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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Prime Books (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607012839
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607012832
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very good short story collection celebrating Halloween!
jennacide
I love a good Halloween story, and so an anthology of Halloween stories is certain to pique my interest.
Whitt Patrick Pond
This is a perfect book to curl up with on a rainy October night.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Shelley D. Brook on October 31, 2011
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I'm going to do what I wish other reviewers would do for books with multiple stories, I'm going to list the contents in order:

Conversations In A Dead Language - Thomas Ligotti
Monsters - Stewart O'Nan
The Halloween Man - William F. Nolan
The Young Tamlane - Sir Walter Scott
Pork Pie Hat - Peter Straub
Three Doors - Norman Partridge
Auntie Elspeth's Halloween Story - Esther M. Friesner
Struwwelpeter - Glen Hirshberg
Halloween In A Suburb - H.P. Lovecraft
On The Reef - Caitlin R. Kiernan
The Sticks - Charlee Jacob
Riding Bitch - K.W. Jeter
Memories Of El Dia De Los Muertos - Nancy Kilpatrick
Halloween Street - Steve Rasnic Tem
Tricks & Treats - Steve Rasnic Tem
Memories - Pepter Crowther
Ulalume: A Ballad - Edgar Allen Poe
Mask Game - John Shirley
By The Book - Nancy Holder
Hornets - Al Sarrantonio
Pranks - Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Pumpkin Night - Gary McMahon
The Universal Soldier - Charles de Lint
Night Out - Tina Rath
One Thin Dime - Stewart Moore
Man-Size In Marble - E. Nesbit
The Great Pumpkin Arrives At Last - Sarah Langan
Sugar Skulls - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
On A Dark October - Joe R. Landsdale
The Vow On Halloween - Lyllian Huntley Harris
The October Game - Ray Bradbury
The November Game - F. Paul Wilson
Tessellations - Gary Braunbeck

Quite entertaining and worth buying! Enjoy...Happy Hallowe'en!!

Edit: This is the correct ToC for this book. I took the list directly from my copy. :)
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By jennacide on October 3, 2011
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Very good short story collection celebrating Halloween! Some repeats from other notable anthologies, but enough original stories to make up for it. Huge fan of the anthology October Dreams, and this volume makes a great companion!

Entries include:
The October Game - Bradbury
The November Game - Wilson
The Halloween Man - Nolan
Three Doors - Partridge
Halloween Street - Tem
Sugar Skulls - Yarbro
On a Dark October - Lansdale
Pumpkin Night - McMahon
Pranks - Hoffman
Memories of El Dia de los Muertos - Kilpatrick
The Great Pumpkin Arrives At Last - Langan
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2012
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In a country where Halloween has become a multibillion dollar industry it seems the holiday has lost its identity. I was a kid in the eighties and I looked forward to Halloween every year to dress up as scary as I could be, play it tag in the local cemetery, and attend the annual "Fright Night" haunted house celebration. All of that is gone now. It has been replaced by cute little costumes and "Harvest Parties" I long for the mystery and fear of Halloween and let me tell you - this anthology delivered! If you have enjoyed October Dreams (reprinted as Halloween Horrors by B&N books) or it sits on your bookshelf, this volume of stories belongs aside of it as a companion. Some of the stories between the two overlap but there are enough new gems in this anthology to make it very enjoyable. From Steve Tasnic Tems trip down Halloween Street to Gary Braunbecks novella there are enough here to make your halloween season frightful again. My only disappointment is Ray Bradburys story The October Game is not included on the electronic ebook so pick up Bradburys collection Long After Midnight which includes October Game so you will know why the man in F. Paul Wilsons story The November Game is in jail. Along with the movie Trick r Treat and the book October Dreams , Halloween the anthology is a must have. Trick or Treat!!!!!!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rising_Phoenix on November 16, 2011
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While the stories were all very entertaining, there were so many typos in this anthology that it became distracting. Overall, a great read, but please hire a better editor for the next one!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Mcintosh on October 15, 2012
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Other reviewers have commented on the number of "typos" in this book, so I will not re-visit that issue here.

Guran has created an interesting mix of tales, some humorous, others - dark and sinister. Bradbury's "October Game" is here, as well as F. Paul Wilson's answer to same, "The November Game" - which makes an interesting companion piece to Bradbury's classic tale.

Nolan's tale "The Halloween Man" was chilly, and Friesner's "Autie Elspeth's Halloween Story" was both amusing and ominous...

Not all the stories had "bite. but overall, an interesting collection.

Of particular interest was Guran's introduction to the development of Halloween as a distinct American holiday.

Jeff McIntosh
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Whitt Patrick Pond TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 31, 2013
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I love a good Halloween story, and so an anthology of Halloween stories is certain to pique my interest. Particularly when it turns out to consist mostly of stories I've never read before, as Paula Guran has managed to put together in her anthology, with many coming from the best writers in the field over the years. I can't say that every story is sure to be a winner and there were definitely a few that just didn't work for me, but most are well-written and several are stand outs that make this an anthology worth having for any Halloween enthusiast.

Among the stand-outs for me were:

"Monsters" by Stewart O'Nan - Not all hauntings are supernatural, as we see when two boys, best friends, have an accident in the weeks leading up to Halloween. A truly memorable story with a final mental image that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. Even by itself, this one's worth the price of the entire antho.

"Auntie Elsbeth's Halloween Story" by Esther Friesner - A delightful mix of darkly twisted humor and the genuinely macabre by the queen of humorous fantasy. Guaranteed to leave you never looking at Jack O'Lanterns the same way again.

"Hallowe'en in a Suburb" by H.P. Lovecraft - A highly visual and atmospheric poem by one of the greatest writers of the macabre that truly captures the dark foreboding feel of All Hallow's Eve as we both fear and wish it to be.

"On the Reef" by Caitlin R. Kiernan - An omnisciently-narrated tale, appropriately following the above poem, which suggests even older and darker origins for certain Halloween rituals than we were ever aware of. Skin-crawl creepy in true Lovecraft style.

"The Sticks" by Charlee Jacob - Some places have Halloween traditions that are different from the ones we're familiar with.
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