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message 1: by Douglas (new)

Douglas Gibson Anyone want to recommend a good horror book for me to read this fall= perhaps something off the beaten path. I read lots of zombie books a few years ago, I have been through most of King's work- I like werewolves and haunted houses, but doesn't have to be that genre- Some of my favorites are- Ghost Story, It, World War Z, Bird Box, Wolfen, and Devil's Rock!
Hit me up!!


message 2: by Alissa (last edited Sep 08, 2019 08:01AM) (new)

Alissa (alissamerritt) | 141 comments IMO, coming of age horror is the best of the genre, and perfect for Fall. I recommend Boy's Life, Summer of Night, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. All are excellent.


message 3: by Arka (new)

Arka Chakraborty (johnnyliono) | 103 comments Ghost Story is perfect for the fall..why don't you try David Case's The Fengriffen and Pelican Cay?


message 4: by Arka (new)

Arka Chakraborty (johnnyliono) | 103 comments There's also Winter People by Jennifer Mcmahon...small town horror.


message 5: by Douglas (new)

Douglas Gibson I'll look into those- thanks! Yeah, a part of me is thinking I should just read Ghost Story again!


message 6: by Douglas (new)

Douglas Gibson Ohh, great idea! Thanks!!


message 7: by Douglas (new)

Douglas Gibson Alissa wrote: "IMO, coming of age horror is the best of the genre, and perfect for Fall. I recommend Boy's Life, Summer of Night, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Al..."

Summer of Night was already marked "want to read" (I don't remember doing that)


message 8: by Marie Helene (new)

Marie Helene | 701 comments Hello Douglas 😀
Werewolves? Give a try at Those Across the River
Haunted houses? Hell House (oldie but so goodie)
Halloween season will come quickly than we think and I highly recommend The Halloween Children (it's a blast)


message 9: by Robert (new)

Robert Kratky (bolorkay) | 325 comments What about "October Dreams" (?) edited by Richard Chizmar.


message 10: by Douglas (new)

Douglas Gibson Marie Helene wrote: "Hello Douglas 😀
Werewolves? Give a try at Those Across the River
Haunted houses? Hell House (oldie but so goodie)
Halloween season will come quickly than we think and I..."


I have read the first 2. I'll check out that last one


message 11: by Rob (new)

Rob | 2 comments The October Country by Ray Bradbury


message 12: by Randy (last edited Sep 11, 2019 11:26AM) (new)

Randy Money | 250 comments This used to be off the beaten path, but maybe not since it's been reissued by Penguin: Haunted Castles Haunted Castles by Ray Russell

Have you read Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge ? Good variation on a Bradburyian October.

There's always Ramsey Campbell:
The Grin of the Dark by Ramsey Campbell
Ancient Images by Ramsey Campbell
Midnight Sun by Ramsey Campbell
The last two are more season appropriate.

The Harrowing
Not great, but entertaining and it takes place over the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.


message 13: by Douglas (new)

Douglas Gibson Randy wrote: "This used to be off the beaten path, but maybe not since it's been reissued by Penguin: Haunted CastlesHaunted Castles by Ray Russell

Have you read [bookcover:Dark Harvest|12..."




Thank you!!! I'll look into these


message 14: by Marie (new)

Marie | 3578 comments Did you say "haunted houses"?! Wow do I have a list for you! :)

Check these books out!

The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates by Darcy Coates

The Demonic by Lee Mountford by Lee Mountford

Ghost House by Clare McNally by Clare McNally

and the second book that follows it:

Ghost House Revenge by Clare McNally by Clare McNally

The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons by Anne Rivers Siddons

The Haunting of Bloodlore House by Tabatha Cross by Tabatha Cross

Devil's Bait by Debbie Boek by Debbie Boek

The Haunting of Pitmon House by Michael Richan by Michael Richan

In the Dark by Brandon Massey by Brandon Massey

Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand by Elizabeth Hand

That is just to start you off! lol :)


message 15: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
A personal Fall favorite author is Charles L. Grant.
Old school, Quiet horror.


message 16: by Douglas (new)

Douglas Gibson Thank You!!!


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