"Most scary stories are, of course, meant to be told. They are more scary that way. But how you tell them is important. ...The best way is to speak softly, so that your listeners lean forward to catch your words, & to speak slowly, so that your voice sounds scary. And the best time to tell these stories is at night. In the dark & the gloom, it is easy for someone listening to imagine all sorts of strange & scary things..."
It's the time of year to frighten a whole new generation with the classic anthology, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! Paperback, stories collected by Alvin Schwartz with drawings by Stephen Gammell. Stories include: Old Woman All Skin and Bone, Cold as Clay, The Dead Man's Brains, The Babysitter, Wait till Martin Comes, & many more! 29 scary stories total.