Short Ghost and Horror Collection 001

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 58 reviews)

A collection of fifteen stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the smell of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. (4 hr 26 min)


The Boarded Window 12:51 Read by Joseph Langley
The Cask of Amontillado 17:15 Read by Jake Endres
Casting the Runes 49:55 Read by Kat Matfield
A Cold Greeting 5:05 Read by Steve Karafit
The Dead Mother 2:39 Read by woggy298
Death and the Woman 15:48 Read by Joseph Finkberg
I Have a Rendezvous with Death 1:09 Read by L0n3
An Inhabitant of Carcosa 11:44 Read by G.C. Fournier
The Masque of the Red Death 14:58 Read by Glen Hallstrom
A Strange Goldfield 15:18 Read by Naf
The Strange Orchid 18:29 Read by Jason Mills
Two Military Executuions 5:04 Read by Sean O'Hara
The Valley of the Beasts 51:54 Read by Mooseboy Alfonzo
What Was It? 32:29 Read by Roger Melin
Yuki-Onna 12:13 Read by rasputin


Free Audo Review

(4 stars)

I listened to this whole collection on a snowy February morning and was pleasantly surprised. A good collection of readers and only one or maybe two who could have done with better recording conditions. As I said all the readings were good, so if you tune out the noise that appears on a couple... The stories vary from one or two minutes long up to about 30 minutes, so even if a particualr story is not to your taste you've not long to wait until the next one comes along. Coming from differn't readers means that the volume level alters between each story so keep you fingers near the volume control and protect your precious ears! Two in particular caought my fancy, "Strange Orchid" and "Casting Runes", both were amongst the longer of the stories and both from well know authors. All of the stories are of a public-domain-vintage so there is nothing "slasher" or particularly nasty here, they all deal with the super natural in one may or another. Read more of my reviews of free audio found on the web at

Casting The Runes

(5 stars)

Black magic story forms the basis of the classic horror film Curse Of The Demon otherwise Night Of The Demon. A magician passes a slip of paper to his victims with strange runes on to invoke a terrible demon to destroy his enemies. Classic tale with nice twist in the tail. If like me you saw the film as a child and were duly scared, you will enjoy this short version.

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 001 Review

(5 stars)

Excellent! I can't wait to hear the rest of this VOLUMINOUS collection!

(4 stars)

Great content, the recordings were a bit uneven, especially The Cask of Amontillado. Looking forward to other collections!

what was with the terrible English accent in one of the stories?

(4 stars)

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(3.5 stars)

good readers worth listening to . story called casting the runes was excellent

The perfect length for a kwick scare!

(5 stars)

Volunteer readers do a spooktacular job

(5 stars)

Susprisonly positivel stories! Mich better than the horror flicks of today.