Books can be deadly, absolutely deadly especially for Halloween season when all the pages want to shred you up and take you into their world. Funny things, books are, but we love them regardless. Here are some spooky 3D rectangles to keep your eyes out for; that is if your books have not devoured them already.
A major motion picture that shocked audiences across the world and taught them that evil lurks near the most innocent of souls. William Peter Blatty’s novel takes us on the same journey that the movie took us on with the added bonus of more in-depth scenes, detailing every ounce of good vs evil. A fitting recommendation for the recent release of the new The Exorcist: Believer. Blatty’s novel is terrifyingly intriguing as he tells the story of Regan and Pazuzu’s possession of the little girl and how a mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter’s soul from burning in hell. A true seventies classic deserves to be read by all book lovers.
Bram Stoker’s classic masterpiece always makes a spectacle in bookstores during Halloween season and even before and after. Although the text is heavy, it is well worth the read and the story proves to be remarkable yet horrifying. A beautifully written and sublime story of evil travelling across seas and spreading its venomous poison to the most unsuspecting characters. It is a well-loved work of literature amongst the cold-bloods and the warm-bloods. Count Dracula even has a copy in his library.
The Trees Grew Because I Bled There
This book is comprised of a collection of short stories by Eric LaRocca and it is truly one of his best short story works. The book simply cannot be closed or put down until you reach the very end because every story grabs you and holds your attention while simultaneously creeping a chill into your bones. There is a little something for every horror fan in his book; body horror, kidnapping, grief, death and harsh reality. His other books, Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and Everything The Darkness Eats are subject to rave reviews and people wanting more of his writings.
The king of horror is mandatory for this list of recommendations with one of his hundred books, Revival. The main themes stem from addiction, fanaticism, and the terrifying possibilities of what might be waiting for us on the other side. It gave me nightmares when I reached the end of the book because the imagery and King’s idea of what lies on the other side is disturbing enough to keep you awake at night and to haunt your dreams. Stephen King is famous for his scary stories, but this one is where nightmares come from.
The Demonologist: The Warren’s Case Files
The case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren sit haunted in this book like Annabelle in her case. Ed, a demonologist and Lorraine, a clairvoyant is sharing their story through this first book of theirs. We learn about the Amityville Horror, the hauntings at West Point and various other hauntings in places, this book deserves to be on everyone’s book shelf, sceptics included. Readers are given insight into how this paranormal couple found each other and their childhoods experiencing the supernatural and their dedication to helping victims of the paranormal.