1. THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLEN POEHere’s a link to all his stories and poems. His macabre and dark approach to writing has touched many across the globe
  2. THE WORKS OF H.P LOVECRAFTAnother gothic writer whose style is both suspenseful and vivid
  3. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOWAnother classic, beware of the headless horseman 
  4. THE TURN OF THE SCREW: tale about a governess who becomes convinced that she and her charges are being stalked by ghosts.
  5. THE MONKEY’S PAWYou probably have heard of this one. Be careful what you wish for. 
  6. THE LOTTERY: It might not seem like a horror story, but once you realize what’s happening you will definitly be horrified. If you don’t understand here’s a site that will clear some things up
  7. WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEENAbout a 15 year old girl’s encounter with a threatening but charismatic stranger. A popular dark tale.
  8. THE SIGNAL MANBy Charles Dickon’s, a railroad worker tells the story of a ghost that seems to appear to him as a premonition of some horrible railway tragedy
  9. THE MORTAL IMMORTALMary Shelley may have been known for Frankenstein, but here’s another dark tale by her. It’s the story of a man who wants to play God, but finds his sanity is the price
  10. THE WOMAN IN BLACKYou probably have heard of the movie, but read the classic story behind it. Whenever she is seen, a child dies. 

BONUS: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: I read this for my Gothic Literature class in high school. I loved it. A dark novel with plenty of twists to keep you on the edge. 

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