Originating from English folklore, Long Lankin is a creature that broke into homes to kill mothers and children. In this creepy-as-hell adaptation of the myth, two sisters are sent to live with a hostile aunt in a town held hostage by a terrible secret and must team up with two local boys in order to uncover it, before it’s too late. The only times when you’re going to look up from Long Lankin’s pages is to double and triple check that your windows have, in fact, been bolted shut.
A Good and Happy Child
Forced into therapy by his wife after he refuses to hold his newborn child, George is suddenly awash in memories from his childhood, from the traumatic death of his father to his mysterious new friend that nobody believed existed. What starts as a psychologically compelling story soon merges with darkly supernatural forces becoming a tour-de-force that twists and turns into a haunting conclusion.
For lovers of everything that goes bump in the night, there is no better day than Halloween. Spooky decorations, scary movies on every channel…the only thing missing is a new horror story to add to your collection. As all avid fans know, there is no feeling quite like reading a thriller for the first time, before you know whether the hero lives, what’s lurking in the graveyard, or why the creepy child is acting so damn creepy. These seven scary stories have slipped past the radar of most mainstream horror fans, so now’s your chance to dive into something new. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you if you need to sleep with the light on afterward.
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