Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories

Author: Brian Coldrick

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1684062802

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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A twisted figure crawling out of a tunnel. A giggling crowd of masked watchers. A reassembling corpse. What could be behind you, just waiting for you to turn around?

The Amityville Horror

Author: Jay Anson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416507698

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.

Deep Dark Fears

Author: Fran Krause

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607748150

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 144

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"We all have strange, irrational fears from seeing ghosts in the bedroom mirror to being sucked into a mall escalator or finding yourself miles below the ocean s surface on the deck of a sunken ship. In Deep Dark Fears, animator, illustrator, and cartoonist Fran Krause brings these fears to life in 101 vividly illustrated comics inspired by his wildly popular web comic and based on real fears submitted by online readers. Deep Dark Fears explores our gruesome, hilarious, and bizarre anxieties, revealing a primal part of our humanity and highlighting both our idiosyncrasies and our similarities. This devilishly humorous guide explores our drive to experience and share the wonders of the world and the dangers lurking around every corner."

Ghosts and Ruins

Author: Ben Catmull

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606996789

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 88

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Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? This gorgeous book is a compendium of old, forgotten haunted houses imagined by artist Ben Catmull, along with the stories and rumors of who haunts them, and why. Each spread features a different haunted house, lovingly and exquisitely rendered in scratchboard on masonite, with a short, nightmare-inducing description of each scene. In “Drowned Shelley,” for example: A chorus of frogs surrounds the house where young Shelley was drowned headfirst in the bathtub by her drunken stepfather. Say her name 13 times while looking in the pond and she will drown you in your sleep. Say her name the wrong number of times while looking in the pond, and she will leave hair in your breakfast dishes. Say her name 13 times while not looking in the pond, and she will watch you when you clip your toenails. Mispronounce her name 13 times while looking anywhere near the pond, and she will kick you somewhere delicate at the stroke of midnight. Catmull’s images are evocative, haunting masterpieces that never tread in graphic imagery, choosing instead to suggest horrors far more frightening than what they explicitly depict.

Down a Dark Hall

Author: Lois Duncan

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 031613435X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted. Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The strange dreams, the voices, the lost letters to family and friends, all become overshadowed by the magic around them. When Kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn't what it claims to be, it might be too late.

Infidel

Author: Pornsak Pichetshote

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1534311890

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multi-racial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. Best-selling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing, Daytripper, The Unwritten) makes his comics writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow, James Bond: Felix Leiter), award-winning colorist and editor JOSE VILLARRUBIA (Batman: Year 100, Spider-Man: Reign) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES AND SCOUNDRELS). Like nothing I've read beforeÉ Highly recommended. STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night, WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD) Believable horror that's as unsettling as it is beautiful to look at. JOCK (WYTCHES) "Brilliant horror with a terrifying contemporary resonance. This feels way, way too real." - MIKE CAREY (Lucifer) Collects INFIDEL #1-5

Eldritch Evolutions

26 Weird Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy, & Horror Stories

Author: Lois H. Gresh,William Jones

Publisher: Chaosium

ISBN: 9781568823492

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

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ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS is the first collection of short stories by Lois H. Gresh, one of the most talented writers working these days in the realms of imagination. These tales of weird fiction blend elements wrung from science fiction, dark fantasy, and horror. Some stories are bent toward bizarre science, others are Lovecratian Mythos tales, and yet others are just twisted. They all share an underlying darkness, pushing Lovecraftian science and themes in new directions. While H.P. Lovecraft incorporated the astronomy and physics ideas of his day (e.g., cosmos-within-cosmos and other dimensions), these stories speculate about modern science: quantum optics, particle physics, chaos theory, string theory, and so forth. Full of unique ideas, bizarre plot twists, and fascinating characters, these tales show a feel for pacing and structure, and a wild sense of humor. They always surprise and delight.

Haunted

A Novel

Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385515832

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.

The Haunting of Hill House

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101663006

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375420525

Category: Fiction

Page: 709

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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

The Sleep of Reason

An Anthology of Horror

Author: C. Spike Trotman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970873118

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 368

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This anthology comic of horror tales eschews conventional terrors, and instead offers twenty-six unsettling stories of weird and original dread: stories of infection, isolation, and alienation that give us new reasons to be afraid.

The Ruins

Author: Scott Smith

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 030727828X

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

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In Cancun, Mexico, for a peaceful vacation, a group of tourists sets off in search of one of their group who disappeared during an excursion to some nearby Mayan ruins, only to come face to face with an insidious evil that threatens their very lives. By the author of A Simple Plan. Reprint.

The Cask of Amontillado

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583415801

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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After enduring many injuries of the noble Fortunato, Montressor executes the perfect revenge.

Through the Woods

Author: Emily Carroll

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442465972

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time. Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page. Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

A Long Fatal Love Chase

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440223016

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Yearning for romance and adventure, strong-willed eighteen-year-old Rosamond Vivian is seduced by the wealthy Phillip Tempest and is forced to flee his violent tendencies

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 9781910593394

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Curl up by the fire and enter the sinister, supernatural world of Montague Rhodes James, the master of the English ghost story. An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Stephen King, James created tales of understated horror that continue to transfix readers 80 years after his death. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 2 comprises graphic adaptations of four spine-chilling stories by M. R. James: "Number 13," "Count Magnus," "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad," and "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas." Filled with intrigue, suspense, and intellectual adventure, these enthralling tales of terror plunge readers into a world of creeping dread, where rationality is challenged and the mundane collides with the supernatural. Capturing James's trademark atmosphere of pervasive disquiet, Leah Moore and John Reppion's subtly crafted adaptations breathe fresh life into these classic stories about restless phantoms and ill-advised academic exploration.

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

Author: Clint McElroy,Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Carey Pietsch,Travis McElroy

Publisher: First Second Books

ISBN: 1250153700

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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Okay. Harken to my tale. Once upon a time (a couple of years ago) there were these brothers who had a bunch of really successful podcasts, and they decided to do a new podcast with their dad, where they all played D&D together as a family, and lo, this new podcast was called The Adventure Zone, and verily did it get downloaded over 10 million times, and wow did it totally eat the brains of all who listened, because: It was just. That. Rad. AND THEN did these guys team up with artist Carey Pietsch, and make a graphic novel where the weirdly sweet and brilliant but also super SUPER vulgar and honestly kind of bizarre story of The Adventure Zone got adapted into a goofy, innovative, and compelling graphic novel! Let no man deny that it was the best idea ever, right? Reader, we're publishing it.

In the Dust of This Planet

Horror of Philosophy

Author: Eugene Thacker

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780990103

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in which we live - a central motif of the horror genre. In the Dust of This Planet explores these relationships between philosophy and horror. In Thacker's hands, philosophy is not academic logic-chopping; instead, it is the thought of the limit of all thought, especially as it dovetails into occultism, demonology, and mysticism. Likewise, Thacker takes horror to mean something beyond the focus on gore and scare tactics, but as the under-appreciated genre of supernatural horror in fiction, film, comics, and music.

Children To The Slaughter (Slaughter Series Book 1)

Author: A.I. Nasser

Publisher: Scare Street

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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Melington has changed. There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied. No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a twenty year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister's abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Joined by his childhood friend, Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town Council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world. No child is safe in Melington, and Alan Carter needs to stop the curse that has haunted his hometown for generations. But as Alan's brushes with death become more frequent, he finds himself running out of luck.

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780241955710

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 336

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Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.