Looking for some good horror this October? The spotlight novel for this readalike is Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan. A movie adaption was also recently released starring AnnaSophia Robb. If you enjoyed the movie you will love the book as well as these other books that make perfect creepy reads for Halloween!
Kit is forced to attend Blackwood Boarding School, an elite private school for girls while her parents are away on honeymoon. While Kit makes friends and enjoys her classes, she begins to suspect something evil is lurking in the halls of Blackwood. This is a fast-paced and creepy mystery that will keep you turning the pages constantly to find out what happens next.
Sofia should’ve known better than to mix with the popular girls she admired for years. Sure, maybe they are set in their ways, but Sofia never imagined she would’ve walked into them performing a real-life exorcism on a classmate! She needs to escape but what if her new friends decide to turn on her? She could be next!
A mysterious fire, three deaths and one student missing. When Elmbridge High burned down, a student, Carly Johnson, disappears. Now, 25 years later a diary is discovered to be the owner of Kaytlin Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. The problem is, Carly never had a sister. Sift through psychiatric reports, police records and more, discover what really happened to Carly and the tragedy of Elmbridge High.
Practical jokes turned deadly. Jordan never imagined participating in pranks with the popular kids, let alone trying to discover the cause of the mysterious accidents with her crush, Charlie. This is a fast-paced paranormal story to chill you to the bone.
Alexis knows she doesn’t the live picture-perfect American dream. Her constantly bickering parents and weird little sister Kasey, Alexis has figured at this point it is just how her life is. Recently though, Kasey is acting stranger than usual and almost at the same time, their own house is starting to have a mind of its own. Alexis wishes this was all a dream but if she doesn’t figure out what is wrong with her sister and their home, her whole family could be in a lot of danger!
Dan enters New Hampshire College Prep planning to finally make some new friends after living most of his high school years as a social outcast. As Dan and his new friends explore their spooky summer home, they begin to realize they were chosen to attend this summer academy for a very specific reason. A creepy visual read, Asylum will keep you hooked until the very end of the story.
Six teens break into a closed down mental institution, rumoured to be the birthplace of lobotomy while they film their experiences. For Derik, it’s a chance to win a major filmmaking contest that would give him a nice chunk of cash that will prevent him from flipping burgers for many years to come. One dare turns into a nightmare and Derik begins to wonder if there are more than just them in the abandoned building.
Cole and Gavin love editing Wikipedia pages while the dumb jocks end up failing their assignments by taking their Wikipedia edits as sources. It’s all jokes and laughs until one soccer player dies, just as Cole and Gavin edited into a Wikipedia page. They promise to never edit Wikipedia again, but somebody is still editing the website resulting in horror happening offline! To their dread, they discover someone has created a Wikipedia page about themselves, including a death date!
Jason thinks he has found his dream girlfriend online named Lacey. Okay, he hasn’t exactly met her yet, but they talk all the time! The weird thing is, Lacey never agrees to meet in person. Confused, Jason turns to google to discover the ultimate shock: Lacey had died a year ago. Jason meets up with Lacey’s best friend Jenna and the two try to get down to what happened to Lacey and who Jason has been talking to online.