50 of the Scariest Short Stories of All Time

Scary short fiction to help chill your October as Halloween approaches.


It’s that time of year again, when the pumpkins come out, the fake cobwebs are hung and we feel that dormant urge to be chilled, thrilled and spooked to our bones. Get out your flashlights, because a scary story awaits — actually, make that fifty of them. Now, there’s more to scary stories than goblins, ghouls, blood and your general horror — here there be monsters of many kinds, existential and literal, extraordinary and everyday. And remember: like beauty, fear is in the bloody eye of the beholder. So whether you yearn for classic horror or literary fiction guaranteed to make your skin crawl, read on. If you dare!

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4 responses to “50 of the Scariest Short Stories of All Time

  1. Pingback: My Week in a Wrapped #5 | EverythingNyze

  2. Hmm. Thanks for posting the list!

  3. Sounds intriguing! May have to read this one during daylight hours;)

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