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Tales of Terror: The World's Most Terrifying Stories Presented by a Leading Icon of Fear

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"Are you afraid of the dark? You know perfectly well you are, and you may as well admit it!" - Boris Karloff, from the Introduction. In 1943 - a good year for terrors both foreign and domestic - beloved acting great Boris Karloff released the stellar hardcover anthology, TALES OF TERROR. Selected and presented by the Master himself, this collection of vintage ghost stories ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published January 26th 2007 by Booksurge Publishing
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Werner
Feb 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of scary fiction
Roughly contemporary with the collection I reviewed most recently, Famous Ghost Stories, this one includes three of the same stories: "The Willows" and "The Beckoning Fair One," as well as "The Damned Thing." (William Fryer Harvey, the author of "The Beast with Five Fingers," is represented in both as well.) The 14 stories here also, as in the other book, include several, like Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and Joseph Conrad's "Amy Foster," that feature natural rather than supernatural horror. "The ...more
Aaron Badgley
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to buy an original hardover second pressing from 1944 of this book. I love the stories, some more than others. Genuinely creepy at times. Thanks to my daughter Linda Badgley for finding it for me at The Strand in New York City.
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Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
A nice collection of older terror tales. Loved the introduction by Boris Karloff.
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Boris Karloff was an English actor who emigrated to Canada in the 1910s. He is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 film Frankenstein, 1935 film Bride of Frankenstein, and 1939 film Son of Frankenstein. His popularity following Frankenstein in the early 1930s was such that for a brief time he was billed simply as "Karloff" or, on som ...more
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