The Elementals - Michael McDowell, R.C. Bray

What’s in that house child knows more than you know. What’s in that house don’t come out o’ your mind.

It wants to trick you into believing what’s not right. Its got no truth to it.

You stand at one o’ them doors thinking somethings behind it, nothings behind it. It’s waiting for you upstairs, it’s waiting for you downstairs, it’s standing behind you.

The tension is building. I’m just dying to know what is really in the third house and who is going to suffer because of it.

 

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Dead of Night - Jonathan Maberry

I devised a way for these monsters to suffer. Not just during the execution… but afterward. Long, long afterward.

Can you think of a more fitting punishment for a serial murderer than to be awake and aware in a coffin while his body slowly rots?

-Chapter 49

 

Dr. Volker created a way to punish serial killers, but it didn’t turn out exactly as he thought it would.

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Dead of Night

Dead of Night - Jonathan Maberry

He could feel everything. Every. Single. Thing.

He existed within.

Disconnected from control but still connected to every single nerve and sensory organ.

God, he begged, let me die.

But his own voice whispered to him, I’m already dead…

Chapter 16 —

We realize the true horror of being a “zombie” in this world. Your consciousness still exists and you experience everything your body does, with no control to stop or change what happens.

 

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Dead of Night

 

There are two reasons why a writer would end a sentence with the word “stop” written entirely in capital letters STOP. The first is if the writer were writing a telegram… But there is another reason why a writer would end a sentence with “stop” written entirely in capital letters, and that is to warn readers that the book they are reading is so utterly wretched that if they have begun reading it, the best thing to do would be to stop STOP.

Opening Lines

 

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The Hostile Hospital