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‘Tis the Season for Horror

By Terri

I can’t do scary movies or should I say I won’t watch scary movies, and if it’s a horror movie I’m done. I will not sleep, and the lights will be on.  You know what it worse than a scary movie, a scary book.  The words, the images, the story, stay with me for days…ok, if I’m being real they stay with me for nights and I am creeped out.  I lie in bed hearing every goblin, ghoul, vampire, and undead creature coming for me…  Sometimes I just can’t help myself, I have to freak myself out and read that horror filled book and get less sleep for a few days!  So, in honour of this creepy season here are a few horror titles that you should check out…

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz is pretty much the book that my nightmares are made of… Six years ago Ivy’s parents were murdered and the killer was never caught. In an attempt to face her fears and move forward Ivy pens an essay about her worst nightmare and wins a trip to Dark House and a chance to meet horror movie director Justin Blake. Although Dark House isn’t what it seems, it’s worse. This fast-paced thrill ride doesn’t let up for a second…

Scary Out There edited by Jonathan Maberry is a collection of stories for those of you who like to be creeped out by more than one thing! What scares you? Things that go bump in the night? Being different? A brutal death? The unknown?  All written by authors in the Horror Writers Association, trust me your worst nightmare is in here…

Dreamfall by Amy Plum is a psychological thriller about seven teens who suffer from debilitating insomnia. They all agree to be part of a new experimental treatment which of course, goes awry.  They wake up in a terrifying dreamland where there are forced to face their worst nightmares (I’m starting to sense a theme here…) Hunted by monsters and terrorized by their darkest secrets, they have to fight their nightmares or they will never wake up.

Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward, the title says it all. Lea just wants to be a normal teenager and hang out with her new girlfriend Aracely.  There is nothing normal about the fact that Lea was in a cemetery when the Earth begins to ooze blood and other body parts.  She wishes she could ignore it but the blood won’t stop rising and has turned her home town into a war zone.  Is the world coming to an end?  This seriously gruesome and creepy read isn’t for the faint of heart.











Some other titles to check out for more thrills:




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