Ghost Stories

Ghost stories deal with subjects and situations focusing on hauntings, spirits, and interactions with the dead. These may be in the form of fiction or non-fiction.

Haunting is used as a plot device in horror fiction and paranormal-based fiction. Legends about haunted houses have long appeared in literature. For example, the Arabian Nights tale of "Ali the Cairene and the Haunted House in Baghdad" revolves around a house haunted by jinns. The influence of the Arabian Nights on modern horror fiction is certainly discernable in the work of H. P. Lovecraft. In his early years as a child, he would i
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New Releases Tagged "Ghost Stories"

Scritch Scratch
Elatsoe
The Haunting of Brynn Wilder
Girls of Brackenhill
The Sun Down Motel
A Stitch in Time (A Stitch in Time, #1)
The Haunting of H. G. Wells
The Broken Girls
Daughters of the Lake
Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2)
The Haunting of Ashburn House
The Ghost of Old Coal House
The Shape of Night
The Silent Companions
Ghost Squad
Thornhill
The Invited
The Woman in Black
The Haunting of Hill House
The Turn of the Screw
The Graveyard Book
Her Fearful Symmetry
The Little Stranger
Collected Ghost Stories
A Christmas Carol
The Shining
This House Is Haunted
Heart-Shaped Box
Wait Till Helen Comes
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
Dark Matter
The Canterville Ghost

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We tell stories of the dead as a way of making a sense of the living. More than just simple urban legends and campfire tales, ghost stories reveal the contours of our anxieties, the nature of our collective fears and desires, the things we can’t talk about in any other way. The past we’re most afraid to speak aloud of in the bright light of day is the same past that tends to linger in the ghost stories we whisper in the dark.
Colin Dickey, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

To tell a ghost story means being willing to be haunted.
Judith "Jack" Halberstam

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