In Honor Of

Halloween of course!
I love horror movies and books. I don’t read/watch them as often as I used to, because I’ve been doing more contemporary YA, but someday I would like to write a horror. YA or adult.

Perhaps it started with Christopher Pike—the master. 🙂 I read Slumber Party in 6th grade (I think), and I was hooked. I read all his books through high school and into college a bit. Christopher Pike is probably the author I’ve read the most books of… ever.
Christopher Pike led to Fear Street with R.L. Stine and then up to the next level.

One of the early ‘adult’ books I remember is April Fool’s Day. Looking back, I was probably too young to read that, but hey, who doesn’t like partying and sex and murder! (In fiction that is.) So in high school I moved on to John Saul and Dean Koontz, among others. I also got into horror movies.
So in honor of Halloween, here are a few of my favorites horror book authors.

And favorite horror movies.

I’m not sure what type of horror I’d like to write. Serial killer. Supernatural evil. Biological terror. I don’t know. I have no ideas yet, but someday…
How about you? Are you into horror books or movies?

8 Responses

  1. I was OBSESSED with Christopher Pike. I think I read every single one of his books when I was a kid. As an adult, I’m kind of a chicken when it comes to horror books and movies. Although I recently started watching American Horror Story on FX. It makes me squirm, but I love it!

  2. I’ve never read a horror novel before and I think the only horror movie I’ve seen is Nightmare on Elm Street. 🙂 But I do love murder mysteries and someday I’d love to be smart enough to write one, so I can definitely relate to you in loving a genre and hoping an idea comes for it … someday. 😀

  3. Hi Suzi. Your blog is different right? Looks cool!

    I loved horror. Stephen King and John Saul fo shizzle. lol And scary movies were the best. But I grew out of the scary movies cuz I just didn’t like being scared anymore. Real life was scary enough without all that twisted stuff.

    But I want to write a horror some day too! I think about it all the time. Seems like everything’s been done before.I’m waiting for that shiny idea to pop.

    btw the kitty litter cake was like a chocolate pudding beneath the vanilla crumble surface. The poop rolls were brownies. You can prolly google the recipe. I tell you it was hard to eat. My kids wouldn’t even touch it and they love chocolate goodies. lol

  4. I’m soooooo NOT a horror girl… I don’t mind reading scary, but any real visual affects me… if I’m in control creating the visual as I read it, I’m ok, but still, I think I’ve read one Stephen King book ever…

  5. I used to read/watch a lot of horror. Then I grew up and didn’t have the taste for it I used to. However, two of the three stories I’ve managed to get published somewhere have been horror. I find that ironic.

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