We challenge you to read one of these bone-chilling books this Halloween, although you might not be able to sleep with the light off for a while…
What’s better for scaring yourself silly at Halloween, terrifying books or horror films?
You might think films are the obvious answer, but sometimes there’s nothing scarier than an overactive imagination – and these somewhat disturbing books are like fuel for the fire.
The power of the written word is not simply the author’s syntax but how you interpret it, how you conjure it in your mind and this, friends, is how books can incite real terror – we are forced to paint our own picture.
From M.R. Carey’s The Girl with All the Gifts to Andrew Michael Hurley’s The Loney and of course, several entries from the great Stephen King, we doubt you’ll be able to sleep after reading all of these.
The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
The House on Cold Hill by Peter James
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
It by Stephen King
Slade House by David Mitchell
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Hideaway by Dean Koontz
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Watchers by Dean Koontz
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