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The Dark Side: Truly Terrifying Tales

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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 caliber of Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, and Edgar Allan Poe, this is a truly chilling anthology.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by Kingfisher
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Feb 25, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
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 ...more
Jul 05, 2010 Erin rated it liked it
This is the kind of story selection I would have loved when I was in middle school. These are a little older than the Alvin Schwartz stories, but similar in style. These have a little more story to them and are a touch more developed. I couldn't finish the entire collection, because I knew I would be having nightmares.
Readers who love the strange and supernatural, are fascinated by urban legend, and can stand a chill or two running down their back will probably be interested.
Spooks. Murders.
Mrs. Hassig
Very Spooky - The stories are chosen by author Susan Price and include Stephen King, Charles Dickens, Joan Aiken, John Steinbeck, Vivien Alcock, Edgar Allan Poe, and Margaret Bingley. My favorites were "The Ring" and "The Room in the Tower." Some of the stories are predictable, but some are not and they are the truly scary ones! Don't read before bedtime!
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Oct 23, 2013 Carmen Tudor rated it really liked it
Great collection of old and new(ish) horror stories. My favourites included E.F. Benson's "The Room in the Tower", Nicholas Fisk's "Teddies Rule, OK?", Ellen Emerson White's "The Boy Next Door" and Joan Aikin's "Something".
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