Urban legends like these are the stuff of nightmares Bloody Mary and Other Tales for a Dark Night is a connoisseur s collection of thirty five creepy contemporary tall tales Drawing on our eeriest modern myths, Stefan Dziemianowicz crafts horror stories that will leave even skeptical readers listening for footsteps behind them and fearful of walking into darkened rooms


10 thoughts on “Bloody Mary and Other Tales for a Dark Night

  1. Keri Ann Keri Ann says:

    I love horror anthologies, they are beneficial to readers like myself who get bored easily This horror anthology was good, not the best I ve read and not the worst It s basically a collection of urban legends and old ghost stories you would hear in junior high, some with a gory twist There were a few stories in the collection of 35 that I hadn t heard before and that made the whole book worth the read I don t scare easily, but after finishing this book last night I did find myself less than I love horror anthologies, they are beneficial to readers like myself who get bored easily This horror anthology was good, not the best I ve read and not the worst It s basically a collection of urban legends and old ghost stories you would hear in junior high, some with a gory twist There were a few stories in the collection of 35 that I hadn t heard before and that made the whole book worth the read I don t scare easily, but after finishing this book last night I did find myself less than excited to turn the lights off I would recommend this collection to anyone who likes classic scares or urban legends or as something to read around Halloween


  2. Kelly Kelly says:

    I m always on the lookout for a really creepy story, but unfortunately, I think I m just incapable of being scared That said, I don t think this book of short stories would really be scary to anyone, except for maybe younger readers All the stories are taken from common urban legends, and there isn t muchto them than what we ve all already heard time and again However, I suppose if you read them on a dark and stormy night while you re home all alone, or around a campfire deep in the dar I m always on the lookout for a really creepy story, but unfortunately, I think I m just incapable of being scared That said, I don t think this book of short stories would really be scary to anyone, except for maybe younger readers All the stories are taken from common urban legends, and there isn t muchto them than what we ve all already heard time and again However, I suppose if you read them on a dark and stormy night while you re home all alone, or around a campfire deep in the dark woods, they might succeed in giving you the chills


  3. Christian Christian says:

    Great book for sleep overs, late night hangouts, or if your in the mood for a little scare I don t think I have read all the stories, but there are a handful that really stuck out to me as truly creepy My two favorites would have to be Backseat Driver He Sees You When Your Sleeping Both equally horrifying and scary.I love scaring myself, and some of these stories do the trick Great compilation of frightful tales, separated nicely in different categories I highly recommend this book to Great book for sleep overs, late night hangouts, or if your in the mood for a little scare I don t think I have read all the stories, but there are a handful that really stuck out to me as truly creepy My two favorites would have to be Backseat Driver He Sees You When Your Sleeping Both equally horrifying and scary.I love scaring myself, and some of these stories do the trick Great compilation of frightful tales, separated nicely in different categories I highly recommend this book to people who love a nice urban legend and for scary story buffs


  4. Amanda Amanda says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by how well written these stories were Each story is based on an urban legend that is summarized at the beginning or end of the story Some of the stories are very well known and others were stories that I have never heard I found each story enjoyable because they were told in a unique way with a few twists that I didn t expect A great read for October and definitely recommended.


  5. GracieKat GracieKat says:

    You would be better off reading a collection of urban legends because that is really all that this is And they re not very well written out as stories because they re just the legends with hardly any surrounding detail or changes to make them interesting as a fictional short story.


  6. Sandra Sandra says:

    A good little read for a rainy night


  7. Brett Brett says:

    Horror


  8. Sherry Sherry says:

    I think Dziemianowicz has found every ghostly tale every told at summer camp and backyard sleepovers Sounds really weird but it brought back fond memories of those childhood times


  9. Dixie Diamond Dixie Diamond says:

    Nothing outstanding here, but the stories are old classics Simplicity is probably their most commendable characteristic.


  10. Jaime Jaime says:

    Aside from Bloody Mary, the other spine tingling tales included in this excellent campfire tales collection are Cocoon, Don t Turn On The Light, Scarecrow, and Roadside Stop.