When Amanda and Josh move with their mom and dad into an old house in a town called Dark Falls, they sense that something in Dark Falls isn't quite right. Then they discover that Dark Falls is inhabited by the living dead who need new victims to stay alive.
"Dr. Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. Nothing to worry about. Harmless, really. But Margaret and Casey Brewer are worried about their father. Especially when they ... meet ... some of the plants he is growing down there. Then they notice that their father is developing plantlike tendencies. In fact, he is becoming distinctly weedy--and seedy. Is this just part of their father's 'harmless' experiment? Or has the basement turned...
Lindy finds a ventriloquist's dummy and has fun learning to make him move and talk. Kris is jealous, and decides to get a dummy of her own. Then nasty evil things begin to happen. No way can a dummy be causing all the trouble. Or is there?
Lucy loves to tell monster stories. One day she discovers a real monster: the librarian in charge of the summer reading program. But no one will believe her, and the monster knows who she is and is coming to get her.
Samantha, the laughingstock of the girls' basketball team, meets someone who can grant her three wishes. But she isn't careful what she wishes for and they come true, turning her life into a living nightmare.
"When Jerry finds a dusty old piano in the attic of his new house, his parents offer to pay for lessons. At first, taking piano seems like a cool idea. But there's something creepy about Jerry's piano teacher, Dr. Shreek. Something really creepy. Something Jerry can't quite put a finger on."--Back cover.
There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. Something really horrible. It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the rabbit, torn to shreds. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. And he seems a little on the wild side. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the...
Billy and his sister, Sheena, are visiting a tiny Caribbean island. It's the perfect place for an underwater adventure. There's only one rule to remember: Stay away from the coral reefs. But Billy can't resist the beauty of the reefs -- and he quickly discovers that he's not alone. Something that's half-human, half-fish is lurking deep below.
Jerry is eager to explore a cave he finds down by the beach, and he dismisses the story the other kids tell him of the spooky three-hundred-year-old ghost that lives in the cave and comes out when the moon is full.
Thinking her friend Zeke is getting too much into his phantom role in the school play, Brooke becomes alarmed when scary things start happening backstage and wonders if a real phantom is out to stop the show.
Evan doesn't like baby-sitting his cousin Kermit because Kermit likes to play mean practical jokes on Evan and his friend, Andy; but Andy has found something that will teach Kermit a lesson once and for all.
Scared of his own shadow. That's what everyone says about Cooper Holmes. But when the Holmeses move into a new house deep in the woods, scary things really do start happening. Problem is, no one believes a person like Cooper. But then no one else heard the bone-chilling barking late at night. Or ran into two evil-looking dogs who disappeared into thin air....
Disgusted by his father's collection of tacky lawn decorations, which include pink flamingos and plastic skunks, Joe Burton is further upset when a pair of ugly lawn gnomes are added and a number of strange incidents occur.
Everyone knows about Hill House. It's the biggest tourist attraction in town. That's because it's haunted. Haunted by the ghost of a thirteen-year-old boy. A boy with no head! Duane and Stephanie love Hill House. It's dark. And creepy. And totally scary. Still, they've never actually seen the ghost. Unitl the night they decide to go on a search. A search for his head......
Jordan and Nicole, sick of the hot weather in Pasadena, are happy to learn their family is going to take a trip to Alaska, but their excitement over finally getting to see snow turns to terror when they stumble into the path of the Abominable Snowman.
Drew and her friend Walker, desperate to get revenge against stuck-up Tabby and Lee for a nasty Halloween joke, come up with a plan designed to scare the wits out of the snobby duo, but Drew and Walker end up getting a fright themselves when their trick goes a little too well.
Jaclyn and her aunt have moved to Sherpia. There's something odd about the village. At night there are strange howling noises. And in front of every house there's a snowman. A creepy snowman with a red scarf. A deep scar on his face. And a really evil smile ...
Everyone in Goshen Falls knows about weird Vanessa. She dresses all in black and wears black lipstick. People say she puts spells on people. Crystal and her brother Cole made Vanessa mad. After she whispered that strange warning, "Chicken chicken" something weird has happened. Crystal's lips have turned as hard as a bird's beak, and Cole has started growing ugly white feathers all over his body.
Matt hates his tiny bedroom, but his mom refuses to let him sleep in the guest room. One night, Matt sneaks in there and his whole life changes. Every time he falls asleep, he wakes up in a new nightmare.
Would-be horror novelist Zackie Beauchamp finds a beat-up old typewriter in a burned-out antique store and takes it home to begin writing his opus about a giant, pink blob monster, only to discover that every word he writes is coming true.
Alex Hunter, a young photographer, is staying with his aunt and uncle in Wolf Creek. They only have two rules for him: don't go into the woods late at night, and stay away from the creepy house next door. But Alex can't resist trying to take a couple of pictures, late at night, when the moon is full.