With echoes of Chuck Palahniuk, David Wong and M.R. Maybe people are realizing just how satisfying it is to settle into a scary story, feel the rush of adrenaline, and then close the book… Type: NovelPublisher: Titan BooksRelease Date: 09/22/2020. So when her young son, Billy, miraculously recovers from a horrible flu that has proven fatal for many, she thinks nothing of Delfy, his new invisible friend. Den of Geek says: Who doesn’t love a good creepy motel story? It seems only natural to include master of horror Stephen King on this list with ... of course, has to add some supernatural … World War Z: … Publisher summary: A horrific crime that defies explanation, a rookie FBI agent in uncharted, otherworldly territory, and an extraordinary hero for the ages. . Little surprise that horror writers are turning their attention to the environment in these frightening times and in Carey’s careful hands (there was an element of nature evolving in Girl With All The Gifts) this should be a new world worth visiting. The original imagines a world populated by monsters – if you look at them you instantly lose your mind and harm yourself or others. Plants are flowering well before their time, shadowy figures prowl at night, and she hears strange noises coming from the newcomers’ shed. Type: AnthologyPublisher: Titan booksRelease date: 03/03/2020. Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. A bizarre ride on a terrifying locomotive, heading somewhere into the endless night. A spirit which wears the faces of the ones they love, tearing a path into their homes, their families and their most sacred moments of faith. by. Den of Geek says: An evil corporation conducting nefarious experiments on unsuspecting teenagers in a small town, a violent outbreak which sounds zombie-adjacent and a group of plucky outsiders trying to survive and even save the day, this should be a sci-fi horror page turner for lovers of this particular sub-genre. Den Of Geek says: A ghost story set against the backdrop of the sinking of the Titanic is a strong premise to set out with, from a writer who has good form with mixing horror with history after The Hunger which centres around The Donner Party, a group of pioneers in the middle of the 19th century, some of who resorted to cannibalism when their group got stranded. On a US aircraft carrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic preaches the gospel of a new religion of death. Alma Katsu is an author who “Makes the supernatural seem possible” according to Publishers Weekly, and the weaving in of real people with this creepy sounding tale of a nurse who survives the Titanic only to meet another passenger who couldn’t possibly have made it out is highly appealing. Den of Geek says: If anyone’s going to make a book about Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) The sleepy upstate town was no place for a restless gay photographer. Ever since her father was killed when she was just a child, Miranda Crabtree has kept her head down and her eyes up, ferrying contraband for a mad preacher and his declining band of followers to make ends meet and to protect an old witch and a secret child from harm. In Night Train David Quantick takes his readers on a twisting, turning ride through his own brand of horror, both terrifying and darkly funny. Read The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James on Amazon. Shaffer is a comedy writer, critic and satirist so expect shivery fun. But in the aftermath of this terror, it’s Maeve who possesses that killing touch. Here, in chronological order, are the books coming in 2020 that you’ll want for your horror shelves: The Boatman’s Daughter – Andy Davidson (Feb): A mystery / thriller set in the bayou from the … Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. Publisher’s summary: In Adam Cesare’s terrifying young adult debut, Quinn Maybrook finds herself caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress—that just may cost her life. And when a gathering of old friends leads to unexpected tragedy, the very particular wounds in the heart of the Harkers’ marriage are about to be exposed…, There is darkness both within the marriage and without – for new evil is arising on the Continent. . Watching Jane’s back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it’s up to Katherine to keep hope alive—even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her. A naturalist is bringing a new species of bat back to London; two English gentlemen, on their separate tours of the continent, find a strange quixotic love for each other, and stumble into a calamity far worse than either has imagined; and the vestiges of something forgotten long ago is finally beginning to stir…, Type: NovelPublisher: Del ReyRelease Date: 08/04/2020. Type: NovelPublisher: Titan Books/Ace BerkeleyRelease date: 09/08/2020, Den of Geek says: A very dark coming of age tale from Christina Henry whose novels Alice and Lost Boys were reimagining of classic tales. The shooting, justified by self-defence, shakes Odessa to her core and she is placed on desk leave pending a full investigation. Den of Geek says: This is the follow up to 2015’s The House on Cold Hill, a supernatural thriller from multi-award winning British crime writer Peter James. It is a sequel in The Grudge film series.The first movie of this series was released in the year 2004 as The Grudge, followed by The Grudge 2 and The Grudge 3 in 2006 and 2008 respectively. It’s an ultra modern take on the haunted house story while each tale mixes in different subgenre flavours from techno-fear and shifting architecture to creepy kids and beyond, all building to a joined up climax that’s pleasingly violent and gross. Publisher’s summary: The much-anticipated Bird Box sequel. Rookie FBI agent Odessa Hardwicke’s life is derailed when she’s forced to turn her gun on her partner, who turns suddenly, inexplicably violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. The only question is does Lussi want to stop it from working its magic? When a census-taker stops by their refuge, he is not welcome. Here are the horror books we're most anticipating in December 2020. A haunting, hair-raising, and ultimately heartwarming story set in the 1990s, the novel follows a women’s true-crime book club that takes it upon themselves to protect their community when they detect a monster in their midst. The COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm, affecting the lives of every man, woman and child from every walk of life. Type: Sequel NovelPublisher: Gallery/SagaRelease date: 10/6/2020. But what haunts Odessa is the shadowy presence she saw fleeing her partner’s body after his death. His death has remained one of the biggest unsolved mysteries – until now. A proper page turner from an exciting new voice, illustrated by industry heavyweights. When an inexplicable outbreak rapidly develops, this idyllic town becomes the epicenter of an epidemic of violence as the teenaged children of several executives from the local biotech firm become ill and aggressively murderous. Publisher’s summary: From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! A modern-day druid commits a series of ghastly murders in an attempt to unleash the awesome power of the ancient gods of Great Britain. I also want to get Early Bird Books newsletter featuring book … Who is she? But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary. And that if nobody else stands for the missing, she will. They want freedom. It’s written by Fink and Cranor, the creators of the podcast, and has already garnered widespread acclaim. Ronan’s hijinks have overlapped with a bubbling up of hate and violence among friends and neighbors, and everything is spiraling out of control. It’s now been finished by Kraus who collaborated on the books of The Shape Of Water with Guillermo del Toro – this an multi-threaded origin story charting the start of the dead walking the Earth from the man who created the modern zombie genre this is pretty essential reading. The three former misfits mourn what their town has become–overrun by gentrifiers and corporate interests. When a mysterious and devastating bioweapon causes its victims to develop Red Hands, the touch of death, weird science expert Ben Walker is called to investigate. If you haven’t discovered this rising star of the genre it’s time to step on board and have your mind melted. Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. But nothing is easy when you’re a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodemus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880s America. not only genuinely very scary but also entirely believable it’s Max Brooks. Type: NovelPublisher: OrbitRelease date: 04/14/2020. Publisher’s summary: A “lush nightmare” (Paul Tremblay) of a supernatural thriller about a young woman facing down ancient forces in the depths of the bayou. This is an eco-horror/sci-fi which sounds like Tim Lebbon’s Eden in reverse – in Carey’s book it’s everything outside a small village that’s a threat – and both books are aimed at fans of Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. Type: Novel (paperback)Publisher: Pan; Main Market editionRelease date: 06/25/2020. But all hell really breaks loose when his latest would-be victim, Nicnevin ‘Nissy’ Oswald, turns out to be more than she seems. Horror books have been part of the literary world for years, but it seems like horror in all its mediums has been on the upswing in recent times. Top 10 Modern Horror Novels More Terrifying Than A Stephen King Book. Should appeal to fans of Bird Box and Annihilation. The spine-chilling follow-up to The House on Cold Hill. A sprawling narrative with multiple characters and threads it sounds like the kind of high concept sci-fi horror that will have fans hooked. Campbell is regarded by many as one of the most important horror writers of his generation. In the end, her dealings with Craig and her history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way. Blood Meridian, was on Time magazine’s 2005 list of the 100 best English-language books published since 1923. Yes! Two names for whom she’ll break every rule, and take her children across the wilderness, in the hope of becoming a family again. B&N Exclusives Baby Boutique The Best Books of 2020 Boxed Sets Graphic Novels for Young Readers Kids' Classics Kids' Book Awards Personalized Books STEAM/STEM Books & Toys Trend Shop Top Young Reader Series. 10 Last Days by Adam Nevill. Still enjoy spooky feeling when the audiobooks creats, BANG climax, horror background. Ever since the illustrious Xavier Blackwood died and his party-boy son took over, things have been changing around the office. Carey which is incentive enough for us to pick this up. Publisher’s Summary: A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new novel from the author of the “innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling” (Mira Grant, Nebula Award–winning author) The Twisted Ones. He hopes that a quick visit will help him recharge. Den of Geek says: Did you ever wish The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe had a bit more horror in it? When the bodies of two girls are found torn apart in her hometown, Lauren is surprised, but she also expects that the police won’t find the killer. Quick Pick. This is the premise for Ring Shout, a supernatural horror that follows three Black women—a sharpshooter, a soldier, and a master swordswoman with the ability to talk to spirits—as they hunt down Ku Kluxes. The Red Church (Sheriff Frank Littlefield, #1), Ancestral Shadows: An Anthology of Ghostly Tales, The Birth of Death (The Wages of Sin, #4), The Fall of Innocence (The Wages of Sin #3), The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2), Memnoch the Devil (The Vampire Chronicles, #5). Though it’s about young adults, this isn’t a YA novel, more, says Henry, it’s “an homage to all the coming-of-age horror novels I read when I was younger – except all those books featured boys as the protagonists when I longed for more stories about girls.”, Publisher’s summary: A brand-new chilling horror novel from the bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boy. Ronan must summon the very best of himself to shed his own demons and save the city he once loathed. The Only Good Indians follows a group of Blackfeet Native Americans who are paying the price for an incident during an Elk hunt a decade ago. 85 Paranormal stories for adults. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death. Now, ten years after a fateful elk hunt, which remains a closely guarded secret between them, these men and their children must face a ferocious spirit that is coming for them, one at a time. . Despite the ever present rumble of cement mixers and diggers, Cold Hill Park appears to be the ideal place to live. Stumbling through a door, she realizes she is in a train carriage. Timely and suspenseful, Eden will seed itself in the imagination of the reader and continue to bloom long after the last page. House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski Put simply, House of Leaves is one of the most frightening books ever written. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by—and that Jane needs her too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not. Plagued by the demons of her doomed first and near fatal journey across the Atlantic, Annie comes across an unconscious soldier she recognises while doing her rounds. Horror comes in many forms but when it is on the page it is truly the scariest king. Cleaved to their heritage, these parents, husbands, sons and Indians, these men must fight their demons on the fringes of a society that has no place for them. As an adult he discovers her journal of her explorations, and his teenage son Roy becomes fascinated too. And a survivor of that fateful night, Annie, is working as a nurse on the sixth voyage of the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic, now refitted as a hospital ship. Ronan Szepessy promised himself he’d never return to Hudson. We Hear Voices is a gripping near-future horror novel that tests the fragility of family and the terrifying gray area between fear and love. As Delfy’s influence is growing stranger and more sinister by the day, and rising tensions threaten to tear Rachel’s family apart, she clings to one purpose: to protect her children at any cost–even from themselves. 8 The Troop by … Publisher’s Summary: From the critically acclaimed author of Hekla’s Children comes a dark and haunting tale of an ancient cult wreaking bloody havoc on the modern world. Their once familiar home has become a violent and strange place, twisted into a barely recognisable landscape. And if they don’t get you, the Shunned men will. .Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognisable landscape. But what they don’t know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. A modern vampire novel packed with heart (and gore) this is another hit from one of the most exciting horror writers around. And then, as the world knows, disaster strikes. Publisher’s summary: It begins with one body. This is the Night Train. Den of Geek says: This horror-comedy begins in 1902 when two friends at The Brookhants School for Girls start a private club called The Plain Bad Heroine Society that will shortly lead to their deaths. Attracted by the challenges and dangers posed by the primal lands, extreme competitors seek to cross them with a minimum of equipment, depending only on their raw skills and courage. Type: NovelPublisher: Penguin Random House Release date: December 1. Type: NovelPublisher: Titan BooksRelease date: 08/25/2020. In a Midwestern trailer park, an African American teenage girl and a Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family. Her husband is dead, her children are grown, and her best friend, Sarah, was convicted of murdering her abusive husband. How did the woman get here? This family-centric chiller sounds like it’d appeal to fans of The Orphanage and The Others. Den of Geek says: From the author of The Silence (which is basically A Quiet Place, published several years before A Quiet Place came out) comes another eco-horror which sees pollution and climate change force humanity to create locked off zones which are off-limits to people. Del Toro is a master of world building and Hogan is a well respected literary voice so this should be a corker. As we push for greater equality when it comes to who makes the movies we watch, there were many female-directed horror movies in 2020 that deserve to be highlighted. Sam J. Miller grew up in Hudson, where the story is set so this is likely to be a personal piece – he’s won several awards for his writing so we’d expect good things. If you’ve been digging Nancy Drew or love Sharp Objects, there’s more where that came from. In Dracula’s Child, the dark heart of Bram Stoker’s classic is reborn. The Grudge is an American supernatural horror movie which was released on January 3, 2020 in the USA. All Dennie wants now is to be left to work her allotment in peace. Popular: 'Spur of the Moment', 'The Witch Bridle', 'Mercy's Killing' Den of Geek says: The mixing of modern concerns (gentrification, commercialisation) with ancient spirits is an appealing concept for a novel which sounds like not a haunted house story, but a whole haunted city. Den of Geek says: A short snappy read which would no doubt make an excellent Secret Santa gift for the festive season, Secret Santa is a horror comedy set in the 80s in the book publishing heyday, where a new editor is tormented by her co-workers and accidentally gets her revenge via a freaky gnome doll. Publisher’s Summary: It’s a prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. In that time, Malorie has raised her two children – Olympia and Tom – on the run or in hiding. From a fairly standard horror premise (a house is revealed to be slightly … Whether privileged or deprived, they share only one thing in common – they’ve all experienced a shocking disturbance within the building’s walls. Den of Geek says: This is the sequel to Bird Box, the brilliant horror-thriller which spawned a not-that-great Netflix movie that was nonetheless extraordinarily successful. In the seventeen years since the ‘creatures’ appeared, many people have broken that rule. Eden is a triumphant return to the genre by one of horror’s most exciting contemporary voices, as Tim Lebbon offers up a page-turning and adrenaline-fuelled race through the deadly world of Eden, poignantly balanced with observations on humanity’s relationship with nature, and each other. But he leaves a list of names – of survivors building a future beyond the darkness – and on that list are two names Malorie knows. And here, nature is no longer humanity’s friend. If it’s meant purely to scare, then some of the heftier books on this list would have wracked up a body count, terrifying readers to death over 700 pages or more. It’s gorgeously written, very moving and a little bit disturbing during a pandemic. Thumbnail: RLJE Films/Everett Collection.) Publisher’s summary: A riveting novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. You must have a goodreads account to vote. And when the preacher makes an unthinkable demand, it sets Miranda on a desperate, dangerous path, forcing her to consider what she is willing to sacrifice to keep her loved ones safe. With Grady’s unique comedic timing and adoration of the horror genre, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is a pure homage to his upbringing, the most famous horror book of all, and something we can all relate to – the joy of reading. She’s been an entertainment journalist for more than a decade previously working at DVD & Blu-ray…. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt. After all, her family is healthy and that’s all that matters. Here is a look at his 15 best books. But dark forces are at work in the bayou, both human and supernatural, conspiring to disrupt the rhythms of Miranda’s peculiar and precarious life. Den of Geek says: This debut from Jonathan Sims is an excellent portmanteau novel – a selection of very creepy horror stories told by the residents of a property development that houses both the very richest and some of the poorest of London. Get our eeriest tales and best book deals delivered straight to your inbox. 20 Best Horror Audiobooks collection thats will scare you to core. Den of Geek says: This is the first book in a new trilogy by M.R. Suddenly the town is on edge, and Lucy and her friends must do everything it takes just to fight through the night. But as Maeve searches for a hiding place, hunted and growing sicker by the moment, she begins to hear an insidious voice in her head, and the yearning, the need… the hunger to touch another human being continues to grow. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. #TOP 1. This is Cesare’s first foray into YA, though he has a rich background in genre. Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. , BANG climax, horror background Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family someone she trust! 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