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Scary Stories for Halloween

Today is Halloween and if you're looking for a spooky story to tingle your spine, KMSU's Missy Shelton got some ghostly recommendations from Missouri State University English professor James Baumlin.

Stories are an integral part of what helps make the magic and mystery that surround Halloween.

Missouri State English professor James Baumlin says it's in the mind where ghosts and ghouls come to life, so to speak.

If you're looking for a scary story this Halloween, Baumlin recommends a classic: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

I've been speaking with Missouri State English professor James Baumlin, who encourages you to curl up with a scary story this Halloween or at the very least to read a ghost tale to the kids.