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A prospective buyer goes to look round a French chateau (complete with chapel and tombs) but finds the place deserted - apart from a strange pack of dogs.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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When Alice and John buy an antique teapot they get more than they bargained for.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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Johnson has always been fascinated by spiders.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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With the promise of a viewing of a lost Leonardo masterpiece, a man visits the home of the obsessive Dr. Lombard and his daughter.
- Length: 30 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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As a hideous pestilence sweeps his lands, Prince Prospero seals himself in his castle and prepares a fabulous party.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A frightened railway signal-man is plagued by premonitions of distasters.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The narrator describes what he remembers of his beautiful, intelligent wife, Ligeia.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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What do an horrific dream and the name 'Catharine Larue' have to do with a man found dead in the hills around the Nappa Valley?
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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I woke to the sound of something creaking on the porch...
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 18
4 Stars
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After his life-long friend goes missing near the legendary river Strid, Weigall sets out to look for him.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Joe had a bad feeling he’d need his gun before the night was over.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
That first night in the Lodge, I had the strangest dream, though I didn’t seem to be asleep. A weight was pinning me down, as if a creature were crouching on my chest.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
It was his underneath place, the place where he came to bury his jars.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
If there was anyone in the world who wasn’t cursed, it was Sam.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
I woke to the sound of something creaking on the porch...
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 18
4 Stars
Johnson has always been fascinated by spiders.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
When Alice and John buy an antique teapot they get more than they bargained for.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
"I watched as the man I saw so clearly disappeared into the endless white."
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
While on a canoe trip down the Danube River, two friends encounter some mysterious, hostile entities.
- Length: 51 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
While summering in the country, a New Yorker comes across an apparently abandoned farm house.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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