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American Supernatural Tales

American Supernatural Tales

American Supernatural Tales( )
Editor: Joshi, S. T.
del Toro, Guillermo
Introduction by: Joshi, S. T.
Series title:Penguin Horror Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Classics
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro.

American Supernatural Tales is the ultimate collection of weird and frightening American short fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The book celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation's...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Anthologies (Multiple Authors)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.151 x 1.482 Inches
Book Weight:1.382 Pounds
Author Biography
Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. He is a Mexican director, producer, screen- writer and designer. He studied at the Instituto de Ciencias , University of Guadalajara. He was first exposed to film making when he was 8 years old and studied special effects and make-up with SFX artist Dick Smith. He spent 8 years as a special effects make-up designer and formed his own company, Necropia. He also founded the Guadalajara Film festival. Later he formed his own production company, The Tequila Gang. Guillermo del Toro has directed a variety of films from action hero comic book adaptations like Hellboy and Blade II to historical fantasy films. He has stated in interviews that he has a sort of fetish for insects, monsters, and dark places and is in love with monsters.

On June 2, 2009 he released his first novel, The Strain, which he co-authored with Chuck Hogan. It is intended to be the first book in a vampire trilogy. in September 2010 he released his book, Fall, which made The New York Times Bestseller list. He made Publisher's Weekly Bestseller List in 2011 with his title The Night Eternal, Book III of the Strain Trilogy.


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