How about some fairy tale horror set in Colonial New England? In Laird Hunt’s In the House in the Dark of the Woods, we have the story of a woman named Goody, who goes out one day to pick berries. Naturally, she stays out after dark and gets lost. But she gets found by a lovely person named Captain Jack, who escorts her to the house of a woman named Eliza, who seems polite and kind too. But then there are noises in the night, and “Eliza” may be a skinsuit worn by a wolf, and Captain Jack’s airship may be made out of human bones, and . . . oh, what? That’s not spooky enough for you? Fine. It’s right over there on the table, waiting for you. Don’t call us in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep.
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