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Top 7 Spooky Books to Sink your Teeth Into This Halloween

For those of us who begin to celebrate Halloween starting October 1st, we are always looking for a way to show our appreciation for the scary yet wonderful holiday. Whether it’s carving faces into pumpkins, hanging spider webs or dressing up and dancing around our cauldrons, we love to celebrate it in any way we can. To celebrate the thirty-one days of Halloween, there are few books you can pick up that will surely quicken your pulse, make you sweat and make your hair stand on end. Here’s the Top 7 books on horror/thriller novels you can pick up now are:

 

1. The Bad Seed by William March

 

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A psychological horror novel that centers around a supposedly well-behaved and sweet little girl who hides a violent and murderous nature. If you rather see her story on the big screen, you’re in luck, the book has been adapted to both movie and a play. Sometimes, children act out, but this bad seed is on a whole new level and will send chills down your bones.

 

 

2. Psycho by Robert Bloch

 

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The classic horror we all know and fear. Imprinted in our minds is the famous shower scene into our minds. Middle-aged bachelor, Norman Bates, lives with mother and they run a motel together, however, business has slowed down due to the main highway being relocated. Dominating and controlling, Norman fights to get out of his mother’s grips but must face that she may be a murderer as a series of unfortunate events start to occur.

 

 

3.  Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

 

 

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Known by another title, Let Me In (the film adaptation), this vampire Gothic horror novel tugs at your heart strings and sinks into your neck. A young boy who lives with his mom is constantly bullied, he turns to morbid interest such as researching crime, forensics and looking up murders. When a new girl moves in, it is discovered that she is a vampire who, upon securing a close connection to him, comes down upon his tormentors. Their bond is tested as her vampire nature begins to corrupt their town.

 

 

4.  The Ring by Koji Suzuki

 

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This is the first novel in a trilogy has been the inspiration for the famous Ring movies. After the mysterious deaths of four teenagers, a reporter is sent out to perform his own investigation. However, he bites off more than he can chew when he is thrown into the path of a malevolent ghost and cursed video tapes. Racing against the seven day deadline, he must solve the mystery of the disappearance of Sadako Yamamura.

 

 

5.  Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

 

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Everyone needs a chance to celebrate horror in their own way, for grades Pre-K to second grade, Goodnight Goon provides children with weird, horrific yet funny imagery that will make them keep flipping the page. A parody of Goodnight Moon, it plays on the horrific bed time stories for your little monsters. The classic parody gets a monster make over as the energic and petrifying imagery will have kids screaming for more.

 

 

6.  The Spooky Express (ALL BOOKS) by Eric James

 

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Take on a tour on the train through over 70 locations where we see all the creepy and unique thing that each location has the offer. On every Halloween night, children board the Spooky Express where engineers lose their heads, meet beastly monsters, one eyed aliens and ghost on this wonderous and wild ride. Though light hearted, each book provides light thrills and spooky imagery that will surprise your children. So, collect this seasonal book while you still can see what each location has to offer.

 

 

7. The Outsider by Stephen King

 

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The violated corpse of an eleven-year old boy is found. An investigation is conducted which shakes the town of Flint City to the core. The race to find out who or what had committed this atrocity is on. However, the story unfolds, and more secrets, horrifying and gut wrenching is exposed. The answer to these seemingly unending mysteries will terrify you to your core as the answer is revealed.

 

 

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