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50 of the Scariest Short Stories of All Time

A list by Emily Temple of fifty scary short stories from all genres at flavorwire.com including both well-known classics and some lesser-known spooks. Links to some of the stories are included in the source article. Read them this Halloween!
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I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, by Harlan Ellison
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, by Harlan Ellison
2
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
3
The Infamous Bengal Ming by Rajesh Parameswaran
The Infamous Bengal Ming by Rajesh Parameswaran
4
Two Houses by Kelly Link
Two Houses by Kelly Link
5
Snow, Glass, Apples
Snow, Glass, Apples
6
The Other Place by Mary Gaitskill
The Other Place by Mary Gaitskill
7
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
8
The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens
The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens
9
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
10
In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
11
The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
12
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
13
The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe)
14
The Road Virus Heads North by Stephen King
The Road Virus Heads North by Stephen King
15
Terra Incognita by Vladimir Nabokov
Terra Incognita by Vladimir Nabokov
16
Casting the Runes by MR James
Casting the Runes by MR James
17
The Dunwich Horror
The Dunwich Horror
18
Out of Skin by Emily Carroll
Out of Skin by Emily Carroll
19
Nightmare at 20000 Feet
Nightmare at 20000 Feet
20
The Lottery
The Lottery
21
The Screaming Skull by F. Marion Crawford
The Screaming Skull by F. Marion Crawford
22
The Open Window by Saki
The Open Window by Saki
23
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
24
A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
25
Green Tea by Sheridan Le Fanu
Green Tea by Sheridan Le Fanu
26
The Green Ribbon by Alvin Schwartz
The Green Ribbon by Alvin Schwartz
27
The Bloody Chamber
The Bloody Chamber
28
"Rappaccini'S Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Rappaccini'S Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
29
"The Pelican Bar" by Karen Joy Fowler
"The Pelican Bar" by Karen Joy Fowler
30
"Dappelgrim" by Brian Evenson
"Dappelgrim" by Brian Evenson
31
"The Midnight Meat Train" by Clive Barker
"The Midnight Meat Train" by Clive Barker
32
"Miriam" by Truman Capote
"Miriam" by Truman Capote
33
"Dial Tone" by Benjamin Percy
"Dial Tone" by Benjamin Percy
34
"Le Horla" by Guy De Maupassant
"Le Horla" by Guy De Maupassant
35
"Caterpillars" by E.F. Benson
"Caterpillars" by E.F. Benson
36
"The Demon Lover" by Elizabeth Bowen
"The Demon Lover" by Elizabeth Bowen
37
"The Echo of Neighborly Bones" by Daniel Woodrell
"The Echo of Neighborly Bones" by Daniel Woodrell
38
"Black Man With a Horn" by T. E. D. Klein
"Black Man With a Horn" by T. E. D. Klein
39
"Details" by China MiƩville
"Details" by China Miéville
40
"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
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