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5 Delightfully Scary Horror Stories For Children

Evangeline Lilly | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Evangeline Lilly

Some of your books are weird. Are they appropriate for my child? "I do not know your child. But I will say I do not subscribe to the notion that every...

The Terrifying Book Every Kid Will Love

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.07.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Sarah Jane Abbott for Off the Shelf When young Coraline's mother asks her where she has been all day, Coraline's fanciful response is, "I was kidn...

Our Favorite Authors Share The Books That Scared Their Pants Off

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

The world's most compulsively readable writers share the novels that unexpectedly thrilled and terrified them. (Wait till you see what the author of W...

These Books Will Eat Your Soul

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.10.2014 | Comedy

Why risk getting bumps and bruises playing outside throughout the summer when you can stay indoors reading and get scarred for life? From creeptast...

Masquerade Ball From Stephen King's 'The Shining' Comes To Life

Posted 11.01.2013 | Books

What's the most haunting masquerade ball you've gone to? If you were to ask author Stephen King, he might say that masquerade balls are best when ...

Picture Books to Put the Fright Back in Halloween

Jay Bushara | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jay Bushara

The books listed here will probably not appear in any seasonal displays at your local mega-mart, but they have not entirely disappeared either -- after two, after 10, after 17 years -- still shadows dancing across the darkest pagan night.

10 Best Spooky Reads For A Mid-Winter’s Night

Wendy Webb | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Wendy Webb

When the snow is falling outside on a dark, mid-winter's night, there's nothing I like better than lighting a fire in the fireplace, pouring a glass of wine and curling up with a book that sends chills up my spine. Here are some of my favorites.

11 More Books To Scare The Sh*t Out Of You

William Ambler | Posted 01.03.2013 | Books
William Ambler

Close the blinds, light a single candle, put on that hideous orange cassette tape of haunted house sounds you bought at the thrift shop and lost on the floor of your car for eight years, and crack open one of the following.

The 7 Scariest Halloween Books

Mark E. Murphy | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
Mark E. Murphy

I'm not big on overt gore, slasher stories or things that are overly sadistic or cruel. I didn't like Joyce Carol Oates' book Zombie, for example, because it put me inside the mind of a psycho for the entire novel--and it was like an overdose of psychosis.

Fiction With a Fear Factor!

Dave Astor | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

It's now Halloween month, so it's time to discuss some of the scariest literature around. And I don't mean Romney's No Apology book. I'm talking about literature featuring frightening stuff such as ghosts, haunted houses, and things that go bump in the night

9 Brilliant, Haunting Summer Reads

Kat Rosenfield | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Kat Rosenfield

From ghostly protagonists to long-dead foils, literature is full of characters whose lives are over before the story even begins - and whom, though we never actually have the pleasure of meeting them, capture our imaginations through flashback, memory, or post-humous narration.

Frightening Books to Help People of Any Age Own the Night

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 07.30.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

When you're a teenaged book lover summer reading is the best reading! The freest reading! It's staying up all night under the covers with a flashlight because you don't have class in the morning reading!

9 Books That Cause Irrational Phobias

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Books

By Gabe Habash for PWxyz: One of the many benefits of books is that they provide catharsis. They have the rare power of purging stress and bad emot...

10 Books That Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You

William Ambler | Posted 12.30.2011 | Books
William Ambler

I believe in breaking the bonds of intellectual tyranny. To wit: here is a list of 10 volumes of horror guaranteed not to include Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe or sparkly vampires.

Childrin R Skary

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 10.22.2011 | Books
Tanja M. Laden

Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow is a horror novel for young adults that chronicles the misadventures of a group of oddball kids living in the spooky town of Widowsbury.

Sacramental Horror Stories: Shining Light Into The Darkness Of The Human Heart

Rev. Jonathan Weyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jonathan Weyer

Many Christians find it it odd that I have an interest in scary things. They are completely weirded out when they find out I have written and just published a horror novel.

Stephen King Has A New Book Out

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

For the thorough King readers out there, the slideshow below includes every book of short stories and novellas he's ever written

Halloween Books

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

If you're in the mood to turn out the lights and hide from the trick-or-treaters, then I recommend breaking out a flashlight and reading one of these 6 Halloween-themed mystery novels.

Halloween Books

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

This book list could be pages long, but below are some of my favorites, the perfect books to read on a dark and stormy night, as you're huddled under your blankets (with a flashlight, of course), clutching your book in a white-knuckled grip.

Banned Books For Halloween

Jim Trombetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Trombetta

In "The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read!," I uncover over two hundred pre-Code horror and crime comics of the 1950s.

My Response to Neil Gaiman's Modest Proposal

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

The master-of-the-macabre suggests that: ... on Hallowe'en or during the week of Hallowe'en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary book...

Halloween Books

Booktryst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With Halloween nearly upon us, the time has come for Booktryst to feature some scary rare books. An online exhibit created by the W.E.B. Du Bois Libra...

7 Spooky Movies Based On Books (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many of the best and scariest movies out there were first books, though it's easy to forget sometimes. Just in time for Halloween, here are 7 scary mo...