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Nix to Twillie
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With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
First post on this board.

I’m not an avid reader, but last October I found myself enjoying a few chilly, windy days by the fire reading “The Turn of the Screw.”

To be honest I hadn’t even heard of it before I saw a YouTube video mention it among all time horror classics, and since I saw that it was very short I decided to give it a shot.

Although it was a difficult read I did enjoy the experience, and in the past year I’ve tried to step my reading game up a bit.

Anyone have a suggestion for a good haunted house/ghost story, or anything with a lot of atmosphere to light some candles to on a dark day?





MissTiger91
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
I loved Dracula. Sure it's old school, but damn it's creepy.


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Midget Death Squad
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Richard Matheson's Hell House was pretty scary, but it's been a long time since I have read it. It may not hold up over time though


Shockthamonkey
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Joe Hill - Heart Shaped Box is good


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Palo Gaucho
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Salem's Lot - Stephen King


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TigerFanatic99
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Binge read A Song of Ice and Fire, and then contemplate that there is a very real chance that the fat man dies before finishing either of the last two books.


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Peepdip
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
It’s not super scary, but Something wicked this way comes is a perfect October book.


Midget Death Squad
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
quote:

Something wicked this way comes



Classic! Bradbury is an incredibly underappreciated writer


Peepdip
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
He’s appreciated, but sadly only for Fahrenheit. Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated man, and Dandelion Wine are fantastic.


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Midget Death Squad
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Yes that's my point. Everyone knows him for Fahrenheit, but he has a large body of work that is great.


Peepdip
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Gotcha. Have you read Dandelion Wine? I read it just about every July, except for this past one because I wasn’t in the “summer mood” thanks to being stuck at home with my kids for what seemed like a year lol


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Douglas Quaid
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons


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CottonWasKing
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Pet Sematary is the scariest book ever written as far as I’m concerned


auyushu
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
It's not really scary, but A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny is a perfect Halloween book.


Peepdip
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
I fricking love that book. I had previously only read Zelaznys sci-fi and speculative fiction, and was blown away with how good Lonesome October was.


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JawjaTigah
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
I just read a pretty creepy little book called GILLS.


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ClampClampington
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.


Anyone else get traumatized by these books as a kid?

Hell House - Richard Matheson (Steven King called it the scariest book written)
Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill (premise sounds a little hokey, but it's great)
Ghost Story - Peter Straub (not as scary as it is just a good book)



Nix to Twillie
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re: With Halloween around the corner, I need a good scare.
Thanks, all. I’m about halfway through Dracula and will take all others into consideration. Also picked up “Ghost Stories of Henry James,” for more classy British scares.


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