After seeing 5 minutes of The Shining on TV once as a child, I knew I would never be able to appreciate Stephen King, or mainstream horror, the way others do. I personally ascribe to the Barney school of fear: “It’s kinda fun to be scared, when you know it’s not for real.”
These two series are a great way to scare the bejezus out of kids, while getting them to love reading on their own. When I say scare, what I really mean is amuse. As Marnie mentioned last week, inaugurating kids into the world of horror, magic, and camp is truly necessary. With these two series, you’ll have an easy time of it.