Do you have a favorite ghost or horror story you like to re-read during the Hall

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  1. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    Do you have a favorite ghost or horror story you like to re-read during the Halloween season?

    And what is it?

  2. gposchman profile image82
    gposchmanposted 4 years ago

    I have a childhood favorite ghost story, but It is a movie. It is also a short story, but I was an adult before I read the story. It is the 1944 film version of "The Canterville Ghost", a story by Oscar Wilde. 

    As an adult I appreciate the writing of Oscar Wilde and his original story, but the child in me still loves the movie, and I watch it when I get the chance. 

    Clearly the story by Wilde is richer in detail as to how the ghost is to be received "home" by he father in the end. The movie does go far afield from its original venue, that's the movie biz for you, but when Charles Laughton calls to his father in the end for forgiveness and acceptance, I still get chocked up. It is a wonderful story in both versions.

    Gene Poschman
    Author of Jonas Watcher: The Case of the Running Bag

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      gposchman, aw that is a sweet adaptation of the story. Thanks for mentioning both the film and the original smile

  3. LA Elsen profile image84
    LA Elsenposted 4 years ago

    My favorite ghost story is the classic "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
    I was seven years old when I really fell in love with the story. My Grandpa would read a children's version of it to us in the fall with the lights out and a few candles lit. What a great memory.
    I am excited because my children, at least the older two can appreciate it now. I think there are many stories these days that are too gruesome for kids under 18. This has just enough suspense to scare them a little bit without ruining it for them.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My Dad told us kids that story on Halloween nights and he made it even more spooky because he acted out the story. He was a great storyteller.

    2. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      LA, your Grandpa had a great tradition! Good story and for all the reasons you mentioned.

  4. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    It isn't a story like a book or anything, but I like to tell the "Summerville light road ghost" story each year to my kids. I grew up near the city of Summerville, outside of Charleston SC. There was a dirt road in that city that had been known for the light that was visible sometimes when going down the road. It is a long store of a woman who waited for her husband to come home from work long ago. It is too long for here, but I encourage anyone who likes old tales to google the phrase I listed above. It is a neat story of ghosts, love, and a train wreck. I enjoy passing on the story to my kids, because as the area became more developed, a company built over the start of the road, so there is no longer access to it. When I was a child, I was taken down the road each October and retold the story.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      peeples, it sounds like a very interesting story. What a treasure of a legacy to be passed along to you, and now you are doing the same for your kids! Awesome. Have you thought of writing and publishing it?

  5. Dee aka Nonna profile image79
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 4 years ago

    I tend to stay away from ghost stories and horror movies these days.  Guess I just got too old to enjoy them....LOL.   However, there is one that I enjoyed when I was younger.  Would re-read it, at least, once per year.  It's title was The Monkey's Paw" and was from a collection of short stories by O. Henry.  It is  full of suspense.  It is actually a story that, if I still had a copy, would probably read to my grandchildren and their friends when they are telling ghost stories during their Halloween party.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The Monkey's Paw is a true classic, Dee! Thanks for commenting smile

  6. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    "The Watchers" by Dean Koontz is a very good story with a lot of suspense and scary moments. I enjoy any book by Koontz, especially the "odd Thomas" series.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have not read that, Phyllis. Maybe I will now that it comes with your recommendation!

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    If I remember a certain on I will post it, but my favorite ghost is "Casper, the Friendly Ghost".


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