I read at least one scary book per October. I think the best one I tried this time around was Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon. It fell apart a bit at the end, but I was on codeine at the time so my opinion is suspect.
I’ll let someone else defend horror today, but if you’re just now getting the jones for a scare, some successful Mormons in the field to check out include Michaelbrent Collings, Dan Wells, and Ben Hopkin.
Zarahemla has put out a few frighteners: Dispirirted, Brother Brigham (out of print), Angel Falling Softly (out of print).
Most importantly, as always, Monsters & Mormons. You can’t do better than that on Halloween.
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Add writers to the list! I’ll go first! David J. West! Wilum H. Pugmire!
(and the bell just rang—gotta go)
I’d also recommend Michael R. Collings’ poetry collection: IN THE VOID: POEMS OF SCIENCE FICTION, MYTH, & HORROR. He has some horror novels out, too,, like THE SLAB and SHADOW VALLEY.
Excellent suggestion. I have that collection and am quite fond of it.