A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson

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By Richard Matheson

Tom Wallace lived a standard existence, till an opportunity occasion woke up psychic skills he by no means knew he possessed. Now he's listening to the personal recommendations of the folk round him-and studying stunning secrets and techniques he by no means desired to understand. yet as Tom's life turns into a waking nightmare, even better jolts are in shop as he turns into the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from past the grave!

This eerie ghost tale, by means of award-winning writer of Hell House and I Am Legend, encouraged the acclaimed 1999 movie starring Kevin Bacon.

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Each cut, he saw, was some portion of human anatomy … He looked away from that. He did not, at this moment, want to think about the nature of the mind which he had entered, the sort of ugly dreams and visions it contained. In the kitchen, he found the pantry door, opened it, went through and carefully went down the cellar steps. The walls here were of natural rock, and odd, dark creatures clung to the wall, staring at him with huge, luminous eyes. He was aware that these creatures knew very little about the house upstairs and that the people up there knew absolutely nothing about the demons below them.

He doesn't like films and books, as you and I might. " "You've scared me," Ti said. He was being perfectly honest. " "Good," the gentleman said, smiling and rocking a little on his heels. Baker held the projectile gun, slapping it from one palm to another, grinning. Timothy was not certain whether the man had been born with a low IQ and little interest in anything but violence, or whether the Brethren had taken a healthy man and done this to him. Such things were possible. The military had experimented with brain operations in which a man's interests in life were restricted to obeying authority and conforming to the norm—and killing.

Every piece of the world, from the grass of the raft to the air itself was sensual in touch and smell and taste. Then the women began to change … Their arms stretched into wings, leathery appendages that spread around the raft, blocking out the sunlight. Their lushness gave way to a bony toughness; their beauty rapidly withered into an ugliness that sparked some unspeakable horror in him. Their faces became long, wolflike, their eyes, sunken beneath shelves of bone. Their mouths split wide and were crammed with razor-edged teeth that glittered yellowly.

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