The vampire, the werewolf, the witch, the Phantom of the Opera—Suzy McKee Charnas brings together four monster-movie archetypes as you've never encountered them before, along with an original Afterword. The rage of a tormented adolescent is poignantly expressed in the Hugo-winning "Boobs." A vampire's sessions with a psychiatrist become a contest of wills in the Nebula-winning "Unicorn Tapestry." Dark magic puts a woman's ugly insecurities on public display in "Evil Thoughts." And a beautiful woman exerts an uneasy control over the tempers of a monster in the critically acclaimed "Beauty and the Opéra or The Phantom Beast." Suspenseful and thought-provoking, Music of the Night affirms the vitality of these classic demons of our cultural imagination, at once nightmarish and seductive.