The Haunting Hour: Ten New Stories by R.L. Stine

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Demco Media, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction
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Someone pushed me, hard, away from the doorway. The ghouls were limping, staggering, groaning, making their way out of the house. The full moon floated high in the night sky now. The wind whistled and howled between the crooked gravestones.

"At midnight on Halloween the dead do their dance under the full moon, " Ray said. "For one moment -- one terrifying moment -- we all freeze. And time stops. Time stands still. It's the only time during the year when the living and the dead are one."

The haunting hour is the darkest time of night, when ghouls come out to play, ghosts lurk in the shadows, and R.L. Stine writes his scariest stories. Read about a boy who dared to lie down in an ancient mummy case . . . an imaginary friend who's just a little too real . . . a ghost who won't take no for an answer . . . and much more. This collection of brand-new terrifying stories is illustrated with spine-tingling black-and-white drawings by a variety of well-known artists including Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, and Roz Chast. Be prepared for chills in the dead of night with The Haunting Hour.

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