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Nightmare Hour

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With Stine, you know what to expect. Simple language, stories with at least one twist, stuff to scare little kids. If you’re looking for a relaxing read, or if you’re a reluctant reader, this is the stuff for you.


  • WINNER Disney Adventure Kids' Choice Award for Best Horror/Mystery Book


  • CUSICK, Richie Tankersley: Trick or Treat (Scholastic 1991) Mata in an evil house; one of the many books in the Point Horror Series.
  • PIKE, Christopher: Monster (Hodder 1994) Mary shoots two people because she thinks they are no longer human; one of Pike's many horror novels.
  • YANCEY, Rick: The Monstrumologist (SDimon&Schuster 2009) first in a series about a scientist who studies - and also kills - monsters in the late 1800s and his apprentice.
  • Audition (1999) good example of popular Japanese horror.
  • It (1990ff) TV-miniseries based on King's novel about a child-killing clown; one of the many films based on King's novels.
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) the classic zombie movie.
  • Scream I-IV (1996-2011) ghost face hunts down the teenies; revived the horror genre.
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004) spoof on zombie films.
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999) students go missing and leave footage behind.
  • The Exorcist (1973) young girl is possessed by demons.
  • The Walking Dead (2010ff.) zombie TV-series.
  • True Blood (2008ff.) vampire TV-series.
  • DATLOW, Ellen (ed.): The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4 (Night Shade Books 2012)
  • LOVECRAFT, H. P.: The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (Ballantine 1987)
  • SIMMONS, Dan: Summer of Night (Putnam 1991)
  • STINE, R. L.: Eye Candy (Ballantine 2004)
  • STINE, R. L.: Superstitious (Grand Central Publishing 1995)
  • STINE, R. L.: The Sitter (Ballantine 2003)
  • STRAUB, Peter: Ghost Story (Coward, McCann and Geoghegan 1979)
  • WAGNER, Karl Edward (ed.): The Year's Best Horror Stories (DAW 1980-1994)