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”The Blood Drips” by Dick Donovan

”The Blood Drips” by Dick Donovan

December 6, 2022

"The Blood Drips: An Unsolved Mystery" is a short horror story by British writer, Dick Donovan (aka James Edward Preston Muddock). The story first appeared in Donovan’s 1889 collection, Stories, Weird and Wonderful, and tells of an old, dilapidated house, haunted by something terrible and mysterious.

”The Furnished Room” by O. Henry

”The Furnished Room” by O. Henry

November 27, 2022

"The Furnished Room" is a short story by American author, O. Henry. In the story, the new tenant of a timeworn apartment seeks to discover the identity of its previous occupant.

”Clutching Hands of Death” by Harold Ward

”Clutching Hands of Death” by Harold Ward

November 22, 2022

"Clutching Hands of Death" is a short story by the prolific Weird Tales author, Harold Ward. As described in the March 1935 edition of WT: “A tale of terror—of a weird surgical operation performed in France—and a ghastly horror that stalked by night…”

”The Demon Spell” by Hume Nisbet

”The Demon Spell” by Hume Nisbet

November 20, 2022

"The Demon Spell" is a short story by Scottish-born novelist and artist, James Hume Nisbet. The tale tells of a strange seance, a rare coin, and a Kandian dagger.

”The Floor Above” / Diary Horror by M. Humphreys

”The Floor Above” / Diary Horror by M. Humphreys

November 15, 2022

"The Floor Above" is a short story by the one-time Weird Tales author, M. Humphreys. Having first appeared in the May 1923 edition of the magazine, the story tells, through a series of diary entries, of a man's troubling stay with an old friend.

”Old Bugs” by H. P. Lovecraft

”Old Bugs” by H. P. Lovecraft

November 13, 2022

"Old Bugs" is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, probably written shortly before July 1919. It was first published in the Arkham House book The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces (1959).

”The Look” by Maurice Level

”The Look” by Maurice Level

November 8, 2022

"The Look" is a short story by the French writer, Maurice Level. The story, which first appeared in the French publication, Le Journal, in 1906, tells of a dreadful deed committed by a man and his wife…

”The Coat” by A. E. D. Smith

”The Coat” by A. E. D. Smith

November 6, 2022

"The Coat" is a short story by English civil servant, A. E. D. Smith. The tale appeared in Famous Fantastic Mysteries in December 1952, and tells of a curious item of clothing encountered in an old chateau. 

”The Voice in the Dawn” by William Hope Hodgson

”The Voice in the Dawn” by William Hope Hodgson

November 1, 2022

"The Voice in the Dawn" (also known as "The Call in the Dawn") is a Sargasso Sea story by the British writer, William Hope Hodgson, first published in The Premier Magazine, November 1920. A strange voice greets the crew at dawn... but from where does it originate?

”The Theater Upstairs” by M. W. Wellman

”The Theater Upstairs” by M. W. Wellman

October 30, 2022

"The Theater Upstairs" is a short story by Manly Wade Wellman. The work was first published in the December 1936 edition of Weird Tales, and was described as follows: “A weird and uncanny story about a motion-picture show, in which dead actors and actresses flickered across the silver screen…”

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