This 64-page product will have students studying, evaluating, and writing about literature based on literary techniques. Perfect for Halloween season, or any time of the year, students are asked to pay close attention to 4 lessons the teacher will present on 4 different horror stories, "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," "The Yellow Wallpaper," and "The Long Rain," from the novel, Illustrated Man. The lessons get students focused on evaluation methods for literature, compare/contrast, literary technique, author's writing style and language, as well as the difference between horror and the term I've coined as "gorer." The goal is to help students become independent at reading, analyzing, evaluating, and writing about literature. Once the lessons have been presented, students pick from a teacher-selected group of short horror fiction to read and compare to a story from the teacher-directed lessons. This product includes a rough unit/lesson outline, the student note packet with project instructions, some teacher resources, as well as a few of the stories that were able to copied form the internet. Some stories the teacher will need to acquire on his/her own as they were copyrighted. To be clear, the stories included are not being sold with this product, but merely included for the sake of the teacher who buys this. As well, it is important to note that this is a not a "how to teach horror stories," or "how to teach writing" product. With a teacher who is ambitious and willing to give this unit a try, he/she will find it very entertaining and challenging for his/her students. Thanks for your interest.