Halloween Horror Stories

Be ye young or old, a scary story can disrupt your very soul. Should that be what  you are looking for, this magical season, well by George you’ve come to the right place.

Some stories listed here are for the younger readers, and some are classics. Some are long reads and some can be read in an hour. Some are straight up Halloween, some are horror, and some simply come from a paranormal land. Anyhow, here’s a great list to start from when looking for a book to pick up this Halloween weekend.

  • Scary Stories to Read in the Dark Alvin Schwartz

Should you have already read this title, Schwartz has made one or two follow up books with MORE scary stories to read in the dark. This was a favorite of mine on all camping trips and sleep overs… even if I was (okay…am) a total scaredy-cat.

scary stories

  • Goosebumps R.L. Stine

Stine has produced so many titles under the “Goosebumps” series that I can’t even produce a number at this time. It’s more than 30, I can tell you that. So pick anything. Say Cheese and Die is a classic of the series.


  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving

Sleepy Hollow

  • Almost anything by Stephen King will do. I suggest the short stories if you aren’t used to his writing.
  • Room on the Broom Julia Donaldson

This one is for the LITTLES. It’s a board book. They’ve also made a short cartoon movie of it you can check out.

room on the broom

  • The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything Linda Williams

This is for preschool and young elementary aged children. A little longer than the previous title.

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything

  • All the Edgar Allen Poe. ALL. OF. IT.


There are so many titles I’ve left off of this list. This is just the tip of the halloween literature ice burg. Should you need a title for today, though, you’ll have time for most any of these. Happy Reading! Have a haunted reading, and a night full of horrors!


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