3 years ago, when I was in England, I bought this book. My friend held it up for me and said "How about this? It looks creepy." I thought, from the cover, it looked silly. I thought every story would be about vampires rising from the grave, and mysterious tahitian dolls that cause mayhem... Was I ever wrong. I adore this book; every story is a gem of subtlety. Most, if not all, are wonderful examples of psychological horror. Think of the old t.v. series, "The Twilight Zone" and you'll understand what type of horror these stories are aiming for.