Halloween is the time for spooky right? So curl up by the fire and read by the light of a candle until you are too scared to sleep with these picks for our Halloween reading list!
What’s real and what is all in your head? Or worse, has reality changed? This story was made famous to many in the film starring Vincent Price. Read the original for all the nuance you just can’t bring to the screen. See if you can spot when Poe was writing under the worst of his drug addiction and when he was sober (well, more sober than usual).
Familiar with The Silence of the Lambs? Clarice wasn’t the first FBI profiler Hannibal Lector messed with. Personally, I find this book to by far be the most disturbing of the Hannibal series. When I first read it a nearly 3 decades ago I actually locked it in a drawer halfway through the book. Later I found out a friend who had attempted reading the book wound up doing the same thing. Don’t read this alone at night unless you REALLY like nightmares.
Publishers Weekly called Pet Sematary “the most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written.” I have to agree this one will get you on multiple levels. And once you read it you’ll never again smile when your child says “Mommy, I want to play.” Creepy kids and dead pets. King writes a particularly twisted tale with this book.