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October 29, 2017

Horror October: 10 Horror Books You Need To Read

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Horror October! 10 Horror Books You Need To Read This October

It is that time of the year again. The time when the witches and ghouls come out to play, and the time when you’re in need of a good read. Stick with some classics this month in the spirit of Halloween and let your inner horror-fiend fly free! Here are 10 of the greatest horror books you need to read this October.

The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

October Horror | The Haunting of Hill House

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.”

The Shining, Stephen King

October Horror | The Shining

“Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.”

Dracula, Bram Stoker

October Horror | Dracula

“Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer–both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

October Horror | Frankenstein

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”

I Am Legend, Richard Matheson

October Horror | I Am Legend

“Full circle. A new terror born in death, a new superstition entering the unassailable fortress of forever. I am legend.”

Cujo, Stephen King

October Horror | Cujo

“The monster nevers dies.”

The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty

October Horror | Exorcist

“You don’t blame us for being here, do you? After all, we have no place to go. No home… Incidentally, what an excellent day for an exorcism…”

American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis


“Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?”

The October Country, Ray Bradbury

October Horror | The October Country

“How talented was death. How many expressions and manipulations of hand, face, body, no two alike.”

It, Stephen King

October Horror | It

“He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.”

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