5 Horror Novels to Close Out the Scariest Summer Ever

Posted on August 18, 2022

by Sam P

If Camp Crystal Lake sounds more like a good time than a light-hearted beach read, check out these haunting thrillers to end your summer with a scare.

Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo

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A crawling southern gothic novel that explores desire, the cutthroat world of academia, and ghosts against the backdrop of an Appalachian summer.

Hide by Kiersten White

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Equal parts creepy and exhilarating, Hide takes a classic children’s game and twists it into another horrific form. Nothing screams summer like an abandoned amusement park, right?

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

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Like an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist, My Best Friend’s Exorcism blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of 80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.

Small Town Monsters by Diana Rodriquez Wallach

The daughter of demonologists and a boy too close to cursed team up to rid their town of demonic possession. If you follow The Conjuring franchise, or Ed and Lorraine Warren’s work in general, this may interest you.

It by Stephen King

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We all float.