Thousands of years ago, it all started in the Celtic countries now Ireland, United Kingdom and Northwest of France. The Celts lit their bonfire and celebrated a new year while the death would return to visit the earth.
All over the world people are now celebrating Halloween; dressing up, lit up their lights and go trick or treat, and telling each other ghost stories.
For the ones with a thirst for crawling under your blanket with a good horror book, there’s a big list to choose from. So what are five interesting stories to
read freak out? I did some research and this is a short list of horror novels. In addition, they all have a movie/series. If you’re like me and you prefer books over movies, then by all means read these incredible stories. If you don’t have enough time but would still like to be in the Halloween spirit, then just watch the movie (and don’t tell anyone else, just kidding!).
5. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. It’s actually the second book about Hannibal Lector. It’s also one of the most important books for the history of horror movies.
4. Rosemary’s Baby, a novel from 1967 by Ira Levin. It makes it harder to trust your overly friendly neighbors.
3. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewksi. This novel is ‘newer’ than the rest of the list. It’s from 2000 and I’m intrigued by the story. I’ve never read this one but it sounds very interesting (and challenging to say the least) to read it. Reading upside down, have some footnotes here and there, what is this story all about?
2. The Haunting of Hill House is the oldest in this collection of horror stories. The novel is from 1959 and written by Shirley Jackson. It always goes wrong when someone wants to look into something haunting (why on earth would you do that?). This is now a series on Netflix and to be honest… I heard some good reviews about it. Might be worth to watch it as well.
And last but not least…
1. It by Stephen King. I was first doubting between The Shining and Carrie. Even though I read The Shining myself (very good, of course, it’s mister King), I have a phobia for clowns. Who doesn’t? And then a book with more than 1000 words about Pennywise the Dancing Clown to freak you out. Have a great Halloween y’all!