"These are my scariest stories ever," says R.L. Stine, "because I wrote them at the Nightmare Hour." You know when that is...it's when the lights fade, the real world spins into shadow--and the cold, moonlit world of evil dreams takes over your mind.
What horror awaits a boy who has to spend Halloween in the hospital? How do you outwit a ghost who wants your skin? Why is...more
On my first trip into the ghoulish world o ...more
Recuerdo que encontré este libr ...more
Pumpkin Head What could possibly lie in the creepy pumpkin farmer's private pumpkin patch?
Alien Candy What happens to an avid alien fan? ...more
Nightmare Hour is an anthology of ten short stories by R. L. Stine who is famous for his Goosebumps series. The story-telling style and creepy level in this book is pretty much the same with other Goosebumps books. What you’ll find different is the little insight from Stine where he tells readers about where he gets the idea of each short story. It surprised me how bizarre Stine’s way of thinking must be. I mean, you don’t think ...more
The second story is about a kid joining an alien club. He expects the club to talk about aliens untill one member ta ...more
Although the short stories were entertaining and I enjoyed reading them I wasn’t as scared as I hoped to be. The book was spooky and eerie at times but I ne ...more
I think he is a master of suspense for the elementary school set.
With expert pacing and contemporary language, he draws kids into stories they can relate to. He uses cliffhangers very effectively and that is one reason that children just clamor for more. This set of 10 short stories ...more
I liked the fact that the stories were short, scary, and kept my interest. I was able to finish the book in less than a week~! It felt great to be able to read at my pace and enjoy the stories. I read this book everywhere I went: at home, in the car (as my husband drove), during the breaks, and during lunch. I couldn't ...more
This is only the second book I've ever read by R.L. Stine and I greatly enjoyed it. The stories didn't scare me, but some were slightly creepy and they definitely make you think about things. My most favorite story was the one about the evil wizard. I think that was very creative. Overall, good book! I bet this would be fun to read around H ...more
Con esta serie de diez relatos he vuelto a sentir aquello que sentí hace tiempo... y es que nunca sabías cómo podían terminar las historias de este autor. Te sorprendían sí o sí.
Sí que es verdad que todas las narraciones tienen el mismo patrón (niñ@ que se encuentra con algo insólito en el lugar donde vive), pero me han enganchado sus historias como lo hicieron hace casi veinte ...more
It was easy to teach protagonist, antagonist, conflict, plot and characterization with it, too. Awesome!
I'm not so sure about the other stories in this book as the only other one I read is "Pumpkinhead" and it wasn't nearly as good as "The Most Evil Sorcerer." One day, when I have more than two minutes of alone time, I'll come back and finish the other stories.
So on to the book of short stories. I enjoyed it, it brought back good memeories of reading as a teen. I think I will take this on my next camping trip and use it to read to others around the campfire. That's what it made me think of, telling scary stories around the campfire!
I enjoyed this book so much because of its intense realism,and how it leaves on the edge of your seat I recommend this book to kids 10,and up because of some scary content.
This book makes an wonderful addition to your colletion.
R. L. Stine b ...more