‘Tis the season to be joying”, there’s no doubt about it. But everything has a another face. These are authors who’s imagination lead them to different christmas. Like a combination of Christmas and Halloween, many writers narrates a dark and creepy Christmas for the no sleepers. From the legendary Dicken’s A Christmas Carol to slasher films there is a collection of readings that can create goosebumps in this holidays.
Everybody knows the fantastic story of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ novel. How many real Scrooges are in this world. Sadly the ghosts doesn’t exist…or do they?
As a very miserable and stingy man, Scrooge is visited by the three ghosts of Christmas. One shows him the past, then comes the phantom of present and finally the ghost of the future, in which Scrooge will know how pathetic his life will end if he continue with a miserable selfish way.
Probably this ghosts do exist in different ways. In the way of Karma or who knows what else. For the person to learn and open his/her eyes is opt to them.
Santa Claus, my dear old friend, you are a thief, a traitor, a slanderer, a murderer, a liar, but worst of all you are a mockery of everything for which I stood. You have sung your last ho, ho, ho, for I am coming for your head. . . . I am coming to take back what is mine, to take back Yuletide .
Meet The Krampus, or the Christmas boogeyman. This goatfaced mythological creature comes from a german tradition. It is said that misbehave children will be visited by the Krampus while the good ones will have gifts from Santa Clause.
Brom took this mythical legend to create the story of Jesse, a songwriter that on a Christmas Eve witness the kidnap of our beloved Santa Clause with all sledge and eight reindeers. The Krampus says that the joyful Santa stoled his powers and is here for revenge. The novel ambience is in a gothic style, very characteristic of Brom, who’salso an illustrator. It gives a more mysterious atmosphere. A story that project a very unusual christmas point of view…but very interesting and different. Far from mistletoe traditions.
Well this is the greatest Christmas gift ever! Lumis’ bully brother was eaten suddenly by a little monster. It is not good but Lumis found things better without her obnoxious cruel brother around. After all…who doesn’t want bullies away.
Dirge created this book kinda child oriented but trust me is not that childish. Is sarcastic and dark funny…in a very dark way. It is at the end a book that would make giggle youth and adults for sure. Just enjoy a mischievous christmas and be on the naughty list. Yay!
This is a novel based on the Canadian slasher film of the same name. It is curious because most of the time is the other way around, like a movie based in a book. There have been many adaptations including a recent movie also named Black Christmas in 2019 showing now in theaters.
Three college students decided to stay in campus for winter vacations when obscene calls began to ring. Turning into bloody threats by the caller, the story follows the disappearance of some college girls and ultimately the discovery of their severe mutilated bodies.
And this is the way this psycho spends christmas. Adaptations may vary but in this book the end has a turning twist. And is not for the faint hearted.
Author Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son. It runs in the family, and creepy can be hereditary.
NOS4A2 is the Roll Royce’s splint that belongs to Charlie Manx, the cruel immortal villain of the novel. Manx’s mayhem is the abduction of children to place them in a place call Christmasland for them to be “happily ever after”.
This story goes back and forth in time when describes how Vic as an adult is still terrified of her Christmasland childhood memories. Now is worst. Her son Wayne has to be saved from this pervasive place and the sick man who created it. Charles Manx. Now there’s a serie showing in AMC with the same name
This is a combination of The Walking Dead with a Christmas Carol ending in Zombiland. The title of the book is very litteral since one of the main characters is the angel Raziel, who’s clumsiness leads to the zombie christmas party
It narrates the story of little Joshua who witness the murder of Santa Clause (or someone dressed like). Now he is desperate for a simple wish: bring back Santa from the dead. So enters Raziel who’s send from heaven to grant a wish for a child in earth. And this child is Joshua. But Raziel…is not that bright so it seems he brought EVERYONE from the other side.
Reviews are very mixed. Many argue about the stupidity of zombies stories, others think it’s super funny in a dark way. Others could not handle the gruesome zombie attacks.
Whatever this story is, definitive Moore had some imagination in the mixing of halloween with christmas. Some though it was bittersweet others sweet n’ salty. At the end a very nontraditional reading for the holidays.
By PF McGrail, Tobias Wade, Blair Daniels, Kyle Harrison, Jacob Mandeville, Chris Thompson, RC Bowman, Matt Dymerski, EZ Morgan
The first day of Christmas was when the town started to fall apart.
The second day of Christmas was when people started to die.
By the thirteenth day of Christmas, it was too late to go back.
Or was it?
A compilation of short stories written by various authors. Each story although independent, intertwine in Serenity Falls, location where the nightmarish Christmas occurs.
Serenity Falls, a little place where people is like you and me. Until the story reveals the dark skeletons in their closets. Provoking murder, mutilation and above all, revenge. At the end of the book you will wonder who really are your neighbors.