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anna231a Sat 30-Sep-17 21:31:10

Can anyone recommend any good ghost stories?

expatinscotland Sat 30-Sep-17 21:32:02

The Woman in Black

CoolCarrie Sat 30-Sep-17 23:13:51

M.R James short stories are chilling.

waycat Mon 02-Oct-17 15:59:08

Susan Hill springs immediately to mind.

The Woman In Black has already been mentioned, but I would also recommend The Man In The Picture, The Mist In The Mirror and The Small Hand.

Tigertots Wed 04-Oct-17 14:43:09

Cold Christmas by Nina Beachcroft

House of Echoes by Barbara Erskine

A Season to Remember, by Sheila O'Flanagan, has a brilliant chapter about a ghost.

glenthebattleostrich Wed 04-Oct-17 14:43:50

Haunted by James Herbert

MumBod Wed 04-Oct-17 14:47:28

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

Fellside by MR Carey.

Testarossa1 Wed 04-Oct-17 14:48:13

Shani Struthers writes the psychic survey books, very good stories about 'grounded ghosts' they want to 'move on' Quite spooky and quite unsettling at times. Can recommend them.

pollyhemlock Wed 04-Oct-17 16:53:34

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. Also try Robert Aickman’s short stories. Weird and unsettling.

Liliywil Wed 04-Oct-17 19:18:22

The only horror book I've read is 4 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and really freaked me out. I only watch horror movies now.

Tigertots Fri 06-Oct-17 11:05:30

The Secret of Crickley Hall, by James Herbert, is a fantastic book; the TV adaptation was disappointing.

tobee Mon 09-Oct-17 00:44:02

Tiger! Finally I’ve found somebody else who has heard of and likes Cold Christmas! Probably my favourite childhood book!

Tigertots Mon 09-Oct-17 14:41:52

Yes, Cold Christmas deserves to be much more renowned. I read it at least twice in 1985, when I was 11. I must have eventually cleared out my original copy (amongst those given to a school fair, or something); but I now have another copy, which I got from Amazon or Ebay, a few years ago.

VanessaBet Tue 17-Oct-17 21:16:03

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver genuinely creeped me out, really recommend it.

Clawdy Tue 17-Oct-17 21:29:19

Another vote for M. R. James. No one has ever written more chilling and terrifying tales, even all these years later.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 21:30:25

Dark Matter which I read when we were snowed in one year, seriously creepy!!

pameladoove Mon 13-Nov-17 22:28:49

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Prictoriafeckam Mon 13-Nov-17 22:40:18

Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) wrote some fine creepy ghost stories.

Prictoriafeckam Mon 13-Nov-17 22:44:07

H P Lovecraft for weird stories.

Highmaintenancefemalestuff Mon 13-Nov-17 22:46:17

Another vote for the secret of prickly hall.
The house on cold hill.

Highmaintenancefemalestuff Mon 13-Nov-17 22:47:46


doctorcuntybollocks Tue 14-Nov-17 01:02:17

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver is one of the few genuinely terrifying books I've ever read.

Cold Earth by Sarah Moss is an interesting counterpoint to Dark Matter, as it deals with the weirdness of an nightless arctic summer rather than a lightless arctic winter.

IroningMountain Tue 14-Nov-17 07:50:23

I loved The Woman in Black.

Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse is good too.

Bookreader2403 Tue 14-Nov-17 19:47:06

The Silent Companion’s by Laura Purcell is really good. Ive just finished it and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. smile

modifiedmummy13 Wed 15-Nov-17 19:06:32

Bag of Bones by Stephen King was really good. It was also adapted as a mini series where Pierce Brosnan played the lead (I was very worried, I’m not a fan - then he went and surprised me by being brilliant in the role)!

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