Our favourite spooky reads

by Jill Dixon

As the weather begins to turn and the nights draw in earlier, the appeal of scary bedtime reading increases. Guaranteed to have you cowering under your duvet, read one of our favourite spooky books:

A collection of stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Warm up with The Pit and the Pendulum and move on to The Telltale Heart if you dare. With Poe you can read them at one sitting and still fall asleep without any trouble!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

A classic gothic novel with excellent creepy credentials. The tale of scientist Victor Frankenstein and his monster was first published anonymously in 1813 and has stood the test of time.

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

One man remains on earth after an epidemic obliterates much of the human race. But he’s not alone, there’s a host of vampires to keep him company! Three films have been inspired by this book.

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

The story of a sinister carnival coming to a small American town. Cooger and Darks Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into town with more than a few shady characters to look out for.

IT by Stephen King

For true fear junkies, you can’t miss with Mr King. This book is the source of clown phobia for many people who grew up in the 1980s.

Careful you don't choose a book that's beyond your tolerance for fright...or you might be wide awake until the sun comes up.

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