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What should I read for Halloween this year? Looking for something comfy and engrossing, can be contemporary or Victorian idc.

Or just post your favourite horrors

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>> No.13967643

>>13966857
House of Leaves is comfy, but an exercise in typography.

>> No.13967772

The Willows by Algernon Blackwood is THE comfy horror story.
The man has it down to a science, if you like it I recommend you check out The Wendigo too.

>> No.13968327

Frankenstein

>> No.13968348

>>13966857
>he does his pumpkins with square teeth arranged asymetrically and hideously separated

0 aesthethics. Ragged teeth all the way.

>> No.13968588

Clive Barker "Books of Blood"

>> No.13969702

Bump

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>> No.13970481

>>13968327
this

>> No.13970510

>>13966857
A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny

>> No.13971778

Something Wicked This Way Comes.

>> No.13971833

>>13966857
Read some Lovecraft or if you have already read everything Lovecraft has to offer read some Ligotti. I was recently reading his book of short stories Grimscribe, there is quite a bit of interesting material there.

>> No.13971862

>>13967643
I don't think it's scary unless you're a big cosmic horror fan, lovecraft fan that gets its not just a big kaiju, or you're deranged.

The ritual is cool if you're into evolutionary nihilism/horror.

>> No.13972642

>>13966857
https://youtu.be/SEI8ojKQFts

>> No.13972843

Machen's The Great God Pan is cool

>> No.13972851

>>13966857
Salem's Lot was pretty comfy, not high literature, but certainly entertaining.

>> No.13972855

>>13968327
obvious but also a perfect suggestion. Dracula once you're finished because it's almost as good.;

>> No.13972861

>>13966857
Poe's short stories.

>> No.13972946

>>13971833
Red pill me on Ligotti. I’ve never read his books. Do they have a similar feel to Lovecraft?

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Not strictly horror
Sherlock Holmes mystery with some spooky elements
Super comfy

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>>13967160
>>13969710
>>13972843
My guys.

>> No.13973325

I hear The Fisherman by John Langan is good but I can't find a copy of it for under a tenner so it's too rich for my blood .... at least for a horror novel.

>> No.13973340

>>13973196
Nice blanket you got there

>> No.13973341

House on the Borderland

>>13972843

Machen doesn't get enough love. I haven't read Great God Pan yet but absolutely loved The White People and Other Weird Stories. Solid collection.

>> No.13974627

Got some recommendations on /lit and also picked some of my own selections to read this month. Today at the library I’m picking up We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, The Monk by Matthew Lewis, The Castle of Ortranto by Horace Walpole, Collected Works of Poe, and The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

Not sure which to start with but will start today.

>> No.13975208

>>13972946
He essentially just tries to be a shittier version of Lovecraft. Often his work is a tad more abstract than Lovecraft, like there is a lot of abstract psychological cosmic horror. He describes the abstract portions extremely well though. I would say some of his material is right on par with Lovecraft but other things fall flat. It is the same with any other short story author I guess. If you pick up the one I mentioned, Grimscribe, the first story is literally just a really great Lovecraftian story.

Also a lot of his stories are online for free.

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>>13973341
>House on the Borderland
Seems to be a /lit/ favourite/meme. Can't seem to get a hold of it though. Is an ebook my only real option?

Does anyone have experience with pic related? Is it a good edition. The cover looks cheap and I'm concerned the font will be tiny and book itself riddled with typos.

>> No.13976826

>>13971862
I liked the Navidson Record a lot.
It wasn't clearly scary, but it made me quite uncomfortable pretty often. The changing geography, the maze, the darkness, the "minotaur"...

>> No.13976829

>>13972861
The Masque of the Red Death is genuinely fucking scary in a weird way.

>> No.13976996

>>13973325
It's good. Worth reading. B+

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