Happy Sunday Bibliofriends,
With Halloween just around the corner, we’re continuing the ‘Pumpkin Spice Goodness’ theme for October’s Six For Sunday by thinking of scary stories and characters. Most of my list this week is focused on the classics as I don’t tend to read many contemporary horror novels – however I did read a brilliant article by Silvia Moreno-Garcia on Buzzfeed Books called 10 Creepy Horror Books From Around The World which has me itching to click that ‘Want To Read’ button on Goodreads.
For those who don’t already know, Six for Sunday is weekly meme hosted by Steph over at A Little But A Lot.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
One of the most well-known vampire tales, I’m definitely counting Dracula in the ‘scary story’ camp.
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Again, another one of the original Halloween monsters, Frankenstein is both scary character and scary story for me!
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
This is one of those truly classic gothic horror stories. The whole seance thing I find incredibly intriguing yet really scary. My Nan did a Ouija board once and was adamant that it told her she was going to marry me Grandad – and obviously, she did!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Amazing Amy definitely showed her darker side towards the end of this gripping novel. When my friend saw Rosamund Pike’s portrayal in the cinema he said it was enough to put him off women for life! 😂
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sherlock Holmes
I have to admit, the whole idea of big hounds across the moors glowing with phosphorous kind of creeps me out. I definitely wouldn’t have wanted to be running into those characters.
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
I have heard so many good things about this story that the more I hear, the more I want to read it – hopefully I’ll get around to adding it to my TBR at some point.
Which scary books or characters have you trembling beneath the bed?
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