5 Spooky Stars
"Porcelain Elephants" by Ron Ripley: One of Mr. Ripley's best in a long line of great tales, "Porcelain Elephants" is by turns heartwarming, terrifying, and heartwrenching. For me, the human Evil proved far worse than the admittedly supernatural elements. I found this story very satisfying.
"The Cursed Necklace" by Anna Sinjin: Now that is scary. Kudos for the implacability of this particular horror, and for the way that the author has interwoven simple, common, human emotions to create a pathway to Horror. Very good!
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" by Sara Clancy: I do enjoy my Christmas Horror...but this is TOO SCARY!!
DO NOT read at night alone! I read it on a sunny, hot, front porch at noon
AND I'M TERRIFIED!!!