It is terrible to ants: 6 good books, terrifying
On Halloween you can dress up in Mortis Addams, Maleficent or a girl from the movie "Call" and sneak up with a quiet howl to friends at a party. And you can sit in the arms of the book and give your nerves a pretty shake. What to read in the Halloween weekend? Of course, scary stories.
"It", Stephen King
Seven guys from the town of Derry State of Maine, in which the action of almost all the novels of Stephen King, face a terrible evil force that can take the form of various monsters, including the disgusting clown of Pennyvize.
Adolescents matured and parted, someone made a career as a writer, someone unsuccessfully married, but a monster they will be able to win, only gathering together ...
The novel-overcoming of the best of the best authors in the genre of the thriller reveals and turns into real horror children's fears, but in the finale gives the main thing: the ability to kill fear inside of yourself, and therefore kill the monster.
"Portrait", Nikolai Gogol
The most obvious “terrible” work of Gogol is, of course, the mystical story “Viy”, and it certainly should be reread. However, half of the frightening effect is in surprise, but not everyone remembers by heart the “Portrait” from the cycle “St. Petersburg Tales” as “Wii”.
The artist Chartkov, going into an art shop, buys a portrait with an old man in Asian clothes with unusual, as if alive eyes. Chartkov with horror notices that these eyes follow him, and the old man himself crawls out of the frame at night. Then the story unfolds tragic for Chartkov's image ... Gogol knows how to frighten: the heart starts beating wildly not only at the poor artist, but also at the reader.
Scary Stories, by Edgar Allan Poe
Po has no rivers of blood, but there is a secret mystical horror that excites the imagination. Plots in rough retelling remind of children's horror stories: the mother who died at the birth of her daughter goes into her body and bothers her spouse, the delicate feeling brother goes crazy with the screams of her sister buried alive, the life of a young woman flows into her portrait the mask of the Red Death ... But the fear in the stories of this dark romance is approaching gradually, giving it cold, dooming to listen to distant cries,experiencing unexplained anxiety and mental anguish.
“Little Tsakhes, nicknamed Zinnober”, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, who was born, incidentally, in Koenigsberg, modern Kaliningrad, had many talents. He wrote music and drew well, was a lawyer and composed atmospheric dark tales, each of which can still teach a lot.
"Little Tsaches" is a story about a wicked freak who received a gift from an idle fairy: all people saw him as a handsome and charming boy. The mischief that Tsahes did was automatically attributed to other people, and any good deed committed near him, the surrounding associates with him. What could be worse than to meet an ugly bastard, whom everyone perceives as the best person in the world? ..
"The Ghoul Family", Alexey Tolstoy
Gothic novel by Alexei Konstantinovich Tolstoy, very short, but very invigorating.
The handsome elderly gentleman of the Marquis d'Urfa tells the story of his youth about how he, having stopped for the night in a village family, got into a serious mess with the vampires, that is, with the vampires.
A work in modern reading at times makes people laugh, without ceasing to evoke some strange horror that introduces into a stupor:
"Is that you, Grandpa?" - he asked.
"I," answered a deaf voice, "brought you a scimitar."
- Only I can not leave, father forbade!
“You don't have to leave, open the window and kiss me!”
Guardian Angels, Dean Kunz
Dean Kunz is the author of science fiction, thrillers, and a multitude of “horror books,” based on famous films: “Rustle,” “Guardian Angels,” “Phantoms,” and “Strange Thomas.”
In the Guardian Angels, experimental creatures run away from a secret research center: a golden retriever with very high intelligence, but a dog's heart, and an evil killer monster who pokes his victims out of his eyes ... The book will appeal to not only horror fans, but also animal lovers.