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Sinister Sentiments

Author: K. C. Finn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781502714961
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Ten sinister tales to delight the darkest of minds.Psychological, speculative and truly thrilling, SINISTER SENTIMENTS brings together the best horror and thriller worksof K.C. Finn, contributor to the bestselling horror collection 'Dark Light Four'. This edition contains stories from the realmsof steampunk, post-apocalyptic, historical and contemporaryhorror, plus two exclusive sneak previews of full-length worksdue for release in 2015.Whilst there is no explicit content,this volume does contain goreand disturbing situations whichmay not be suitable for readersunder the age of 14. Parentaldiscretion is advised.Contemporary Horror:The Maybe ManBeing FrankThe Demon's In The DetailsThe Damned BusHistorical Horror:The Ghost Of A MelodyThe Glassman's PromiseThe S WordSteampunk Horror:Weather VainGalileo's MistakeThe Bleeding Of The ThiefPost-Apocalyptic Horror:Delilah's BirthThe Day The World Ended

Horror Stories

Author: Ron Ripley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539759102
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10 terrifying horror stories that will make you leave the lights on. Read if you dare! This horror short story collection contains: 1.Going for a Walk 2.The Doctor's Questions 3.Urbex 4.Museum Quality 5.Tell Me Your Name 6.His Neighbor's Garden 7.The Sin Eater 8.Kimberly 9.Scarecrow 10.Graveyard Shift

The Classic Horror Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191640891
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'Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come - but I must not and cannot think!' H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of 'weird fiction'. Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer. This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, focusing on the 'Cthulhu Mythos', a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth. It includes the Introduction from Lovecraft's critical essay, 'Supernatural Horror in Literature', in which he gave his own important definition of 'weird fiction'. In a fascinating contextual introduction, Roger Luckhurst gives Lovecraft the attention he deserves as a writer who used pulp fiction to explore a remarkable philosophy that shockingly dethrones the mastery of man.

The Readers Advisory Guide To Horror

Author: Becky Siegel Spratford
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911129
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Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre.

Teatro Grottesco

Author: Thomas Ligotti
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753525178
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Thomas Ligotti is often cited as the most curious and remarkable figure in horror literature since H. P. Lovecraft. His work is noted by critics for its display of an exceptionally grotesque imagination and accomplished prose style. In his stories, Ligotti has followed a literary tradition that began with Edgar Allan Poe, portraying characters that are outside of anything that might be called normal life, depicting strange locales far off the beaten track, and rendering a grim vision of human existence as a perpetual nightmare. The horror stories collected in Teatro Grottesco feature tormented individuals who play out their doom in various odd little towns, as well as in dark sectors frequented by sinister and often blackly comical eccentrics. The cycle of narratives introduce readers to a freakish community of artists who encounter demonic perils that ultimately engulf their lives.

Revenge

Author: Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250016177
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"It's not just Murakami but also the shadow of Borges that hovers over this mesmerizing book... [and] one may detect a slight bow to the American macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands on the shoulders of giants, as another saying goes. But this collection may linger in your mind -- it does in mine -- as a delicious, perplexing, absorbing and somehow singular experience." -- Alan Cheuse, NPR Sinister forces collide---and unite a host of desperate characters---in this eerie cycle of interwoven tales from Yoko Ogawa, the critically acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor. An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. Elsewhere, an accomplished surgeon is approached by a cabaret singer, whose beautiful appearance belies the grotesque condition of her heart. And while the surgeon's jealous lover vows to kill him, a violent envy also stirs in the soul of a lonely craftsman. Desire meets with impulse and erupts, attracting the attention of the surgeon's neighbor---who is drawn to a decaying residence that is now home to instruments of human torture. Murderers and mourners, mothers and children, lovers and innocent bystanders---their fates converge in an ominous and darkly beautiful web. Yoko Ogawa's Revenge is a master class in the macabre that will haunt you to the last page. An NPR Best Book of 2013

The Wordsworth Book Of Horror Stories

Author: Various
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840220568
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A superb collection of some of the greatest tales of the genre; many are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from the vintage era of the supernatural.

Frightening The Vast Wasteland Classic Tv Horror Series

Author: Michael Samerdyke
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387339311
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In the early Sixties, Newton Minow, head of the FCC, dismissed commercial television as "a vast wasteland." However, this was the era of sophisticated programs such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Twilight Zone." "Frightening the Vast Wasteland" looks at horror on American TV from the mid-Fifties to the mid-Eighties. It examines the best horror episodes from "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "The Twilight Zone," "Thriller," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Outer Limits," "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" and "The New Twilight Zone" to see how they worked to frighten the viewer in the age when the Big Three networks ruled TV.

Strange Weather

Author: Joe Hill
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062663135
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A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill. "One of America’s finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Lethem. In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature’s continual war between good and evil," (Providence Journal-Bulletin) who "pushes genre conventions to new extremes" (New York Times Book Review) deftly expose the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life. "Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap. A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft." On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. "Rain" explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world. In "Loaded," a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning. Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from an artist who is "quite simply the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Kortya).

The Museum Of Dr Moses

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151015313
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A collection of tales features "The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza," "Suicide Watch," "Bad Habits," and "Valentine, July Heat Wave," in which a man sets out to prepare a gruesome surprise for the wife who is planning to leave him.