Once again for Nightly Frights, I’m showcasing selections from that most nightmare-inducing of all book, Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark. And how apropos is it that this year it’s been announced that the book will be adapted into a movie by the ever talented Guillermo del Toro? Will it be an epic homage like Creepshow was to EC Comics? Or will it be a shamelessly comedic flop like Goosebumps? Only time will tell.
For now, let’s focus on this evening’s selection: "The Curse." Just how much would you accept to stay in a haunted house overnight? Would you do it for a Klondike bar? Well, in this story, the protagonist does it on a simple dare as a fraternal initiation. The outcome is what you’d come to expect from a story such as this: