Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Oct 22, Natalie Allen rated it it was amazing. Alfred Hithcock's portrayal of "scary" stores are nothing short of art in disguise.
I'd consider myself a long-time fan, so it was a real treat to add this baby to my collection. A must-read for fellow Hitchcock lovers! Aug 11, Terryann Saint added it. Awesome, old school stories. A couple are real gems. Aug 02, Kristine rated it it was amazing Shelves: partly-read , owned.
I've read these in order, but haven't gotten too far through. However, I am pleasantly surprised by every single one that I have read; I don't really have any complaints about any of them. They all set the mood well, and none feel cheap and they all seem original. Jun 22, Debra Harrison rated it it was amazing. I am reading this now. The stories are indeed full of Terror and Mystery.
The terror stories are not horror but what I'd consider "intellectual horror". If you take the time to think abiut the repercussions of the stories, they are scarry. Jan 11, Miguel rated it really liked it. Great short stories that keep you guessing what is next. Only to take you down an unexpected ending.
Classics by the master. Oct 13, Alisa Kester rated it did not like it Shelves: short-stories , thrillers. Not really my idea of "tales of terror", being mostly mystery stories. As mystery short stories are my least favorite of the genre, I didn't finish it. Sep 03, Rachel Menke rated it really liked it Shelves: reads. I read this over the course of several months reading a story most nights before I went to bed. This should be your first indicator that these are not so much tales of terror but more so tales of irony, slight creepiness, and some suspense.
There were a few in there that haunted my thoughts for a few days but most of them were just interesting short stories usually crime related with a plot twist toward the end. Most of the stories were great reads and excellently written short stories. Jan 10, shar zar rated it really liked it. Note: I read the dutch version of this book which only counts 16 stories sadly.
I'm not sure if the endings should be considered plottwists or punchlines but they were amusing nonetheless. My boyfriend bought this book for me about 2 years ago and I'm glad to have finally read it and liked it as much as I did. Jun 05, Lisa rated it liked it. Love a scary story look no further. You will find many to tingle your spine. Sep 27, Lance Carney rated it really liked it.
My daughter bought this for me for my birthday along with a book about Hitchcock's films since we were watching them. These short stories were originally in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine from the 's through the 70's. I enjoyed most of them even though some were outdated but therefore interesting to me.
These are not tales of "Terror" as I know it think Stephen King , but the editor needed a way to divide the short stories into several different books and titles. I think the "terror" My daughter bought this for me for my birthday along with a book about Hitchcock's films since we were watching them.
I think the "terror" in this edition comes from the fact that most of the stories involve murder. I don't know if I'll read any of the other editions, but I am glad I read this one. It was the next best thing to checking the mail box everyday for the next delivery of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine! Jan 03, Michael Rodriguez rated it really liked it. My favorites include the schoolboy who will kill for good grades, the reporter who writes up obituaries before the people die, and the woman who visits an asylum where the patients play the doctors—having killed the real doctors. Apr 27, L8blmr rated it really liked it.
I finally finished this huge collection of stories allegedly chosen by Alfred Hitchcock. Since all of the tales were originally published prior to some of them as early as in the 50's , it was like a trip back in time to the old-fashioned, straight-forward crime story that first captured my interest when I was young. Most were well-written and a pleasure to read I finally finished this huge collection of stories allegedly chosen by Alfred Hitchcock.
Most were well-written and a pleasure to read use of old-school sense of humor included , though a handful left me saying, "Huh? Oct 23, Syon rated it liked it. Title was misleading, so points off for that. Feb 15, Sherrill Wallace rated it it was ok. I dont read much fiction but hey, this is Alfred Hitchcock.
Are his books really fiction?? Aug 08, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: short-stories. I had forgotten how much I love this art form. Reading this book rejuvenated my interest in these delicious savory bites of fiction. Oct 20, Sadie rated it really liked it. Most of these are mysteries and detective stories, and not really "horror" as we think of it today, but they're all very good. Some seem to drag on a bit, everything is worth a read. Great stuff if you like to guess where a story is going to go, or whodunnit.
Feb 13, Zara Vie rated it really liked it. Oct 28, Jennifer rated it liked it. This book has some very good stories in it. Good for light reading.
Jan 13, Jean rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 15, Ruben rated it liked it. Apr 13, Shera rated it it was ok. I like Hitchcock, but I don't think most of the stories in this book are that good, ok I finished it, out of curiousity. Mar 30, Kimberly rated it it was amazing. I had forgotten what great short stories are like until I read this book. Anything associated with Alfred Hitchcock's name is exceptional! Mar 12, Bee-Man rated it it was amazing.
Creepy but yummy Jun 02, Emily Jividen rated it really liked it. Loved it. Gary rated it really liked it Jan 23, David Kebudi rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Brigette rated it liked it Dec 30, Jill rated it liked it Jan 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Short Stories. About Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an iconic and highly influential film director and producer, who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. Following a very substantial career in his native Britain in both silent films and talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood and became an American citizen with dual nationality in , thus he also remained a British subject.
Hitchcock dire Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an iconic and highly influential film director and producer, who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career which spanned six decades, from the silent film era, through the invention of sound films, and far into the era of colour films. For a complete list of his films, see Alfred Hitchcock filmography. Have you ever heard of Kunekune, the mysterious figure that drives people mad upon sight?
How about the house they call Pandora, with its secrets so terrifying that generations have attempted to bury its truth?
Who or what is the thing children call Hisaruki? What horrible truths hide behind the curse of the mummy known as Ryoumen Sukuna? These tales are the cream of the crop when it comes to Japanese horror. I also liked how this book was organized by year, so you can see how the creepypasta styles and themes evolve over time. They call her Hasshaku-sama, the eight-foot-tall woman. A box called the kotoribako dooms all who come in contact with it. Something that sends all who look upon it mad.
Could you resist the lure of sneaking a peek at the forbidden? Expanding upon the terrifying tales of the first Kowabana, Volume Two presents over 90 brand new stories of Japanese horror designed to keep you up at night. Yurei and yokai, vengeful gods and unbreakable curses, spirit mediums and mind-bending customs. Are you sure you want to find out?
These are the types of stories that make you question everyday things and make you want to look turn the light on before entering a dark room. Kuchisake-onna, the slit-mouthed woman. Hasshaku-sama, the eight-foot tall woman. Hanako-san of the toilet. Teke Teke. Aka Manto. For years Japan has thrilled and terrified us with its horror icons, making everything from toilets to gaps to wells to railway stations sites of terror.
Who, or what, is Kankandara, and why is it hidden deep inside the forest in an off-limits area? Why are people dreaming of a teenage girl called Kanako-san and then disappearing shortly thereafter? How are a third-grade class going to defeat the spirit determined to kill them all before they graduate?