Top 3 Creepiest October Reads

Addison Palmer

Everyone loves a good book, especially one that fits the season and it’s that time of year! It’s fall! The time for horror, suspense, and just that ‘feel good’ sensation. Here are some of the top three books to read this fall.
Starting off at number one is Pet Sematary by Stephen King. King is one of the most successful horror novelists ever! His stories truly make you feel like you’re at the edge of your seat. Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed, who, after relocating with his wife Rachel and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. Several months later, two-year-old Gage is killed by a speeding truck. Overcome with despair, Louis considers bringing his son back to life with the help of the burial ground. It’s the famous saying to never mess with the dead. This book is a bone-chilling story that will make you creeped out and want to read more!
Number two is, yet another Stephen King novel, Misery. After a serious car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, who claims to be his biggest fan. Annie brings him to her remote cabin to recover, where her obsession takes a dark turn after she discovers Sheldon is killing off her favorite character from his novels. Misery is by far one of Stephen King’s scariest books with plot twists and suspense.
Last but not least, the final book for your creepy October is The Turn of The Screws by Henry James. The novella tells the story of a governess, desperate to protect her children from evil as they experience strange encounters at a remote country house. Miles returns from school for the summer just after a letter arrives from the headmaster, stating that he has been expelled. Miles never speaks of the matter, and the governess is hesitant to raise the issue. She fears there is some horrible secret behind the expulsion but is too charmed by the boy to press the issue. Soon after, around the grounds of the estate, the governess begins to see the figures of a man and woman whom she does not recognize.
So sit by a fire this October with one of these spooky books. Happy haunts!