13 Hallowe’en Reads

Look, almost everyone loves spooky season, and there’s something comforting about snuggling up with a scary book on those nights when the autumn chill has you in its grip. I thought it might be fun to make a list of hauntingly good Hallowe’en Reads, books that really set the mood and promise fitful nights of unease and bad dreams. These are all stories I have read multiple times. Many are near lifelong favorites.

You’ll notice a common theme. I like me some pulpy fiction. The more purple the prose the better.

Anyway, I wish you many happy nightmares in the days and weeks to come.

13. The Devil Rides Out & Gateway to Hell
by Dennis Wheatley

12. The Complete John Thunstone
by Manly Wade Wellman

11. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

10. The Complete Tales and Poems of
Edgar Allan Poe

09. The Shining by Stephen King

08. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

07. A Dark Matter by Peter Straub

06. The Collected Ghost Stories of M.R. James

05. Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories

04. Tales of Horror and the Supernatural
by Arthur Machen

03. Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural
by Algernon Blackwood

02. The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft

01. The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

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