Hello again friends … as I continue my 31 Days of Halloween series + I wanted to share a short list of some good reads for Halloween. This is such a good time to curl up with a good book and enjoy eerie the feeling that comes along with the Fall Season. So let’s get started.
Something Wicked This Way Comes [Ray Bradbury]
STORY: A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope’s shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. NOTE: I’ve read the book and I’ve seen the TV Version…Ray Bradbury has as gift for the creepy.
And Then There Were None [Agatha Christie]
STORY: First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. NOTE: A classic mystery + I have seen the play + and the movie version.
The Haunting of Hill House [Shirley Jackson]
STORY: Shirley Jackson’s classic tale follows a group of adults, each with skeletons in their closet, who participate in an occult study presided over by Dr. Montague, a man looking for proof of the supernatural. NOTE: I’ve only seen the movie + great story.
My Best Friends Exorcism [Grady Hendrix]
STORY: An unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller. NOTE: I am interested in this one + they got me with the hole 80s thing.
Dracula [Bram Stoker]
STORY: Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse. NOTE: I’ve only seen this in movie versions new and old.
The Witches [Ronald Dahl]
STORY: This is not a fairy-tale. This is about real witches. Real witches don’t ride around on broomsticks. They don’t even wear black cloaks and hats. NOTE: My daughter read this book in the 3rd grand and mentioned how creepy it was…I could imagine if I was 8 years old … this reading book might keep me up at night…LOL this is a perfect read for ages 9 and up.
Now if your feeling really brave + and tales of the supernatural and extremely weird don’t bother you … check out these titles … “WARNING” + these titles are typically not for children + may be a complete mind-F&%k + and may disturb your sleep.
IT [Stephen King]
Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep [Jack Prelutsky]
The Amityville Horror [Jay Anson]
Halloween [Curtis Richards]…this is an obscure one + I found it online and read this last year…
The Witching Hour [Jonathan Janz]
House of Leaves [Mark Z. Danielewski]
The Exorcist [William Peter Blatty]
The scariest book I’ve ever read is Reborn [F. Paul Wilson] … once I got to the middle I couldn’t read the book after 10pm at night…and most horror novels don’t bother me + so this one really got under my skin
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