Terror-Inducing Halloween Audiobooks

Posted by Cybil on October 16, 2017
There's no reason your commute can't be creepier, your walks can't be more haunting, and your day-to-day activities just a wee bit more terrifying. It's that time of the year to give yourself a good, old fashioned fright. And these audiobooks are the perfect way to keep you jumpy, no matter where you are.

Have a favorite scary audiobook to recommend? Please share it with us!


Dracula
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It
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Frankenstein
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The Haunting of Hill House
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Locke & Key
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The Complete Short Stories
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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The Silence of the Lambs
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Carrie
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World War Z
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The Exorcist
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The Amityville Horror
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The Turn of the Screw
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Rosemary's Baby
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Something Wicked This Way Comes
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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What audiobook would you recommend for Halloween listening? Tell your fellow readers about it in the comments!

See the complete coverage of Horror Week including:
Top 50 Favorite Horror Novels on Goodreads
The Campy, Bizarre World of Paperback Horror
Gather Around for Terrifying Ghost Stories


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message 1: by Nikiverse (last edited Oct 16, 2017 08:49AM) (new)

Nikiverse The Troop by Nick Cutter was kind of campy and fun. More Body Horror/Gore

Scouts are on an island with their scoutmaster when a strange, ill man comes upon their camp .... oOOooooOoo.


message 2: by Nikiverse (new)

Nikiverse Audible also does really good recreations of the Aliens series. I'm thinking of Alien: Out of the Shadows


message 3: by Alex (new)

Alex P. yaHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


message 4: by K (new)

K Nikiverse wrote: "The Troop by Nick Cutter was kind of campy and fun. More Body Horror/Gore

Scouts are on an island with their scoutmaster when a strange, ill man comes upon their camp .... oOOoooo..."


The Troop was awesome and definitely deserves a place in horror week!


message 5: by Darlene (new)

Darlene I loved the 40th Anniversary edition of The Exorcist read by the author! I've listened to it at Halloween for the past two years!


message 6: by Missy~ (last edited Oct 19, 2017 09:48AM) (new)

Missy~ Invasion of the Body SnatchersLast year for Halloween week I listened to the audio version of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. Really enjoyed it. It is not scary, but it does have some nice moments of supense. I found it have a very cool "film noir" vibe to it that reminded me of viewing old b&w suspense films.
Not scary, but a good choice for those that like a little suspense mixed with a sci-fi story.
The version I listened to from Audible was narrated by Kristopher Tabori.


message 7: by Ashley (new)

Ashley The narrator of Carrie was awful! She sucked the soul out of the book. Why was Carrie included on this list?!


♥☆SℓιM☆♥ I read two of these, and would read a few on this list!


message 9: by Alex (last edited Oct 20, 2017 09:21PM) (new)

Alex Ashley wrote: "The narrator of Carrie was awful! She sucked the soul out of the book. Why was Carrie included on this list?!"

I suspect that these lists are made by dead tree or ebook readers, not by audiobook listeners. Or Amazon's book sales department (GoodReads is an Amazon company), and they just picked randomly from the horror best-sellers on Audible (also an Amazon company.)


message 10: by Zohal (new)

Zohal Thank you for this! I got the Dracula audiobook by getting the kindle edition with audible narration ... only cost $4 altogether. What a bargain!


message 11: by Vavita (new)

Vavita I just heard NOS4A2 audio version by Kate Mulgrow. It was not scary but very disturbing. She does amazing voices!


message 12: by Diana (new)

Diana I really liked that version of the Dracula audio book, though since I'm a huge Tim Curry fan, I had to do my best to not picture him as Frankenfurter when he was speaking.


message 13: by Janice (new)

Janice Not my style. I have been quite curious about Dracula, The Musical, though. I really dislike gruesome and/or scary, and I doubt I'd want to listen to it.


message 14: by CatBookMom (new)

CatBookMom The Audible multi-voice version of *Dracula*, shown above, with Tim Curry, et. al. Absolutely well-done, not nearly as creepy as you might think.


message 15: by Garth (new)

Garth Mailman Hallowe'en is coming and the commercial world is undergoing its annual marketing orgy involving all things spooktactular. This curmudgeon has no use for pumpkin spice, or for that matter pumpkin pie either. Amazon and their ilk are using the occasion to market horror books. To me there is more than enough real horror in this world to go around without going looking for imagined ones.

We live in a time where children lose their innocence at an ever younger age and yet censors maintain an ever increasing attempt to sanitize the literature they read. If you've had a look lately at the fairy tales you enjoyed growing up you'll realize from an adult perspective just how gruesome they actually were. Obviously there is something different going on in a child's outlook on the world.

A child who feels loved and wanted seems to enjoy the opportunity to feel a sense of fear in an environment where he/she has a sense of security. Adults, it seems, feel the need to recapture that same sense of awefulness.


message 16: by Katherine (last edited Oct 22, 2017 04:32AM) (new)

Katherine Hayward Pérez I didn't like Sleepy Hollow, I found it didn't grab my attention. Really want to read Carrie and It- I've seen the older movie version of It. If you are looking for another great Stephen King book, Bag of Bones Bag of Bones by Stephen King is great!

Not one for gory horror, but The Exorcist movie stirred curiosity in me. Want to see what the book is like. Just finished books 2-5 of The Halloween Carnival series which were good.


message 17: by Janet (new)

Janet Martin While these old faves are all good reads, just sometimes I would like to see a list of NEW STUFF that I haven't already read!!!


message 18: by Evelineheston (new)

Evelineheston Hmm, it is actually an interesting article. I would also add that you could buy books at local store or pay for essays using https://edubirdie.com/pay-for-essays service. It could really enhance your reading experience. And maybe your friends too.


message 19: by Aica (new)

Aica Looking for some cool pumpkin carving ideas for 2020 haloween.


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