The Spite House by Johnny ComptonHow it begins: Cash-strapped and on the run, Eric Ross accepts an offer to move into Masson House, a haunted property in Texas, along with his two daughters.
What happens next: Tasked with recording any supernatural goings-on in exchange for a big payout, Eric's family discovers secrets about the house that could destroy their safety...and their sanity.
About the author: Healthy Fears horror podcast host Johnny Compton puts a fresh spin on classic haunted house tales with this twisty debut.
Episode Thirteen by Craig DiLouieTune in: to the season finale of ghost hunters Claire and Matt Kirklin's reality TV series Fade to Black, where they'll be investigating the Paranormal Research Center, site of bizarre experiments in the 1970s.
Unless? Mid-investigation, the Kirklins and their team vanish, the only clues to their disappearance in the journals and tapes they left behind...
For fans of: terrifying found footage horror stories.
Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez; translated by Megan McDowell1981 Argentina: Newly widowed medium Juan travels to his late wife's ancestral home with his young son, Gaspar, in tow.
But then...When Gaspar begins exhibiting his father's paranormal abilities, Juan must fight to protect him from the clutches of his in-laws' immortality-seeking cult.
Book buzz: This creepy latest from Booker Prize-shortlisted author Mariana Enriquez is the first of her novels to be translated in English and has earned raves from The New York Times, Elle, LitHub, and more.
All Hallows by Christopher GoldenWelcome to...suburban Coventry, MA, on Halloween night in 1984, where four unfamiliar children in vintage costumes beg for protection from "The Cunning Man."
Read it for: Bram Stoker Award-winning author Christopher Golden's tense and atmospheric homage to 1980s horror, packed with nostalgia and plenty of twists.
For fans of: Stranger Things.
Don't Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham JonesWhat it's about: Four years after surviving the Indian Lake massacre, final girl Jade Daniels returns to her Idaho hometown to square off against escaped serial killer Dark Mill South.
Series alert: Don't Fear the Reaper is the second pulse-pounding novel in Stephen Graham Jones' Indian Lake trilogy, following the Bram Stoker Award-winning My Heart Is a Chainsaw.
Why you might like it: Unlike its predecessor, Don't Fear the Reaper is told from multiple perspectives -- including Dark Mill South's.
The Destroyer of Worlds: A Return to Lovecraft Country by Matt RuffWhat it is: the evocative and darkly humorous follow-up to 2016's Lovecraft Country, the basis for the HBO series of the same name.
What happens: In the summer of 1957, three years after events of the first book, the Turner and Dandridge families once again find themselves contending with racist threats both human and cosmic.
Who it's for: "Fans will find this a worthy sequel" (Publishers Weekly).
Sister, Maiden, Monster by Lucy A. SnyderWhat it is: Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lucy A. Snyder's intensifying expansion of her short story "Magdala Amygdala," about three women who band together to survive a pandemic apocalypse.
For fans of: feminist-tinged cosmic horror.
Reviewers say: "It's seamlessly constructed, frequently funny, joyfully queer, and unapologetically gross" (Booklist Reviews).
Mothered by Zoje StageHow it begins: Laid off thanks to COVID, Grace reluctantly agrees to let her estranged mother, Jackie, move in with her to help pay her mortgage.
What happens next: Plagued by gruesome, reality-bending nightmares about her dead twin sister, Grace wonders if her waning grasp on her sanity is related to her mother's presence -- and then she makes a disturbing discovery.
Try this next: Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth.
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