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Halloween: Horror

If you are looking for a LibGuide to help you find resources for all things related to the spookiest holiday of the year, then look no further!


This collection of Horror novels is meant to provide two things to the reader. Get the reader in the mood for the holiday with all of the motifs and imagery that they expect for the holiday and scare the readers pants off in the process!

The Haunting of Hill House

Dark Tides by Chris Ewan

Dark Tides by Chris Ewan is a horror mystery that follows Claire Cooper. Claire and her friends would pull pranks every Halloween and one year a body turns up dead. Claire begins to try to piece together the murder and has a hunch that it might be related to pranks that her friends would pull on Halloween. Just as she start to piece together the first murder, one of her friends shows up dead. It is a race against time for Claire to find out what is going on.

Horror Novels

Dark Tides by Chris Ewans

Hallowdene by George Mann

Devil's Day by Andrew Machael Hurley

Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

I am Behind You by Ajvide Lindqvist

In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Little Sister Death by William Gay

The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike

The Dead House by Billy O'Callaghan


I am Behind You

I am Behind You follows four families that decide to go camping on vacation. These families discover that overnight, their campground has disappeared and been replaced by green fields, blue sky and no sun. This surreal transformation has left the families only with themselves and their past demons to wrestle with. This story serves as a complex and deep character study about family, relationships and fear as each of the vacationers begins to hallucinate as well. At least they hope they are hallucinating...

Horror Podcasts

The Black Tapes Podcast - This podcast follows Alex Raegan as she interviews Dr. Richard Strand about his quest to disprove the existence of ghosts, demons and all other manner of supernatural phenomena. Throughout their interviews, it starts to look like Strand's quest might be one that proves problematic.

Archive 81 - Archive 81 is a found footage horror podcast about ritual, stories, and sound. Dan gets a job at a mysterious archive cataloging series of tapes that all seem to be related to the same apartment complex. As he listens to more and more of the tapes, Dan begins to realize that there is more to his project than meets the eye. Cults, extra-dimensional demons and all other manner of scary things begin to happen. 

Midnight Solitaire

Midnight Solitaire by Greg Gifune is a simple yet horrifying tale of four unsuspecting travelers trapped in a motel on a snowy winters night being hunted down by The Dealer. This simple premise of placing four characters secluded and alone in a motel being hunted by a potentially supernatural stalker is one that has been done before but Gifune's unique execution will keep you afraid and on your toes like any good horror story should.