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Friday favorites: Happy Halloween

It’s truly a freaky Friday on the Fussy blog today.

We’ve rounded up links that will get you in the Halloween spirit, and we’re doing it on the anniversary of the infamous “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast.

We’ll ease in to the spookiness with costume recommendations for book nerds.

Next, just a taste of terror: BuzzFeed asked its community members to share the scariest lines in literature. Many of the 33 submissions are truly dark ...

Speaking of dark — did you grow up fearing the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” books? We hate to break it to you, but they’re now coming to the silver screen. Gulp.

Relive slightly less terrifying childhood memories in the Guardian’s top 10 haunted houses in children’s stories.

If you’re looking for new recommendations, we have plenty of sources:

* 10 Victorian ghost stories from Interesting Literature.

* 17 short stories from Huffington Post.

* A mix of well-known classic and contemporary works from the Telegraph.

* The 50 scariest of all time, according to Flavorwire.

* Spooky indie picks from IndieReader.

* 13 new releases for all ages, from the Los Angeles Times.

* New ghost stories, which are making a comeback (to the detriment of vampire tales), from the Guardian.

If you like to think deeper about thrillers, we suggest reading NPR’s piece on why old women are often the face of evil in fairy tales, or the Guardian’s analysis of why we read scary tales. (A question we asked ourselves when “It” kept us awake at night ... )


Posted By Sadye S, The Fussy Librarian on October 30, 2015


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