20 Even More Authors to Read During the Halloween Season

I’m baaaaaaack. This time with yet another installment of fantastic authors worth reading during the spookiest time of year. Check out my first list here and my second list here.


1. Neil Gaiman

Check out: The Graveyard Book (2008), Coraline (2002)

2. M.R. James

Check out: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904), Collected Ghost Stories (1931)

3. Dan Poblocki

Check out: The Stone Child (2009), The Nightmarys (2010)

4. Ramsey Campbell

Check out: The Grin of the Dark (2007), The Darkest Part of the Woods (2001)


5. John William Polidori

Check out: The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (1819)

6. Peter Straub

Check out: Ghost Story (1979), The Talisman (1984)

7. Wilkie Collins

Check out: The Woman in White (1860)

8. Dan Simmons

Check out: The Terror (2007), Children of the Night (1992)


9. Riley Sager

Check out: The Last Time I Lied (2018), Final Girls (2017)

10. Jay Anson

Check out: The Amityville Horror (1977)

11. Dawn Kurtagich

Check out: The Dead House (2015)

12. Paul Tremblay

Check out: A Head Full of Ghosts (2015), The Cabin at the End of the World (2018)


13. Henry James

Check out: The Turn of the Screw (1898)

14. Thomas Ligotti

Check out: Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe (2015)

15. Brian Keene

Check out: Ghoul (2007), Urban Gothic (2009)

16. Mary SanGiovanni

Check out: Chills (2015)


17. Jack Ketchum

Check out: The Girl Next Door (1989), Joyride (1994)

18. Sarah Pinborough

Check out: Mayhem (2013), The Dead House (2015)

19. Michael McDowell

Check out: The Elementals (1981), Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980)

20. Scott Thomas

Check out: Kill Creek (2017)