Neil Gaiman (you might know him from such hits as Coraline or The Graveyard Book or American Gods or…well you get the idea) started a new tradition last year. Instead of just giving candy on Halloween why not share your favorite spooky reads as well? So began All Hallow’s Read. Here some of my favorite scary reads, perfect for a dark, stormy night.
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
A slow building story that sneaks up on you. Max and Alicia think their new sleepy, seaside home has nothing to hide. When they start investigating a decades old death with their new friend Roland they quickly learn otherwise and come face to face with a terrifying evil magician.
Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
What does a college drop-out, fast food burger flipper know about black magic, zombies and death? When Sam’s friend’s decapitated head shows up at his door and starts talking, he better figure it out quick because the evil necromancer is coming for him next.
Locke and Key by Joe Hill
This gory and creepy graphic novel tells the story of one family dealing with tragedy, fighting an unknown evil and unlocking the mysteries of Keyhouse.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
What’s creepier than an evil carnival that comes to town a week before Halloween?
I Love Him to Pieces My Boyfriend is a Monster by Evonne Tsang
A new graphic novel series that takes a more light-hearted and romantic view of the monsters that go bump in the night.
The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell
Terrifying in it realistic take on the zombie apocalypse and just what it takes to survive when humanity is out numbered.