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Publisher's Summary

Classic haunted house ghost stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre authority John Landis. 

This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting rediscovery. 

The selection includes tales of terror by Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, and Percival Landon; studies of creeping dread by Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James; short, sharp shockers by Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James and Lafcadio Hearn; and comedic masterpieces by Oscar Wilde and Saki.

Mr. Landis' own introduction explores each tale's fascinating impact on the contemporary horror genre. 

Step inside these ghost-ridden repositories of supernatural evil, if you dare....

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." (H. P. Lovecraft)

Order of stories:
Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe
The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulward-Lytton
The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood
The Red Room by H. G. Wells
The Shunned House by H. P. Lovecraft
The Spook House by Ambrose Bierce
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Thurnley Abbey by Perceval Landon
The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman
The Haunted Dolls’ House by M. R. James
La Horla by Guy de Maupassant
The Reconciliation by Lafcadio Hearn
The Open Window by Saki

© 2020 John Landis © 2020 DK Audio

©2020 John Landis (P)2020 DK Audio

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Just in time for Halloween

A great set of haunted house stories. The narrators were great and it was fun to hear these stories again.

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