We asked and you delivered. With over 3,000 comments on this year’s Scary Story contest, this year’s submitters brought their best—sharing hair-raising, spine-tingling tales that were so scary that certain Jezebel writers were forced to sleep with their lights on. These are the ten most terrifying.
I remember the exact place where they were kept. They hovered together, trapped tightly between two wood slabs until they could be freed. I tried to ignore them, but they called out to me, over and over, in a deep low-pitched moan. Aliiiiiiiiissa. Aliiiiiiiiiissa.
It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US, a time when many folks head out into nature to camp — and enjoy scary stories around a campfire. What story is even creepier when it’s told out in the woods, far from electric lights and civilization?
Happy Halloween, people who aren't going to sleep tonight!
As the grass grows deader and an otherworldly chill fills the air, thoughts turn to the march of darkness into waning summer days, and the unknowable, and sometimes horrifying secrets that it holds. It's here. It's finally here. It's our annual Spooky Stories contest.
There's no other way to say this: You'd better get some toilet paper, because you're about to get the crap scared out of you.
The candy gets eaten and the costumes put away, but the chill that comes with a well told scary story never quite leaves you. Send a few shivers up your spine with the audio version of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, narrated by actor George S. Irving.