Monday, November 04, 2019

The eight most genuinely terrifying novels ever written

Michael J. Seidlinger is a Filipino American author of My Pet Serial Killer, Dreams of Being, The Fun We’ve Had, and nine other books.

At CrimeReads he tagged eight of the most genuinely terrifying novels ever written, including:
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski

I may be a little biased with this one, given that I wrote a book about the book, but after asking literary Twitter about the scariest reads, this book consistently popped up as the one that left scars, frightening countless readers for decades. Simply stated, it’s about a house that’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, whole hallways and rooms appearing in the night. There’s far more to it though, a true deep dive into madness and love. The book is one that you should experience at least once in your life. Just like if you care about horror at all, you should have already viewed The Shining at least once.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue