Spooky tales

An image of the Puffin Clothbound Classics book Dracula by Bram Stoker on a dark blue background with bats and angry eyes. There is also a little yellow flag that says '125 years'


Dracula by Bram Stoker

It’s the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s famous gothic horror story Dracula on 26th May. In this extract, Jonathan Harker’s wife Mina has travelled to Whitby. There, she and her friend Lucy meet a local man who tells them of goblins and ghouls that are said to inhabit the ruined abbey…

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Classic horror

How to write an utterly terrifying horror story


How to write an utterly terrifying horror story

Have you ever wanted to write a horror story? Author Dave Rudden shares the best way to write your own scary story in three simple (and terrifying) steps.

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