The one who performs them all successfully is the next Supreme. At first, the girls pass each test, until they reach descensum, where they must send their spirits to hell and return before sunrise. All pass except Misty, whose spirit remains trapped in her own personal hell.
The Top 10 Horror Stories By Stephen Jones Sep 21, Stephen Jones, editor of the new anthology A Book of Horrorsis the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than one hundred books in the horror and fantasy genres.
Here, he gives us his 10 favorite horror stories. I suspect like many other writers and editors in my genre, I sometimes lay awake at night constructing the perfect horror anthology in my mind.
James - No horror anthology would be complete without a contribution by that English master of supernatural fiction, M. The Cambridge Provost invented the modern ghost story as we know it, replacing the Gothic horrors of the previous century with more contemporary settings and subtle terrors.
Lovecraft - Next comes that dean of cosmic horror, H. A life-long antiquarian and resident of Providence, Rhode Island, most of his work appeared in the cheaply-produced pulp magazines that he despised. In his later years he became a much-respected film and TV scriptwriter in Hollywood, but his stories also appeared in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies.
Here it is given an extra poignancy by the fate of the family the two old-timers set out to rescue during a blizzard. I only wish he would write more these days. I have no hesitation in claiming him as a horror author—if only for his novels such as I Am Legend and Hell House, or his quartet of Shock!
Like his friend and contemporary Robert Bloch, Matheson also has the ability to add a psychological twist to his darker tales. As it happens, it turned out to be pure Michael Marshall Smith, and he has gone on to become one of the most accomplished short story writers of his generation.
And they would not be wrong in that assessment. But while, as a young man, Bradbury was cutting his teeth in the SF pulp magazines, he was also contributing an equal number of tales to such periodicals as Weird Tales. To read Bradbury is to read imaginative prose at its very best. His fiction can transport you to other worlds or far futures, or just as easily bring you back to Earth with a shudder and a bump in the night.
I would recommend his novel Something Wicked This Way Comes to any young reader as an introduction to the horror genre, and I adore his stories about the Eternal Family—a sort of literary precursor to The Addams Family and The Munsters. Collected together in From the Dust Returned, these stories are in turns lyrical, poignant and chilling.
Take your pick—they are all as wonderful as each other. I see now that, coincidentally, four of my choices are also contributors to A Book of Horrors, and that there are no women writers on the list.
Of course, in another time or another place, such a selection may be totally different.‘American Horror Story: Cult’s’ Shocking Trump Election Opener Is Brilliant Most assumed that Ryan Murphy’s election-themed season of ‘American Horror Story’ would incessantly bash.
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THE BEAST IS SILENT A personal story by "Michael" -- a survivor of clergy abuse. Sponsored link. The beast is silent: Alone in his room the priest would mastermind his hunt. The Belly of the Beast is a scary story. It’s based on an old horror comic called “House!” from Journey Into Mystery #1 (July ) and an old horror story called “Come Into My Parlor” by Manly Wade Wellman.
The Beast in the Mine has 12 ratings and 1 review. Chris said: A mysterious murderous monster in a mine, on a planet far from Earth, and a Monster Hunter /5(1).