Monday, October 16, 2023

Ten creepy Halloween books

Jeff Somers is the author of Writing Without Rules, the Avery Cates series, The Ustari Cycle, Lifers, and Chum (among many other books) and numerous short stories.

In 2016 at B&N Reads he tagged ten creepy Halloween books to get you in the Halloween spirit, including:
Night Film, by Marisha Pessl

Pessl combines modern technology with a classic story of an underground artist whose cult-like following has spun up several impenetrable legends about both their lives and their work. As a writer investigates the death of a cult filmmaker’s daughter, the films themselves—legendary and difficult to view—may be the most disturbing aspect of this twisting descent into madness. A much better choice than watching horror movies—none of which will approach the dread of the fictional films within.
Read about another entry on the list.

Night Film is among Lauren Acampora's nine top novels of art and seduction, Kate Reed Petty's seven thrillers about filmmakers & subversive art, and Jeff Somers's four huge books that will hurt your brain—but in a good way.

--Marshal Zeringue