5 Frightening Novels to Keep You Up At Night: Halloween Edition

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3. October Dreams

October Dreams is an anthology of Halloween memories and short stories written by some of the best names in horror and dark fantasy. Included are Poppy Z. Brite’s Lantern Marsh, about a young boy transfixed by the mysterious lights over the marsh and who decides to join them on one All Hallow’s Eve, and Lewis Shriner’s, The Circle, a chilling tale about the power of storytelling. Other contributors include the great Ray Bradbury, Jack Ketchum, and Peter Straub. The best part is, most of the stories are short enough that you can read them in between visits from trick-or-treaters.

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