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    Haunted – William Hussey

    “‘You gotta bring them back the head, Henry, or it won’t count. Good luck.’ Henry Torve sidestepped through a gap in the rusted bars, his teeth clenching at the clatter-clang of the gate. Ever since he’d heard the stories about this place, most of them told by his cousin Emma, he had dreamed of this moment: his leg reaching through the gate, his foot touching down upon the cursed earth, and then… he shivered. Henry wouldn’t let go of the bars, not yet, the others might notice how his hands shook.” When Henry is dared to go into the cursed Funland theme park, deserted for years since its owner blew…

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    Into The Grey – Celine Kiernan

    “We were watching telly the night Nan burnt the house down. It was March 1974, and I was fifteen years of age. I thought I lost everything in that fire, but what did I know about loss? Nothing, that’s what. I would learn soon enough.” When Patrick’s Nan burns down his family’s home and they are forced to move into a house they usually rent in the summer, Patrick is sure things can’t get any worse, he has lost everything and his parents are falling apart. However then Dominick, his twin brother, seems to become distant and the two of them receive ghostly visitors, have nightmares and Dom is dying…

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    Haunted blog Tour: Screen Screaming – from Eleanor Updale

    Today I have Eleanor Updale, author of the short story “The Ghost and The Machine” from the Haunted collection and the Montmorency series, talking about her experience with an all night scare fest. Welcome Eleanor… *** My story in the Haunted collection is about a ghost who attacks his victim through a computer.That’s quite an unusual method, and of course it would have become possible only recently, but other screens have been a home for ghouls and monsters for a long time. The horror movie is almost as old as the cinema itself. A couple of weeks ago I spent the whole night in my local cinema, watching horror films. It was quite an occasion. We gathered…

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    Haunted – Various authors

    “Some of the best-loved children’s authors have come together to bring you this terrifying collection of ghost stories; There’s a lost ghost child trapped in a mirror and wanting to pull you in; an evil soul eater waiting for its next victim; a ghost walk with a haunting twist; and the spirit of a drowned boy who needs to be put to rest. These and many spine-chilling tales will make you scream, shiver and gasp. Open if you dare…” *** Let me tell you this, if you want to scare yourself silly, especially on, or close to, Hallowe’en Haunted is the collection of stories for you! I always find it…