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!

Mindy’s Pick

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



Jill’s Picks

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

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” the authorized graphic adaptation by Miles Hyman

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton (and you can pair this with Edith Wharton A to Z, in which there are many mentions of her ghost stories.)

Listener Picks

“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

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