Eliciting an appalling graphic response from the vocal cords, here are 5 chill inducing written perfections set to inspire nightmares that leave you drenched in sweat. – Hola Pauline
Haunted: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
A certified printed horror at its own right, Guts, a short story featured inside Haunted, has made almost a whopping one hundred faint from its grotesquely detailed unwinding of the large intestine all through the male character’s act of masturbation. A series of short stories all intertwined by Palahniuk’s twisted intent to bring out the worse in people wrapped in a pretty convincing advertisement offering three months of writer’s retreat seclusion.
The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
Twisting the old trope of the pretty girl next door stereotype to a horrific extreme, this loosely based torture and murder case novel is bound to get minds outraged from the malevolence lurking that will not be denied. Flashback to almost 30 years in the past, follow David as he retells the cruel events too ghastly to happen to any being, much less to a female teenager, that has led to the bitter demise of Meg Loughlin.
The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman
Speeding down the blood drenched slippery highway road is a gang of notorious thirst-driven undead mythical creatures in a red Camaro. This novel turns humans into secondary citizens as death lurks in the shadows with it’s pale complexion and inhumane need for the living to be hung and bled like livestock. A grieving mother sets out, hunters at her side, cloaked in her bloodthirsty red revenge all for her deceased family.
The Fisherman by John Langan
Unknowingly rowing to the wet and cold heart of hell filled to the brim of undiscovered terrors that belong in Gothic local folklore is a pair of unfortunate weeping widowers that crossover to the supernatural all for the love of fishing. Retold in Abe’s, the narrator, rambling fishing aficionado self, the story sinks into the bottom of the sea only to heavily reel in the desperation to recover what is lost in seafoam.
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Sending in the murderous shrieking groans of the Arctic ice and wind, frozenly discover the gruesome what-if that has befallen the 126 men of the missing 1845 Franklin Expedition, all hand balled with Dan Simmon’s own human-hungry creation that plucks victims one by one with screams of terror ringing out. Follow the hollow hope of Captain Francis Crozier as he tries to lead his men to civilization and heat, all ending in the belly of the ice.