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Have you noticed the turn? The night has begun its slow and steady march to consume the day. There’s the barest hint of a chill. October is here and lurking at the end of the month is Halloween. What better time is there to read Haunted Nights? This excellent collection of horror short stories celebrate the coming of All Hallows’ Eve with frightening tales. For a truly scary experience, read these when you’re home alone at night like I did. You’ll be left wondering if that’s just a trick of the shadow or is something staring at you from the dark.

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By Lisa Morton (Editor), Ellen Datlow (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101973837
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Published: Anchor Books - October 3rd, 2017

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This classic King novel about a bullied high school girl with telekinetic ability taking revenge against her tormentors is now pop-culture famous. Although the plot may be familiar, the story is worth a revisit, and the book is styled in a powerful and original way quite distinct from King’s later work, peppered with invented news reports, scientific studies on telekinesis, first-hand accounts, and police dispatches. "Carrie" is full of unforgettable, complex characters and seethes with dueling veins of cruelty and compassion. Bring the paperback on a road trip or be the creepiest kid reading this in the corner at summer camp (that was me, and I turned out ok). 

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780307743664
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Published: Anchor Books - August 30th, 2011

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The best pieces in this collection of eerie tales, and there are many, recall the peak ghost story output of M. R. James: elegantly composed, attuned to the darkness lurking within provincial towns and antique objects, and haunted by sudden supernatural visions. Yet without explicitly conforming to the style of horror, his work is somehow darker than so much else, obviously shaped by the attitudes of the times when its author lived. (Ghelderode originally published this in Belgium in the very midst of World War II.) Even so, there’s so much humor to spare -- see “Rhotomago”, where a demon gets loosed from a bottle and is unceremoniously forced back in.

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By Michel Ghelderode, George Maclennon (Translator), George Maclennon (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781939663207
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Published: Wakefield Press - January 24th, 2017

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