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The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings

by Scott Allie (Editor, Contributor)

Other authors: Paul Chadwick (Illustrator), Evan Dorkin (Contributor), Milton Freewater Jr. (Contributor), Gary Gianni (Illustrator), Brian Horton (Illustrator)9 more, Perceval Landon (Contributor), Paul Lee (Illustrator), Lucas Marangon (Illustrator), Mike Mignola (Contributor), Uli Oesterle (Contributor), Mike Richardson (Contributor), P. Craig Russell (Illustrator), Randy Stradley (Contributor), Jill Thompson (Illustrator)

Series: The Dark Horse Books (Volume 1), Hellboy (Single appearance), Devil's Footprints (2), Stray (1)

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As anyone who reads my little reviews regularly knows by now, I love a good ghost story. So, when I first saw that Dark Horse had released a collection of "Hauntings," I knew I had to read it. Took me a while to finally pick it up, but now I own it and have finally read it.

There are some great stories here from some amazing creators. "Stray" is a particularly good story (and I've been meaning to start reading Beasts of Burden, so this was a nice little intro to that series), as is "Gone." There's a Hellboy story that I know I've read before, but still really enjoy, and "This Small Favor" was a nice twist on the haunted house story. There is also an older story here, with perfect illustrations by Gary Gianni, as well as an interview with seance medium Larry Dreller.

The interview I found particularly interesting, being a non-fiction element in a mostly fictional collection. It adds to the flavor of the book, and also references Hans Holzer, godfather of modern paranormal investigations. In fact, the book is dedicated to Holzer, the Fox sisters, and Edward Gorey.

Definitely a worthy addition to any collection of spooky tales. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Feb 25, 2015 |
I didn't pick up this series when it first started coming out because it sounded creepier than I care for. But one of the stories is now an ongoing series (Beasts of Burden) that makes regular reference to their past adventures, so I ordered it up from the library. Very quick read and not so creepy/gory after all. Many of the stories were too short to have much impact, but the Hellboy one was excellent. The binding is gorgeous; it justifies the cost increase over a standard trade paperback. ( )
  kristenn | Jan 10, 2010 |
Several entertaining short stories centering on hauntings. Quality varies, but the best stories are quite good. ( )
  mschaefer | Jun 17, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Allie, ScottEditor, Contributorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chadwick, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dorkin, EvanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freewater Jr., MiltonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gianni, GaryIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Horton, BrianIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Landon, PercevalContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marangon, LucasIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mignola, MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oesterle, UliContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richardson, MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Russell, P. CraigIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stradley, RandyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, JillIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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