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Find your next great spooky read using this resource. There is a section for horror stories that has subcategories for popular subjects such as ghosts, the paranormal, and vampires. Use our catalog to see if we own the title. If we don't, use Suggest-A-Title to suggest that the library should buy it.

NetLinks: Horror »

These websites, selected by Orange County Library System staff, feature the books that have won the annual Horror Writer's Association Award, and books the Horror Writers' Association recommends you read.

NoveList Plus »

Find spooky books for Halloween and books for every other occasion with NoveList Plus. Advanced search features let you search by specific criteria to find the type of book you want. If you like an author NoveList Plus will recommend authors similar to them.

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Podcasts »

Enjoy this Haitian folktale where interactions between animals and human beings are acceptable, but the lines between good and evil are not clearly defined.

Videos »

Enjoy the Appalachian folktale about Old Sally Cato to find out why when she warns you not to do something, it's best to listen to her... as her two grandsons learn the hard way. And watch the Skull Skills to video see what happens when the Central Florida Zoo stops by and Library Central becomes "Skull Central."

Library Materials

Monsterously Good Reads »

There are no monsters under your bed, but there are monsters on these pages! Send chills up your spine with these spooky reads!

Spooktacular DVDs »

From Nancy Drew to Scooby Doo, we've got it all! Check out these slightly spooky DVDs for a frightfully fun time!

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Websites

Halloween Central »

Have a Martha Stewart Halloween! Check out Martha Stewart’s great Halloween website. There are videos, costumes, and recipes all with Martha’s stamp of approval.

Monster List of Halloween Projects »

Look at this stuff! Make your yard or haunted house better than your neighbors'. This is a huge list of simple to complex projects for the do-it-yourselfer.

The Moonlit Road »

Read this collection of ghost stories and folklore from the American South. The tales are available in full-text and many are also available in audio format.

Orlando Sentinel Halloween Headquarters »

Experience Halloween in Central Florida. The Orlando Sentinel is a great source for finding out what Halloween events are happening locally.

Florida Haunted Houses »

Find haunted houses and other activities like hayrides and haunted forests. Many events are in the Central Florida area.

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Library Materials

Classic Creature Features »

Travel back in time to these classic monster movies from the golden age of cinema.

Frightening DVDs »

Look at some of our horror films from the past few years. The best way to find movies is to go to "Advanced Search" in the catalog and go to "Material Type" then choose "DVD Entertainment." Once you do this you can put in your keywords like a simple search.

Ghosts and the Paranormal »

See how to hunt and photograph ghosts. Learn techniques from the latest ghost "researchers."

Halloween Parties and Crafts »

Make the local library your first stop when gathering your holiday supplies! Browse books in our collection for spooky recipes, Halloween craft ideas, and terrifying decorations. Every Halloween party needs a scary Jack-o-Lantern, these items on pumpkin carving will help you get started. Don't forget music,songs, and sound effects on CD to complete your Halloween party needs.

Haunted Places of Florida »

Explore folktales and folklore about Florida's haunted places including
St. Augustine, ghost towns, and shipwrecks.

Monstrous Mashups »

If you spend all your free time reading scary stories, and feel guilty that you don't have time for the literary classics, fear no more! OCLS now carries many of the new remixed classics with a ghoulish bent. Here's a few to get you on the road to discovering how fun the timeless titles of literature can be.

Scary Stories »

Try some haunted short stories and ghost tales that you can retell for Halloween.

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Ghost Tours

Orlando Ghost Tour

Greenwood Cemetery »

Take a Moonlight Walking Tour of this beautiful and historic Orlando cemetery.

Florida Ghost Tours

Take a ghost tour and explore well-known places in Florida that may be haunted. Find out for yourself if the claims of ghosts and other supernatural manifestations are true.

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Mobile

Bubble Blast Halloween

Enjoy this free, fun Halloween version of the popular Bubble Blast game! See how quickly you can solve the puzzle.
Google Play | Website

Halloween Sounds Pro

Scare people and eventually just annoy them with this collection of Halloween sounds. Create a Halloween atmosphere. It is free for iPhone and $.99 for Android.
Google Play | iTunes | Website

Ghost Capture

Use this fun application to capture ghosts. Take a picture of your kitchen, insert an image of a ghost and email it to somebody as proof you are haunted. It's free!
iTunes | Website

Ghost Radar

Detect paranormal activity with this free app for Android and iOS. It lets you "hunt for changes in the flux".
Google Play | iTunes | Website

Movie Vault

Get over 1,000 free classic movies streamed to you. There is a horror section with over 100 horror movies from directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Roger Corman, and George Romero. The cost is $1.99.
Google Play | iTunes | Website

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