1. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving.
Ghosts of Revolutionary War heros and score-long naps.
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker.
The original modern vampire novel.
3. Macbeth by William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. Witchcraft, murder, tyranny, Scotland.
4. "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Anything by the master of horror will chill your bones, but these two tales of murder and guilt are gruesomely popular.
5. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
Published when she was 21 years old, the daughter of feminist heroine Mary Wollstonecraft spins a tragic tale of an evil scientist and his horrific monster.
Happy Halloween reading!