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Before electric lights and telephones, there were only candles and, at last, gas lights, to banish the darkness. And in that darkness might lurk - who knows? Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, or even the Devil himself! Such stories were told - and written - to provoke that delicious chill of fear which, even in our own electrified world, millions seek through movies and te Before electric lights and telephones, there were only candles and, at last, gas lights, to banish the darkness. And in that darkness might lurk - who knows? Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, or even the Devil himself! Such stories were told - and written - to provoke that delicious chill of fear which, even in our own electrified world, millions seek through movies and television. Here are some of the most spine-tingling tales ever written about the starnge and thrilling world of the supernatural.


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Before electric lights and telephones, there were only candles and, at last, gas lights, to banish the darkness. And in that darkness might lurk - who knows? Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, or even the Devil himself! Such stories were told - and written - to provoke that delicious chill of fear which, even in our own electrified world, millions seek through movies and te Before electric lights and telephones, there were only candles and, at last, gas lights, to banish the darkness. And in that darkness might lurk - who knows? Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, or even the Devil himself! Such stories were told - and written - to provoke that delicious chill of fear which, even in our own electrified world, millions seek through movies and television. Here are some of the most spine-tingling tales ever written about the starnge and thrilling world of the supernatural.

40 review for Classic Horror Stories: Sixteen Legendary Stories of the Supernatural

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carmen Tudor

    Although Coulombe's collection only contains sixteen stories there a few great pieces to look out for. R. S. Hawker's "The Botathen Ghost," H. B. Marryat's "The Werewolf" and Ralph Adams Cram’s “The Dead Valley” all stand out--even among the more familiar names such as Dickens, Saki, Bierce and Gogol. All pieces are fairly tame and seem to have a familiar quality, and a lot of them read almost as folk tales or straight character narratives (anecdotes). In spite of this, it’s a worthwhile antholo Although Coulombe's collection only contains sixteen stories there a few great pieces to look out for. R. S. Hawker's "The Botathen Ghost," H. B. Marryat's "The Werewolf" and Ralph Adams Cram’s “The Dead Valley” all stand out--even among the more familiar names such as Dickens, Saki, Bierce and Gogol. All pieces are fairly tame and seem to have a familiar quality, and a lot of them read almost as folk tales or straight character narratives (anecdotes). In spite of this, it’s a worthwhile anthology if you can get your hands on a copy. NB I skipped some of the well known pieces and focused on the lesser known of the stories.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    A fine collection of classic spine chilling tales!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Casie Blevins

    Enjoyed but grew weary of how they wrote stories in the 1800's-- in a very indirect way.

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    John Devlin

    A bit old school but still some have a punch.

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