Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night According to the American College Dictionary terror implies an intense fear which is somewhat prolonged and may refer to imagined or future dangers When Alfred Hitchcock chooses stories to arouse ter

  • Title: Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night
  • Author: Robert Arthur Cyril Hume M.R. James Will F. Jenkins Frank Belknap Long Philip MacDonald Gouverneur Morris Edward L. Perry
  • ISBN: 9780394413464
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • According to the American College Dictionary, terror implies an intense fear which is somewhat prolonged and may refer to imagined or future dangers When Alfred Hitchcock chooses stories to arouse terror, he is meticulously faithful to this definition.Does a haunted house frighten you A contest between a man and a rat Possession Witchcraft Does your blood chill whenAccording to the American College Dictionary, terror implies an intense fear which is somewhat prolonged and may refer to imagined or future dangers When Alfred Hitchcock chooses stories to arouse terror, he is meticulously faithful to this definition.Does a haunted house frighten you A contest between a man and a rat Possession Witchcraft Does your blood chill when you think of someone being deliberately driven mad How about a man who becomes half man, half fly How about a tree that screams when you cut it down Or a room that shrieks when no one is in it Alfred Hitchcock has chosen twenty one stories, two novelettes, and a complete novel guaranteed to terrify most normal people and even some abnormal ones As everyone knows, he is a specialist in the macabre and bizarre Askes to explain his approach to fictional crime, he wrote The blunt instrument, the gang murder, the paid assassin have always seemed to me positively indelicate Murder is a fine art and needs the embellishment of a sophisticated imagination The true aficionado prefers to have his nerves ruffled by the implied thread the Borgias rather than the Syndicate What is delightful than a domestic crime, when it is executed with subtlety and imagination I leave to other pedestrian talents materials based on newspaper accounts True crimes, ugh Alas, most of them are dull and give no evidence of the careful planning and loving thought that should go into any human activity as rewarding as murder.

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    1. Like the Hitchcock-edited anthology I reviewed earlier (Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories That Scared Even Me), this is a collection I read as a kid --and recently re-visited, through the magic of interlibrary loan! The same general comments I made about the other one apply to this book also. In their tone, the stories range from the staid propriety of the classic British ghost story tradition to the gritty noir voice of stories like Edward L. Perry's "The Mugging" and Henry Slesar's "A Cry From [...]

    2. This is one of a number of anthologies issued in the 1960s under Alfred Hitchcock's name, though they were actually ghost-edited by Robert Arthur (who is probably best known as the author of the Three Investigators series for young readers.) The stories of the macabre included here are a good mix of genres, from realistic suspense to the supernatural and fantastic to science fiction. I enjoyed most everything and here are a few of the most memorable ones:"The Fly" by George Langelaan: The invent [...]

    3. This is actually a review of 12 Stories for Late at Night, which is the paperback edition that reprints part of, but not ALL of, the hardcover Stories for Late at Night. I know. It's confusing. The paperback More Stories for Late at Night contains the remainder of stories from the hardcover, but I'll be reviewing that one separately. This one is a bit different in that the majority of stories fall to one degree or another in the "horror" genre, many of them classics. It's a nice change of pace a [...]

    4. This review is of the paperback version which has half the stories and is called Alfred Hitchcock Presents 12 Stories For Late At Night. The hardcover version has 24 stories. I loved the paperback so much that I'm looking forward to tracking down the hardcover version. The best thing about the book (and I think it's the most important consideration for anthologies) is that the story selection is consistently high quality. I am actually completely unable to pick a favorite because they are so str [...]

    5. The stand-out stories in this collection were:"Vintage Season" by C.L. Moore"Side Bet" by Will F. Jenkins"D-Day" by Robert Trout"Back There in the Grass" by Gouveneur Morris"The Man Who Liked Dickens" by Evelyn WaughThe rest of the collection was pretty meh, so I'll just review those."Vintage Season" was, by far, the best of the book and the only novella. I stopped reading the book when I got to it because I feel strangely about novellas, but once I started reading it, I was totally into it. App [...]

    6. I found this in my family bookshelf, probably when I was in 3rd grade. Being around 10 or 11 years old and a fan of scary movies, the cover grabbed my attention right away. Alfred's carrying his own head(s)! Cool! I've never been a big fan of reading books (comics were much more interesting), but I made myself read some of the shorter stories in this one. By far, my favorite is still Roald Dahl's The Sound Machine. It's the only story I've ever read that physically sent chills up my spine. To th [...]

    7. This collection has "The Fly" from 1957. Based on what little I know/understand about quantum physics/transportation/etc this short story is oddly right on target. A good and varied collection.

    8. What can I say? I'm addicted to these old Hitchcock collection. I found a bundle of them at Goodwill and bought them all up at once, thinking I'd go through them slowly. Instead, I've basically read them all back to back. Do yourself a favor and grab them - any of them - if you ever have the chance.

    9. Solid collection of stories, novellas, and even a novel! Arthur, Slesar, Waugh, Bradbury, Millar, Dahl and others masters of mayhem are represented.

    10. This book was an interesting read but it took me forever to finish it for a couple of reasons.The first true question I have is can language be antiquated? I think of the extreme such as William Shakespeare or Homer but here is a set of authors that have written short stories that I found somewhat hard to relate to because the phrasing they used in them was from the 60s. I found it difficult to relate. I had to go back and re-read those passages to decipher what they actually meant in that time. [...]

    11. The stories in this collection aren't all ghost stories, like one would expect, although some of them are. Some are also science fiction and others are murder mysteries. The common thread is, of course, that they are frightening. They didn't give me nightmares or anything, but I did find myself revisiting the tales in my mind at other times of the day.Along with short stories, the volume also contains two novelettes and one full-length novel. Vintage Season, the first novelette, I enjoyed the mo [...]

    12. 2.5 - 3.This is a decent collection of creepy crawly stories with the Hitchcock stamp. Many of the best ones are from established authors, such as Frank Belknap Long's Lovecraftian "Second Night Out", C. L. Moore's elegiac "Vintage Season", and Evelyn Waugh's sinister "The Man Who Liked Dickens". Unfortunately, many of the stories are written in very old-fashioned, archaic styles, somewhat dampening their effects, and the worst are not only archaic, but sometimes downright offensive. Not a terri [...]

    13. I'm a fan of Hitchcock's suspense so this one caught my eye at the library. Many of these stories were featured in Collier's and other periodicals of the first half of the twentieth century. The darker ones I skipped, but I found the prose of some of these forgotten writers really outstanding. "Pieces of Silver" was exceptional, and I enjoyed the exacting detail and ending of "Side Bet" by Will Jenkins. And Catherine Moore, where have you been all my life? The smoothness of C. L. Moore's style w [...]

    14. My favorites were: A Cry From the Penthouse, The Iron Gates, Vintage Season and of course.The Fly.

    15. There were some very good stories in this little anthology. Some were very dated, but overall I enjoyed reading them. Some held great suspense, others were kind of plain, but good nonetheless.

    16. Found a 1966 edition of this (not the one pictured) that cost 50 cents at the time. No ISBN. I've read the first two stories - by Robert Arthur and Ray Bradbury - and so far I'm not super impressed.

    17. Sci-fi anthology that includes Bradbury, Waugh, and Roald Dahl! Good proportion of creepy to gory, also nice variety in terms of story length. What's not to like?

    18. Some good, some not so good. My favorites were 'Vintage Season' and 'Man who Loved Dickens.' The one about the people living in the shopping mall was also entertaining.

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