From the Darkness: Horror and Ghost Stories includes the stories "Initiation," in which Adrian Kincaid undergoes a life or death initiation to join an elite group of warriors. "Blood Prey" follows Melissa Greene's initiation into the ranks of the undead. "Death by Sunrise" tells of a serial killer who preys on Strigoi. In "Guilty," Maxine Clifford gets the ultimate opportunity for revenge after being convicted of a crime she did not commit. A mysterious creature terrorises a small village in " The Penanggalan." "Runaway" refers to Cynthia Anderson, who runs away from her mother's abusive boyfriend only to enter a world of darkness and nightmares. In "Terror Girls," a teenage girl is inducted into a violent street gang.