet has offer: 1. The Statue. 50 Great Ghost Stories isn't really what many horror fans might consider to be genuinely scary, but instead a more historical dive into famous ghost sightings around the world.

Mind you, that's not a bad thing; this book very effectively shares the subtle eeriness of folklore and legends and the people who pass the stories on, and each one is unique and reflects as much about the time they're /5. In a interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence.

“An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story,” he said. “It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.” The first sentence sets the stage—however long or short the text—and hints at the “narrative vehicle. The 50 best short stories/short story collections as according to atlasbowling.com Have a nice day.

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