Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Top ten scary short stories

Chris Priestley is the author of the Tales of Terror series which won the Dracula Society's Children of the Night Award for best book with a Gothic horror theme.

His most recent books are Mister Creecher and The Dead of Winter.

Priestly is also an illustrator, painter and cartoonist.

For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of scary short stories. One title on the list:
"A Little Place Off the Edgware Road" by Graham Greene

This is a superbly creepy and grotesque short story by the great Graham Greene. It has more than a little Edgar Allan Poe about it, scuttling among the shadows at the edge of madness. A trip to the cinema proves to be a nightmarish experience for Craven as he finds himself seated next to someone very disturbing indeed in the darkness. Horrible. And I mean that in a good way.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue