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Horror Stories (Red Hot Reads)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Chills, spills and empty coffins! This wide-ranging collection of twenty-four spine-tingling stories draws on the best traditions of classic horror, from powerful myths and folktales to contemporary stories of man-made terrors. With contributions by writers of the calibre of John Steinbeck, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, T. H. White, Philip K. Dick and Stephen King, ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 20th 2005 by Kingfisher Books (first published September 15th 1995)
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Susan Kelley
What could be better this time of year than a collection of spooky tales? Susan Price has filled the order with twenty-four short stories from the likes of John Steinbeck, Stephen King and Charles Dickens. Don't let the name Stephen King frighten you, though. The works in this book are relatively tame and aimed toward a younger (pre-teen?) audience. It is well-worth readng, even if just to enjoy The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe, which has always been a favorite of mine. From the ghost ...more
Robert Bagnall
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I have a bit of an issue with horror stories in that, whereas thrillers are often thrilling and comedies comic, I rarely find horror horrifying. Rather, they tend to describe something that the protagonist finds horrifying, but I'm left one step removed. None of these stories change my mind about horror, but they're mainly decent little tales - and anything that acts as a gateway drug for more PK Dick, whose story here is the standout for me, can only be a good thing.
Carie Juettner
I bought this book at a used book store for fifty cents and got WAY more than my money’s worth.

This is one of the best horror anthologies I’ve ever read. It contains twenty-four stories from twenty-four different authors. It includes some of my all-time favorites, such as “The Room in the Tower” by E.F. Benson and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, and some of the weirdest stories I’ve ever read, like “Something” by Joan Aiken and “The Famous Five Go Pillaging” by Terry Jones and
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Caroline
Sep 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
Did not like this book at all.
Anna
Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: anthology, horror, stories
"The Kit-Bag" by Algernon Blackwood is one of the scariest stories I've ever read.

"The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson has a scary part.

-05/01/04
Erin Nudi
Unfortunately, this wasn't great.
Julia Rojas
I think this book was ok. It has a few ok stories and it had pretty good writing in it. I liked the cute pictures in this book.
Ethan
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever had a book you took out from the library frequently as a kid, then just sort of forgot until a few years later? That’s the case with me and this book. I forget exactly how, but one day, I was reminded of the book, and decided to look it up. Then, when I managed to find a decent copy of the book online for an affordable price, I snagged it for my collection.

Consisting of 24 stories, the book has an awesome selection - you know the book’s going to be good when the first story is the Stephen
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Maha
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
reading this when I was young certainly made my imagination go wild. it did scare me a bit especially with the illustrations. now that I am older I actually smiled at how silly it was to be scared of such stories. enjoyed it and loved reading different imaginations of different authors. in a way I can start choosing which horror story teller to read for next.
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