RNIB has lots of books to give you a scare this Halloween. Here is a selection of titles to keep you awake at night. Read them if you dare!
Dracula by Bram Stoker
"Dracula" recounts the struggle of a group of men and a woman to destroy the vampire, whose sinister earth-filled coffins are discovered in a ruined chapel. Cruel and noble, evilly and fatally desirable to women, Dracula possesses a terrifying lust for power and is one of the immortal fictional monsters.
Available for loan in Braille and on TB 16302
The woman in black by Susan Hill
When a young solicitor is instructed to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, he is not prepared for the strange and terrible events which are to take place.
Available for loan in Braille, Giant Print and on TB 5143
The Shining by Stephen King
Jack and Wendy Torrance come face-to-face with terror when they become caretakers of a haunted old hotel in the snowy mountains of Colorado. Their five-year-old son, Danny, who appears to have psychic powers, is the first to sense the evil in the building when the hotel, closed for the winter, becomes cut off from the outside world.
Available for loan in Braille, Giant Print and on TB 14071
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein is a young, idealistic student of natural philosophy who, finding the secret of giving life to matter, creates a living being. Increasingly lonely and isolated, the monster becomes embittered and cruel, taking a hideous revenge on his creator. In a dramatic dénouement in which Frankenstein pursues his creation to the Arctic in order to destroy him, Mary Shelley reveals the terrifying consequences of playing God.
Available for loan in Braille, Giant Print and on TB 8912
Tales of mystery and imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Thirteen stories of horror, suspense and the supernatural. 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Black Cat' are just three of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous tales in this chilling collection.
Available for loan in Braille, Giant Print and on TB 1529
Interview with the vampire by Anne Rice
In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life... the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.
Available for loan in Braille, Giant Print and on TB 11296
The exorcist by William Peter Blatty
A normally happy little girl loses her identity, becomes vicious and begins to speak in tongues. No doctor or psychiatrist can help, and finally two priests battle tragically to exorcise her devil.
Available for loan on TB 2177
The collected short stories of Roald Dahl
Spine-tingling short stories each with a sting in the tail, from one of the most popular writers of the macabre. A flock of pheasants in a baby's pram, a taxidermist landlady who stuffs her guests, a solitary eye blinking in a white dish - unpredictable, shocking and amusing.
Available for loan in Braille and on TB 9571
The Amityville horror by Jay Anson
In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his famiy in the house, but the property and the price had been too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family flee the house in terror.
Available for loan on TB 18557