As a kid, I Iong questioned why on earth I would subject myself to scary reads — the slightest glimpse of just the cover of a horror movie VHS tape at my neighborhood video store could give me nightmares for days. But I came of age in the era of Christopher Pike and R. And, in reading those, I realized that the great thing about scary books is that — unlike with films — you can go at your own pace and imagine the scenes yourself. As other book trends come and go, horror is a trusty genre, and one that — judging from some of the classics listed here — holds up over time.
Skip to Content. Sometimes a good scare is just the thing. These horror stories are deliciously spooky without being too terrifying -- perfect for a fall night by the fire!
Whether around a campfire or just sitting around with friends, you've probably heard a scary story or two that gave you chills. Especially when the person telling the story swears it's real. That's why Teen Vogue found five people to share their real-life horror tales with us.