Modern masters of the supernatural weave their magic to revitalize the chilling Victorian and Edwardian ghostly tale: here are haunted houses, arcane inventions, spirits reaching across the centuries, ghosts in the machine, fateful revelations, gaslit streets scarcely keeping the dark at bay, and other twisted variations on the immortal classics that frighten us still.
SYMPATHY FOR ZOMBIES, by John Gregory Betancourt
LARGER THAN LIFE, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
PLAGUE PIT, by Sydney J. Bounds
COOL AIR, by H.P. Lovecraft
THE LAST BEST FRIEND, by C.J. Henderson
UNDER THE SHADOW OF JONAH, by Jack Dann
ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY, by Jack Dolphin
SOME NOTES ON THE "ZOMBI," by Lafcadio Hearn
THE HOLLOW MAN, by Thomas Burke
OUTSIDE THE BOX, by John Haggerty
WHILE ZOMBIES WALKED, by Thorp McClusky
THE CORPSE MASTER, by Seabury Quinn
WHAT THE MOON BRINGS, by George T. Wetzel
NIGHTFALL ON THE DEAD SEA, by Ray Faraday Nelson
BUB AND THE ZOMB BOYS, by A. R. Morlan
THE MENTAL GANGSTER, by John Russell Fearn
THE DIGGING AT PISTOL KEY, by Carl Jacobi
CRIME AND AUTHORITY, by C.J. Henderson
DEAD MEN WORKING IN THE CANE FIELDS, by William Seabrook
HERBERT WEST: REANIMATOR, by H.P. Lovecraft
I WALTZED WITH A ZOMBIE, by Ron Goulart
BLACK CANAAN, by Robert E. Howard
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