Best Ghost and Horror Stories
by Bram Stoker
Originally published in 1914, these fourteen horror tales depict supernatural and brutal events in a variety of settings. In The Dualists, a pair of cruel, degenerate boys embark on a campaign of destruction. They "progress" from breaking housewares to killing animals and, ultimately, to cold blooded murder.
by John Saul
Horror lurks in the Rocky Mountain village of Silverdale. Teenager Mark Tanner, physically frail from a childhood illness, joins other youngsters at an experimental sports center to try to build up his body. Dr. Marty Ames has ulterior motives, however, and some of the boys develop fangs and furious tempers. Can Mark's parents prevent his becoming the Creature?
by Ramsey Campbell
A man and his teenage daughter move into an apartment house that once served as a mental asylum where patients were tortured. The family and their neighbors witness specters and eerie scenes of past horrors.
by Ira Levin
Ignoring the warnings of an old friend, Rosemary and her husband move to an apartment in Manhattan which has been the scene of witchcraft, cannibalism, and suicide. Then Rosemary becomes pregnant under strange circumstances in a threatening environment.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury
A masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, this is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. How these two innocents, both age 13, save the souls of the town (as well as their own), makes for compelling reading on timeless themes. What would you do if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark?
The Complete Stories
by Edgar Allan Poe
Sixty-eight short stories by the nineteenth century American master of the macabre. Contains familiar favorites such as The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Gold Bug, and The Pit and the Pendulum, and lesser known works such as MS. Found in a Bottle, King Pest, The Man That Was Used Up, The Devil in the Belfry, The Balloon-Hoax, and Some Words with a Mummy.
The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson
The four visitors at Hill House -- some there for knowledge, others for adventure -- are unaware that the old mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own.
by Stephen King
Jack and Wendy Torrance come face-to-face with terror when they become caretakers of a haunted old hotel in the snowy mountains of Colorado . Their five-year-old son Danny, who appears to have psychic powers, is the first to sense the evil in the building.
The Witching Hour
by Anne Rice
Generations of the New Orleans Mayfair women have possessed unusual powers accompanied by the ghost-like presence of Lasher. Separated from her family, neurosurgeon Rowan Mayfair has the powers but is unaware of her family history. When she saves the life of Michael Curry, he also obtains power and, with a historian's guidance, helps Rowan unravel the mystery of Lasher.