Mar 01, 11
Read from February 25 to March 01, 2011
It is hard to review The Dark Side: Truly Terrifying Tales because the stories varied so much in quality. There were stories from famous writers such as Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King, as well as stories from lesser known writers, and there were a few adaptations of myths from various parts of the world. Overall, I enjoyed the anthology. The stories are geared towards young people and are mildly scary and definitely entertaining. There is no extremely graphic violence and no sexually explicit material, making this a suitable anthology for older children. (May be too scary for little ones) Some of the topics of the stories included a man's encounter with a troll in the frozen wilderness, a toy teddy bear that is given too much robotic intelligence by an inventor, a story of a young werewolf, and a ring with supernatural powers.