We're in the final stretch here, so I'm going to try to pick the heavy-hitters. This one, by Algernon Blackwood (I was so close to choosing "The Wendigo"!) kicks off our run up to Halloween. H.P. Lovecraft thought this was the...

F. Marion Crawford wrote this -- the bloated, bloviating cousin to Ambrose Bierce's super-short "The Boarded Window". While Bierce's tale genially strolls up to a sucker-punch ending, Crawford's little number is packed through with creepiness, horror, and fright. And then...

Michael Reaves has a weird resume. He wrote on cartoons like THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, and he also penned this mutant hybrid love-and-horror story. It's about a changeling. You know, like when a human baby gets switched with a...