It’s three more days until Halloween. My favorite time of year. It’s the only time that my weirdness comes in handy. Besides I just love everything scary and spooky and blood-curling. I grew up watching Nightmare on Elm Street and Child’s Play. But there are some of you out there that doesn’t like all the hoopla that is associated with Halloween. Maybe you’re not the type to go out Treat or Tricking or dress up. Maybe you don’t like to be scared out of your mind as someone jumps out from behind you screaming BOO!!! No one wants to die of a heartache on Halloween. Just isn’t fun. I mean who is going to eat all of that yummy candy?
Well for those of you who rather stay inside while the world celebrates with masks, fake blood, vampire fangs and enough zombies to fill up Yankee Stadium I come to you with 5 spooky books to make your skin crawl. Or at least make you uncomfortable. Nothing wrong with getting your scares from the pages of a good book.
By the way if you’re interested in any of these books that I have mentioned just click on the photos.
1)Well you can’t start off a list of spooky reads with the King himself Stephen King. IT. Need I say more? What’s more scarier than a clown? Look at American Horror Story: Freakshow. Twisty is one scary ass clown but Pennywise was the first. It by Stephen King is about 7 friends who encountered and survived something so evil and horrible in 1958 Derry Maine. This thing fed on children’s nightmares, shape-shifting into the thing that they feared the most before devouring. The 7 friends figured out what It was and confronted It and defeat It….or so they taught. Fast-forward 28 years later and the same things are happening again. That trademark clown Pennywise is showing himself again. And that’s what makes this book so scary and terrifying. Stephen King knows how to weave a story that will have the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up. Don’t let the length of the book fool you. It’s well worth it.
2)Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is one of those books you either love it or hate it. I happen to love it. It’s not really scary but there are some awesome and spooky photos that help move the story along. You also get to meet all these peculiar children that have extraordinary powers and gifts. Too bad the Hollows want to devour and eat them for there powers. I thing I have a theme here with all the monsters wanting to eat the children. It’s a good read and you will love the amazing and spooky photos that are peppered throughout the books.
3)Dracula. The original king of darkness. The master vampire before all of this Twilight non-sense happened. Dracula was the one that you were suppose to be afraid of. Not fall in love with. And for goodness sakes there was nothing sparkling about him. He could not go out at night. So if you want a great read about vampires I suggest you grab Bram Stoker Dracula. I’m sure you will be frighten.
4)Another classic it on the list. Mary Shelley Frankenstein. This was one of the first books to deal with the thought of science working in that way. It is scary? Yes in the sense that nowadays you can take someone’s heart and face and transplanted to someone else. But also it’s just a great classical story. Sometimes a little slow but worth the read. Who doesn’t love Frankenstein?
5) The last book…well I don’t know if I would call this a book. It’s a grapic novel and it’s super short and you will love it. Not only is it funny and scary but the drawings are absolutely amazing. Plus if you’re a fan of the Walking Dead graphic then you will enjoy this series as well. Robert Kirkman is involved There are two volumes out so far. Each volume gets better and better. Basically it’s Fringe means House M.D. Two shows that I loved when they aired on Fox. Vincent Morrow is the name for.