The stories in this book are scary. Real scary! After reading these horrible tales and staring at the creepy drawings, don't complain that you can't sleep or they're haunting your dreams . . . If you love ghosts and monsters and enjoy getting goosebumps, this spine-chilling book is for you! Inside, find a creature that lives in the dark and feeds on those who do not pay attention . . . a monster created by the descendant of Doctor Frankenstein . . . a haunted house at Halloween . . . a big cat that snacks on schoolteachers . . . a boy who is afraid of what will come down the chimney at Christmas . . . a school with very strange pupils . . . a decidedly odd zombie costume . . . a puzzle set by a ghost . . . a drawing that comes to life . . . and a babysitter who likes to play terrifying games . . . Compiled by award-winning horror editor Stephen Jones and featuring the authors Ramsey Campbell, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Neil Gaiman, Charles L. Grant, Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Lynda E. Rucker, Robert Shearman, Michael Marshall Smith, and Manly Wade Wellman, this book is filled with nightmarish illustrations by acclaimed artist Randy Broecker. Get ready to be afraid. Very afraid!
|CLICK-CLACK THE RATTLEBAG||Neil Gaiman|
|HOMEMADE MONSTER||R. Chetwynd-Hayes|
|THE SIDEWAYS LADY||Lynda E. Rucker|
|HERE THERE BE TYGERS||Stephen King|
|THE CHIMNEY||Ramsey Campbell|
|SCHOOL FOR THE UNSPEAKABLE||Manly Wade Wellman|
|GRANNY'S GRINNING||Robert Shearman|
|THE CHEMISTRY OF GHOSTS||Lisa Morton|
|THE MAN WHO DREW CATS||Michael Marshall Smith|
|ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?||Charles L. Grant|
|ABOUT THE EDITOR|| |
|ABOUT THE ARTIST|| |
"I implore you to buy this book for a child (or children) for three reasons—1) They will be hugely entertained. 2) One day, many years from now, they may very well thank you for doing so. And that will feel good. 3) You will be encouraging them to read proper literature. But before you hand it to them, take a few hours of your own time and have a gander at it for yourself. You won't be disappointed."
PHANTASMAGORIA #11, Late Summer Special 2019