Looking for a way to keep students entertained and educated during the fall holiday? This 48-minute video dives into classic and contemporary horror literature that discusses the encompassing theme of major horror tales: "the world is not always what it appears to be". Complete with original film trailers and student-developed trailers, this video has kept my middle-school students engaged for years. Many of my past students reflect back on this video as one of the reasons they visit their local library! An accompanying worksheet (search "Classic Horror Stories: Worksheet) is available for purchase at my store to make this lesson complete and applicable for a classwork grade. All questions are indicated in the video and allow students time to answer. Take a sneak-peek at the video with the PowerPoint PDF preview that contains still shots of the film.