What would Halloween be without its monsters? This section is devoted to books and other resources that feature the different creatures that haunt the holiday.
Werewolves serve as a transformative reflection of human nature. Man to beast, reason to madness, reserved to enraged. These stories range from tales of horror to tales of romance. The Werewolf sub-genre has many facets for readers to sink their teeth into.
Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
Cabal by Clive Barker
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy
Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
Vampires have taken a wide range of forms over the years. From the slick-haired sharp-fanged Dracula to the Twilight saga, the Vampire sub-genre is incredibly varied. I have attempted to display this variety in the selections for this guide. Some of these stories focus on the animalistic hunger of the vampire, while others dwell on the provocative appeal that the immortal bloodsuckers have.
Shadows by Jonathan Nasaw
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Let the Right One In by John Lindqvist
Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Zombies have always been about more than the flesh-eating mob. They are a monster that was designed to represent us and also serve as a critique of humanity. They are a force of nature, always consuming and devouring without remorse or reason. This collection of stories show some of the best writing that the genre has produced about these brain-hungry creatures.
World War Z: an oral history of the zombie war by Max Brooks
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
Nights of the Living Dead edited by Jonathan Maberry and George Romero
Handling the Undead by John Lindqvist
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
Autumn by David Moody
Witches are a lot like Vampires in how varied their representation has been. From creepy old hag that loves making stew out of ingredients that have no right being in stews to Hermione Granger, Witches have one thing in common. They represent women of extraordinary power with abilities far beyond our own. to acknowledge the Witch as a symbol of female empowerment I thought it would be proper to spotlight women authors in this section.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz