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Night Chills

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Into the mind's darkest secrets...

Robert Block, Fritz Lieber, Robert E. Howard, Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft...

these are only a few of the renowned horror storytellers whose work haunts the pages of this book. Here you'll discover a fatal night-time game of hide-and-seek...a rusted, mouldy truck containing a ghastly artifact...a sinister fairy tale encounter in the autumn
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Published June 28th 1986 by Avon Books (first published November 1st 1975)
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Jack Tripper
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, anthology, weird
Nearly as essential as McCauley's later, seminal 80s horror anthology, Dark Forces, 1975's Night Chills is a little different in that it consists of reprints as opposed to originals. But McCauley goes out of his way to dig for hidden gems from the big names as opposed to other anthologies of the era that repeated the same stories over and over.

Among the highlights for me include:

Thomas M. Disch's slow-burning, atmospheric "Minnesota Gothic," a dark and creepy modern fairy tale in the woods tha
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C.M. Muller
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every now and again I get a craving to read one of those old anthologies (you know, old, like from the 1970s), largely for reasons of nostalgia. There is something so enticing about the wonderful cover art and the rank deterioration of the books themselves. And their size, of course: “mass market”. Most of my reading life I get so wrapped up in selecting recently published titles, that I forget how much great stuff has come before. Kirby McCauley’s 1975 anthology “Night Chills” is just such a bo ...more
Williwaw
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a truly superior anthology of horror stories that I picked up long, long ago --- most likely in the late 1970's. I remember reading the first two or three stories back then, but not getting much farther. I acquired a couple other Avon horror anthologies around that time: "Harvest of Fear" and "A Feast of Blood." The covers of these books are very catchy, and done up in a similar style and probably by the same artist (unidentified). I know that I read "Harvest of Fear," and I recall that ...more
Samantha
Mar 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
Read it a millions years ago in one sitting. Very good!
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Kirby McCauley (1941-2014) was a New York City literary agent and editor.

He attended the University of Minnesota and became a literary agent in the 1970s, soon building a successful agency and representing authors such as Stephen King, Roger Zelazny, and George R.R. Martin, who credits him with helping to launch his writing career. In 1975, McCauley chaired the first World Fantasy Convention.

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