This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by John Darnielle’s Universal Harvester, a New York Times bestseller. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Jeremy discovers that in the middle of each movie, the screen blinks dark and the movie is replaced by a few minutes of jagged, poorly lit home video.
“This chilling literary thriller follows a video store clerk as he deciphers a macabre mystery through clues scattered among the tapes his customers rent. A page-turning homage to In Cold Blood and The Ring.” — O: The Oprah Magazine
There’s nothing like a good fright to get the blood flowing, and you can always count on books for a dose of thrill and chill. May they be quietly creepy or boldly terrifying, tell us in the comments below: what are your favorite horror novels?