Horror Book Review: Scary Stories- A Tribute to Terror [Free Sample Available]

Without spoiling, we review the successfully crowd funded fan made horror book that’s inspired by “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” and contains 34 original horror stories by Curt Tuckfield, and 60 haunting illustrations by Shane Hunt.

The Making of Video:

Spoiler-Free Review:

Scary Stories: A Tribute to Terror consists of horror stories by Curt Tuckfield and creepy drawings/art by Shane Hunt. This book is like a tribute to the work by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell, famously known as “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”. Every horror fan loves to read creepy horror stories that resemble nightmares and are interesting at the same time. This horror book does the work beautifully by keeping the stories realistic and surprising us with the resemblance some stories have to our fears of childhood.

   Every story focuses on a protagonist. The story is not narrated in the first person, but is described in the third person, though without a narrator being a person featured here. This allows us to get the facts and understand the stories easily as there’s no conversational tone to it. The situations and environmental objects are described precisely. The protagonists and their emotions or thoughts are also explained without a fault so that we can feel empathy for the protagonists and it all feels relatable.

   There are 34 original horror stories, and 60 haunting illustrations. From childhood fears of darkness, and being alone, to different aspects of terror, like the spirits attaching themselves to a place or fortune teller predictions, all stories seem unique and different. The stories are well composed, and once you start reading them, you will genuinely feel the desire to complete them. Every story is interesting, scary, and leaves you thrilled after the end.

   Drawings by Shane Hunt are artistically haunting. They seem like sketches or portraits depicting something dark, and horrific. It feels like the stuff that nightmares are made of. The drawings compliment the stories well without spoiling the end or the real core of the story. Many things feel like they were left for imagination as they are not shown in the drawings. It is a wise decision as sometimes, the fear is more when it is created by our mind through imagination than being shown to us through pictures. That’s because what makes one person afraid may not be scary to the other person at all.    

Overall, filled with horror stories that could be described as nightmares written as a book and complimented by haunting art, Scary Stories: A Tribute to Terror seems like a perfect horror stories book that a horror fan must have in the collection. The stories are long enough to satisfy you while not too lengthy or complex to feel boring. You will feel involved in the stories and won’t put the book down till you finish it. A definite must read for the entertainment, fear factor, and simplicity provided by the horror stories and artwork showcased in this book.


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Official Twitter Page of the book.

Official Instagram Page of the book.

Kickstarter Legacy / Archive Page of the Book.

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