October 4, 2021
The Halloween season is well underway, which likely means that you’ve already shored up your October horror watchlists and decked the halls with Halloween décor. Now, all that’s left to do is enjoy the cooler weather and curl up with a spooky story or five. Not much of a reader? Need a rec for your young, budding horror fan? Or maybe you’re in the mood for non-fiction or bite-sized horror shorts. This fall reading guide has something for just about all literary tastes and reader types. All bring the horror fun in varying ways.
Here’s what we’re recommending this Halloween season.
The Autumnal by Daniel Kraus, illustrated by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell
The Autumnal kicked off its eight-issue run last Halloween season, and the entire collection was released in one collectible graphic novel on September 21, 2021. That means you can consume this Fall-set horror folktale in one sitting. The Autumnal follows Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, as they start anew in the quaint town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire, following the death of Kat’s mother. The town’s residents are overly generous and welcoming, but they get a little too overzealous about their fall foliage and equinox prep. The Autumnal unsettles until it explodes in a grim finale.