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Horror Reads for Adults

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This week Jill is not only back from her witchy work visit to Massachusetts, she's sitting down with Rachel K. and Quinton to discuss some of their favorite horror novels (and she tries her hardest to not spend the entire episode mentioning Stephen King). Last week was all about YA horror reads and this week it's about adult horror. From classics like Edgar Allen Poe to contemporary authors such as Joe Hill, Rachel, Jill, and Quinton discuss why they love the genre so much and what, exactly, makes a horror novel a horror novel.

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Constantine Hellblazer Volume 1 by Jamie Delano

Misery by Stephen King

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Shadows over Baker Street by Michael Reaves

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

The Shining by Stephen King

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy

Dead Souls by J. Lincoln Fenn

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

The Expanse Series by James A Corey

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

Terms of Enlistment

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Pride & Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Horns by Joe Hill

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier

Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay

The Apartment by S. L. Grey

Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

Carrie by Stephen King

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