Literature: Nightmare Hour
"These are my scariest stories ever," says R.L. Stine, "because I wrote them at the Nightmare Hour." You know when that is...it's when the lights fade, the real world slips into shadow, and the cold, moonlit world of evil dreams takes over your mind."Nightmare Hour
— Back quote of the book
is a 1999 collection of ten short stories by Goosebumps
author R.L. Stine
. Unlike many of his works, these stories aren't tied to a particular series, but stand on their own as disturbing tales. They range from an encounter with a ghost that wants human skin to a group of suspicious kids arranging an "Alien Club" to spending a night in the hospital on Halloween.
It was followed by a sequel collection of sorts called The Haunting Hour
, which really has nothing much to do with the TV series of the same name
, though stories from this and The Haunting Hour
were used as episodes.
Nightmare Hour provides examples of: