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Scary Stories

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...

Eerie Tales of Fright and Horror For Left and Right

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual frightfest! Every year, we provide two tales of shrieking horror -- one for Democrats and one for Republicans -- so sit back and prepare to be terrified right out of your cheap cardboard costume.

Our Favorite Authors Share The Books That Scared Their Pants Off

Posted 10.31.2014 | 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...

Five Horrifying Websites for Your Halloween

Luis Ruuska | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Luis Ruuska

If haunted houses and scary movies just don't do it for you anymore, consider spending your Halloween with a bowl of candy and a laptop.

A Haunting? A Specter? An Alien Abduction? Whatever It Was, This Was the Scariest Moment of His Life

Quora | Posted 12.30.2014 | Weird News

This is a true story... I've told this to a select few. I was a freshmen in high school in my home town of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The 11 Scariest Women Writers

Siobhan Adcock | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Siobhan Adcock

True "scream queens" aren't cowering in closets and stumbling in the dark -- they're the powerful authors of these spooky, excellent, female-forward reads, perfect for curling up with on a rainy October night. Read 'em and creep.

5 Must-Read Ghost Stories For Halloween

Oliver Tearle | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

I spent several years researching the ghost stories and weird tales written around the turn of the 19th into the 20th century. Here are five of my favorite ghost stories which showcase this growing unease surrounding the "ghost."

What Is It Like to Live in a Haunted House?

Quora | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weird News

I'm not sure that I believe such things as ghosts really exist, but I had a few experiences that have caused me to consider the idea that they might.

Talking to Your Children About a Ghost in the House

Stacey Graham | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Stacey Graham

For every monster under the bed or supposed ghost floating down the hallway, there's a parent who soothes, double checks the closet and protects their child from tricks of the light.

8 Ghost Stories That Will Absolutely Terrify You

Kim Newman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Kim Newman

The terror generated by a ghost story can be more lasting than the shocks delivered in a horror story... indeed, this different quality of scariness m...

Your Childhood Nightmares Are Heading To The Big Screen

Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

All those late nights that children of the '80s and '90s spent curled up with a flashlight, reading "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," will finally ...

Frightful Hallowe'en Tales of Horror, Left and Right

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got two Obamacare-specific tales which are very short indeed, and then two non-Obamacare scenarios to make both Democrats and Republicans run screaming into the 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.

Spine-Chilling Hallowe'en Tales (Left, Right and Center)

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that time of year again, so gather 'round, kiddies, for our spine-tingling and bone-chilling tales of political horror! This Hallowe'en, we've got three frightful nightmares to recount.

14 Ghost Stories That Will Freak You Out

Otto Penzler | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
Otto Penzler

What is the great attraction of supernatural fiction in general, and the ghost story in particular? From the time of childhood, we have a fear of the dark (and rightly so, as we don't know exactly what is lurking out there, wrapped in the black cloak of invisibility).

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

Why We Love a Good Scare (and Game of Thrones)

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

One of the best parts of the HBO series Game of Thrones is how well the writing captures fear's many facets.

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.

What Scares Writer Of 'The Exorcist'?

Posted 12.03.2011 | Books

The book "The Exorcist", famously made into a movie in 1973, came out 40 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, the author William Peter Blatty...

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.

Top 10 Ghost Stories | Kate Mosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The celebrated author of novels such as "The House of Mirth", Wharton was also a terrific writer of ghostly tales. A blend of Poe, Hawthorne and Henry...