Horror

The Rabbit Back Literature Society

The Rabbit Back Literature society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen tells the story of a teacher by the name of Ella who is invited to become the tenth member of a very secretive and exclusive literary club, though upon making her way in she comes face-to-face with a number of mysteries that drag her deeper and deeper into the utterly surreal.

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Revival

Revival by Stephen King tells a story spanning five decades, revolving around Jamie Morton, his dark obsessions, the tragedy which befalls his family, the deep bond he develops with the newly-arrived Reverend Jacobs in town, how this last one renounces God, and how both of them end up crossing paths once again decades down the line, leading them both on a hellish journey.

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Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft is an anthology of short stories by the author, mixing a number of the better-known ones with a few overshadowed works, serving, essentially, as the perfect introduction to one of the most criminally under-recognized horror writers of his own time.

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Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King tells the story of a retired cop who, haunted by an unresolved hit and run case which left eight dead and fifteen wounded under the wheels of a stolen Mercedes, gets a rather sudden and bittersweet chance at redemption when Brady Hartsfield, the car's driver, sends him a letter and threatens with an even more heinous and deadly attack.

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is a story in which Stephen King goes back to his greatest success, The Shining. This time, we follow Dan (the kid) around as he tries to chase the demons of his past away, choosing to settle in a small New Hampshire community. However, when he makes the acquaintance of a twelve-year old girl with the shining, he realizes he must fight for her life against murderous immortals.

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The Shining Girls

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes is a rather unusual murder mystery novel, following the efforts of a serial killer survivor to help an ex-homicide journalist track down her would-be murderer, but things prove to be rather complicated as he has the ability to travel through time.

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Horns

Horns by Joe Hill is a novel in which we are told the story of Ignatius, a young man who one day wakes up and realizes that he has come to grow rather big horns on his head. Though they are quite unsightly, they do have one power: Ignatius can make people admit theirs deepest and most embarrassing secrets by thinking hard enough. Using this power, he decides to try and track down the killer of his childhood sweetheart, a hideous crime for which Ignatius is blamed by the town.

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NOS4A2

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill is a horror novel revolving around Charles Talent Manx, a man who likes to pick children up aboard his 1938 Rolls-Royce and take them to Christmasland. However, Victoria McQueen is the only child who ever escaped Manx’s inferno, and the mysterious villain now has his sights set on her son.

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Heart-Shaped Box

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill is an unusual horror story, that of a death metal rock god who has a passion for collecting unique and macabre items. One day, he actually purchases the suit of a man whose soul is said to be trapped in it. Unlike the other ghosts Judas has faced in his life though, this one brings about a horrific reality.

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Two Graves

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s novel, Two Graves, is centered on an FBI agent, Pendergast, whose wife died in an accident twelve years ago. However, recently someone told him that she had in fact, been murdered, shortly after which he discovers that his wife is actually still alive, but as they were about to unite, she gets kidnapped in front of his eyes. However, that is only the beginning of the hunt for a inhumanely proficient serial killer.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith is based on the president’s secret journal, discovered by the author himself. In that journal, one of history’s most beloved presidents recounts a part of his life no one knew about, the part in which he sought to eradicate the vampire menace.

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