Somewhere along the way the vampires hired an incredible publicist. In the blink of a soulless eye, these bloodthirsty spawns of Satan have become the new media darlings by remaking themselves into a harmlessly hunky bunch of brooding night owls. Good for the vampires. But with Halloween lurking right around the darkened corner, you might be surprised to find yourself wishing that these pale heartthrobs would return – at least briefly – to their more evil ways. If so, have no fear, or actually, have a big, heaping bowl of fear because there are still plenty of blood-chilling books that capture the vampires in all their former undead glory. If you’re looking for laughs, romance, or Abe Lincoln, you’ve probably come to the wrong place. But if you’re in the mood for some serious seasonal spookiness, check out the following terrifying reads for all the spooky you can handle:
It’s that time of year again. Time to slap on a multicolored wig, a pair of fangs, and maybe a poorly ventilated rubber mask and head on out into the night with the rest of the world’s sugar hungry ghouls for an evening of spooktacular candy retrieval. And when you’re done binging on your loot and through gouging the innards out of your festive seasonal gourds, be sure to log onto that most haunted of realms–the Internet— and check out poets.org to read lots of great poems of the scary season.