Being a horor efficiando for many years, I think this book would be perfect for reading by candlelight on a dark, stormy night. However, for the novice horror fan - maybe not.
The 42 individual stories are vastly different yet along a similar theme of true fright of the old masters of terror. I could think of nothing that would have been more perfect than having Vincent Price read them to me.
To vegin with, there is a corrupt version of Moonlight Sonata coming from old crypt, while in another part of the cemtery, a madman who was mistakenly buried alive, crouches in the darkness of night behind the rusted iron fence of the cemetery. Want still more? Step into an old house and discover the true secret of what happens to the soul after death. If your teeth aren't chattering by now, go check out that man climbing over the top of the cemtery wall after his shovel - could it be that he has plans to bother the eternal sleep of someone andm if so, why? The answer will leave you quite unnerved.
These are but a portion of the frights that away you behind those huge iron gates, locked at night to protect the dead. Or is it to protect those of us still free to hurry as fast as we can down that lonely road - far away from the looming iron fence and crypts, the white headstones shining in the moonlight. Far away from the strains of Moonlight Sonata and insanity.
If you like cemeteries and wonder if the dead rest in peace, you devour Cemetery Sonata in one sitting. After all, after reading this book, who can sleep?
One heck of a good book for us horror freaks!