If you haven’t checked your calendar lately, today is Halloween. What better to blog about than a couple of the newest blood-curdling, bone-chilling, hair-raising anthologies out from Random House?

Poe’s Children, The New Horror: An Anthology (Doubleday) is a collection of twenty-five scary tales representing the most talented that the literary horror genre has to offer. The book includes everything from the psychological to the supernatural with Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Carroll lending their pens. Edited by Peter Straub.

Now back in print for fans of H.P. Lovecraft (both dedicated and undiscovered) comes this edition of The Watchers Out of Time (Del Rey). Described on the cover as “soul-chilling”, these fifteen stories include: “The Shuttered Room” (about a sophisticated gentleman who must settle his grandfather’s estate, only to find that the house shelters dark secrets) and “Witches’ Hollow,” in which (pun intended) a new schoolteacher puts his soul in peril while trying to save one of his students from a ravenous creature.

While this day will surely come and go as quickly as the candy in your trick-or-treat bowl books never go bad, so add these titles to your collection lists now!


'Tis the season to be scared!

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