October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween

October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween

Classic novellas, never-before-published stories, essays on the history, literature, and films of Halloween, and real-life memories of October 31st-from today's best practitioners of fear:Dean Koontz * Peter Straub * Poppy Z. Brite * Rick Hautala * Steve Rasnic Tem * Elizabeth Engstrom * Thomas Ligotti * Gary A. Braunbeck * Jack Ketchum * Thomas F. Monteleone * Hugh B. Cave * Simon Clark * Christopher Golden * Ray Bradbury * Jack Ketchum * Alan M. Clark * Gahan Wilson * Paula Guran * John Shirley * Tom Piccirilli * Jack Cady * David B. Silva * Robert Morrish * William F. Nolan * Michael Cadnum * Richard Laymon * Douglas Clegg * Douglas E. Winter * Stanley Wiater * Caitlín R. Kiernan * Lewis Shiner * Yvonne Navarro * Tim Lebbon * Kim Newman * F. Paul Wilson * Owl Goingback * Dennis Etchison * Stephen Mark Rainey * Charles L. Grant * Kelly Laymon * Dominick Cancilla * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Michael Marshall Smith * Wayne Allen Sallee * Ramsey Campbell * Ed Gorman * Stefan Dziemianowicz * Peter Crowther

Title:October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451458957
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    October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween Reviews

  • Jakob J.

    In some manner my literary, musical, and aesthetic sensibilities transmogrify with the season. Once the autumnal gods blow forth the cool air, carrying with it their fragrances of dry leaves, patchoul...

  • J.K. Grice

    This is a huge anthology celebrating the spookiest night of the year....Halloween! I really wanted to love this collection more, but a lot of the stories just aren't that memorable. Still, it's worth ...

  • Bark

    A Celebration of Halloween edited by Richard Chizmar & Robert Morrish is a collection of new and previously published short stories, novellas and true-life memories taking place on Halloween. Included...

  • Greg

    UPDATE: (Stefan, SNL) If you're looking for some Halloweenie fun, this one has EVERYTHING>>>PREVIOUS:I don't celebrate this "holiday" but was most curious to read the stories entitled "My Favorite Hal...

  • Melki

    So-so collection of mostly forgettable horror tales. The best stories - Dean Koontz's "The Black Pumpkin", "Masks" by Douglas E. Winter - I had already read in other anthologies. Sprinkled throughout ...

  • Rebecca McNutt

    October Dreams is very creative and exciting, a book full of the strange and the supernatural, with stories from all kinds of different authors....

  • Mark

    This would've been a solid 3-star book: some good stories, some so-so stories, and it even includes the phenomenal Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub. But a lot of the "favorite Halloween memory" chapters f...

  • Romney Wordsworth

    I enjoyed the favorite Halloween memories better than most of the shorts.. a great book to read this time of year...

  • Steven

    Rereading snippets of this book for the season reminded me how solid and informative an anthology collection can be. The jewels in this book are various authors' recollections of their personal Hallow...

  • Lisa of LaCreeperie

    One of the absolute best Halloween anthologies out there! Volume II is very good as well, if you can find it. It's horrifically rare and expensive. 🎃...