WARNING - some of these stories are not for the squeamish.
*also available as an audiobook
Anderson, M. T.
Struggling to remain human. A vampire story.
In the Forests of the Night 1999
A vampire story. Written when the author was fifteen.
Days of Magic Nights of War 2004
Enter the frightening world of Cindy Quackenbush. In book two, the forces of night prepare for war.
One Dark Night: 13 Masterpieces of the Macabre
A collection of thirteen short gothic stories by various authors.
Butler, Octavia E.
A middle aged woman wakes to find herself an eleven year old girl. A gruesome vampire story.
A high tech amusement park gone horribly wrong. Utopia includes four different theme parks: Camelot, The Boardwalk, Gaslight, and Callisto.
Tell Me What You See 2005
On a secret visit to her father’s grave, sixteen-year-old Alissa discovers the crypt of a child and acquires terrible powers from which only her friend Evelin can save her.
The Good House 2003
Voodoo, suicide and murder.
The Last Temptation 2005
Gaiman adapts a story from Alice Cooper’s album Lost in America. A graphic novel.
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
A Stir of Bones 2003
Fourteen-year-old Susan lives with an abusive father in a sentient house.
Something bad will happen at the prom. This audiobook version is read by Sissy Spacek, who played Carrie in the film version.
No good can come from cell phones.
Klause, Annette Curtis
The Silver Kiss 1990
When their paths cross, Zoe is dealing with a death in the family and Simon is seeking to avenge the death of his mother. A vampire story.
Klause, Annette Curtis
*Blood and Chocolate 1997
A werewolf falls in love with a human but the pack is dead set against it.
Blue Mirror 2004
A demon lover on the streets.
Forever Odd 2005
Odd Thomas can see the dead.
Prodigal Son 2005
In New Orleans, in the 21st century, Dr. Frankenstein is living as mad scientist Victor Helios.
Martinez, A Lee
Gil’s All Fright Diner 2005
Zombies. Vampires. Werewolves. A comedy in the vein of Douglas Adams.
He is tall, pale and handsome. Set in the Olympic peninsula in Washington State - where the sun rarely shines.
Swamp Thing: the Curse 2000
Originally published in single magazine form as The Saga of the Swamp Thing #35-42. Includes a controversial werewolf story.
Night Country 2003
Marco tells the story of the friends that survived the car crash. But he himself is dead.
Horror Classics 2004
A “graphic classic.” Includes stories by Ambrose Bierce, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Saki, and Jack London.
Poe, Edgar Allan
Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness 2004
Slightly abridged retellings “The Black Cat,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” “Hop-Frog,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” A graphic novel.
*Interview with the Vampire 1994
The first in the series featuring rock star vampire Lestat.
*Lovely Bones 2002
Fourteen-year-old Suzy Salmon narrates this story – from heaven. It’s grisly.
Lord Loss 2005
This first book in the Demonata series is “guaranteed to gross out anyone aged 12 to 20.”
Vande Velde, Vivian
Being Dead 2001
Each of these seven stories features a ghost of some sort.
Elrod, P.N. (editor)
Dracula in London 2001
Many different writers imagine the most famous vampire loose in London.
Jack the Ripper : a journal of the Whitechapel murders 1888-1889 1995
In graphic novel format.
Stiff : the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 2003
Science writer Mary Roach tells you what really happens to those donated bodies.
The Hot Zone 1994
It’s true, and so that much scarier. Ebola virus is unstoppable- and there’s no cure.