ThatLitSite's 10 Horror Novels to Read This Halloween | Jayme Karales
For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a fascination with horror. It began with a particularly jarring moment when I was four years old. My mother, searching the channels for something to watch, settled upon a made-for-TV movie airing on the Lifetime network. I despised Lifetime. However, this one movie seemed so unlike all of the other poorly acted, domestic abuse melodramas I’d suffered through in the past.
There was a little boy racing along a gutter, chasing after a paper mâché boat as rain poured down overhead. The boat would later get caught in a sewer grate and swiftly fall into the underbelly of a small town called Derry. When the boy–no older than myself at the time–started to scan the drain, a clown popped up, smiling and holding his poorly crafted boat. What happened to the child no less than two minutes after the harlequin’s appearance would haunt my childhood–and I loved it.
When I became older, I ventured into literary horror and quickly became enamored. Fast forward a decade and some odd years later, and I’m now the author of a horror novel myself.