It's no secret that quite a few authors from the Victorian period knew how to pen a good horror tale. Whether they were pondering the ethics of science gone wrong (in Frankenstein), discovering undead monsters (Dracula), exploring the sexual subconscious (The Turn of the Screw), solving gruesome mysteries (the Sherlock Holmes serials), or sulking in the human morbidity ("The Raven"), many iconic writers from the era knew how to spin wicked stories that still endure and terrify to this day. This Halloween season, folks at the James J. Hill House will be celebrating these works once again with spooky storytelling evenings. Here, costumed characters will read unsettling tales of gloom and despair. The first weekend will showcase pieces by Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker, while the following will feature works by Edgar Allan Poe and Edith Wharton. Each evening will also include hot cider and tours of the home. Reservations are recommended.
Saturdays, Sundays, 6 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 19. Continues through Oct. 27, 2013