I can still remember the day I checked this out of the library as a kid. I was maybe in 3rd or 4th grade. It scared the crap out of me, but man I loved it. It made me a horror fan.
This book is just plain creepy! Who knew that a desk could be so scary?!3. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
I grew up with this movie. I watched it at a very young age and somehow didn’t have nightmares. I finally read the book when I was 13 or so and it still sticks with me as one of the most heart-wrenching and scary things I have ever read.
I read this one recently and it’s honestly the creepiest and most intense book that I have read in years! I HIGHLY recommend reading Ashesthis week!5. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
This may seem like a odd choice, but I’m not picking it because of a scary factor or anything. I’m picking it because the books just capture the atmosphere of Autumn for me. The feeling that magic could happen at anytime. It just seems very right for the season. Plus they have fun Halloween celebrations in the books.
6. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
I was not expecting this book to be spooky but it sooo is!
7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
This book has some give you goosebumps creeptastic scenes! It also has Noah Shaw so you should read it.
8. The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe
This is kind of a given right? You can’t have horror without Poe.
9. Nevermore by Kelley Creagh
This book just feels very Halloween-ish to me. It has a strong Poe influence and lots of awesome WTF-ery.
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The story isn’t as creepy as you might think. It’s a little spooky in the beginning, but the pictures…the awesome, awesome pictures are what adds the creep factor.