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Short Stories > 5.The Screaming Skull-F Marion Crawford

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message 1: by Lee (last edited Aug 23, 2013 01:00PM) (new)

Lee http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/scremskl.htm

This story really freaked me out the first time I read it.


message 2: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
That was brilliant! Really creepy.


message 3: by Lee (new)

Lee The Upper Berth by the same author is really scary too


message 4: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Cool, will check it out.


message 5: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments I love the way he continually says he's not really afraid. Very good, I'll try to keep up with the short stories and do a catch up with the previous ones.


message 6: by Lee (new)

Lee It's very cleverly done isn't it - the way it unfolds like a conversation in real time makes it very tense.

By the way - has anyone read The Little Stranger? it scared me so much that I gave the book away to make sure that I wouldn't be tempted to read it again. There's one scene not so very far in, that is the most realistic seeming and scary portrayal of a poltergeist I've ever come across - just thinking about it now is giving me the shivers.


message 7: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments Haven't read that but want to!


message 8: by Lee (new)

Lee Do so at your own risk :0)


message 9: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
I really enjoyed The Little Stranger, found the horror to be very subtle but all the more effective for that. It's another one that scared me when reading it alone on a dark night - have just loaned it to my mum actually but she is made of sterner stuff than I am!


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