However you want to say and/or spell it—Halloween, Hallowe’en, All Hallows Eve, All Hallow Even, Candy from Strangers Night—October 31 is indisputably the corporate-mandated spookiest time of year. With that in mind, I present 31 Lists of Horror, of my own and of my literary brethren both near and far.
Tonight’s special guest lister: Claude Lalumière.
Claude Lalumière is the author of more than 100 stories (many of them creepy). His fourth book, Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment, was published by MiroLand/Guernica Editions in August 2017 and was a Great Books Marquee selection of the Word on the Street in Toronto.
October 16, 2017
10 13 Creepy Story Collections
(because 13 is a more appropriate number for Halloween)
- The Brains of Rats, by Michael Blumlein
- Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Little Tales of Misogyny, by Patricia Highsmith
- The Melancholy of Anatomy, by Shelley Jackson
- The Songbirds of Pain, by Garry Kilworth
- High Cotton: Selected Stories, by Joe Lansdale
- Tamastara, or the Indian Nights, by Tanith Lee
- The Collection, by Bentley Little
- Claremont Tales, by Richard Lupoff
- This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire & the Fantastic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- Famous Monsters, by Kim Newman
- The Ends of the Earth, by Lucius Shepard
- The Cleft and Other Odd Tales, by Gahan Wilson