For the fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, here comesa new illustrated children's horror anthology. You have been warned!
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 couldn’t sleep or they started haunting your dreams—we warned you!
If you love ghosts and monsters and enjoy getting goosebumps, this spine-chilling book is for you! Inside, you will 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. So, whether you’re reading this book alone or with friends, get ready to be afraid. Very afraid!
“One of the great things about this book—Stephen Jones’ one-hundred-and-fifty-first—is the restraint shown. . . . Its subtlety and lack of ‘over-the-top-ness’ is its real power. . . . The stories contained aren’t even childish either—the young readers are never condescended. Collectively they deal with some very grown-up issues indeed, such as the difficulties of family dynamics, death, loss, domestic violence, and how our childhood fears help shape who we become as adults . . . For that reason alone I found it a much more mature read than so much of the ‘adult’ fiction out there today. . . . A profound experience . . . spooky, creepy, multi-layered, and intellectual. And that is what I believe most children really want when all is said and done—to be respected and taken seriously. Terrifying Tales to Tell at Night does that with aplomb, as well as being thoroughly enjoyable into the bargain. . . . The wonderfully macabre illustrations by Randy Broecker only serve to make this book all the more enjoyable, bringing me back to that great place in my own childhood.” —Phantasmagoria Magazine
"There is no doubt thatStephen Jones is one of the very best anthologists working in the horror and fantasy fields now or in the past." —John Gilbert, Phantasmagoria Magazine?
"[Stephen Jones is] one of the genre's most enthusiastic cheerleaders." —Publishers Weekly
"[Jones is] horror's last maverick." —Christopher Fowler
"Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country." —Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books
"A new anthology from Stephen Jones is always an event." —Dennis Etchison
"WOW! I remember when books like this one were almost commonplace. Tons of terrific offerings, wonderful black-and-white interior work, solid bindings, sometimes even foil stampings, quality throughout, just the coolest. Great to see this coming out, even more so with Randy Broecker's illustrations!!" —World Fantasy Award-winning artist Thomas Canty
"The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones." —Roz Kavaney, Time Out
"Stephen Jones [is] a member of that tiny band of anthologists whose work is so reliably good that you automatically reach out and grab hold of any new volume spotted if you are wise." —Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy