Love This? Try These: Scary Movies + Books

Are you a horror movie fan? Come closer… kidding! But actually come closer and read this list of books that will remind you of your favourite scary movies.

Love Get Out? Try When No One Was Watching by Alyssa Cole

When gentrification and racism take on a sinister new meaning…

Love Parasite? Try The Only Child by Mi-ae Seo

Who doesn’t love family-based psychological suspense?

Love YouTry The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

When people are not all that they seem… (Okay, this one’s a TV show, but still!)

Love Murder on the Orient ExpressTry The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Two peas in a pod of locked-room mystery.

Love The Girl on the TrainTry Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

Trains and missing people… what could go wrong?

Love The ShiningTry To Tell You the Truth by Gilly MacMillan

Writers whose written words begin to become their reality.

Love SawTry Perfect Remains by Helen Fields (and the rest of the DI Callanach series)

For those of us who find the more twisted serial killers of horror a little more fascinating than the average ones.

Love 28 Days LaterTry Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

Pandemic horror might be a little scary right about now, but it’s spooky season! And these two certainly bring the frights…

Love The Haunting of Bly ManorTry Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Horror that harkens back to the past and draws on traumatic stories is our jam.

Love Crimson Peak? Try House of Brides by Jane Cockram

Gothic horror never looked so good…

Love Lovecraft CountryTry Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff (hehe)

See what we did there?

Love InsomniaTry Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

When memory is lost, how will we ever know what happened?

We hope we found the most horrifying pair for you Savvy Readers. Let us know other great pairings on Twitter @savvyreader or in the comments below.

Hope you are terrified,


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