Scary Stories for the Season

Description
Our October List of the Month is dedicated to Scary Stories for the Season. Although the theme was chosen in honor of Halloween, the books added do not need to be specifically set at or referencing that holiday. Please only downvote titles because they are off topic, rather than because you do not find them personally scary.
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23,117 membres
453 critiques
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rosalita, hipdeep, Bookmarque, PaperbackPirate, IrishSue, Marissa_Doyle, ahef1963, kyp, Jeepguyrobert, felicia727, parrabarazarte
Explications
Bookmarque: Just because you've seen the movie, doesn't mean you know the story. One of the best horror novels on so may levels.
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4,196 membres
37 critiques
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423 critiques
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14,103 membres
229 critiques
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708 critiques
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11,350 membres
296 critiques
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2,291 membres
44 critiques
4.1
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2,663 membres
85 critiques
½ 3.3
6 Members
dara85, bookymouse, Copperskye, ahef1963, kyp, Brandy1411
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kyp: When reading the book, the description of the flies in the one room so spooked me that I put the book on my desk, splayed open and stacked many other books on top of it. I guess I thought by doing so I would keep the things from coming out of the book into my house and coming after me. It really gave me the creeps and made me go look in every room in my house to make sure the flies were not there (along with everything else.)
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16,262 membres
295 critiques
3.9
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12,003 membres
75 critiques
½ 4.4
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12,493 membres
138 critiques
4.1
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1,538 membres
83 critiques
4.1
5 Members
Storeetllr, elenchus, SirThomas, linlef, -pilgrim-
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Storeetllr: Every day in October is a chapter that tells the story of the struggle between those who would open the gate & let the Elder Gods return to Earth and those who want to keep that gate closed. Told from the viewpoint of Jack (the Ripper's) dog Snuff. Absolutely wonderful. And the cover art alone is reason to read it.
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5,085 membres
343 critiques
½ 3.6
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3,252 membres
253 critiques
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5 Members
paradoxosalpha, elenchus, IrishSue, Marissa_Doyle, thebooklover2
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paradoxosalpha: A series of vivid episodes linked by the supernatural predators who reside in the eponymous and mysterious house.
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4,714 membres
232 critiques
½ 3.7
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5,304 membres
399 critiques
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4 Members
timspalding, Storeetllr, Euryale, Annieree1013
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Storeetllr: Every time I relisten to or reread this novel, I love it more. And for someone who really doesn't care for zombie horror, that is saying something. Melanie is a wonderful character. I love the way she interacts with the soldiers and Miss Justineau (sp?). And with the despicable Dr. Caldwell. Yeah, it's gory, and some parts are horrifying, but the characters are an absolute delight, and the story is riveting. Now on to The Boy on the Bridge, which, while not as wonderful as this, is a satisfying prequel/sequel/contemporaneous story in itself.
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8,072 membres
247 critiques
½ 3.4
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4,820 membres
189 critiques
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4,609 membres
138 critiques
3.8
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821 membres
21 critiques
½ 4.3
3 Members
paradoxosalpha, elenchus, igorken
Explications
paradoxosalpha: "Compendium" is right: 110 stories written over more than a century, making years worth of reading, if savored at the rate that it deserves.
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22,871 membres
332 critiques
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2,639 membres
91 critiques
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1,546 membres
84 critiques
3.9
3 Members
Storeetllr, DoomLuz, JonStevens
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Storeetllr: A black author's take on Lovecraft's most xenophobic stories, "The Horror at Red Hook."
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961 critiques
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1,135 critiques
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4,092 membres
86 critiques
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24,892 membres
576 critiques
4.1
3 Members
Storeetllr, dandalf, Gail.Park
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Storeetllr: Mr. Croup & Mr. Vandemar: two of horror fiction's scariest, creepiest, most villainous villains.
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2,788 membres
61 critiques
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12,781 membres
336 critiques
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3,214 membres
73 critiques
½ 3.4
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1,530 membres
38 critiques
½ 4.3
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1,401 membres
34 critiques
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4,371 membres
92 critiques
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20,264 membres
554 critiques
4.1
2 Members
jayceebee, dandalf
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3,395 membres
61 critiques
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394 membres
28 critiques
½ 3.6
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17,177 membres
910 critiques
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5,244 membres
115 critiques
3.9
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4,153 membres
304 critiques
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15,263 membres
204 critiques
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2 Members
shedgeco, dandalf
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2,480 membres
74 critiques
3.9
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2,349 membres
102 critiques
½ 3.5
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3,678 membres
125 critiques
3.1
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2,181 membres
99 critiques
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8,854 membres
90 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
Catamount33, Boand
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3,403 membres
165 critiques
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3 Members
dara85, mstrust, Brandy1411, ,-pilgrim-
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-pilgrim- : Real life is often horrible, but it is not horror fiction
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686 membres
48 critiques
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2 Members
tardis, Storeetllr
Explications
Storeetllr: Rose Marshall aka The Phantom Prom Date and The Girl in the Green Silk Dress travels the roads and highways, looking for a ride to the next diner where she hopes somebody buys her a hamburger and malted.
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2,858 membres
132 critiques
½ 3.7
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5,483 membres
151 critiques
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2,271 membres
186 critiques
½ 3.7
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179 membres
5 critiques
½ 3.5
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1,358 membres
33 critiques
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15,603 membres
374 critiques
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3,819 membres
113 critiques
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3,030 membres
64 critiques
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1,265 membres
48 critiques
4
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jayceebee
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1,236 membres
99 critiques
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1,212 membres
48 critiques
½ 3.6
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941 membres
50 critiques
3.8
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tardis
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775 membres
16 critiques
½ 3.5
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tina1969
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774 membres
12 critiques
4
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: All the stories are creepy, but "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World" is particularly seasonal.
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709 membres
49 critiques
4.1
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Darth-Heather
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Darth-Heather: this is the first of a trilogy, and is wonderfully spooky as well as appropriate for the autumn season.
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665 membres
75 critiques
½ 3.6
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rosalita
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616 membres
10 critiques
½ 3.7
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SirThomas
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561 membres
34 critiques
½ 3.7
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510 membres
20 critiques
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447 membres
28 critiques
4.1
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Heather39
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305 membres
19 critiques
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komunley
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142 membres
2 critiques
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ghr4
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140 membres
3.8
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Boito_2
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127 membres
14 critiques
3.8
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dvdwlkn
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101 membres
3 critiques
½ 3.6
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JalenV
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JalenV: Summer Place is definitely a haunted house with touches of Hell House, Rose Red, and Hill House.
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91 membres
5 critiques
½ 4.5
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yoyogod
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2 membres
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nrmay
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1 utilisateur
1 critique
½ 4.5
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Lindz2012
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6,339 membres
367 critiques
½ 3.7
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6,996 membres
158 critiques
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6,755 membres
371 critiques
½ 3.7
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3,513 membres
54 critiques
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Darth-Heather
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Darth-Heather: I re-read this every October. Bradbury is at his best with short spooky stories.
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2,387 membres
256 critiques
3.8
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2,343 membres
188 critiques
½ 3.7
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mstrust
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2,044 membres
125 critiques
½ 3.3
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1,650 membres
32 critiques
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845 membres
48 critiques
3.8
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Euryale
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683 membres
14 critiques
½ 3.6
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kleo
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591 membres
18 critiques
3.9
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JalenV
Explications
JalenV: A widow and her niece living in an ancestral Georgetown house find it comes complete with ancestral ghosts.
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569 membres
6 critiques
3.8
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: A peerless collection of all-new (at the time of publication) horror stories.
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533 membres
15 critiques
3.8
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dvdwlkn
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510 membres
7 critiques
½ 3.7
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Boito_2
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439 membres
9 critiques
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430 membres
11 critiques
4.1
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ghr4
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349 membres
20 critiques
½ 3.4
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-pilgrim-
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271 membres
11 critiques
½ 3.3
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komunley
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256 membres
11 critiques
½ 3.5
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Bookmarque
Explications
Bookmarque: Deeply atmospheric, creepy and slightly disjointed in presentation, this is a novel where everything connects. If you love rabbit holes that delve into darkness, madness, haunting and the unexplained; this is the book for you. It is not for the squeamish however. Without going into really squidgy detail, Ward adds to your feeling of unease with scenes featuring madhouse conditions circa 1917, vivisection from the 1880s, multiple miscarriages and pasts peppered with all manner of abuse. It culminates in one woman; Iris. A girl raised in isolation and fear.
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192 membres
6 critiques
½ 3.5
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tardis
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75 membres
6 critiques
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24 membres
2 critiques
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yoyogod
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6 membres
4 critiques
½ 4.5
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Lindz2012