Category: Horror

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Carrie by Stephen King

Title: Carrie Author: Stephen King Published: 1974 Publisher: Doubleday Audiobook Narrator: Sissy Spacek — After reading, and loving, Stephen King’s IT recently, I’ve decided I want to go back to the beginning of King’s bibliography, and see how far I can make it. Carrie is now officially the third Stephen King novel – fourth if you…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Fetishists by A.S. Coomer

Title: The Fetishists Author: A.S. Coomer Published: 2017 Publisher: Grindhouse Press Audiobook Narrator: Sean Duregger — Thanks to A.S. Coomer’s The Fetishists, I now know what a “ponygirl” is. This information does nothing for me, of course, as I don’t imagine this answer ever popping up on Jeopardy, but that is really the name of the…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on IT by Stephen King

Title: IT Author: Stephen King Published: 1986 Publisher: Viking Audiobook Narrator: Steven Weber — If there was a book I would have pointed to on the (not so) definitive 25 scariest novels ever written list as one I’d never finish, it would be number six from that list (with 11 mentions), Stephen King’s IT. This is…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Title: Coraline Author: Neil Gaiman Published: 2002 Publisher: Harper Collins Audiobook Narrator: Neil Gaiman — I’ve tried watching the Coraline film a couple times now, and did not enjoy it. At all. That’s why I was surprised, and a little disappointed, when it popped into my top 25 scariest novels ever written list (tied at…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Lullaby by Jonathan Maberry

Title: Lullaby Author: Jonathan Maberry Published: 2018 Publisher: Audible Studios Audiobook Narrator: Scott Brick — This was the first – and so far, only – Audible Original that I was actually excited to pick out. I knew of Maberry by name, and Twitter, but though I’ve wanted to check out his work before, I never…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Title: The Haunting of Hill House Author: Shirley Jackson Published: 1959 Publisher: Viking Audiobook Narrator: Bernadette Dunne — I decided recently to put together an extremely non-definitive, definitive list of the “scariest novels ever written”. I put this together by googling that quoted search term, and then using 28 different lists from (seemingly) reputable sources,…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Title: Pet Sematary Author: Stephen King Published: November 14, 1983 Publisher: Doubleday Audiobook Narrator: C. Michael Hall — The film adaptation of this Stephen King classic is a great horror movie that I fall more in love with every time I watch it. Because of that, I was excited to finally hit play on this…