Something Creepy?

With Halloween around the corner and with the weather getting a little cooler, I’ve been in the mood for some creepy, suspenseful, or frightening stories – you know, something I can read with a flashlight while huddled under the covers.

What are your favorite scary stories?
Mer’s Picks:sideshow bookjacket
Sideshow: Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists, and Other Matters Odd and Magical – a collection of short stories about everything from psychics and ghosts, to werecats and scary clowns.
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Devilish by Maureen Johnson – Who knew that a cupcake-eating, super friendly teenage girl was a demon?
My Swordhand is Singing by Markus Sedgwick – It might take place in the old days but those creatures of the night are freakishly frightening!
killing mr griffin bookjacketKilling Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan – Did you ever have a teacher that you just totally hated? What started out as a practical joke turns in to something wickedly evil.
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley – This year school is going to be different for Charlotte, the always invisible girl. That is…until she chokes on a gummy bear and dies on the first day of school. Now she really is invisible.
How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills by Seth Grahame-Smith – Ever wonder what you would do if you found yourself caught in the middle of your favorite horror movie? Grahame-Smith tells all.
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