I could try really hard to write an introduction to this post and All Hallows Read but I would not succeed in doing it any better than the master of storytelling himself, Neil Gaiman…
So now you know about all hallows read, take the time while your out dressing as vampire’s and ghouls and getting up to all sorts of hobgoblin nonsense to give, lend or buy a scary book for someone close to you. Below you will find a few of our own suggestions, to add to the many on the All Hallows read website, along with other cool related stuff. The website has recently over gone a revamp so there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.
Awesome Scary Booooooooks
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.
Edgar Allen Poe was the master of the weird and wonderful a god amongst horror writers. Having not been able to choose a single story I have cheated some-what by suggesting you by a copy of his anthologised works. Here you will find true horror and make you wonder who is tapping, As if some one gently rapping, rapping at your chamber door……
Amazon link : Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, The (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics)
Anno Dracula By Kim Newman.
This is a wonderful take on what happened after the end of Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel Dracula. To the contrary of what you may have believed it did not return to normal and in fact the vampire’s have risen to take control of Britain and Van Helsing’s head is on a pike in front of Buckingham palace. A creepy and in depth look at what happened to the remaining characters that will leave you wanting more.
Amazon link: Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula 1)
Interview with the vampire By Anne Rice.
Popularised by the film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, this was the original book that got everyone talking about vampire’s(before they sparkled). Creatures of lust and violence and conflict, If your a fan of vampire’s 1.Why haven’t you read it yet and 2.this book and the other work’s of Anne Rice are almost definitely for you.
Amazon link: Interview With The Vampire: Number 1 in series (Vampire Chronicles)
Coraline By Neil Gaiman.
Maybe you’ve seen the animated film adaptation of this short novel but although good, it doesn’t come close to the original. A Children’s book that will appeal to adults as well, the story of a child that finds a door to another world that seems the same but hurriedly becomes the stuff of nightmares.
Amazon link: Coraline