For some it's the themed candy displays in the supermarket or the appearance of roadside pumpkin stands. The opening of pop-up costume shops, new Pinterest boards dedicated to ghost- and ghoul-shaped treats, or clever DIY projects involving pumpkins. But for me, it isn't Halloween until Turner Classic starts airing its annual spookfest programming Classic Horror Wednesday, featuring a different horror film each Wednesday in October. Halloween just isn't Halloween without a ritual viewing of a scary movie.
But this year, rather than watching one of my Halloween regulars, Rosemary's Baby, I decided to read the original by Ira Levin instead. Seriously scary stuff. It reminded me of the power of literature to seep into your consciousness, to haunt your thoughts and ignite a visceral, tingling fear deep in your bones. In short: To scare the bejesus out of you.
So this year consider making a scary read a part of your Halloween tradition. To help you get started we're offering forty of our scariest ebooks for just $2.99, now through October 31. And since we figure you love scary movies as much as we do, we've used some classic horror films as guides to help you decide: Click to browse the selection!