Are you looking for a good spook or two this October? If you are, check out this month's roundup of the best Halloween horror books and stories to read this fall.
Halloween is just around the corner.
So there's no doubt that you've most likely got party costumes, scary movies, or horror stories on your mind.
Year after year, Halloween is when most of us turn to the darker side of things. Albeit usually in good humour.
So, for all the girls and boys and the ghosts and ghouls out there, let's dive into this month's featured blog post on the best horror novels to check out this fall 2021.
Edgar Allan Poe: The Ultimate Collection
Known as the godfather of grotesque horror and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe is often the first name that comes to mind when thinking about scary stories.
In Edgar Allan Poe: The Ultimate Collection, you'll find more scary stories and darkness than you can shake a ghoul at.
The Pit And The Pendulum, The Cask Of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, Murder In The Rue Morgue, and The Fall Of The House Of Usher are just a few of the spine-tingling short horror stories written by Poe during the mid 19th century.
If you're ready for a nightmare, then I recommend checking out some of Poe's most notable works.
Later By Stephen King
Published earlier this year in March, Later by Stephen King is thought to be King at his best!
The story's premise is the deep, dark, and sometimes twisted secrets that often keep buried inside. And the cost we must all pay when we begin to unearth those secrets.
Later follows Jamie Conklin, a single mother who wants nothing more than to have an ordinary childhood.
However, despite his wishes, Jamie was born with an unnatural ability. It allows him to see and learn things that nobody else can. But his mother sincerely urges him to keep his powers a secret.
Over time, Jamie learns the actual cost of using his ability while being drawn into the pursuit of a murderer threatening to strike again, despite already being dead and buried.
If you liked stories like It or The Shining, I guarantee you won't be able to put this book down until the last page is read.
The Mary Shelley Club By Goldy Moldavsky
Looking for a young-adult novel that's sure to have your skin crawling?
In The Mary Shelley Club, best-selling author Goldy Moldavsky traces the life of teenager Rachel Chavez as she struggles to fit in at Manchester Prep School.
Rachel is attending the school on a scholarship, which has already cast her outside from the other students.
Eventually, she finds herself caught up in a prank gone wrong. And, despite her wishes to fit in, she ends up making enemies rather than friends.
If you're attending college or university this year, The Mary Shelley Club is sure to resonate.
And, even better, it's sure to keep you up at night wondering if your friends are really who they say they are!
Chasing The Boogeyman By Richard Chizmar
Best described as a cross between the storytelling styles of Michelle McNamara and Stephen King, Richard Chizmar is a New York Times Bestselling author.
And, if you're a fan of small-town horror stories or evil entities lurking in the dark, you're in for a treat!
Chasing The Boogeyman is set in the summer of 1988.
In a small, less-than-known town in Maryland, the remains of mutilated bodies start showing up.
In turn, local police are lead to the creepy assumption that there's a serial killer on the loose in town.
However, as rumours spread, locals begin to suspect that the killer might not even be human...
Chasing The Boogeyman is clever and terrifying, making it the perfect union between true crime and horror.
Nothing But Blackened Teeth By Cassandra Khaw
Nothing But Blackened Teeth is described as a "gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists."
In her horror novel, Cassandra Khaw tells the tale of an abandoned Heian-era mansion on the bones of a dead bride. But even more disturbing is the fact that the mansion's walls are packed with the remains of countless girls that were put there to keep her company.
Although creepy, the mansion is the ideal venue for thrill-seeking friends and couples looking to tie the knot.
However, for some thrill-seekers, their visit to the mansion eventually spirals into a grotesque nightmare.
After all, a dead bride is sure to get lonely down there in the dirt from time to time.
Best Halloween Horror Books 2021
Whether you're a horror fan or not, Halloween is the one time of year where all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play.
So for those of you that need help dreaming up their next nightmare. I hope this list of Halloween horror novels to check out will send a chill down your spine.