Ghosts, Demons, Lovecraftian twists, and lost souls – all wrapped up for lovers of Halloween
“Up there with the best of Straub, King, and Koontz.” ★★★★★
Nearly 800 pages (if in print) in this chilling box set, including the full-length novel The Halloween Man, the short novel The Words, and the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild award-winning full-length collection, The Nightmare Chronicles.
The Halloween Man
“A brilliant novel, up there with the best of Straub, King, and Koontz.”* From award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a riveting, edge-of-your-seat novel of supernatural suspense and horror. Set in the mysterious New England village of Stonehaven, a boy has been raised within a labyrinth of dark secrets — and now, as he approaches manhood, a terrifying destiny awaits him.
“Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby.”– Dean Koontz, NY Times bestselling author of The Husband, Odd Thomas, Velocity and many others.
“Combining both the quiet horror of a Charles Grant with the all-out spectacles of a Stephen King, Clegg’s storytelling has never been better. The Halloween Man is a brilliant novel, up there with the best of Straub, King, and Koontz, and one of the most original tales of terror to come along in quite a while.” — Edward Lee, bestselling horror novelist.
A novella of friendship, terror, gods & monsters. When teenager Mark befriends outsider Dash, he believes his new friend to be an outcast rebel. But a dark mystery unfolds as Dash leads Mark into dangerous games and rituals involving stories of the occult and a strange drug that allows Dash to see into another world — a world of absolute darkness and terror.
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Bram Stoker Award-winning and International Horror Guild Award-winning short story collection — 13 tales of disturbing horror and twisted psychological suspense fill The Nightmare Chronicles by Douglas Clegg.
These short stories from a master storyteller of horror “can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby, ” says author Dean Koontz.
It begins in an old tenement with a horrifying crime. It continues after midnight, when a young boy, held captive in a basement, is filled with unearthly visions of fantastic and frightening worlds.
How could his kidnappers know that the ransom would be their own souls?
For, as the hours pass, the boy’s nightmares invade his captors like parasites — and soon, they become real.