Halloween season is finally here, and you want to make the most of it. There are so many ways to get into the Halloween spirit, from creating spooky arts and crafts, to visiting old cemeteries, to enjoying a warm beverage while reading scary stories. The 12 spooky books on this list will help you get into the Halloween spirit in different ways. So however you want to enjoy the season, there’s a book here for you.
In Fright Favorites, David J. Skal and Turner Classic Movies have all your horror film needs covered this spooky season with a list of 31 classic horror films meant to scare, titillate, and delight. From silent favorites like 1922’s Nosferatu to 2017’s thrilling Get Out, this guide features all types of scary flicks, with a little something for everyone. Cuddle up, grab that candy corn, and prepare to get spooked!
Ever wanted to grow your own Audrey II? Now you can with Killer Plants, an extensive guide to selecting, growing, and caring for killer plants! This book delivers the hard to find answers about carnivorous plants like venus fly traps and pitcher plants, and provides practical care tips paired with exciting information about these green killers. Spice up your home decor with a few snapping plants to creep out your guests!
If you like long walks through beautiful cemeteries, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die tells you exactly where to go and what to see. From the haunting Parisian Catacombs to the Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, this guide travels the world to describe these gorgeous, historical landmarks. The full-color photography can inspire even the most serious individual to get in the spooky season spirit, and perhaps plan a road trip as well!
Sometimes, nothing pairs better with a scary movie than a spooky craft. Disney Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Cross Stitch Kit gives you everything you need to get started on a new spooky season craft, providing instructions on how to cross stitch your favorite characters from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, including Jack, Sally, and Zero! Cozy up with a new project while you get in the holiday spirit.
Re-create your favorite scenes from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas with Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Magnet Set. Each set includes full color illustrations of backgrounds from the movie, 16 magnets, and a 16-page sticker book to make your very own story about Jack, Sally, Oogie-Boogie, and the rest of the Nightmare Before Christmas crew. This is a perfect treat for anyone looking to get into the spooky spirit!
Even little ones like to enjoy spooky season! Halloween Trick or Treat has charming illustrations by Lydia Nichols and features spot glitter to make this board book even more eye-catching. Journey through the world of colors with your favorite little ghost this fall!
Learn all about the spooky ABCs with The ABCs of Halloween, a board book featuring Halloween costumed kiddos! Each page is illustrated by Lydia Nichols, whose retro, adorable style captures the attention of kids and adults alike. Curl up with your favorite little one, pour a mug of hot apple cider, and learn in the spookiest way!
After stumbling across an old tome with illustrations of monsters and fantastic creatures, it’s up to you to discover the truth of this magnificent beasts! Using the notes left behind with this book, only you can solve the mystery of The Atlas of Monsters. This interactive, beautifully illustrated book provides hours of entertainment for intrepid investigators and cryptologists, making it the perfect evening in for spooky season fun!
Dark Hedges, Wizard Island, and Other Magical Places That Really Exist is a book for young readers (and the young at heart!) that takes adventurers on a journey around the world to mysterious, magical places that really exist. From the United States’s Wizard Island to Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand, this guide demonstrates that there’s magic in real life, just waiting to be found. Rediscover magic and believe in the fantastic this spooky season!
Learn about the production of Young Frankenstein, a spooky film classic from the creator himself in Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book. Through interviews, stories, and lots of photographs this book comes alive with the comedy brilliance of Mel Brooks. See previously unreleased photos from set with commentary by one of the world’s greatest comedic writers. This guide serves as a great introduction to the film, or an in-depth look for avid fans of Brooks’s work. Don’t forget to laugh between horror flicks this spooky fall!
Morphing Magical Creatures is a spooky magnet set that offers five 2” by 3” magnets of mysterious and beautiful creatures. Each magnet magically morphs between two creatures, providing a haunting effect for viewers. Watch as a sad, wistful woman transforms into a beautiful mermaid, or an everyday horse becomes an enchanting unicorn!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Talking Slayer Handbook is a collectible kit that appears to be a replica of the slayer handbook with quotes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But it actually transforms into a 48-page minibook on Buffy history and lore. Display the slayer handbook and impress (or frighten) your vampire friends!