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A vintage modern guide to good horror: A top ten list

October is my favorite month of the year. I love pumpkins, crunchy leaves, and cooler weather. It is the last relaxing month before the holiday season kicks into full swing. For some unknown reason, perhaps Halloween or longer nights, October always seems like the perfect time of year to break out books that are a little (or a lot) on the scary side (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). This list has what I would consider a rather pleasant mix of gothic and horror novels. Why is it a vintage modern guide? Because I’m listing both vintage and modern titles, although there are certainly enough of each for there to be a vintage and a modern list.

In no particular order:

10. ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

9. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

8. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

7. Ghost Story by Peter Straub

6. The Missing by Sarah Langan

5. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

4. Horns by Joe Hill

3. Hell House by Richard Matheson

2. In the Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill

1. The Terror by Dan Simmons

What is the perfect October read? Anyone love this month as much as I do?

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