Published by Candlewick Press on August 3, 2004
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories, Short Story
Source: Library Book
"Get ready to sleep with the lights on!" — GIRLS' LIFE
A lovesick count and the ghost of his brutalized servant . . . a serial killer who defies death . . . a house with a violent mind of its own and another that holds a grotesque secret within its peeling walls. Here are witches who feast on faces, changeling rites of passage, a venerable vampire
contemplating his end, and a fanged brat who drains the patience of a bumbling teenage boy. Here too are a flamboyant young novelist in search of a subject more compelling than his own eerie existence and
the daughter of a sorcerer fighting to free her lover — and her will — from sinister bonds. Enter the world of GOTHIC!, a celebration of the literary form made famous by such writers as Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.
With chilling stories by:
M. T. Anderson
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Janni Lee Simner
Vivian Vande Velde
Decent collection of short stories, some better than others. No surprise that I enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s the most. Made for a good RIP IX read. Read for the Peril of the Short Story challenge.
Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales gets a Midnight Book Rating of: