Hump Day Happy Deals Vol. 6

Welcome to Vol. 6 of Hump Day Happy Deals. For previous Happy Deals, check out the past entries.

Vol. 6 is going to be a little on the light side, as I haven’t bought anything the past few days (I know, it surprised me too), so I’ve had to dive into the backlog to give you some treats that I picked up awhile ago; all October/Halloween related of course. With that said, enjoy!

Books

Bought for $3

I picked this up awhile ago and I remember hearing that it was an amazing book. I was super happy to find it for so cheap and I think I’ll dive into it this Halloween.

Synopsis: Classic novellas,
never-before-published stories, essays on the history, literature, and
films of Halloween, and real-life memories of October 31st-from today’s
best practitioners of fear:

Dean Koontz * Peter Straub * Poppy Z.
Brite * Rick Hautala * Steve Rasnic Tem * Elizabeth Engstrom * Thomas
Ligotti * Gary A. Braunbeck * Jack Ketchum * Thomas F. Monteleone * Hugh
B. Cave * Simon Clark * Christopher Golden * Ray Bradbury * Jack
Ketchum * Alan M. Clark * Gahan Wilson * Paula Guran * John Shirley *
Tom Piccirilli * Jack Cady * David B. Silva * Robert Morrish * William
F. Nolan * Michael Cadnum * Richard Laymon * Douglas Clegg * Douglas E.
Winter * Stanley Wiater * Caitlín R. Kiernan * Lewis Shiner * Yvonne
Navarro * Tim Lebbon * Kim Newman * F. Paul Wilson * Owl Goingback *
Dennis Etchison * Stephen Mark Rainey * Charles L. Grant * Kelly Laymon *
Dominick Cancilla * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Michael Marshall Smith *
Wayne Allen Sallee * Ramsey Campbell * Ed Gorman * Stefan Dziemianowicz *
Peter Crowther

Bought for $1

Technically not October/Halloween related, but I always remember reading the stories around this time of the year as a kid and I couldn’t pass picking it up for so cheap.

Synopsis: Telling scary stories is
something people have always done. It is an old-fashioned way of having
a good time. Nobody tells scary stories better than Alvin Schwartz, and
here, for the very first time, his three most spine-tingling books are
together in one volume!

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Are you brave enough for Scary Stories?
Some
boys and girls were at a party one night. There was a graveyard down
the street, and they were talking about how scary it was.

“Don’t ever stand on a grave after dark,” one of the boys said. “The person inside will grab you.”
“A grave doesn’t scare me,” said one of the girls. “I’ll do it right now. . . .”
Welcome
to the macabre world of Scary Stories. Inside, you’ll find alarming
tales of horror, dark revenge, and the supernatural, with spine-tingling
illustrations by artist Stephen Gammell.

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: All those who enjoyed
shuddering their way through Alvin Schwartz’s first volume of “Scary
Stories To Tell In The Dark” will find a satisfyingly spooky sequel in
this new collection of the macabre, the funny, and the fantastic. Is it
possible to die — and not know it? What if a person is buried too soon?
What happens to a thief foolish enough to rob a corpse, or to a
murderer whose victim returns from the grave? Read about these
terrifying predicaments as well as what happens when practical jokes
produce gruesome consequences and initiations go awry. Stephen Gammell’s
splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two
dozen scary stories — and even a scary song — all just right for
reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. If You Dare

 
Scary Stories 3: Storytellers know just as they have for hundreds and hundreds of years that everyone enjoys a good, scary story!

Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories 3 joins his other popular collections of scary folklore, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, to give readers spooky, funny and fantastic tales guaranteed to raise goose bumps.

Who
is the Wolf girl? Why is a hearse filled with men with yellow glowing
eyes? Can a nightmare become reality? How do you avoid an appointment
with Death?

Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy drawings perfectly
capture the mood of more than two dozens scary stories and even a
scary song all just right for reading along or for telling aloud in
the dark..

Complete
with Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy and bone-chilling drawings,
this collection is perfect for reading late at night–in the dark and
gloom–if you dare!

Bought for $2

It’s the Halloween III: Season of the Witch novelization for $2. There is no way I’m passing that up.

Synopsis: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR KIDS ARE TONIGHT?


The streets are quiet. Dead quiet as the shadows lengthen and night falls. It’s Halloween.


Blood-chilling screams pierce the air. Grinning skulls and grotesque shapes lurk in the gathering darkness. It’s Halloween.


The
streets are filling with small cloaked figures. They’re just kids
right? The doorbell rings and your flesh creeps. But it’s all fun, isn’t
it?



No. This Halloween is different.


It’s the last one.

Movies

Bought for $5

Even though I already own the Halloween series on separate discs, I figured it was a pretty good deal for the Children of the Corn series movies, even if it doesn’t come with the first one.

Synopsis:

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice: A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the
mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult
of children are waiting in the corn fields. 

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest: Two brothers, formerly of the murderous children’s cult of Gatlin Nebraska, are taken to Chicago by an unwitting couple. 
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering: All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions.
The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of
kids killed long ago, and then start killing any adult in their path, in
vicious and mysterious forms. A young woman who has just returned to
town tries to find out what is happening, while trying to protect her
transformed young sister. However, the kids are starting to revive their
leader..
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror: Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a
strangely deserted rural town… only to discover that this deceptively
quiet place hides a murderous cult of children controlled by evil
forces! Yet even as bodies begin cropping up all around them, the young
friends decide to stay and rescue the children… or die trying!
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return: Hannah goes back to her hometown (Gatlin) to find out who her mother is,
but on the way she picks up a strange man who fore-shadows her life
with a passage from the bible. When she gets there she wakes up Isaac
from a coma he has been in for 19 years. Isaac is awake and wants to
fulfill the final prophecy!
Children of the Corn: Revelation: When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to
no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha
Nebraska….only to find that it’s been condemned and overtaken by possessed children! As she digs deeper, she discovers a dark secret about
her grandmother and awakens a dark, demonic force that wants Jamie dead
and will stop at nothing.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers: Six years ago, Michael Myers
terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie
Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids
who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped
after giving birth to Michael’s child. She runs to Haddonfield to get
Dr. Loomis to help her again. Meanwhile, the family that adopted Laurie
Strode is living in the Myers house and are being stalked by Myers. It’s
the curse of Thorn that Michael is possessed by that makes him kill his
family. And it’s up to Tommy Doyle, the boy from Halloween, and Dr.
Loomis, to stop them all. 
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later: Laurie Strode, now the dean of a
Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the
Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the
balance.
 
Halloween: Resurrection: When a group of teens win a contest to
spend a night in Michael Myers’ childhood home to be broadcast live on
the Internet, they believe they are in for a little fun and some free
publicity. But, things go frightfully wrong and the game turns into a
struggle to make it out of the house alive.
 
Well, that’s it for now folks. I hope you enjoyed this continuing installment of Hump Day Happy Deals and hopefully next time, I’ll have plenty more goodies to show.  
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