Horror Stories

Want a thriller? Something scary? Check out these horror stories.

Goosebumps R.L. Stine (series)                          FIC STINE

Dracula by Bram Stoker                      FIC STOKER

Acting on behalf of his firm of solicitors, Jonathan Harker travels to the Carpathian Mountains to finalize the sale of England’s Carfax Abbey to Transylvanian noble Count Dracula. Little does he realize that, in doing so, he endangers all that he loves. For Dracula is one of the Un-Dead–a centuries-old vampire who sleeps by day and stalks by night, feasting on the blood of his helpless victims.

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender                    FIC ALENDER

When Alexis’s little sister Kasey becomes obsessed with an antique doll, Alexis thinks she is just being her usual weird self. Things get weirder, though, when their house starts changing. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner blasts cold air. Kasey is changing, too. Her blue eyes go green, she starts using old-fashioned language, and she forgets chunks of time. Most disturbing of all is the dangerous new chip on Kasey’s shoulder. The formerly gentle child is gone, and the new Kasey is angry. Alexis is the only one who can stop her sister — but what if that green-eyed girl isn’t even Kasey anymore?

Cirque Du Freak : A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan           FIC SHAN

In the tradition of Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot, Cirque Du Freak is the frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires.

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey           FIC YANCEY

So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting.

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark        FIC SCHWARTZ

Welcome to the macabre world of Scary Stories. Inside, you’ll find alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and the supernatural events.

Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz      398.25 SCHWARTZ

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe             FIC POE

Edgar Allan Poe remains the unsurpassed master of works of mystery and madness in this outstanding collection of Poe’s prose and poetry are sixteen of his finest tales, including “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “William Wilson,” “The Black Cat,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “Eleonora”.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman                               FIC GAIMAN

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

Beastly by Alex Finn                                FIC FINN

A modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” from the point of view of the Beast. A vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster must find true love before he can return to his human form.