A masterful collection of tales from the faded border between our day-to-day world and the horrifying unknown on the other side of midnight.
An old woman living alone on the edge of a bog gets an unexpected — and unsettling — visitor, throwing her quiet life into a long-buried mystery. An isolated backwoods family stumbles into good fortune for a time with a monstrous discovery in the lake behind their house, but that time is running short. And a misfit little girl, struggling to make friends, meets an understanding soul one day at the beach: but why will he only play with her alone at night? All these lonely souls — and more — have reached out into the darkness, not knowing what they might find.
Around the dark edges of reality lurk unknown beings with unknowable intentions — ordinary objects can become cursed possessions, entities who seem like friends can become monstrous, and those who seem monstrous can become the truest companions. In this collection of evocative, unnerving slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace in the unnatural, and what might be waiting for us at the Crossroads at Midnight.
It was a nice compilation of stories and I liked the illustrations a lot, I do think it’s very good one for new readers looking for horror genre, a very good starting point.
Now being read this genre since my childhood, I would have wanted maybe a little more depth or development but I know sometimes it is a little harder since this ones are drawn.
I like that it made a point of cautionary tale in some ways too, since it shows you so many bad decisions being made but actually we as humans do tend to do this terrible decisions often, so good work of depicting human nature at the fullest.
It was a nice read, you can go by super fast and still enjoy it.