Excited to think someone may be able to help me here. I’m looking for an anthology of stories - I believe there were 10-13 short stories which I read multiple times in 1991/1992 or 1992/1993. The three stories I remember vividly are:
Story 1: about the wendigo - where a hunting party ends up trapped out in the forest in a cave and one of the members starts eating the others and turns into a wendigo. May even have been partially what ravenous was based off. It is not the original Algernon Blackwood story.
Story 2: an old ‘woman’ rolls around the old west like a tumble weed looking for victims to attach herself to as a parasite. Once she’s on their back their only escape is to kill themselves.
Story 3: a scientist/alchemist creates a giant frog kind of like Gollum I think? The frog then ends up eating all his dozens of cats - the end of the story is the scientist starting to create cats to fight back.
Creepy stuff and certainly not appropriate for 11 year olds but hey - that’s what we had access to. I know it’s not scary stories to tell in the dark because I have all those. Any help would be much appreciated as I haven’t been able to track this down on my own.