In addition to my TBR, I thought I’d add some recommending creepy reading for the month of Halloween.
Something Wicked This Way Comes & The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
I’ve only read the latter but both are very on theme.
The Gates by John Connolly
It’s almost Halloween and the neighbors are trying to open a portal to hell. A boy and his dog must stop them.
Jim Harold’s Campfire compiled by Jim Harold
Jim Harold has several podcasts about the paranormal and creepy. The Campfire is where people tell their personal ghost stories. Any of the four anthologies should do.
Halloween edited by Paula Guran
An excellent Halloween anthology I read a few years ago. I even read a few stories near some graves. Get the print version so you have the Ray Bradbury short.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
A baby’s family is murdered and he is taken in and raised by ghosts. It’s marvelous.
Nocturnes by John Connolly
I tried reading some of these stories right before bed. That was a bad decision. Enjoy these creepy monster tales.
House of Fear edited by Jonathan Oliver
A B anthology of haunted house tales, this had some real winners.
The Legend of Darklore Manor by Joseph Vargo
A tie-in with the Nox Arcana album of the same name, these tales are creepy fun.
Of course there’s always the classics: Dracula by Bram Stoker, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Other authors that are worth your consideration are Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Stephen King, R. L. Stine, Mira Grant, Edgar Allan Poe, Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson
I hope these stories inspire you to stay spooky.