It’s that time of year again! Trees indoors, presents, mulled wine, and horror stories, of course.
The grand tradition of telling scary stories goes all the way from the Victorian period (Dickens, Blackwood and others) and on down the line to Gremlins.
Last year, in the spirit of the season, I released a small book of short, Christmas-themed horror stories called Something was Stirring.
With a whole bunch of ghosts, Krampus, and Andy Williams, it’s a good place to start if you want to get into the festive feeling!
Check it out here.
Something was Stirring
Seasonal Tales of Horror
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
So the song goes, but tinsel and presents and Santa Claus mean little to rough sleeper Leah, who finds herself stalked by a spirit of deadly Christmas cheer.
Speaking of which, Santa Claus is all very well for good boys and girls, but what about the bad ones? What about the school bullies who torment thirteen-year-old Pista every day? Who will give them what they deserve? They used to say that Krampus delivered the coal, but he’s not been seen in a long time.
There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago…
As far back as the Great War, as far back as the oldest ale house in New York, whose motto ‘Be Good or Be Gone’ doesn’t just apply to the living.
Get close to the fire and enjoy four seasonal tales of horror in the old tradition of Christmas Eve ghost stories.