31 Lists of Horror: Claude Lalumière’s Creepy Halloween Story Collections

However you want to say and/or spell it—Halloween, Hallowe’en, All Hallows Eve, All Hallow Even, Candy from Strangers Night—October 31 is indisputably the corporate-mandated spookiest time of year. With that in mind, I present 31 Lists of Horror, of my own and of my literary brethren both near and far.

Tonight’s special guest lister: Claude Lalumière.

Claude Lalumière is the author of more than 100 stories (many of them creepy). His fourth book, Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment, was published by MiroLand/Guernica Editions in August 2017 and was a Great Books Marquee selection of the Word on the Street in Toronto.

October 16, 2017

Top 10 13 Creepy Story Collections

(because 13 is a more appropriate number for Halloween)


  1. The Brains of Rats, by Michael Blumlein
  2. Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. Little Tales of Misogyny, by Patricia Highsmith
  4. The Melancholy of Anatomy, by Shelley Jackson
  5. The Songbirds of Pain, by Garry Kilworth
  6. High Cotton: Selected Stories, by Joe Lansdale
  7. Tamastara, or the Indian Nights, by Tanith Lee
  8. The Collection, by Bentley Little
  9. Claremont Tales, by Richard Lupoff
  10. This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire & the Fantastic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  11. Famous Monsters, by Kim Newman
  12. The Ends of the Earth, by Lucius Shepard
  13. The Cleft and Other Odd Tales, by Gahan Wilson


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