10 Most Terrifying Ghost Stories and Paranormal Novels

Re-living these scary ghost stories gave us the creeps. Just kidding, it was awesome.

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“The Minister’s Black Veil”

Twice Told Tales

Twice Told Tales

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The Fall of the House of Usher”

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

By Edgar Allan Poe

“The Dream Woman”

Haunted Looking Glass

The Haunted Looking Glass

By Wilkie Collins edited by Edward Gorey

Haunting of Hill House shirley jackson modern classic psychological horror book

The Haunting of Hill House

By Shirley Jackson

Turning of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James


The Shining

By Stephen King

“The Lake”

October Country

The October Country

By Ray Bradbury

“Cold as Clay”

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Scary Kids Books

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

By Alvin Schwartz

House of Leaves

House of Leaves

By Mark Z. Danielewski

“The Pink House”



By Rebecca Curtis