Horror Week 2018

Posted by Marie on October 1, 2018
It’s a bump in the night, a whisper in the dark, a shadow on the wall—it’s time to celebrate Horror Week on Goodreads! Here you’ll find the most terrifying titles, frightening book-to-film adaptations, a nightmare generator, and much more.

Read on...if you dare.

50 Most Popular Horror Books on Goodreads
From Mary Shelley to Stephen King, check out our readers' all-time-favorite picks.

Ghastly Horror Subgenres
Your guide to the grisly and gruesome.
Book-to-Scream Adaptations
Hollywood's most sinister specters.


13 True Tales of Terror
Truth can be scarier than fiction.
The Nightmare Generator
What will haunt your dreams?





What will you be reading for Horror Week?

Let us know in the comments!


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message 1: by Scarlet (new)

Scarlet One book I plan on reading is The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman.


message 2: by Rosa-Fiona (new)

Rosa-Fiona House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, and I think Halloween is the perfect time for it


message 3: by Arjita (new)

Arjita Ghosh I plan on reading The Stand by Stephen King.


Mayke (acozyliving)☕️ I'm planning to read Frankenstein and The Shining


message 5: by Adeann (new)

Adeann City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child...Agent Pendergast is always great for a creepy story


message 6: by Holly (new)

Holly When I get time away from my massive Halloween decorating project:

October Dreams A Celebration of Halloween by Richard T. Chizmar

The Big Book of Ghost Stories by Otto Penzler

and.......just because it seems appropriate to me..... The Art of Gothic Architecture, Sculpture, Painting by Rolf Toman


message 7: by Haris (new)

Haris Jablan The shining, IT (if I get my hands on it) I currently have The FEED and Dracula


message 8: by Tanya (new)

Tanya I'm currently reading The Collector by John Fowles and have Let the Right One In lined up next!


message 9: by Brendan (new)

Brendan Telford I think I will read Disappearance at Devil's Rock or any other novel by Paul Tremblay - they have been sitting on my bookshelf for ages, begging me to read them...


message 10: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Sanford Rosa-Fiona wrote: "House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, and I think Halloween is the perfect time for it"

Good luck! It's definitely an adventure.


message 11: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Sanford Brendan wrote: "I think I will read Disappearance at Devil's Rock or any other novel by Paul Tremblay - they have been sitting on my bookshelf for ages, begging me to read them..."

His books are fantastic! I've read (ie listened to) Disappearance as well as A Head Full of Ghosts. Both were phenomenal.


message 12: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy Nixon Just picked up a 4-pack of Joe Hill's work. Let's see how the kid does!


message 13: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Stephen King for the month of October. KINGtober! Second year doing this.


message 14: by Tom (new)

Tom The Ruins by Scott Smith is incredibly creepy, it's my go-to horror recommendation.

The Ruins


message 15: by Michael (new)

Michael Cawley Still working on Stephen King's Pet Sematary. I may also start Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run and reread some Poe.


message 16: by Carol (new)

Carol Jensen Am currently reading The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield. It is eerie... and am waiting for something to pop out and get me.


message 17: by Eliza (new)

Eliza I'm very excited to read Campfire By Shawn Sarles this month


message 18: by Jean (new)

Jean I plan to read City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston


message 19: by Rian (new)

Rian Pyron I'm planning on readig as many Goosebump books this month as possible... Boo!!


message 20: by Quenya (new)

Quenya For audible members - the cast recording of Dracula is wonderful

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 21: by Latasha (new)

Latasha I read horror all the time. this week will be no different! Join me at Horror Aficionados here on good reads if your a horror fan!


message 22: by Latasha (new)

Latasha Scarlet wrote: "One book I plan on reading is The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman."

me & a friend are buddy reading that if you want to join.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 23: by Char (new)

Char Reading Hell House by Richard Matheson. I read horror all the time so luckily I have plenty of books at home to choose from. :)


message 24: by Candy (new)

Candy I still remember Magic by William Goldman as being incredibly creepy. I may have to read it again to celebrate horror week!


message 25: by Angela (new)

Angela Powell Scarlet wrote: "One book I plan on reading is The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman."

You won't be disappointed!


message 26: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan It will not take a week to read the book I have been wanting to read! It is The Complete Fiction of H.P Lovecraft.


message 27: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I spent most of summer going through the bibliography of Stephen King. I've been preparing for Halloween.

Been thinking about a re-read of Goosebumps to indulge my childhood side. They were such fun little adventures.


message 28: by Scarlet (last edited Oct 01, 2018 07:45AM) (new)

Scarlet Latasha wrote: "Scarlet wrote: "One book I plan on reading is The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman."

me & a friend are buddy reading that if you want to join.
https://www.good..."


Thanks, I joined the group.

Angela: I hope i'm not :)


message 29: by Alex (new)

Alex Everything Stephen King!!
Stephen King


message 30: by د.ريمة (new)

د.ريمة الرعب بلا سبب قلة أدب وإنسانية، حقيقة مازلت أبحث عن رعب حقيقي، مقنع ويستحق المتابعة فلم أجد...
شكرا لكم جميعا.


message 31: by Joselyn (new)

Joselyn  Moreno Burke i'm planning on hearing A Shade For Every Season by Chad Clark lots of short stories from horror to sci fi.

And then The Dead Key by Emily Sutton-Smith.

Happy chilling readings to all.


message 32: by Lore (new)

Lore Misery by Stephen King w my boyfriend


message 33: by Latasha (new)

Latasha Scarlet wrote: "Latasha wrote: "Scarlet wrote: "One book I plan on reading is The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman."

me & a friend are buddy reading that if you want to join.
..."


awesome!


message 34: by Cheyenne (new)

Cheyenne We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix. I read My Best Friend’s Exorcism last year and it was fantastic!


message 35: by Reader453 (new)

Reader453 The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle


message 36: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Swords I just read The October Game by Ray Bradbury. Fantastic short story. And I'm going to start reading IT.


message 37: by David (new)

David Rosa-Fiona wrote: "House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, and I think Halloween is the perfect time for it"

I envy you the chance to experience it for the first time. Truly one of the best books I've ever read. Just know going in that it's more of a post-modern/experimental literature book masquerading as a horror novel. I didn't really find it scary at all. Seems like some people did, but it's certainly not a traditional horror novel in any sense, and I don't think being scary is very high on the list of things the author was trying to accomplish when writing it.


message 38: by Heather (new)

Heather I've got The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving on my "to-read" list. I may have to read at least one of those stories for Halloween...


message 39: by Rodeweeks (new)

Rodeweeks I'm reading Ancient Images by Ramsey Campbell for Horror Week


message 40: by Jules (new)

Jules Masterson Almost done the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Then I'm doing the Shining!


message 41: by J. (new)

J. Mark Rosa-Fiona wrote: "House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, and I think Halloween is the perfect time for it"

It takes effort to read, but you'll be rewarded.


message 42: by Tara (new)

Tara  Grímravn I'm in the middle of What October Brings: A Lovecraftian Celebration of Halloween but I've got a few more planned such as A Night in the Lonesome October.


message 43: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Collins The Diviners by Libba Bray diffidently isn't one I could read at night.


message 44: by Anna (new)

Anna probably going to be finishing Caroline Kepnes' "You"- work has kept me from sitting down to just read for a while now, but tomorrow is the day! I'll just throw a load in the washing machine, and not get up till the book is done, I swear.


message 45: by Oscar (new)

Oscar López Santos Esposa hechicera

En mis comienzos de lector, comencé a leer está novela, pero el terror pudo conmigo y no continué la lectura. Ahora pretendo leerla para la semana del terror :D


message 46: by Cormon03 (new)

Cormon03 I am going to read the entire run of The Walking Dead comic book series. And maybe some weird western stuff.


message 47: by Pamela (last edited Oct 01, 2018 09:11AM) (new)

Pamela It by Stephen King

This is next on my to-read list.


message 48: by Tricia (Trish) (new)

Tricia (Trish) Orr Look forward to reading the 4th and final book, The Labyrinth of the Spirits, in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.


message 49: by Keelie (new)

Keelie Breanna I'll be re-reading the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trilogy and a local "Maritime Mysteries" book.


message 50: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Keelie wrote: "I'll be re-reading the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trilogy and a local "Maritime Mysteries" book."

I read the first one yesterday! :)


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