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Occasional Demons

By: Rick Hautala
Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
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Publisher's summary

This collection, from an acclaimed master of dark fiction, consists of 21 tales. Some are straight genre entries, others are stories of psychological terror, and a few are shorts that include science-fiction elements. The first 18 are short stories written solely by Rick Hautala; the final three are collaborations with Jesse and Matti Hautala, Matthew J. Costello, and Jim Connolly.

The stories include:

  • "The Nephews"
  • "Nightmare Transcript"
  • "Non-returnable"
  • "Dead Legends"
  • "I've Been Thinking About You"
  • "The Man Who Looked Like Murphy"
  • "Toxic Shock"
  • "The Call"
  • "Getting the Job Done"
  • "Every Mother's Son"
  • "Knocking"
  • "Hotel Hell"
  • "The Compost Heap"
  • "Iron Frog"
  • "Setup"
  • "The Gates of Dawn"
  • "Off the Cuff"
  • "The Screaming Head"
  • "Abduction" (written with Jesse and Matti Hautala)
  • "And the Sea Shall Claim Them" (written with Matthew J. Costello and A. J. Matthews)
  • "Scared Crows" (written with Jim Connolly)

©1994 Rick Hautala (P)2013 David N. Wilson

Critic reviews

"Rick Hautala’s writing shines with dedication, hard-earned craft, and devotion." (Peter Straub) "He brings his own brand of ice and fire and blood to his work and he never forgets to entertain the reader." (Joe R. Lansdale)

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This is a great collection of horror stories. It is more than enough to scare me to death.

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