Scary Stories for Halloween as Heard on The Point
If you missed today’s Halloween scary story edition of the book show on THE POINT, have no fear … you can listen online! And if you enjoyed Dan Tritle’s choice of spooky sounds, you too can have spooky sounds by checking out Martha Stewart’s CD Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween!
Communion: a true story by Whitley Streiber
Mary Fran’s Picks
The Shining by Stephen King
In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
The Taker of Morrows by Stephen Sayers
Scream and Scream Again presented by R. L. Stine
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Quicksand by Malin Giolito
Not Enough Time For:
The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands by Barbara Sillery
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Collected Stories by Roald Dahl. Particularly “Taste”, “Lamb to the Slaughter”, and “Pig”.
The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes
American Fantastic Tales: terror and the uncanny from Poe to the Pulps, edited by Peter Straub
American Fantastic Tales: terror and the uncanny from the 1940s to now, edited by Peter Straub. And Dan Tritle’s favorite story from this collection is “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream” by Harlan Ellison.
The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, and it includes the character Cthulhu, who made his first appearance in “The Call of Cthulhu” … also a favorite of Dan Tritle!
Scream: chilling adventures in the science of fear by Margee Kerr
“The Colour out of Space” a story by H. P. Lovecraft, which can be found in The Classic Horror Stories by H. P. Lovecraft, Necronomicon: the best weird tales of H. P. Lovecraft, and Tales by H. P. Lovecraft. And, of course, The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, if you want all the annotations.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A Rose for Emily … a story in Collected Stories by William Faulkner