Light your Jack o’lanterns for Halloween is coming. Don’t let the ghosts spot you.Get ready for Tricks and Treats. So, as Halloween is nearing I decided to do something special for you people on Halloween.
The books with most attracting horror, ghost and Halloween events are here.
5. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Not that horror but good for a comfortable Halloween. It tells us that ghosts can be good. The story of a ghost who wants to be freed but the question is “how?”
4. The Harry Potter series
Remember Hagrid’s giant pumpkins. The live bats, Professor Flitwick’s marvelloues spells and the feeling when you pass through a ghost. The most vivid and great Halloween as we remember occurred in the Harry Potter series. Nearly Headless Nick’s Deathday. Remember the crackers with gifts.
3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley monster that she made at 18, in her book. You will feel the chill and excitement of this story.
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
“Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring!”
These are pretty much the first words spoken to Jonathan Harker, one of the heroes of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, upon his arrival at Count Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, just minutes after a nightmare journey through the landscape of gothic horror: darkness, howling wolves, flames erupting out of the blue, frightened horses. Within a few days of his arrival, Harker will find himself talking of the Count’s ‘wickedly blazing eyes’ and ‘new schemes of villainy’ and have some hair-raising encounters with the man who is now the world’s most famous vampire: ‘The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of.’ Several adventures involving sharp teeth, mirrors, garlic, crucifixes, bloody-mouthed corpses and big stakes will ensue.
The above quotations should make it abundantly clear what kind of book Dracula is. It’s sensation fiction, written nearly half a century after the heyday of that genre. It’s a cross between an epistolary novel, a detective novel and a save-my-wife story, and it’s full of scares, horror and disgust, all described in a lurid tone that befits the subject: the living dead. Or the Un-Dead, as the book’s other hero, my countryman Van Helsing, calls them
1. The Shining by Stephen King
Danny was only five years old but in the words of old Mr Halloran he was a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grew frighteningly out of control.
As winter closed in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seemed to develop a life of its own. It was meant to be empty, but who was the lady in Room 217, and who were the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why did the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?
Somewhere, somehow there was an evil force in the hotel – and that too had begun to shine…
Not enough right? I’ll post some other soon. Till then, keep the zombies away.