The Official "Scare the Living Bejeebus Outta OrangeMoJoJo!!" Contest!
I've had my own little twisted tradition every Halloween every year since high school where I'll read a scary book - by candlelight - starting the evening of the 30th and ending somewhere in the wee hours of early Halloween. I don't always get the entire book read - ie: I started reading Stephen King's IT somewhere around mid-September and finished it during the playoffs -Go Bills! Oh, never mind... - but I love to be reading something extra-scary on and around Halloween. Thing is, I haven't got an idea for a book to read this year. I need your help. If I'm not terrified on Halloween, the whole year's a bust, and since since grade school my year officially starts Labor Day weekend and NOT on January 1st, I have a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way to go. I need your recommendations.
What is the scariest book you've ever read or heard about? While I'm open to horror novels, books about true crime and biographies (ie: The Family by Ed Sanders), I would probably not read anything political. I don't want my initial terror to be followed by a month and a half of profound depression. If you suggest a book and I read it and am truly scared, I'll send you a treat (no trick!). Since I'm a pretty fast reader and Halloween is my thang, I may read more than one book this month, so keep those entries a-comin'! Thank you in advance for scaring the crap out of me. I really appreciate it.
Halloweens Past Reading List (not in any particular order):
The Amityville Horror
The Minister's Black Veil & Young Goodman Brown
The Pit and the Pendulum, The Telltale Heart, The Gold Bug, The Masque of the Red Death, and the Cask of Amontillado