M. R. James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. James harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a recognisable world to one that is indefinably strange, and then unforgettably terrifying. Sheets, pictures, carvings, a dolls house, a lonely beach, a branch tapping on a window - ordinary things take on more than a tinge of dread in the hands of the original master of suspense.
Always thrilling and at times deeply moving, Classic Vampire Tales presents 10 stories from true masters of the genre.
Wake Not the Dead
An Episode of Cathedral History
Good Lady Ducayne
The Room in the Tower
For the Blood is the Life
The True Story of a Vampire