Halloween - Paula Guran

Edited by Paula Guran.

Shivers and spirits... the mystical and macabre... our darkest fears and sweetest fantasies... the fun and frivolity of tricks, treats, festivities, and masquerades. Halloween is a holiday filled with both delight and dread, beloved by youngsters and adults alike. Celebrate the most magical season of the year with this sensational treasury of seasonal tales — spooky, suspenseful, terrifying, or teasing — harvested from a multitude of master storytellers.

Note: "The October Game" by Ray Bradbury appears only in the print edition of HALLOWEEN as Mr. Bradbury does not authorize any e-editions of his work.

Contents:

  • The October Game by Ray Bradbury
  • Tessellations by Gary Braunbeck
  • Memories by Peter Crowther
  • Universal Soldier by Charles de Lint
  • Auntie Elspeth's Halloween Story or The Gourd, the Bad, and the Ugly by Esther Friesner
  • Struwwelpeter by Glen Hirshberg
  • Pranks by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • By the Book by Nancy Holder
  • The Sticks by Charlee Jacob
  • Riding Bitch by K. W. Jeter
  • On the Reef by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Memories of el Dia de los Muertos by Nancy Kilpatrick
  • The Great Pumpkin Arrives at Last by Sarah Langan
  • On a Dark October by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Conversations in a Dead Language by Thomas Ligotti
  • Hallowe'en in a Suburb by H. P. Lovecraft (poem)
  • Pumpkin Night by Gary McMahon
  • The Halloween Man by William F. Nolan
  • Monsters by Stewart O'Nan
  • Three Doors by Norman Partridge
  • Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe (poem)
  • Night Out by Tina Rath
  • Hornets by Al Sarrantonio
  • Tamlane by Sir Walter Scott (aka The Young Tamlane, poem)
  • Mask Game by John Shirley
  • Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub
  • Halloween Street by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Tricks & Treats: One Night on Halloween Street by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • The November Game by F. Paul Wilson
  • Sugar Skulls by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
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Release date: September 2011
Genres: horror, anthology
Updated: August 26, 2021