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La hora de las pesadillas

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,089 ratings  ·  136 reviews
La hora de las pesadillas reúne las historias más sombrías jamás contadas... Hay que hacer acopio de valor para explicarlas, ya que fueron creadas en el momento más misterioso de la noche, cuando las luces se apagan, el mundo se adentra en las tinieblas y oscuras visiones se adueñan de nuestra mente.
¿Qué temores asaltan a un chico que ha de pasar la noche de Halloween en e
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Ediciones B Grupo Zeta (first published September 1st 1999)
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Picked this up at my library book sale for 25 cents. I love R.L. Stine's middle-grade stuff and I enjoyed this ten story collection. Some were super cheesy and not to my liking but others were actually pretty damn creepy. Happy to add this to my bookshelf. It's also perfect for October. :) ...more
For the longest time I've had this vague memory of reading a story about escaped prisoners who pretended to be clowns. I thought it had something to do with them kidnapping the kids who were afraid of clowns in order to protect their secret. It terrified me as a kid! But I could never remember the title or author. Turns out, it was "Afraid of Clowns" from Nightmare Hour! I don't remember ever reading this collection of stories as a kid, but that clown story stuck with me! I was so happy to final ...more
Camden Johnson
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I originally bought this short story collection from my local Goodwill, I didn't realize that this book was what inspired "The Haunting Hour". I loved this series growing up so reading these stories was such a nostalgic trip. The stories were mostly cheesy since they are Middle Grade but I still enjoyed them. I'm having fun going through R.L. Stine's collection and I'm so happy I got to read this. ...more
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is more morbid and creepy than the Goosebumps series... I freaking love it!
Michelle Kenneth -
I haven't read R. L. Stine since I was a kid. I saw this book in the $1 aisle at BookOff in Manhattan, and it reminded me that I wanted to start curating R. L. Stine's books into my library.

This book of short stories, plus a little introduction from R. L. Stine on how he came up with the story, was worth every penny. This man still has the ability to scare me as an adult. I was literally going, how in the world did this not scare the hell out of me as a kid? It's still scary!

The book's cover th
Clay Anderson
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great little collection by RL Stine. He’s the master of (young) scares.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Absolutely creepy!!! A kids book I checked out that contained 10 stories truly appropriate for this time of year. I don't think I could have read this when I was a kid. Nightmares would have taken over!!! ...more
This book is a collection of 10 stories by R.L. Stine, they are Halloween stories which were written to spook kids or just reading it for fun. The story that stood out to me was a story called I'm not Martin, the story takes place in a hospital when a young boy needs to have his tonsils removed. When he gets to his room there is another boy always screaming "I'm not Martin!" The nurses say that he is Martin and he is just scared for his surgery because he needed his leg removed. The day it was ...more
There were some genuinely scary stories. Some, I could see where the story was going but some I couldn't. ...more
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ahhh... my childhood memories...
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r-l-stine
I used to read Goosebumps all the time as a kid so I figured that why not have a nostalgia read, and sit down with some R.L. Stine? Ive had this book since I was younger but I just never read it. But its classic Stine!

This is an anthology of short horror stories and I have to say they're quite good. Theres a little bit of everything here from werewolves, to sorcerers and witches, to aliens, clowns, and ghosts that want your skin. Did I mention it has some pretty sweet looking artwork too?

Take th
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good but not very scary!
Sandra (Page by Page)
For complete review, check my bookblog,

Nightmare Hour is an anthology of ten short stories by R. L. Stine who is famous for his Goosebumps series. The story-telling style and creepy level in this book is pretty much the same with other Goosebumps books. What you’ll find different is the little insight from Stine where he tells readers about where he gets the idea of each short story. It surprised me how bizarre Stine’s way of thinking must be. I mean, you don’t think
Anastasia Garcia
I have always been an avid fan of R.L. Stine since his Fear Street collection came out when I was about 8 years old. My brother and I read this collection when we were young and the stories resurface every time we see clowns, hospitals, or pumpkin patches. This Nightmare Hour is a GREAT collection of short stories that are perfect for any young horror fans.

Pumpkin Head What could possibly lie in the creepy pumpkin farmer's private pumpkin patch?

Alien Candy What happens to an avid alien
Morgan Hawk
For a creepy story to read around the campfire, look no further than Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror by R.L Stine. He has combined some of his ten scariest short stories into Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror, and this collection of short stories is the perfect length for a short read before bed, but you’ll want to leave the light on. Young readers will love the suspense in the unknown as each story contains mystery and creatures that go bump in the night.

On my first trip into the ghoulish world o
Sep 10, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of R.L.Stien
Nightmare Hour was a book with many stories in. Two of my favorite stories are alien candy and pumkinhead. Pumpkinhead is about 3 friends going to pick pumpkins. The patch owner tells them to stay away from his private patch or else. Later that night they come back and sneek into his private patch.when they are all over they get squeezed by pumkin vines untill their heads pop off.
The second story is about a kid joining an alien club. He expects the club to talk about aliens untill one member ta
Lauren :)
I liked this book of short stories and they were all fun to read. The author, R.L. Stine, did a wonderful job at being creative and making the plot for all of the stories and I enjoyed them all. He did an awesome job at using foreshadowing to lead the reader on to what might happen but at the same time he didn’t reveal too much information.
Although the short stories were entertaining and I enjoyed reading them I wasn’t as scared as I hoped to be. The book was spooky and eerie at times but I ne
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: grades 5-8, scary
I think R.L. Stine has gotten a bum rap. His incredibly successful and still popular Goosebumps series was the bane of parents a few years back, claiming his books were junk food while their children gobbled them up.
I think he is a master of suspense for the elementary school set.
With expert pacing and contemporary language, he draws kids into stories they can relate to. He uses cliffhangers very effectively and that is one reason that children just clamor for more. This set of 10 short stories
I don't really think this book was that good. It was a pretty easy read, it wasn't boring just so damn predictable and incredibly cliche. I was going to use the fact that the book was written in the late 90's as an excuse to why this book was cliche, and as to why the characters dialogue was so flat boring and just things kids would not say. Then I remembered that Stephen king wrote Salem's Lot in the 70's and it still scared the hell out of me when I read it in like 2007 and it was a really goo ...more
I read "The Most Evil Sorcerer" with my students for the week of Halloween. It was fantastic. I made Jeff read it I liked it so much.

It was easy to teach protagonist, antagonist, conflict, plot and characterization with it, too. Awesome!

I'm not so sure about the other stories in this book as the only other one I read is "Pumpkinhead" and it wasn't nearly as good as "The Most Evil Sorcerer." One day, when I have more than two minutes of alone time, I'll come back and finish the other stories.
Apr 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The stories range from candy that could possibly turn one into an alien to Werewolves inhabiting an old, run down Inn to staring down a ghost and many others.

This is only the second book I've ever read by R.L. Stine and I greatly enjoyed it. The stories didn't scare me, but some were slightly creepy and they definitely make you think about things. My most favorite story was the one about the evil wizard. I think that was very creative. Overall, good book! I bet this would be fun to read around H
Nov 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-reads
Nightmare Hour kept me interested throughout most of the stories. Some short stories were better than others. Keep reading as there are great stories for each and every one of us!

I liked the fact that the stories were short, scary, and kept my interest. I was able to finish the book in less than a week~! It felt great to be able to read at my pace and enjoy the stories. I read this book everywhere I went: at home, in the car (as my husband drove), during the breaks, and during lunch. I couldn't
Halley Hopson
Oct 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
This was a nice little collection of short stories by R.L. Stine to help get me in the spooky Halloween spirit. I didn't love this collection and there were really only like 3 of the stories that I really enjoyed but it did its job.

Pumpkin Head - 2.5/5 stars
Alien Candy - 2/5 stars
The Most Evil Sorcerer - 1/5 stars
Nightmare Inn - 3.25/5 stars
I'm Not Martin - 4.5/5 stars; I really liked this one
The Black Mask - 3/5 stars
Afraid of Clowns - 5/5 stars; definitely my favorite
The Dead Body - 3.5/5 sta
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
randomly had an urge to reread this. still as good as when I was a kid.
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Several creepy stories!
Tibby Pepper
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-library
Good book. Best to read at night.
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some wonderful short stories for Halloween
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book how ever I do wish the author had done more to make it more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author's work. ...more
Eya Barrak
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
some of those were cheesy but other ones were really creepy. I enjoyed this one ! (read it in french btw )
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I'm just going to average out my ratings for each little story here and not worry too much about like anything else. I'll give my brief thoughts on each little story and that will be about it-the original ratings I gave while reading aren't right btw.

I will start by saying I read this for nostalgic reasons and not to be critical-I grew up on R.L.Stine and happened upon this book in a random box in my house and got so excited to find it. I wish I had my scary stories books though...I think th
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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