Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Books for Halloween 2009

I am an avid reader and naturally gravitate towards horror books at this time of year. What follows are some of my all time favorite books that get me in the Halloween spirit. Most of which are great for coming up with ideas for your Halloween RPG session. Especially the H.P. Lovecraft stuff if you are a Call of Cthulhu player.

  1. Don't Open This Book
  2. Everything's Eventual
  3. Nightmares and Dreamscapes
  4. Black Seas of Infinity
  5. The Bad Place
  6. Skeleton Crew
  7. World War Z
  8. Waking Up Screaming
  9. Book of the Dead
  10. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark(I read this every year when I was a kid)


Saragon said...

Let me recommend Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October. Fantastic (and relatively short) Halloween book by a great author, that hits all the iconic figures of horror and Halloween stories but gives them twists that only Zelazny could come up with.

Also it's told from the perspective of Snuff, Jack the Ripper's dog. And who could complain about that?

rainswept said...

I'm voting for Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree... good for kids of all ages.