So says S.E. Schlosser, whos put spooky stories into handy flashcards for Ghost Stories Deck: 50 Spine-Tingling Tales To Tell After Dark (Potter Style).
Schlosser believes its not whats in a ghost story that counts, its how you tell it.
She recommends acting out spooky stories using different creepy voices. If people leave during the performance, youre doing it right.
If the storyteller has skills, they should be able to turn even the simplest ghost story into a total nightmare.
Atmosphere is also key.
Schlosser says ghost stories are best told in graveyards, around a campfire on Halloween (Oct. 31), and at midnight during sleepovers.
In her opinion, the most frightening stories are the tale of Bloody Mary, an urban legend about a bizarre college dorm room killing, and her own personal experience when she may have actually seen the Devil himself.
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