Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror by R.L. StineThe wind whispered through the vines, making them quiver and bend. The scarecrows creaked, shaking their arms as if waving us away. A large pumpkin came bouncing down a hill. Thud thud thud!
A child loses his head inside a pumpkin. A skin-crawling spider spell is cast on a sorcerers apprentice. A visit to the hospital for a tonsillectomy takes a ghoulish turn. These things dont happen--do they? In Nightmare Hour they do. The fiendishly prolific R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, offers 10 scary tales to keep you up late, quivering beneath the covers. Each heart-pounding, fast-paced story features lively writing and young characters who come into contact with the tricks and illusions on lifes darker side. Curious readers will love the authors introduction to each story, where he explains how the idea for it came to him. From Alien Candy to Make Me a Witch, the stories also feature a spooky illustration by artists from Edward Koren to Bleu Turrell. While not gory, some of the books situations, such as the hospital visit gone wrong, are not for the faint-hearted reader. For the rest, these are tales youll be too scared to put down. (Ages 10 and older) --Maria Dolan
Pumpkinhead / illustrated by Cliff Nielsen --
Alien candy / illustrated by Edward Koren --
Most evil sorcerer / illustrated by Bernie Wrightson --
Nightmare Inn / illustrated by Gary Kelley --
Im not Martin / illustrated by Patrick McBride --
Black mask / illustated by Mark Summers --
Afraid of clowns / illustrated by Vince Natale --
Dead body / illustrated by John Collier --
Make me a witch / illustrated by Bleu Turrell --
Ghostly stare / illustrated by John Jude Palencar.
Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror
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A child loses his head inside a pumpkin. A skin-crawling spider spell is cast on a sorcerer's apprentice. A visit to the hospital for a tonsillectomy takes a ghoulish turn. These thi. These things don't happen--do they? In Nightmare Hour they do.
Nightmare Hour is a horror collection by R.
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