@macromeh@RiotDemon I read Salem’s Lot as a kid in our camper in the woods, everyone else was hanging at another site, so I was completely alone, pitch black outside. The only time I ever got freaked out by a scary book or movie was the scratching at the window part. I got up & closed all the curtains. Good times!
I started Conjure Wife the other day, and while not scary, and extremely dated, it’s about witches! But then Miss Mercy’s memoir Permanent Damage was a daily amazon deal and I immediately bought and began it instead. Conjure Wife is good, though. One day I’m going to watch the movie version starring Peter Wyngarde (it was on amazon for awhile, but I forgot to finish it and then it was gone).
Don’t know if it’s spooky, more than half the reviews are bad, but for some reason Ritual by David Pinner is free on amazon right now. It’s the inspiration for The Wicker Man, although if you want to read The Wicker Man you should probably just track down the novel based on the movie by the scriptwriter and director. And you should read it at the end of April, not October. https://smile.amazon.com/Ritual-Cornwall-Murders-Book-1-ebook/dp/B015899058
If you like anthologies of shorter stories, “Soft and Others” by F. Paul WIlson is one of my favorite books EVER. “20th Century Ghosts” by Joe Hill, and “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” by Stephen King are pretty good anthologies. “A Winter Haunting” by Dan Simmons is a really creepy, thoughtful modern ghost story.
@roninido I bought A Winter Haunting a while back and read reviews that I should read Summer of Night first, which neither me or the library owned. Just checked and Summer of Night is on sale so now I can get started. Thanks.
I also bought Soft and Others because it’s cheap. Turns out I already own the King and Hill books so I’m set for the month!