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Sixteen gripping tales inspired by classical horror and urban legends twist holiday themes into chilling cautionary tales. A mischievous snowman frames the children who built him for its misdeeds. A haughty priest offers shelter to a hideous monster posing as an orphan. A father brings home a cursed Christmas tree resulting in a terrifying haunting experience for his famil...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Createspace
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Jeffrey
Nov 03, 2011 Jeffrey rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young readers new to horror
I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

With sixteen stories in a scant eighty pages, including illustrations, Kevin M. Folliard doesn't really have the time to do the build-up that true terror requires. Instead, he opts for the twist, the dark conclusion, or just out and out savagery. No one is safe in this collection of dark horror stories. Anyone can be a predator or prey.

The short stories are quick and efficient, but unfortunately that reduces the horror. There's no...more
Tptbeyond
My wife won this collection by "liking" the official Christmas Terror Tales Facebook page and entering the costume contest, and what a treat it was to read! Following the tradition of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and other spooky holiday stories Folliard has created his own twist on Christmastime fright. Children 5th grade and up (and kids at heart!) will enjoy these stories, as the cover says, from October through December! Folliard masterfully builds tension and suspense in only a few...more
Brittany
Very good. Some chilling tales in the book. Lots of suspenseful endings. I would recommend to anyone who loves a good scary story. This book would be really good to read around a campfire on a cold night in the fall. I especially liked the story about the pastor who brought home a poor orphan boy. It had a nice moral to it. Overall most of the stories had morals of things like be nice, listen to your elders, do that right thing, etc. I really enjoyed this book and read it within three days of re...more
Madlen
"Christmas Terror Tales" is a collection of very short scary stories.
Most of them don't go beyond five pages. They are short, but to the point and get their plot developed and manage to scare the reader. The stories seem to be aimed at a younger audience.
Some of the stories are very original, while others are retellings of common legends.
Overall, it was a pleasant read. It would be a fun read right around this time of the year.
Roger Bailey
Short and to the point. More flash fiction than short stories, its a very quick read. There are some good ideas in here and for the little time investing required I went away happy and willing to read more. Its good when an author gives you what they know and doesn't try and fill pages.
Kerry
I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

Short, gore-filled stories for the holidays I'd have to say this would be more for young pre-teen to teen horror fans. Within just a few pages each story starts out and then gets to the point. Simple.
Stephen
I received this book throught a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

This is a book of short horror stories that seem to be aimed at Middle Grade audience. Each is between 1 and 4 pages. They are set during the holidays Halloween through New Year's Day.

As a fan of horror stories, I thought that I might have a lot of fun reading a book that simplifies the horror down to a "campfire tale" that is just enough for scaring a younger audience. I tried very hard to enjoy this book, but it was difficult.

In ho...more
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Kevin M. Folliard is a Chicagoland fiction writer who has worked on the "Press Start" series of films and webcartoons. His published fiction includes the "Terror Tales" scary stories collections, dark fantasy novel Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery, and horror adventure Violet Black & the Curse of Camp Coldwater.
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