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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Classic Horror Square

Created by: Murder by Death

These are the popularly agreed upon "Classics"; horror stories that have stood the test of time. How much time is probably open to massive debate, so for the purposes of this list and my sanity, I'm going to include only those "classics" that were written before 1970.

This is NOT a rule of the bingo game, merely a guideline for myself when creating the list so as not to end up with a largely duplicative list to Genre: Horror.

If you have titles you think fit this category that you want to recommend, please add them in the comments section and I'll get them on the list asap.

Books: 44

1.
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
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2.
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Dracula
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3.
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings - Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings
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4.
The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher
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5.
The Raven and Annabelle Lee - Edgar Allan Poe, John Chatty
The Raven and Annabelle Lee
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6.
The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe
The Cask of Amontillado
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7.
The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe
The Masque of the Red Death
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8.
The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells
The Invisible Man
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9.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde and o... - Robert Louis Stevenson, Harry Harrison
The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde and other stories
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10.
The Crawling Chaos - H.P. Lovecraft
The Crawling Chaos
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11.
The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings - Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann
The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings
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12.
The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
The Phantom of the Opera
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13.
The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen
The Great God Pan
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14.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories - William L. Hedges, Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
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15.
The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction - Henry James
The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
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16.
Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Carmilla
Note: Can also be used for:
Gothic square
Genre: Horror square
17.
Melmoth the Wanderer - Charles Robert Maturin, Victor Sage
Melmoth the Wanderer
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18.
The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
The Island of Dr. Moreau
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19.
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary - M. R. James, Everett F. Bleiler (Editor), John MacBride (Illustrator)
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
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20.
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Haunting of Hill House
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21.
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Ter... - H.P. Lovecraft
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror
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22.
The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges
The Yellow Wallpaper
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23.
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca
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24.
The Sandman - E.T.A. Hoffman
The Sandman
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25.
Uncle Silas - Victor Sage, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Uncle Silas
Note: Can also be used for:
Gothic square
Genre: Horror square
26.
In a Glass Darkly - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In a Glass Darkly
Note: Can also be used for:
Gothic square
Genre: Horror square
27.
The Bottle Imp - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Bottle Imp
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28.
The Body Snatcher - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Body Snatcher
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29.
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
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30.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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31.
The Monkey's Paw (Creative Short Stories) - William Wymark Jacobs;W. W. Jacobs
The Monkey's Paw (Creative Short Stories)
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32.
The Devil's Elixirs - E.T.A. Hoffmann, Ronald Taylor
The Devil's Elixirs
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33.
The Castle of Otranto - Michael Gamer, Horace Walpole
The Castle of Otranto
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34.
The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
The Mysteries of Udolpho
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35.
The Signalman: A Ghost Story - Charles Dickens, Simon Bradley
The Signalman: A Ghost Story
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36.
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton, Laszlo Kubinyi
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
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37.
The Monk - Matthew Gregory Lewis
The Monk
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38.
The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre - John William Polidori
The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre
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39.
Some of Your Blood - Steve Rasnic Tem, Theodore Sturgeon
Some of Your Blood
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40.
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
The Exorcist
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41.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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42.
The Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury
The Halloween Tree
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43.
The Shining - Stephen King
The Shining
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44.
The Haunted Hotel - Wilkie Collins
The Haunted Hotel
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Sheridan Le Fanu: "Uncle Silas" (ISBN 13: 9780140437461; ISBN 10: 0140437460), "In a Glass Darkly" (ISBN 13: 9780192839473; ISBN 10: 0192839470), and "Carmilla" (ISBN 13: 9781504001618) -- all of them also for "Gothic," "Genre: Horror," and "Dark and Stormy Night" (and I could have sworn I'd already listed "Uncle Silas," but apparently not, or I'm now losing track once and for all)

Already listed for other squares, but since you asked which of ones would also be considered "Classic Horror":

Robert Louis Stevenson: "The Bottle Imp" (ISBN 10: 1600964168; ISBN 13: 9781600964169) and the "The Body Snatcher" (ISBN 13: 9781860920011; ISBN 10: 1860920012)
Arthur Conan Doyle: "The Devil's Foot" (ISBN 13: 9781438514840; ISBN 10: 1438514840) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (ISBN 13: 9780451528018; ISBN 10: 0451528018)
W.W. Jacobs: "The Monkey's Paw" (ISBN 10: 1583419195; ISBN 13: 9781583419199)
E.T.A. Hoffmann: "The Devil's Elixirs" (ISBN 13: 9781847490841; ISBN 10: 1847490840)
Horace Walpole: "The Castle of Otranto (ISBN 13: 9780140437676; ISBN 10: 0140437673)
Ann Radcliffe: "The Mysteries of Udolpho" (ISBN 13: 9780140437591; 0140437592)
Charles Dickens: "The Signalman" (ISBN 10: 1781255911; ISBN 13: 9781781255919)
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton" (ISBN 10: 0684842572; ISBN 13: 9780684842578)
Murder by Death
Added them (I had already gotten Carmilla; I thought I had Uncle Silas too but I think I have a habit of putting the isbn in the search field and just hitting "enter" which saves the page, it doesn't add the books. I think I do this a lot, which would explain all the "I'd swear I already added that one!"). :P
Moonlight Snow
What a great list! You did a great job!
Murder by Death
Thanks! I'm pretty sure Themis Athena did at least half the work helping me with finding books. She either has a killer library at home and/or she spent a LOT of time researching books for all the lists. Either way her contribution was invaluable and appreciated! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Aww, thank you MdB -- it was just the old GR Listopia fiend instincts asserting themselves! :D

My profound kudos to you, though, for having created all these lists in the first place (especially with setting up lists being so much more cumbersome here than on GR). AND thank you so much again for so quickly adding all my extra suggestions, too. Multiple contributor reading lists have definitely made it to the top of my features wish list in the last couple of days!

Most of my suggestions were taken from my BL shelves, btw (which essentially combine my RL library and, as part of my TBR, my Amazon wishlist). Other than the books by R.L. Stine, by whom I've read next to nothing, and a very quick check on the limits of what is considered "gothic," no research was involved ... I'd never have had the time for that!
Murder by Death
I think my RL library wants to be your RL library when it grows up. ;-)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I'm not so sure about that -- and anyway, the library corner of my living room wants to be your library / reading room when it grows up, AND my analogue library wants to be your digital one if it ever shape-shifts ...!!
Murder by Death
Lol... but I don't have a digital library! :D We need one of those big rooms that sit in an alternate realm: one giant library of all the books, accessible to everyone with an overstuffed bookshelf.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Wow. With the amount of books you go through, I could have *sworn* you have a digital library! That said, I don't either ... and yes, we do need that room, absolutely!
Murder by Death
No, I can't read digitally; doctor's orders. Doesn't really break my heart though; I just don't enjoy digital as much as I do real books. If only I could expand my library shelves the way I can digital memory, lol.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Hah. Wouldn't that be awesome!!
Lora's Rants and Reviews
I had a hard time deciding this one this year because I read a lot of the classics last year, but I found The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis. It's free on Gutenberg.
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books

John William Polidori - "The Vampyre" -- obviously also for "Vampires", in case it's not on that list already.
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thanks!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury (9780375803017)
The Shining by Stephen King (9780450040184)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins (9781784871154)
Murder by Death
Added.

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