Sunday, September 13, 2009

Reader's Choice October

Halloween Party by R.L. Stine
The invitation arrived in a black-borderred envelope and was delivered by the beautiful and mysterious transfer student. The inside showed a coffin with the inscription "reserved for You" -- perfect for an al-night Halloween party in an old house on Fear Street.
The party was well under way when the lights went out. That's to be expected at the Halloween party. But when the lights came back on, there was a boy on the floor with a knife in his back. Just a Halloween prank? Maybe. Maybe not. Now the guests trick-or-treating has turned to terror. And it looks like someone's idea of a party game is murder!

Hell House by Richard Matheson
Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is going die. But when Deutsch, a wealthy magazine and newpaper publisher, starts thinking seriously about his impending death, he offers to pay a physicist and two mediums, one physical and one mental, $100,000 each to establish the facts of life after death.Dr. Lionel Barrett, the physicist, accompanied by the mediums, travel to the Belasco House in Maine, which has been abandoned and sealed since 1949 after a decade of drug addiction, alcoholism, and debauchery. For one night, Barrett and his colleagues investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townfolks refer to it as the Hell House.

The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tell-Tale Heart are the most well known Edgar Allan Poe works.

If you vote for Mr. Poe please write your top 3 stories in the comment area! That way we can determine what 3 to discuss at the end of October!!

1 comment:

  1. This month we tried to give a wide selection of Horror novels/stories by going Old School (RL Stine's Fear Street still available on Amazon!), 20th Century Horror (Richard Matheson author of Stir of Echos and I am Legend) and of course a master of horror Edgar Allan Poe!!
    I had a really really really hard time narrowing down to only 3 books. I also wanted to avoid any vampire/romance novels as they aren't scary I want to be scared! And today's horror genre is so full of "crap" that I had a time trying to find something published in the 21st century. So, here we are with October's Selections!! So go and vote!!


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