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This chilling collection of scary stories will keep you awake for hours! Psychological horrors, disturbing dramas, and gruesome ghosts compose this compendium of confessions made in the dead of night. From vampires and a monkey paw to an unstoppable heart and haunting apparitions, anecdotes of supernatural terror will have you turning pages long past the witching hour. All This chilling collection of scary stories will keep you awake for hours! Psychological horrors, disturbing dramas, and gruesome ghosts compose this compendium of confessions made in the dead of night. From vampires and a monkey paw to an unstoppable heart and haunting apparitions, anecdotes of supernatural terror will have you turning pages long past the witching hour. Allow famous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Henry James, Washington Irving, and more to prey upon your emotions and peace of mind at slumber parties and camping trips, or anytime you want to end the night with a delightful fright!


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This chilling collection of scary stories will keep you awake for hours! Psychological horrors, disturbing dramas, and gruesome ghosts compose this compendium of confessions made in the dead of night. From vampires and a monkey paw to an unstoppable heart and haunting apparitions, anecdotes of supernatural terror will have you turning pages long past the witching hour. All This chilling collection of scary stories will keep you awake for hours! Psychological horrors, disturbing dramas, and gruesome ghosts compose this compendium of confessions made in the dead of night. From vampires and a monkey paw to an unstoppable heart and haunting apparitions, anecdotes of supernatural terror will have you turning pages long past the witching hour. Allow famous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Henry James, Washington Irving, and more to prey upon your emotions and peace of mind at slumber parties and camping trips, or anytime you want to end the night with a delightful fright!

30 review for Classic Horror Tales and Other Disturbing Stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    The edition I purchased actually has 864 pages, not 700. Not sure why there's the discrepancy since I searched Goodreads for it by ISBN, but hey! An extra 164 pages of horror stories is a bonus in my books. These are mainly public domain stories from authors who have been dead for a while, but speaking as someone who isn't super-familiar with the genre, I thought there was an excellent mix of well known classics (Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, and Bram Stoker) with stories I'd never heard of fro The edition I purchased actually has 864 pages, not 700. Not sure why there's the discrepancy since I searched Goodreads for it by ISBN, but hey! An extra 164 pages of horror stories is a bonus in my books. These are mainly public domain stories from authors who have been dead for a while, but speaking as someone who isn't super-familiar with the genre, I thought there was an excellent mix of well known classics (Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, and Bram Stoker) with stories I'd never heard of from authors whom I wasn't aware wrote horror, like Edith Wharton and Charles Dickens. There's also a broad span of levels of creepiness, some gruesome stories mixed in with milder thrillers for people whose tolerance level is a little lower. Nothing that's seriously gory here. Also be aware that since these stories hail from the 18 - 1900s, there's some racism and sexism. Again, there's lots of different authors so there's a range of good examples and bad, and if one story is rubbing you the wrong way the next one will almost certainly be better.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shyla

    This is an amazing anthology. It's beautiful, and well worth owning, even if you've already read many of the stories as was the case with me. The introduction was perfect, going through the history and development of key tropes within the horror genre. It was well written and reminds you what you love about all of these classics. This is an amazing anthology. It's beautiful, and well worth owning, even if you've already read many of the stories as was the case with me. The introduction was perfect, going through the history and development of key tropes within the horror genre. It was well written and reminds you what you love about all of these classics.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    I bought this book because it has such a pretty cover. I would have given it 5 stars because I love these classic stories. However, I think that The Legend of Sleepy Hollow should have been included and some of the stories I wouldn't classify as horror. But other than that, these are great stories to get you into the Halloween mood! I bought this book because it has such a pretty cover. I would have given it 5 stars because I love these classic stories. However, I think that The Legend of Sleepy Hollow should have been included and some of the stories I wouldn't classify as horror. But other than that, these are great stories to get you into the Halloween mood!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Maryse

    4 stars because Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" isn't included. As well as Amelia Edward's "The Phantom Coach" But other than that, it contains pretty much THE classics-classics: Tell-Tale Heart, Pit and the Pendulum, Black Cat, The Raven (Edgar Allan Poe) Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge (Ambrose Bierce) The Turn of the Screw (Henry James) The Willows (Algernon Blackwood) The Shunned House (HP Lovecraft) The Monkey's Paw (WW Jacobs) The Room in the Tower (EF Benson) Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (MR James) among 4 stars because Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" isn't included. As well as Amelia Edward's "The Phantom Coach" But other than that, it contains pretty much THE classics-classics: Tell-Tale Heart, Pit and the Pendulum, Black Cat, The Raven (Edgar Allan Poe) Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge (Ambrose Bierce) The Turn of the Screw (Henry James) The Willows (Algernon Blackwood) The Shunned House (HP Lovecraft) The Monkey's Paw (WW Jacobs) The Room in the Tower (EF Benson) Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (MR James) among others. Most of these are already public domain, but it's really nice to have them all in one lovely hardbound. I'm really happy that Stoker's "The Judge's House", which generally doesn't make most anthologies, is included. Finally, a hardbound edition of my favorite. Yay

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tasmin Bradshaw

    Most of the stories in this were fantastic and gripping. Others where meh. That's the only reason this isn't five stars. I found some favourites stories in this book. Most of the stories in this were fantastic and gripping. Others where meh. That's the only reason this isn't five stars. I found some favourites stories in this book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    I Can’t Think Of A Cool Nickname

    Great selection of short stories

  7. 5 out of 5

    Briana Ruiz

    A lot of the stories are pretty good! Love them! Brought me back to my childhood with the Edgar Allen Poe stories!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chelle

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ross Patterson

  11. 4 out of 5

    Paul Sawtell

  12. 5 out of 5

    Brian Freeman

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michael Leask

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  15. 4 out of 5

    Melangel Shellenbarger

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mahpiya

  17. 4 out of 5

    Beth

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lulu Anne Ward

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

  20. 5 out of 5

    Anna Mason

  21. 5 out of 5

    Anna (manyweatheredpages)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cole Drake

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jaguardo Valiantano

  24. 4 out of 5

    William

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ernest Hilbert

  26. 4 out of 5

    Paul Collins

  27. 5 out of 5

    Melina

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Dewinter

  29. 5 out of 5

    Faisal

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nathaniel

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