Nightmare Fuel: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
, oddly enough, has stories that are fairly tame. The original illustrations however are totally horrifying and turn the most cliché urban legends into something terrifying. These are children's books by the way; they should have just called them Scary Illustrations to Traumatize Your Child
That said, they still manage to pack some scary stuff into the literary content as well. Here is but a sampling:
- "Maybe You Will Remember". A girl's mother dies in a hotel, and the hotel makes it look like nobody had been in the room. Quite a nightmare: lost in a foreign city, losing a loved one, the entire hotel keeping secrets from you, thinking you're insane, not knowing what to do.