Nightmare Hour by R. L. Stine
Time for Terror

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"These are my scariest stories ever," says R.L. Stine, "because I wrote them at the Nightmare Hour." You know when that's when the lights fade, the real world spins into shadow--and the cold, moonlit world of evil dreams takes over your mind.

What horror awaits a boy who has to spend Halloween in the hospital? How do you outwit a ghost who wants your skin? Why is Nightmare Inn the most terrifying place to visit?

R.L. Stine, the #1 bestselling children's authors of all time, spins a web of horror and more. For the first time ever, he shares the secret behind each story, revealing where the idea for each tale came from.

Here are ten stories that will bring a shiver at any hour and take you to the scariest place of all--inside the mind of R.L. Stine.


About R. L. Stine

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R.L. Stine, author of the multimillion-selling Goosebumps and Fear Street series, lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher, and their dog, Minnie. Visit
Published June 3, 2009 by HarperCollins. 164 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For a taut, harrowing tale of mistaken identity set in the children's ward of a hospital on Halloween night, ""I'm Not Martin,"" Clay Patrick McBride creates a photocollage of a ward with an oversize, eyeless doll's head, holding an IV bottle on a pole in one hand and a human foot in the other, a...

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Most of the stories are from the early 20th century, and a third of the stories are in print for the first time ever.

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NIGHTMARE HOUR is a collection of 10 short stories perfect for the rising horror buff.

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