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It’s Christmastime and while many are celebrating with families and friends, one mall Santa is going on a violent rampage. Heinrick Fiddler is a man with practically nothing – except when he gets to play Santa in December. But that all changes when his regular gig is cancelled and Heinrick spins out of control…with weapons…and rats.

Stuff of Nightmares is an anthology horror series written by Goosebumps and Fear Street creator R.L. Stine. But unlike those kid-friendly scary books, this series is definitely for an adult audience. This holiday-themed entry is gruesome and twisted as Heinrick unleashes his deranged Christmas spirit on unsuspecting victims. If you enjoyed the scary Santa episode of Tales from the Crypt, you’ll enjoy this horror book.

-Amanda Sheriff