SpOOOOOky bOOOOOks and mOOOOOvies

The days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting colder (sort of), and it’s time for Halloween! Celebrate with one of these scary stories:


The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

The Shining by Stephen King (also a movie)

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Carrie by Stephen King (also a movie)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

It by Stephen King*

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (also a movie, Haunting)

*Apparently, Stephen King has single-handedly terrified our entire library staff.


The Ring (and The Ring Two)

The Vanishing

Jaws (based on the book by Peter Benchley)

Coraline (based on the book by Neil Gaiman)

Cabin in the Woods

Pan’s Labyrinth

The Strangers




Welcome to Night Vale

These are just a small sample of the scary stories out there. What’s your favorite spooky book or movie?

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