Halloween Reads: Horror Classics

Horror classics are called "classics" for a reason.  Their stories and words transcend time and place.  Check out these horrible tales that are among the best the written word has to offer.

  • Inferno by Dante (14th century): While this does not fit the modern day vision of horror, the first installment in Dante's Divine Comedy is as close to horror that a literary work could get in the Middle Ages.  The epic poem tells of a journey around the nine circles of Hell.

  • Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1898): A ghost story crossed with a psychological thriller, this story tells of two orphan children under the care of a young governess who discovers the estate is haunted by ghosts.

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886): A reflection of the duality of human nature, the story focuses on the alter ego of  enigmatic physician Henry Jekyll, who's last will and testament leaves everything to Edwin Hyde, much to his lawyer's puzzlement.

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