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Scary Stories 
& Novels

The Alfred Hitchcock presents … by Alfred Hitchcock (Adult stories collection)
There is a whole series of these scary short stories such as Stories to be Read With the Door Locked and Stories That Go Bump in the Night.

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (YA collection)
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance by Margaret Mahy (YA collection)
Laura attempts to use her own latent supernatural powers to save her brother, Jocko, from an evil possession.

Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde (YA collection)
A 16-year-old finds herself caught in a life-and-death chase after she helps an injured young man who may be a vampire.

The Dark Behind the Curtain by Gillian Cross (YA collection)
Colin sees his friend Marshall turn into the character he is portraying in the school play—the demon barber Sweeney Todd.

Echoes from the Macabre: Selected Stories Daphne Du Maurier (Adult Fictioncollection)
Nine stories of Suspense including the classic "The Birds".

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Adult fiction)
Dr. Frankenstein has been consumed by his desire to create a fully-grown living creature. When he reaches his goal, he perceives his creation as a monster, immediately regrets his work, and promptly abandons it.

The Haunting by Joan Lowery Nixon (YA collection)
Anne is determined to rid Graymoss, an old mansion, of ghosts so that her mother can convert it into a home for unwanted children. Also look for Whispers from the Dead by the same author.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (Adult fiction collection)
Four people decide to stay in Hill House to see if it is really haunted. Also look for The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan (YA collection)
Last summer four terrified friends made a pact to conceal a shocking secret, but this summer the horror begins. Also look for these titles by Lois Duncan: Gallows Hill, Locked in Time, Summer of Fear. and Stranger with my Face.

In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (YA collection)
Risika, a 300-year-old vampire, takes revenge against Aubrey, another vampire and her age-old enemy, when Aubrey threatens to harm Risika’s only friend, Tora, a Bengal tiger in a zoo. Also look for Demons in my View another vampire story by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice (Adult fiction)
A 200-year-old vampire reveals every horrifying detail of his life. Also look for The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, and The Tale of the Body Thief.

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories edited by J.A. Cuddon (Adult stories collection)
A collection of 33 spine tinglers by English, American, and European authors.

Reef of Death by Paul Zindel (YA collection)
While helping a beautiful Aboriginal girl search for her people's missing treasure near the Great Barrier Reef, seventeen-year-old PC finds himself fighting an evil scientist and a deadly underwater monster. Also look for Loch and The Doom Stone by Paul Zindel.

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause (YA collection)
A teenage girl, beset with personal problems, meets a silver-haired boy who is a vampire in this suspenseful, sometimes gory, novel.

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (Adult fiction)
Masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, this is the story of two boys and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one autumn midnight.

The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral by Robert Westall (YA collection)
Joe is repairing a cathedral tower, when his partner and 2 boys die in mysterious falls. Joe, a police officer, and a chaplain investigate, uncover and destroy the evil that has possessed the tower for centuries. Also look for Ghost Abbey and Shades of Darkness: More of the Ghostly Best Stories of Robert Westall.

The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe (Adult stories collection)
Many of the best know horror stories including "The Fall of the House of Usher."

Tenderness: A Novel by Robert Cormier (YA collection)
A psychological thriller told from the points of view of a teenage serial killer and the runaway girl who falls in love with him.

Voices After Midnight by Richard Peck (YA collection)
Ghosts from the past have something to say about an antique elevator.