Haunted Legends
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Haunted Legends

by Ellen Datlow, Nick Mamatas
Release date: September 14, 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, anthology
Tags: bram stoker award

Edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas.

World Fantasy Award nominee 2011.

A unique collection of original ghost stories based on legends from around the world by modern masters of horror

Darkly thrilling, these twenty new ghost stories have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories. Each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from some area of the world.

Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Ramsey Campbell, Jeffrey Ford, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, Catherynne M. Valente, and thirteen other fine writers to create stories unlike any they’ve written before. Tales to make readers shiver with fear, jump at noises in the night, keep the lights on.

These twenty nightmares, brought together by two renowned editors of the dark fantastic, are frightening visions sure to send shivers down the spines of horror readers.


  • Knickerbocker Holiday – Richard Bowes
  • That Girl – Kaaron Warren
  • Akbar – Kit Reed
  • The Spring Heel – Steven Pirie
  • As Red as Red – Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Tin Cans – Ekaterina Sedia
  • Shoebox Train Wreck – John Mantooth
  • 15 Panels Depicting the Sadness of the Baku & the Jotai – Catherynne M. Valente
  • La Llorona – Carolyn Turgeon
  • Face Like a Monkey – Carrie Laben
  • Down Atsion Road – Jeffrey Ford
  • Return to Mariabronn – Gary A. Braunbeck
  • Following Double-Face Woman – Erzebet YellowBoy
  • Oaks Park – M. K. Hobson
  • For Those in Peril on the Sea – Stephen Dedman
  • The Foxes – Lily Hoang
  • The Redfield Girls – Laird Barron
  • Between Heaven and Hull – Pat Cadigan
  • Chucky Comes to Liverpool – Ramsey Campbell
  • The Folding Man – Joe R. Lansdale
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