Horror Quiz

Can You Guess The Horror Story From Just One Quote?

You can take this fun Halloween-ish book quiz by  on Buzzfeed Books, and check back here to share your score in the comments!


  1. What horror novel is this line from?
    1. Pet Sematary, by Stephen King
    2. The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe
    3. The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
  2. Which short story is this horrifying description from?
    1. “Click-clack the Rattlebag,” by Neil Gaiman
    2. “The Colour out of Space,” by H.P. Lovecraft
    3. “I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream,” by Harlan Ellison
  3. Whence this troubling thought?
    1. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
    2. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
    3. Carmilla, by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  4. What chilling work gave us this line?
    1. American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis
    2. The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
    3. Carrion Comfort, by Dan Simmons
  5. What book is this unsettling line from?
    1. The Ritual, by Adam Nevill
    2. The Cipher, by Kathe Koja
    3. The Ruins, by Scott Smith
  6. What short story produced this moment of horror?
    1. “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    2. “The Infamous Bengal Ming,” by Rajesh Parameswaran
    3. “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner
  7. Which Edgar Allan Poe story gave us this classic line?
    1. “Morella”
    2. “The Tell-Tale Heart”
    3. “The Black Cat”
  8. Which short story has this as its opening?
    1. “The Dunwich Horror,” by H.P. Lovecraft
    2. “Snow, Glass, Apples,” by Neil Gaiman
    3. “Out of Skin,” by Emily Carroll
  9. Which novel includes this beautiful, frightening statement?
    1. Anno Dracula, by Kim Newman
    2. The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice
    3. The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill




As for my score…

Shadow Girl is a Master of Fright
You got 7 out of 9 right!

‘When it comes to all that is gruesome, horrific, and frightening, no one holds the candle to you. Or a crucifix, for that matter.’

Anthologies Book Reviews Fiction Horror Short Story


A Horror/Dark Fantasy Short Story Collection


Jack & Kole are at the old abandoned cabin in the woods, hanging out, shooting bottles with a BB gun, and telling stories. They debate what they believe happened to the teenagers in that very spot more than 20 years ago. Jack told his parents he was at Kole’s house, and Kole told his parents he was at Jack’s. The boys enjoyed the cabins solitude, until there is a terrible accident & they realize that no one can come to help if no one knows where they are.


The lives of the strangers who visit the Washateria aren’t much more than meets the eye, but these strangers have something in common. They’ve each done deeds that are far dirtier than their clothes. Deeds that they cannot hide from the man who sits in the shadows to observe them.
The next time you’ve got something to hide, let me suggest using the laundromat on the other side of town.


As he swiftly moves over the countryside, sensing the familiarity of places he passes, he knows he’s not wandering on his own. Something is guiding him, pulling him towards where he needs to be… to learn the truth that he has, until now, refused to acknowledge.


This was written with a nod towards E. A. Poe’s Cask Of Amontillado. I’m making note of that before proceeding with the story, only because The Cask Of Amontillado is the first Edgar Allen Poe story I remember falling in love with soo many moons ago. Even though I can’t remember exactly how old I was, I remember that I wasn’t even in high-school yet. About TEN DAYS… It is a story about love, betrayal, and vengeance
“IT TAKES TEN DAYS TO DIE. The Gods give you time to devour your sins before, Call of Judgement, and they laugh at the weak.”
True love lost, slowly. Torturiously slow. I felt the sadness
in the narrator’s story, I actually felt betrayed myself. The love of my life, slowly turning from me and looking toward someone else. My heart was breaking as he spoke of Sasha’s heart growing colder with each passing moon, as he watched her affections warm toward Hane.


Scott is wandering through the old amusement park, reminiscing about times spent there with Terry. Days of laughter mixed with nightmarish tears of the past.


John is on the train ride of his nightmares. After the conductor punched his ticket, and urged him to stay in his seat, -for his own safety- , he takes his chances and heads toward the closed dining car. When he gets a bad feeling & changes his mind to head back, that’s when his real nightmare begins.




Who are we to say…