Scary Bedtime Stories for Young Kids?
I think it really depends on the kid. Honestly, some kids can think regular stories are scary so I'd just try to gauge their response. My brother cried when my dad read him Hansel & Gretal. The witch's oven scared him. So I guess it depend on what you think is scary. Personally I wouldn't want to scare my kid because I'd be the one who'd have to deal with their nightmares all night. Who wants that?
My son asked me to stop saying the bedbugs part, ha. Poor kiddo, I think he just has a bit of an over reactive imagination.
So, you just tailor things like that to their personality.