Over on our fabulous tumblr page, our editors listed the scariest books they ever read. Lock your doors, check under your beds, and pick up one of these to read:


Nonfiction Editor, Ian Carlos Crawford

  1. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (I got halfway through this book and had to put this book down for 2 months bc it scared me so much)
  2. Monster Island by David Wellington
  3. The Shining by Stephen King
  4. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  5. Marvel Zombies: Dead Days by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips (this one more upset me than scared me – the opening scene always stuck with me)


Poetry Editor, Chrissy Friedlander

  1. One Day at Horrorland by R.L. Stine (Goosebumps!)
  2. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  3. Christine by Stephen King (side note: my dad named me after this Christine! GOOD GOD.)
  4. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (AND THOSE ILLUSTRATIONS BY STEPHEN GAMMELL AHH)
  5. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess


EIC Kimberly Ann Southwick

  1. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  2. Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy
  3. The Pillowman Martin McDonagh
  4. The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan
  5. 2666 by Roberto Bolaño


Fiction Editor, Zach Yontz

  1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  2. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  3. Sylvia by Leonard Michaels
  4. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  5. Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy

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