It’s that time of year again where pumpkins and fake blood start to appear in supermarkets – Halloween. And what better time to ponder our favourite scary reads?
For an especially frightening read, I always return to Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Nothing is quite as terrifying as the short story ‘The Ten o’clock People‘ where a smoker trying to quit the habit finds himself with a chemical imbalance that allows him to see that all the powerful people in the city are in fact inhuman, bat-like monsters.
And what I now consider to be a modern classic: The Museum of Atheism by Laura Ellen Joyce. It’s the perfect set-up for a horror novel: an isolated prison community, a six-year-old beauty queen and wild. rabid foxes terrorising the town.
What are your favourite scary reads?
Sophie, Editorial Administrator