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Scary is Always in Season

Let me tell you something.

I don’t scare easy.

I say that as I jump out of my skin when someone pokes their head around the corner.

But when it comes to scary stories, I’ve been desensitized.

So it takes a special sort of creep factor to really unsettle me.

Those are the best kinds of stories though, the ones that make a lasting impression, the ones you can recall even years later.

I remember in 3rd grade, my teacher shared tales from Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark by Alvin Schwartz with us.

There's a particular one I think about every now and then.

In this story, a young girl wakes up one morning with a pimple on her face.

No big deal, right? It'll go away on its own... but no. 

It gets bigger and bigger over the next couple days. The night before she can see a doctor about it, she decides to take a bath.

The heat relaxes her skin and causes the pimple to burst and what comes out?

Dozens and dozens of tiny, baby spiders....

Eww. Eww! EWWW!!

Some spider LAID EGGS in this girl's face!!! Ugh! *Shudder*

But you see what I mean? Creep factor activated.

Now, I work in the Children’s Department but I don’t discriminate. Humans, ghouls, mummies or little monsters....

I have scary recommendations for everyone. 

Check out the books and movies below guaranteed to make you cringe, cry, and/or question the supernatural safety of your own home.

pet sematary


Teen/Young Adult 

Middle School 

Elementary School

Picture Books (ALL AGES)


Teen/Adult Movies
The Babadook

Teen/Adult TV Shows

Kids' Movies
Penny Dreadful

Kids' TV Shows

Below are a few favorites. Don't enjoy them all at once.   

Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper "Jazz" Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

Lockwood & Co.

Lockwood & Co. by Jonathan Stroud

Book #1 - The Screaming Staircase

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.

Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark by Alvin Schwartz

This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright.

There is a story here for everyone—skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney.

Creepy Pair of Underwear

Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds

Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark.

A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back! 

The Orphanage

The Orphanage 

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.


Scooby Doo on Zombie Island

After a year-long hiatus, the Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret.

Now the host of a successful new talk show about mysteries, Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected. 

Stranger Things

Stranger Things Season 1

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends uncover a mystery involving secret experiments and must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Tales from the Crypt Keeper

Tales from the Cryptkeeper 

The frightful host known as The Cryptkeeper serves up some scary tales to his viewers, each with a lesson to be learned. 

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