I can't say I believe these stories, but they were better written then much of Stephen King's more recent novels. if these were true I would indeed be terrified. As of right now I am merely entertained. Pretty good collection of stories. I would recommend them on that basis. I am a lifelong King fan. I just wish he would cut down the pages and ramp up the quality...Hey maybe he should read this! Sorry Stephen...I still love ya' though.