3 Spooky Books You MUST Read This Halloween!
Halloween is here! If you're not yet in the mood for ghosts and ghouls, or if you'd rather stay in than go howl at the moon, feel free to curl up with a nice cup of tea and one of these hauntingly good reads. These aren't just your run-of-the-mill spooky stories, by the way: these works of horror have been hand-picked by yours truly to make your skin crawl.
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Would it even be Halloween without vampires? If you've never heard of Carmilla, you're in for a real treat. This isn't just another trashy vampire novel. In fact, it's neither trashy nor a novel. Carmilla was the first written vampire story, predating even Bram Stoker's famous Dracula. Laura, our protagonist, is overcome by a curious condition after the mysterious Carmilla arrives at her doorstep for an extended visit. There are mysterious figures, ancient curses, and serial murders that will leave you completely engrossed in the story. Also, it's a novella, so it's a quick and easy read.
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Do you have any scary reads to recommend? What is your favorite way to get excited about this spooky holiday?
Spread the knowledge and share with a friend:
Original photo credit. Other photos are from book covers and are courtesy of their respective pubishers.