Walking Corpses, Dancing Bones, Knife-Wielding Madmen, and Narrow Escapes from Death…

We know Halloween movies are scary but nothing is more scary than a good book of short stories that are literally terrifying. When you are l left with a little bit of imagination, you’ll be infinitely more spooked with these 5 awesome books that contain ghost stories, murders, spells, and more. Settle in, order a pizza, and build a couch fort. Your Halloween just got legit!


Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories


“Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story”. – RD. Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories is a 1983 collection of Ghost stories selected by Roald Dahl. Dahl read 749 supernatural tales from an array of ghost storytellers at the British Museum Library before selecting 14 that comprise this anthology.

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 1, 2, and 3


Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death—they’re all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was first published in 1981 and the surreal and nightmarish illustrations contained within are by the infamous Stephen Gammell. 

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American Ghost Stories (Volume 1)


American Horror Stories is a collection of fictional short stories written by Shana Dines. Subtle horror unexpected is many times more chilling and terrifying than horror that smacks you in the face. Who expects to be confronted with horror when the sun is shining? Prepare to be entertained with the unexpected in this short thriller!

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VooDoo Doll Spell Book


Inside The VooDoo Spellbook you will find countless secret spells that help you to bind your enemies, banish naysayers, bend people to do your will, and win court cases. For the first time anywhere, you will learn the secret for how to make a “Get Even Gris Gris Doll” to even the score. Learn how to break up a couple, destroy all of your problems, get a job, cure sickness, call forth spirits, win in games of chance and attain success. Inside, you will find spells to make yourself irresistible, find a lover, make your lover faithful, and spice up your sex life. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Underneath: Short Tales of Horror and the Supernatural


Vengeance…desperation…murder-for-hire…horror in real-time…a healthy dose of zombies…spectrophobia…even a little bit of hope. They all come together in a place Underneath the one we know. These ten tales of horror and the supernatural will leave you shaking.

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