Vol 1 No. 2
The Space-Eaters - Frank Belknap Long
When something older than the Earth descends from space, it can develop a
taste for human brains, bringing fear and torment to those who stray from
the safety of their homes at night.
The Faceless Thing - Edward D. Hoch
The old man returns to the scene of the confrontation, but even monsters
can grow old as time goes by.
[And old writers sometimes return to the scene of the reading, to remember
sketchy details of an impressive tale.]
The Red Room - H.G. Wells
The one who challenges fear often discovers that the enclosing darkness is
the only source and requires no ghost or phantom to come along for the
Hungary's Female Vampire - Dean Lipton
The tale of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, a servant girl's worst nightmare.
A Tough Tussle - Ambrose Bierce
Sometimes the antagonist we perceive to be creeping up upon our refuge has
only a power derived from death which can become the threat of nothing
more sinister than our own imagined fears.
Doorslammer - Donald A. Wolheim
The tale of a young woman who could not let herself remain unnoticed
before or after she had left this earth.
The Electric Chair - George Waight
Faced with alternatives, equally terrifying, we inevitably choose our worst
fear and least hope of salvation.
The Other One - Jerryl L. Keane
In times of danger, we can sometimes expect salvation from an unexpected
The Charmer - Archie Binns
The nature of man is the tendency to allow himself to be seduced by an
attractive stranger. If the stranger is an expert at the conquest of men,
she shows her credentials by her smoothe presentation.
Clarissa - Robert A.W. Lowndes
When a loved one departs, she is never completely gone.
The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes - Rudyard Kipling
There is more than one way to escape the craterous Village of the Dead.