Celluloid Diaries: Best Halloween Stories

Friday, October 15, 2010

Best Halloween Stories

What are the best Halloween stories? A Dutch journalist asked himself that question and came up with stories from Stephen King, John Saul… and me :-) According to the article, my book Drowned Sorrow is one of the best stories to read on Halloween.

What do you think are the best Halloween stories and books? Let me know in the comment section below.

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Click here to view the article: http://kunst-en-cultuur.infonu.nl/feestdagen/24671-griezeligste-halloween-verhalen.html.


  1. - Moonlight: The Halloween Cat by Cynthia Rylant
    - Scaredy-Cat - Splat! (Splat the Cat) by Rob Scotton
    - Halloween Cats by Jean Marzollo
    - Branigan's Cat and The Halloween Ghost by Steven Kroll
    - Garfield's Halloween Adventure by Jim Davis
    - The Halloween Kittens - Maggie Kneen

  2. And the prize for the best Halloween story ever goes to... Satan's Little Helper. In this movie, a kid becomes unknowingly the helper of a masked serial killer. He thinks that all the murders are fake and just jokes.

  3. For me I love to go back to my childhood and read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

  4. Will have to check your story out--sounds scary! IMO, the best story is the Legend of Sleepy Hollow... shorthalloweenstories.com

  5. The best storues are the made up ones, fun with a group of people

  6. Hey Vanessa congrats for the book! I will definitely buy it!
    In my opinion, the best Halloween stories are The Halloween Feast by Steven Wedel, The Last Ride by Paul Melniczek and the scariest of all... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving!

  7. Drowned Sorrow is not the sort of story you should read late at night. I usually don’t get spooked by books; I don’t get truly scared. But then I started reading it after midnight. Do you know how bad of an idea that was? It was an extremely bad idea. I swear, when I was reading it, I thought I was seeing things from the corners of my eyes. For the rest of the night, I refused to leave my room, even when I was dying of thirst :-)

  8. Clifford's First Halloween is one of my favorite Halloween stories. Clifford is a little red puppy -- too small to dress up for Halloween. Your kids will be delighted as Clifford crawls into a pumpkin and becomes a barking jack-o-lantern. Lots of fun!

  9. Being from South Alabama I have to say any of the Kathryn Tucker Windam ghost books.
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  10. How cool is it that the journalist named your book!!!

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  11. In Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree eight boys set out on a Halloween night and are led into the depths of the past by a tall, mysterious character named Moundshroud. They ride on a black wind to autumn scenes in distant lands and times, where they witness other ways of celebrating this holiday about the dark time of year. This story is a Halloween classic!

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    I love reading Halloween stories to my little girl, great post.

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  14. To me the scariest stories are the ones told by my elders when we were young (made up ones about things that can be found on our surroundings).

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  15. The scariest stories I heard were at camp many many many, well U get the message LOL. Hopping over from the Monday Mingle Blog Hop. Following you via GFC. Please stop by my blog sometime

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  17. My favorite Halloween story would have to be the Winnie the Poohs Halloween story.
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  18. I like the Widow's Broom by Chris VanAllsburg. Great story. Every year my kids are surprised by its ending.

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  20. The Halloween picture book Los Gatos Black on Halloween will send shivers of delight down the spines of older children who thrive on creepy stories and illustrations. The influence of her childhood in Mexico is reflected in the paintings by illustrator Yuyi Morales. Elements of the Day of the Dead celebration can also be found in the text by author Martha Montes, who was born in Puerto Rico. This picture book would make a wonderful Halloween read-aloud, as well as a read-alone, for 8-12 year olds who love scary stories and pictures. It is scarier than most picture books, which is why I don't recommend it for all ages or all 8-12 year olds.

  21. Another favorite is the Halloween story A TIGER CALLED THOMAS. This charming story by Charlotte Zolotow is about Thomas, a little boy who moves into a "new house on a new street" and never ventures from his front steps because he thinks his neighbors don't like him. Day after day, he watches children playing and neighbors walking by. When Halloween comes, he is surprised to find that his neighbors, children and adults alike, recognize him, despite the tiger mask he hides behind, and want to be friends. He goes home a happy boy.

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  24. Great list of stories, old but gold!

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