Nightmares & Dreamscapes: 13 Best Stephen King Short Stories That Will Chill You to the Bone

These frightful tales can be read in one sitting, but they'll linger in your mind long into the night.

stephen king short stories

Night Shift—1978

1. “The Mangler”

2. “Gray Matter”

3. “The Lawnmower Man”

Skeleton Crew—1985

4. “The Mist”

5. “The Jaunt”

6. “Survivor Type”

7. “The Raft”

8. “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut”

Nightmares & Dreamscapes—1993

9. “Crouch End”

10. “Rainy Season”

Everything's Eventual—2002

11. “The Man in the Black Suit”

12. “1408”

Just After Sunset—2008

13. “N.”