Fear Factor

Great horror reads for teens.

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Be Afraid!: Tales of Horror
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Belkom, Edo (Editor)
Call Number:
YP 813.08738 B365
Description:

This isn't a book about vampires or goblins; it's about real-life terrors, things that can actually happen to you.

The Beasties
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sleator, William
Call Number:
YP F Sleator
Description:

Doug's botanist father moves his family to the wilderness, where Doug and his sister encounter weird and frightening creatures.

Cirque du Freak
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shan, Darren
Call Number:
YP F Shan
Description:

Two best friends visit an illegal freak show where they encounter a vampire and a deadly spider.

Clay
Artist/Author/Cast:
Almond, David
Call Number:
YP F Almond
Description:

Two boys succeed in creating a monster out of clay--and are terrified of the horror they have unleashed.

Companions of the Night
Artist/Author/Cast:
Vande Velde, Vivian
Call Number:
YP F Vande Velde
Description:

Kerry saves a man claiming he's a vampire; now she must trust him to save her family.

The Demon's Lexicon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brennan, Sarah Rees
Call Number:
YP F Brennan
Description:

16-year-old Nick is used to slaying demons, but now it's personal: he has to save his brother.

Double Helix
Artist/Author/Cast:
Werlin, Nancy
Call Number:
YP F Werlin
Description:

Eli discovers a shocking secret about his family while working for a scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering.

Dracula
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stoker, Bram; Stade, George (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Stoker
Description:

Dracula, king of the undead, sails to England to quench his thirst for blood.

Frankenstein
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft (Author, Author)
Call Number:
F Shelley
Description:

Tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and puts this knowledge to use by creating a monster being.

Haunted
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cabot, Meg
Call Number:
YP F Cabot
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Susannah is a mediator, one who communicates with the dead, and she's also in love with a ghost.

The Haunting of Hill House
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jackson, Shirley
Call Number:
F Jackson
Description:

The four visitors at Hill House-- some there for knowledge, others for adventure-- are unaware that the old mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own.

Jade Green: A Ghost Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Call Number:
YP F Naylor
Description:

Recently orphaned, Judith Sparrow moves into her uncle's large, forbidding house and hears tales of its terrible past.

Loch
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zindel, Paul
Call Number:
YP F Zindel
Description:

Two teens discover that there really are modern-day plesiosaurs trapped in a Vermont lake.

Look For Me By Moonlight
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Call Number:
YP F Hahn
Description:

In a remote Maine town, sixteen-year-old Cynda is attracted to a mysterious stranger and falls under his power.

Of Monsters and Madness
Artist/Author/Cast:
Verday, Jessica
Call Number:
YP F Verday
Description:

Young Annabel Lee finds murder and horror when she moves to Philadelphia in 1826. 

My Swordhand is Singing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sedgwick, Marcus
Call Number:
YP F Sedgwick
Description:

When the undead threaten their village, Peter's father must reveal his vampire-slaying past.

The Night Tourist
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marsh, Katherine
Call Number:
YP F Marsh
Description:

After he is hit by a car, Jack discovers special powers that make him sensitive to the occult.

The Presence
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bunting, Eve
Call Number:
YP F Bunting
Description:

Catherine hopes to recover from the death of her best friend, but instead is befriended by an evil presence.

Revenge of the Witch
Artist/Author/Cast:
Delaney, Joseph; Arrasmith, Patrick (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Delaney
Description:

Tom's new job as apprentice to the village Spook is harder than he thought it would be--and much scarier.

The Ribbajack & Other Curious Yarns
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jacques, Brian
Call Number:
YP F Jacques
Description:

Six short stories, featuring a variety of monstrous creatures, by the author of the Redwall series.

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