Robert McCammon, Norman Prentiss, Shawntelle Madison, Graham Masterton, and Richard Christian Matheson scale new heights of horror, suspense, and grimmest fable in Dark Screams: quantity Two, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the popular Cemetery Dance Publications.
THE DEEP finish by way of Robert McCammon
every body thinks the drowning loss of life of Neil Calder within the neighborhood swimming pool used to be a sad twist of fate. in basic terms his father is aware greater. Now, at the final evening of summer time, Neil returns looking for revenge.
INTERVAL via Norman Prentiss
Flight 1137 from St. Louis when it comes to Nashville has long gone lacking. As fearful family and friends assemble round the gate, a price ticket clerk reveals herself eyewitness to a second of inhuman evil.
IF those partitions may speak through Shawntelle Madison
Eleanor has come from manhattan urban to prep an outdated Victorian residence in Maine for America's Mysterious Hotspots. even supposing she's continuously thrown herself into her paintings, this activity will take her locations she's by no means dreamed of going.
THE evening HIDER by way of Graham Masterton
C. S. Lewis wrote a couple of portal that resulted in a global of magic and attraction. however the cloth wardrobe in Dawn's room holds purely death--until she solves its grisly secret.
WHATEVER by way of Richard Christian Matheson
A Nineteen Seventies rock 'n' roll band that by no means was--in a global that's in actual fact our personal . . . yet probably isn't, no longer anymore . . . or, a minimum of, now not yet--takes one hell of a visit.
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Dad? It killed me, Dad! I didn’t drown! i used to be continuously an excellent swimmer, Dad! you recognize that, don’t you…? ” “Yes,” Glenn replied softly, and tears crammed his eyes. “I understand that. ” The lighter popped out. Glenn acquired his cigarette going and lower back the lighter to the dashboard. He stared on the swimming pool as a tear crept down his cheek. Neil’s voice ebbed and pale, becoming a member of the voices of the opposite ghosts that have been eternally younger in Parnell Park. If he had a greenback for each time he’d walked via that admissions gate he’d be a potent wealthy guy at the present time. not less than he’d have much more funds, he mused, than working the puppy heart at Brookhill Mall paid him. yet he’d consistently loved animals, in order that used to be ok, notwithstanding whilst he’d been younger adequate to dream he’d had plans of operating for a zoo in a tremendous urban like Birmingham, touring the area and accumulating unique animals. His father had died whilst he used to be a sophomore on the collage of Alabama, and Glenn had back to Barrimore Crossing and long gone to paintings simply because his mom were placing at the fringe of a worried breakdown. He’d constantly deliberate on going again to varsity, however the spool of time simply stored unwinding: He’d met Linda, and they’d fallen in love. after which they’d gotten married and Neil used to be born 4 years later, and… good, that was once simply the tale of existence, wasn’t it? there have been little flecks of rain on his glasses, brought on whilst the drops ricocheted off the sting of the rolled-down window. Glenn took his glasses off to wipe the lenses with a handkerchief. with out the glasses, every thing was once type of fuzzy, yet he may well nonetheless see o.k.. His fingers have been trembling. He was once afraid, yet no longer terrified. humorous. He’d inspiration needless to say he’d be scared shitless. after all, it wasn’t time but. Oh, no. now not but. He positioned his glasses again on, drew deeply at his cigarette and allow the smoke leak from his mouth. Then he touched the heavy-duty chain cutter that lay at the seat beside him. Today—the final day of summer—he had introduced his personal admission price tag to the pool. beneath his trousers he was once donning his bathing suit—the purple one, the one who Linda stated he’d larger now not put on round the bull up in Howard Mackey’s pasture. Glenn smiled grimly. If he hadn’t had Linda those prior weeks it might’ve made him slip correct off the deep finish. She stated they have been powerful, that they'd pass on and learn how to dwell with Neil’s loss of life, and Glenn had agreed—but that used to be earlier than he’d all started pondering. That used to be earlier than he’d begun analyzing and learning concerning the Parnell Park swimming pool. That was once prior to he knew. After Neil had drowned, the city council had closed the pool and park. Neil have been its 3rd sufferer of the summer time; again in June a lady named Wanda Shackleford had died within the pool, and at the Fourth of July it were Tom Dunnigan. Neil had recognized Wanda Shackleford. And Glenn remembered that they’d referred to the incident at domestic one evening. “Seventeen years outdated! ” Glenn had stated, interpreting from a replica of the Barrimore Crossing Courier. “What a waste! ” He used to be sitting in his Barcalounger within the den, and Linda used to be at the couch doing her needlepoint photograph for Sue Ann Moore’s birthday.