By Lafcadio Hearn, Robert W. Chambers, Bernard Capes
Arrange your self for a spine-tingling trip into the guts of darkness. during this bone-chilling assortment, you'll come across 13 long-lost stories of terror via famed authors. even if the environment is an English village, the Brazilian geographical region, or the Barbados coast, the insanity lurking underneath the wonderful thing about each one position will hang-out your mind's eye lengthy after the final web page is turned.
In Dick Donovan's "The Mystic Spell," a tender guy unearths the affection of his existence in Rio, however the lethal curse of an previous crone may possibly break their goals in the event that they marry. "The Black Reaper" via Bernard Capes, happens in 1665 throughout the nice Plague, a time of untamed worry and confusion. while the citizens of an English village come face-to-face with the lethal scythe of the Black Reaper, just one bold act of braveness can store their lives. In "A Tropical Horror" by means of William wish Hodgson, the team of a boat undergoes a sequence of assaults via an incredible, eel-like sea monster. Will the younger apprentice who relates this tale live on? packed with a mixture of the macabre, the mysterious, the supernatural, and the sinister, this anthology is Victorian suspense at its best.
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I jammed the paper towel in the trash and reached for another. He came up behind me. " When I turned to face him, he was staring down at me. His eyes were blue, which faded and changed in different kinds of light. I wished that mine were any color but flat, unnatural black. " It came out too loud, echoing against the tile walls. I leaned against the counter and closed my eyes. " After a second, he moved closer, and then I felt his hand on my shoulder. It was unexpected, but the weight was reassuring, making me feel solid.
After I hung up, I put the pillow over my head and was just starting to drift back into a pleasant state of oblivion when the phone rang again. This time, I checked the caller ID but didn't recognize the number. I answered anyway, thinking it could be someone from school, calling about homework or something else just as improbable. I was thinking, but not admitting, that it could be Alice. If I'd had any trouble recognizing Tate's voice, the lack of formal greeting would have tipped me off. " I took a deep breath and flopped back down on the bed.
In back, the drummer still kept the tempo, but every time Carlina threw her hips to the side, he'd add a hard double beat on the bass drum. If she arched her back, that got the snare, a sharp rat-a-tat. I was utterly focused on her progress, and so was every other guy in the audience. She stood in the spotlight while the guitar player circled around her, panting like a dog. She winked and put the cigarette out on his tongue. The whole time, he kept up that same complicated progression, and in the pit, the punk rock kids were slamming like it was the end of the world.
Gaslit Horror by Lafcadio Hearn, Robert W. Chambers, Bernard Capes