Freaky Folklore

Terrifying Tales of the World's Most Elusive Monsters and Enigmatic Cryptids

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Pub Date Jul 16 2024 | Archive Date Jul 11 2024

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Discover the history and culture of over 50 of the most fearsome mythical creatures to capture the human imagination in this startlingly illustrated compendium.

Accompanied by illustrations of each beast, Freaky Folklore is your guide to the world’s most terrifying beings, from ancient times to today. Hosts from Eeriecast, the leading horror podcast network, present the most frightening—and entertaining—tales of these mysterious creatures, revealing everything you need to know.

This beautifully creepy collection is filled with wicked monsters, including:
  • Chupacabra: A legendary monster that is said to drain the blood of livestock throughout Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the US Southwest.
  • Jersey Devil: Said to have been created due to a mother's curse upon her newborn in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey, USA.
  • Kelpie: A shape-shifting water horse told of in Celtic folklore. Whatever form it takes, it is said to lure its victims to their watery graves.
  • Moehau: A cryptid from Māori mythology, it stands up to 8 feet tall and can be very aggressive when encountered.
  • Kuchisake-onna: From Japanese folklore, Kuchisake-onna is a yokai with deep gashes that forms a haunting smile across her face. Should you happen to meet her, she will ask you a question--and you had better answer it correctly.
  • Dogman: A werewolf or werewolf-type creature first reported in 1887 in Wexford County, Michigan, Dogman sightings have been reported in several locations throughout Michigan, primarily in the northwestern quadrant of the Lower Peninsula.

Freaky Folklore has the stories, culture, and illustrations for you to be on the lookout for these beasts. Dive into the world of mythology and find what makes each creature unique.
Discover the history and culture of over 50 of the most fearsome mythical creatures to capture the human imagination in this startlingly illustrated compendium.

Accompanied by illustrations of each...

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Wonderful information and illustrations, I really enjoyed reading though this eARC and can’t wait to buy a physical copy for my shelves.

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Is there anything in this entire world more fun than cryptids? The art was perfection! I want to buy a copy to be my coffee table book!
I am enamored.

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This is a super cool coffee table book for people who love cryptids and weird creatures. I thought the illustrations were so delightful and interesting! I will say - this is probably best as a physical book, which highlights the best of this book!

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press for the advance reader copy of this book!

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I thought this was a very well done manual on cryptids and monsters from around the world. I loved the illustrations for each one and learning about what each culture/continent around the world finds scary. I’d definitely purchase a copy of this for myself or loved one who’s into folklore and cryptids.

Thanks to the author and publisher for the e-arc I received via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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Wonderfully creepy and beautifully illustrated, his is an amazing visual guide through some of the folklore we're familiar with, and also some we aren't.

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New scary monsters that will haunt your dreams!

What a fun little read! This book is filled with gorgeous illustrations of our favorite cryptids, and new ones alike! This would be great to bring out on Halloween and give the kids a little scare. The short spooky campfire stories were a good addition too. I’d love to give this to my little brother as a gift!

PS: Mothman is my favorite :)

Thank you to NetGalley and Wellfleet Press for this ARC.

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This was a very beautifully illustrated book with lots of fantastic information about many different beasts, I loved it.

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Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and author for the copy of this eARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is a perfect addition for cryptid lovers collections! The illustrations are gorgeous!

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I’ve listened to a few episodes of the podcast, and it is terrifying. While scary, it’s very well written and performed, so I was interested in picking up this book. I thought it was a great compendium of cryptids from around the world. There were so many I had never heard of! I felt like I got a mini history lesson from each cryptid. Even if you aren’t a fan of monsters, this is a great look at cultural lore. Thanks to Netgalley for the free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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This was a fun, if not terrifying read. The monsters and cryptically were well described, art was gorgeous, and I really enjoyed reading this book!

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If you needed an encyclopedia for nightmarish creatures, this is your book. Chalk full of folk tales of scary creatures along with pictures. I love that it is divided into areas so you can see what is considered local to you, but still read some of the lore from other parts of the world. Amazing.

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Love both the layout and the illustrations in this book. It has a great combination of quick facts and longer format details. Kind of makes me think of a D&D monster guide.

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I really enjoyed this. The details were thorough and interesting and the pictures were very detailed. I especially enjoyed the “freaky facts” for the individual creatures. This would definitely be a fun coffee table book for anyone who loves spooky things.

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I was lucky enough to get an eARC for this fun folklore book! This covers notorious folklore monsters from 6 continents, each with a history of the creature, a story, and a drawing. You will find such creatures as the Yeti and Mothman to the Kelpie and Yukon-onna. It was a fascinating read and I enjoyed learning about all of these creatures!

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