It's October 1st and I find myself in the spooky spirit of the Halloween season. To commemorate this creepy time of the year, I've decided to inundate myself in a good horror or thriller story.
The first two books I noticed (primarily because they were at close proximity to me) were Shirley Jackson's Come Along With Me, which is a collection of short stories,
and The Haunting of Hill House, a supernatural thriller about five individuals who come into contact with a preternatural entity while staying at a ghastly and malevolent mansion.
While these two books do grab my attention, I crave something more unearthly or spine tingling. I can't state specifically what it is I hanker for, other than to say that I'm looking for that story which encapsulates you in a horrifying shiver. Got any suggestions?
I've already read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson as well as The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty and LOVED them both (the conclusion to I Am Legend was somewhat disappointing).