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20 Awesome Horror Reads for October

By Matt Heckler Sep 3, 2013

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The Shining by Stephen King

When a struggling writer with a history of drug abuse and family issues takes his wife and kid to a haunted hotel to work as caretaker for the winter, stuff gets pretty crazy. Those familiar with the Stanley Kubrick movie will see a lot of similarities here, but Stephen King's novel is much more detailed and has practically an entirely different ending. Absolutely a must read for horror aficionados.

Scare Factor: 3 - Seeing Jack's downfall is definitely unsettling. The climax takes a long time to come but when it does, it is pretty darn intense.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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