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?