Terrifyingly Updated for 2016!Stakes? Check. Silver bullets? Check. Survival guide? If you're brave enough to attend Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights, you better believe you'll need a survival guide. Complete with a detailed history of the event, this book is all that stands between you and them.For over 25 years, Universal's Halloween Horror Nights has been the pinnacle of holiday events in Orlando. You won't find Mickey there (he's too scared!), but you will find the bloodiest, goriest, most intense thrills of your life. Christopher Ripley pulls back the shroud and tells the history of every HHN event, from the earliest Fright Nights to what to expect in 2016.The fear-filled coverage includes:Walkthroughs of every house and "scarezone" in HHN historyBackstories of HHN icons like Jack the Clown and icons-that-never-were like Nathaniel CrowSurvival tips, crowd level and wait time graphs, and other tools for making the most of this year's HHNBehind-the-scenes commentary from HHN notables Mike Aiello, J Michael Roddy, and event co-creator Julie ZimmermanLots of "Fun Fear Facts" about little-known HHN momentsGET THE STORIES BEHIND THE SCARES!
The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, to name just a few, that defined American romanticism and secured Poe as one of the most enduring literary voices of the nineteenth century.
She gave me her innocence. I gave her a baby. As a billionaire, I’m used to getting what I want. And that night I wanted her. It was only supposed to be a one night stand. No names, no numbers, only searing passion and lust. I took her virginity. Felt her sweet submission. I knew she was meant to be mine. To touch. To command. But she left before I woke the next morning. It’s been a year and I find out that she has something that belongs to me. Lorelei, my daughter. I will do everything in my power to find her. Make her mine. And complete our family. Will I get my family or is one night all I’ll have forever? This book can be read as a standalone. HEA Guaranteed.
Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classicAfter suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man," a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price. Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she's been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn't have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: "Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you." Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Olli...
Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster’s mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light—because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick’s soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening’s bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster!
Hordes of gnashing, chipped-tooth mouths and grabby hands... anticipating Halloween treats. This time they aren't wearing masks. This time... YOU are the treat. And They. Are. Hungry.Stories from some of the best authors in the genre and a special foreword by best-selling author Joe McKinney. Join us as we trudge from house to house, ringing bells, and knocking on doors. Happy Halloween.
Strange text messages portend a strange kind of apocalypse...Two brothers find themselves drawn to the only house in the neighborhood not decorated for Halloween...A man returns to his hometown to bury his overbearing mother, and finds more than memories awaiting him in the shadows of his childhood home...A young girl walks a lonely country road, recalling a rhyme that brings with it memories of death...A teenager hoping for romance gets more than he bargained for when the object of his desire introduces him to the object of hers...An aging millionaire awakes buried in a cheap coffin with only a lamp and a bell for company...The son of a woman accused of being a witch accepts the villagers' peace offering at her funeral, but all is not quite as it seems...An old man sits on his porch with his dog and a loaded shotgun, waiting for what's coming out of the cornfield...and a lonely trick-or-treater awakes in a house rumored to be a place of death.From Bram Stoker Award-winning author Kealan Patrick Burke comes the second in his series of seasonal collections. Featuring a brand new story "The Toll", a new introduction, and rounded out by the author's recommended Halloween reading and watching lists, DEAD LEAVES makes for the perfect autumnal read.
A group of thrill seekers learn that looking for terror is a whole lot more fun than finding it in Adam Light's GHOST LIGHT ROAD, a short story selection from Bad Apples: Five Slices of Halloween Horror. HELLNOTES raves: "Thrilling and chilling and nostalgic in all the right places...these stories are excellent across the board. Bad Apples is a welcome addition to the genre, and one that you can come back to year after year when autumnal darkness descends. Recommended." Full review: hellnotes.com/bad-apples-five-slices-of-halloween-horror-book-review