1. The Mezzotint by M. R. James
A man who receives a mezzotint engraving of an English country house and discovers there's more to it than meets the eye. The story was first published in 1904 as part of the anthology Ghost Stories of an Antiquary.
2. The Judge's House by Bram Stoker
A scholar takes up residence in the former home of a judge with a very evil reputation. He finds the place infested with rats, but it suits his purposes... until one of the rats grows too bold, and the scholar realizes the horror he's stumbled into. The story was first published in the December 5, 1891 special Christmas issue of The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Magazine.
3. The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood
A man accompanies his adventurous aunt to a notorious house where, a century ago, a servant was murdered by her jealous suitor. The story was first published in 1906 in the collection The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories
4. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards
A man gets lost in the Yorkshire moors and seeks refuge in the house of a scholar who has been marginalized by the scientific community due to his interest in the occult. The story was first published in 1864.
5. The Pale Man by Julius Long
A man living in a small country motel becomes obsessed with the only other permanent resident—a strange pale man who inexplicably moves from room to room. The story was first published in the September 1934 issue of Weird Tales.
💀Looking for more tales? See my other post: 5 Classic Short Horror Stories You Can Read Online for Free