John Landis Presents The Library of Horror â€“ Haunted Houses: Classic Stories of Doors that Should Never Be Opened (Hardcover)
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Classic haunted house ghost stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre expert John Landis.
This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting rediscovery.
The selection includes tales of terror by Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, and Percival Landon; studies of creeping dread by Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James; short, sharp shockers by Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James and Lafcadio Hearn; and comedic masterpieces by Oscar Wilde and Saki.
Mr. Landis' own introduction explores each tale's fascinating impact on the contemporary horror genre.
Step inside these ghost-ridden repositories of supernatural evil, if you dare...
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H. P. Lovecraft
About the Author
John Landis has directed some of the most popular movies of all time including The Blues Brothers, Trading Places, National Lampoon's Animal House, Three Amigos!, Spies Like Us, Coming to America, and 2011 Ealing black comedy Burke & Hare. He wrote and directed the classic An American Werewolf in London and the groundbreaking Michael Jackson's Thriller. Landis has directed documentaries including the Emmy winning Mr. Warmth, The Don Rickles Project, and has done extensive work in television. Landis is married to costume designer and noted costume scholar Deborah Nadoolman and has two children.