The year is Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Nine and one William Harker is on the brink of starting the rest of his life.
Little does young William Harker know that his whole future has been a manipulation by powers he cannot possibly comprehend! From the time of his birth to now in his flowering manhood, he has been watched over by one of the great powers of this world! A power secret, ancient, hidden, and often feared.
Charlie Boone, his boyfriend Kip, and their friends, Rick and Adrian, are heading for a laid back Halloween this year, housesitting for Ricky's cousin. Only the house is not quite what they expected, and neither are its occupants...
The Morgan family moves into an old Victorian mansion that was not only the home of the original builder, Dr. Schneider, but he also used it as a private hospital. Mrs. Morgan is planning on turning the place into a Bed & Breakfast, but what happens on Halloween night may change her mind. (Halloween story)
Hank returns home after getting out of the army when World War II comes to an end, lands a job, and has a family. When he’s taking his three sons out on Halloween night, they begin experiencing some very unusual events – things they can’t explain. When they wake up the next morning, they witness the extent of what they were experiencing the previous evening and learn what was behind it. (Halloween story)
Ben and Caleb Webster, a married gay couple, go out for a walk on Halloween before the trick-or-treaters arrive. It’s a walk they take every night, but this time they end up in a place they barely recognize. (Halloween story)
Brian Hayes just finished greeting the last trick-or-treater to come to his house when he decides to go outside to see if anyone pulled any pranks. At that point, he sees two more trick-or-treaters in the distance, and the next thing he remembers is that he’s waking up on the ground two hours later. After coming to, he struggles to learn what had happened during those missing two hours. (Halloween story)
Adam Cummings returns home after spending four years away at college, two more years at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and then taking even more time to travel in Europe. At first, he doesn’t run into any of the other students he went to high school with, but when he does, he has some unsettling experiences. (Halloween story)
John and Chris met in high school, but it wasn’t until their junior year in college when they undergo a truly terrifying experience. It happened after a trip to Alcatraz just before Halloween, but you’ll have to read the story to find out what happened to them. (Halloween story)
Halloween used to be genuinely terrifying for mortals, but no longer. Nassau Del Rae, Prince of Hell, and a few of his companions meet in a pub on an Earth where the human population seem much more intent on getting drunk whilst wearing dubious fancy dress, and set to reminiscing about The Good Old Days.