Just in time for pumpkin spice and spine-chilling season: seriously creepy and disturbing books! Heed the warnings why these titles might really creep you out, tempt you to read them, or spur an itching to run to the hills. If you end up doing the latter though, beware of what goes bump in the night….
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.
An entity bent on revenge after a forbidden elk hunt
Wonderland by Zoje Stage
Moving to a rural farmhouse in far upstate New York, Orla, a retired dancer, must protect her family from an unknown entity that is calling to them from the land, in the earth, beneath the trees — and in their minds.
Another unknown entity wanting to trap this family in a rural farmhouse
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious stranger who turns out to be a real monster.
A new, disturbing kind of vampire…and community
Lakewood by Megan Giddings
Forced to drop out of school to help support her family, Lena takes a lucrative job as a secret laboratory subject before devastating side effects make her question how much she can sacrifice.
Terrifying human experimentation
The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher
When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods.
Strange found journal, horrific creatures