“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson features ghosts and fantasy. This classic horror novel follows a group of people invited to spend the summer in Hill House, a haunted mansion. They start to experience strange and terrifying events that seem to be caused by the mansion’s ghosts. Mental illness, supernatural, and mind power are explored in the novel.
Neil Gaiman’s “Graveyard Book”: Nobody Owens is a young boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard in this young adult fantasy novel. He must face the dangerous creatures that threaten his life and his graveyard as he grows up.
Poe’s “The Raven”: A raven, a symbol of death and the supernatural, visits a man in this classic poem. The raven’s calls drive the man insane.
“The Turn of the Screw”: A governess at a remote estate cares for two young children in this classic ghost story. She sees ghosts at the estate and believes the children are in danger.
“The Shining” by Stephen King: A family spends winter in a haunted hotel. The family must face their dark secrets and the hotel’s evil ghosts as the father becomes increasingly unstable.
“Dracula”: Vampire Count Dracula terrorises Transylvania in this classic horror novel. A group must unite to stop the count and save their loved ones as his victims become vampires.