Dim the lights. Lock the doors. Pull down the shades -- and BEWARE! It's time to read R.L. Stine's favorite scary stories, plus two new tales of his own! R.L. Stine has gathered a selection of all things scary. Short stories, tales old and new, comics, and poems. It's a spine-tingling collection of work by dozens of writers and artists who are famous for hair-raising fun. Discover a ghastly secret in a retelling of the classic story -The Judge's House, - by Bram Stoker. Peek into a Christmas stocking that holds a shocking surprise in a Vault of Horror comic, -A Sock for Christmas.- Meet an ice cream man who will chill your blood in -Mister Ice Cold- by Gahan Wilson. But first, visit an evil carnival in -The Black Ferris, - by Ray Bradbury. R.L. Stine says that this story changed his life! Find out why in his introduction. Be sure to read all the introductions -- because R.L. reveals why he picked these stories for you, why he finds them the creepiest ... the funniest ... the scariest!