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The Haunting of Gawthorpe House


Jack Lewis - 2017
    That they saw things. Heard noises. That it kept secrets. After being blamed for a horrific accident, Scarlett Gawthorpe is forced to leave her family home. Sixteen, scared, and pregnant, she leaves with her soon-to-be husband, Trev. Not long after, they have a daughter. They spend the next decade barely getting by, without a hint of contact from her parents. Then, after years of being cut off, Scarlett is shocked to learn that when her dad dies, he leaves her two things. One is the house. Another is a letter, with just six cryptic words. With nowhere else to go, Scarlett and her family journey back to Gawthorpe House. Something waits for them there. Not just the house - a presence. Something that lurks just out of view, but always where it can see them. Not only is Scarlett going to have to face her past, but she will have to battle an opponent both terrifying and powerful. She’s about to find out what lives in the shadows of the old estate. The house has a terrifying secret, and it could tear her family apart. The Haunting of Gawthorpe House is a paranormal horror novel set in the north of England, about a woman forced to face the chilling ghosts of her past in order to save her family.

Tales From Dark Places: The Halloween Collection


D.C. RogersChris Raven - 1987
    We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of ghosts and goblins. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations. This is the first of a series of free topical collections brought to you by The Indie Collaboration.

The Orchard


Charles L. Grant - 1986
    The first death seems to be an accident.But there's no doubt about the suicide, or the mutilation murder, or the horror that seizes the movie theater, or the terror that inhabits the hospital...All are the fruits of that night in the orchard.

Halloween Carnival Volume 2


Brian James Freeman - 2017
      MR. DARK’S CARNIVAL by Glen Hirshberg Halloween is more than just a holiday in Clarkson, Montana; it’s a tradition passed down through generations. Only this year, the ghosts of the past may just be a little closer than usual.   THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MY SISTER by Lee Thomas When David was young, he believed in magic. In fact, he wanted to become a magician himself. But meddling in the forces of the mind has consequences beyond what an eleven-year-old can see.   MISCHIEF NIGHT by Holly Newstein Cabbage Night, Goose Night, Devil’s Night—they’re all the same. Before the treats come the tricks. It’s all in good fun . . . until someone gets hurt.   THE GHOST MAKER by Del James When people need to disappear, I make them vanish. The catch? I’ve always got to be on guard—because that knock at the door may not just be a little monster looking for candy.   THE PUMPKIN BOY by Al Sarrantonio When boys start going missing, Detective Len Schneider is determined to make it right. But his partner knows that there are worse things out there than a dead kid.

Scary Stories to Tell if You Dare


Joe Oliveto - 2017
     In this tribute to the creepiest kids books ever, you'll find 25 more tales from folklore, each with its own eerie illustration. TWENTY-FIVE TALES OF TERROR Followed Home - A young woman's long, lonely walk home is interrupted by a silent, menacing presence. Something Wrong - When a young boy falls ill after a camping trip, the cause of his sickness is more terrifying than anyone could have imagined. The Shadow Man - A nighttime visitor haunts a young boy. Is it a bad dream, or all too real? These are just some of the terrifying tales you'll find in this collection. If you loved reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as a kid (or if you're still a kid yourself), you'll love Scary Stories to Tell if You Dare.

5 Stories


Peter Straub - 2008
    Aickman's Air Rif

Mine


Regina Puckett - 2012
    She should have refused to go as soon as he told her they were going ghost-hunting in an old abandoned mental hospital. It didn't take long to discover that they are the ones who are hunted.

Husk


Rachel Autumn Deering - 2016
     Kevin Brooks returns to his rural Kentucky hometown after a three-year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. He has lost the grandparents who raised him, his lifelong best friend, and his trust in the government he once proudly served. When Kevin meets a kind, young girl named Samantha, he thinks his luck might have finally taken a turn for the better. But something else has its eye on Kevin. Something dark and brooding and mean. Something that knows Kevin better than he knows himself.

The Shelter


James Everington - 2011
    Only half believing that it even exists beyond schoolboy gossip, the four boys nevertheless feel an odd tension and unease. And when they do find the shelter, and go down inside it, the strange and horrifying events that follow will test their adolescent friendships to breaking point, and affect the rest of their lives...A horror novella of 15.5k words, plus an author’s afterword.

Spook Night


David Robbins - 1995
    Spirits from their graves will rise.Panic through the streets will spread.One ghost shrieks and rants and cries.One demon feeds upon the dead.Kill the evil if you dare.Nightmares fill with devils from hell.In the dark are death and fear.Goblings and ghouls, spooks and spells--Halloween comes and they appear.Terror rules the world -- Beware!

Unhappy Endings (Digital Edition)


Brian Keene - 2009
    Brian Keene's UNHAPPY ENDINGS features an exciting mix of never-before-published stories and hard-to-find fan favorites, ranging from violent, post-apocalyptic novella to quiet, supernatural human-dramas.

Still Born: A Short Horror Story


The Behrg - 2014
    They can hear their deceased daughter through a baby monitor. But is it really their daughter they are listening to? And if so, who are the other voices coming through on the monitor? As this couple is about to discover, not all second chances are meant to be taken. A psychological horror short story in the vein of Blake Crouch or Stephen King, StillBorn will leave you wondering what is real and what is not. Grief, despair, and tragedy are brought together into a short tale poetically horrific.

Lords of Twilight


Greg F. Gifune - 2011
    Mysterious lights dot the night skies. A local farmer is found dead at the summit of a hill with no evidence as to how his body got there. Livestock is disappearing, only to be discovered later, dead and mutilated with precision-like wounds. And despite the coming of an enormous winter storm, odd men identifying themselves simply as 'federal agents' have converged on Edgar in government vehicles as if in anticipation of some greater event. Newcomer Lane Boyce, a recently divorced schoolteacher with a questionable past, believes there must be reasonable explanations for what is taking place, yet seems inexplicably tied to the events. Haunted by his own demons and drowning in loneliness and regret, Lane had hoped Edgar might be a quiet refuge and a place to begin again. Instead, there is madness here, an evil that is slowly making itself known. And as the snowstorm hits town, Lane finds himself trapped in his small house in the middle of nowhere, alone with his puppy...and something else. There, just beyond the trees, hidden in shadow, something watches, waits and whispers, ushering in a new age, a time of something else. Something other. Something close. Reality is no longer ours. It belongs to them. It belong to the LORDS OF TWILIGHT.

Valley of the Scarecrow


Gord Rollo - 2010
    When it is clear the man has slipped beyond the edge of reason and perhaps signed a deal with the devil, the citizens unite to stop him any way they can, breaking into the church to lash the reverend to his wooden altar cross then boarding up the windows and doors to leave him to fate and God's judgment. The people of Oak Valley then abandoned their town to the cornfields and woods; ending the madness for what they hoped was forever.They were wrong!Seventy-four years later, the corn and trees have taken back the area and not much is left of the once thriving little community but Joshua Miller's desecrated church still stands, and within its boarded up and sun-baked walls something that used to be a holy man waits for whoever is unfortunate enough to release him from his cross...THE SCARECROW WILL WALK AT MIDNIGHT

Supper: The Horror Short Story You've Been Craving


Carolyn McCray - 2012
    From the #1 international bestselling author in Horror, Men's Adventure, Hard Boiled Mystery, and Police Procedurals comes a Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style horror short story...Supper