In Honor of Halloween

October is here!

In honor of this, we celebrate Halloween. Okay, we celebrate Halloween for many reasons and not because it’s October. But just for fun, what is your favorite (or favorites) scary book or movie?

I’m going to date myself here but mine were from middle and high school.

Middle school – R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series (if you kick it off with The Betrayal then you get the start of the entire series – of course it’s out of print)

High school – anything from Christopher Pike but my absolute faves are Remember Me (the first one only), The Last Vampire series (now released as Thirst) and Witch.

Tell us your’s in the comments.


2 thoughts on “In Honor of Halloween

  1. I was a big fan of R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike as well, especially The Last Vampire (Thirst) series. Those Twilight vamps have nothing on Sita, teen fiction’s baddest vampire.

    To this day, the Stephen Gammell illustrations for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series by Alvin Schwarts are some of the most terrifying I’ve ever seen in a book–let alone one meant for children. Seriously, they are the stuff of nightmares.

    My all-time favorite Halloween books is Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree. No author quite captures the feeling of Halloween quite like Ray Bradbury, and The Halloween Tree is a treat for any fan of the season. I read it every year in October to get in the spirit of the season when the Texas weather just isn’t cooperating.

    • I loved the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. But the terrifying artwork we loved is now gone. In 2011, when they released the 30th Anniversary edition, they changed the artwork. The stories are now illustrated by Brett Helquist, who is most famous for his illustrations from the A Series of Unfortunate Events series. They are much prettier now. It’s a little disappointing. I mean, the drawings are great, just not scary anymore.

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