Ten Fab Horror Books for Halloween
In my teens I went through a big horror book phase, anyone remember the Point Horror books? I devoured them. While my tastes now run to more romance and paranormal fare, I do love a good horror and I’m a huge vampire fan. Also, everyone knows the book is always better than the film and in the case of horror books that is definitely true. I have actually avoided watching the Will Smith version of I Am Legend because I heard the ending had been changed.
In no particular order, here are ten horror books I have loved.
- Carrie by Steven King – The classic teen horror movie is even better in book format and everyone knows King is the master of horror.
- The Rats by James Herbert – If King is the master of horror, then Herbert is of British horror, you’ll never think of rats the same again.
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (this one is free on Kindle) – The vampire classic, deliciously, sexy and dark.
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – A Sad, but dark and gothic tale. Who is the real monster, the monster or the man who created him?
- I am Legend by Richard Matheson – Forget The Walking Dead, while I Am Legend is technically a vampire novel, it reads more like a zombie one, what would you do if you were the last surviving human on earth?
- Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham – Killer plants? Check. Blind population? Check. Could crazy, killer plants bring about the end of the human race?
- The Prowlers Series by Christopher Golden – This is a 4 book series and is probably aimed at the young adult market, but I really enjoyed it. These aren’t werewolves, they’re prowlers…
- Jaws by Peter Benchley – Who can think of this book without getting the film’s theme tune in their heads? Trust me the book is better than the film and that’s saying something!
- Jurassic Park by Michael Chrichton – If you, like me LOVE the film you really, really have to read the book. There are so many scenes cut of the film and you miss so much. You won’t regret it.
- Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton – This is one the straddles the urban fantasy genre, and the more recent books in the series have changed tack and are not half as good, but the first few books in the world of zombie raising, vampire hunter Anita are awesome.
What horror books are your favourites?