It’s winter time, and with increasingly cold weather and streets that are getting more silent each night, there comes the ideal chance for you to wrap yourself up in a blanket and read a truly scary book. If this sounds good to you, you might want to read about some of the best horror books out there. Your ideal novel might just be one of these five!
House of Leaves
Written by Mark Danielewski, House of Leaves is a truly original novel. It features a somewhat odd print, with some pages left almost entirely blank and others being crowded with maze-like word clutters. But the contents are even more interesting, telling a story of a house that has a bigger interior than the exterior. If you want to find out what lies hidden inside, you’ll just have to read it!
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Written by Ray Bradbury, this book is a story of two boys and their fascination with a carnival that visits their hometown. The troupe is led by a mysterious Mr. Dark whose secrets you won’t find out until you start reading Something Wicked This Way Comes.
William Peter Blatty wrote one of the most famous horror books of all times, and its name is The Exorcist. It tells a tale of a girl that happens to get possessed by a very old demon, as well as of two priests that do their best to rid her of it.
The Haunting of Hill House
Written by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House is a book that will scare you out of your wits. In it, a paranormal investigator invites a group of odd people to an allegedly haunted countryside house. What happens when they all get there can be found in between the covers of this book.
Although it doesn’t sound like a horror book, Geek Love is a truly scary one. Katherine Dunn, the writer, has become massively popular among horror fiction fans because she managed to create a disturbing atmosphere without using any of the classical elements that usually make up scary books.