The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
A Jesuit priest, unable to find plausible explanations for an eleven-year-old’s strange behavior, begins to suspect demonic possession
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Two small boys and an old caretaker are all that stand between the people of their town and the hypnotic attraction of the Dark Carnival.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
A collector of obscure and macabre artifacts, unscrupulous metal band musician Judas Coyne is unable to resist purchasing a ghost over the Internet, which turns out to be the vengeful spirit of his late girlfriend’s stepfather.
The Shining by Stephen King
Danny was only five years old but in the words of old Mr Halloran he was a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grew frighteningly out of control.
Let Me In (aka Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist
When 12-year-old Oskar meets his new neighbor, he quickly discovers there is more to her than meets the eye.
The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates
This short story collection includes the title story, in which the disappearance of a sweet blonde-haired child is linked to her mother’s indiscretions, a too-obvious schoolteacher and an older student with a fascination for a Native American legend.
The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper
During a visit to Venice, Professor David Ullman–one of the world’s leading authorities on demonic literature–witnesses a terror in a tiny attic room. Then his 12-year-old daughter Tess disappears before his eyes, and he must find her while confronting an unspeakable darkness along the way.
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them.