Today, students at our school finished reading the story of Count Dracula by Bram Stoker. After we finished, we had fun making our own scary stories to share.
Many scary stories include something sharp.
Pirates are known for their hook (like Captain Hook from Peter Pan). We also have a scary story about a man with a hook instead of a hand. He comes after a couple who have parked their car on Lover’s Lane. Here is the link if you want to read it: American Folklore: The Hook
Horror stories also include scary creatures like witches or ghosts.
These creatures can cast spells on or chase down the living. Here is a link to a short story like that. You can listen to this story as well: American Folklore: Bloody Mary
Scary stories often take place at night or during a storm.
The wind howls.
It might be cloudy or foggy and hard to see.
If the stairs and floor are made of wood, they will be very creaky.
There might be a graveyard where dead (or the undead) are buried.
You probably know a few scary stories. Can you tell them in English?