Most Anticipated Horror Books for Fall 2022

Created by Bob Helmbrecht, collection development librarian

I love reading horror throughout the year, but as the nights get cooler and the days get shorter, we are quickly approaching the prime time for losing yourself in a good horror book. Here are some of the titles I’m most looking forward to in the next few months.

“Scream” meets “The Shining” in this page-turning horror tale about an aging actor haunted by the slasher movie villain he brought to life.

This brilliant new collection showcases the best short stories and novellas of one of Italy’s leading horror writers, now available in English for the first time. Set among the plains and mountains of Musolino’s native Piedmont and drawing on Italian folkloric traditions, these tales may have an Italian flavor to them, but the strangeness and horror they explore are universal.

After her charismatic but reckless college ex-boyfriend dies of a drug overdose, Erin agrees to try a new pharmaceutical, called Ghost, that allows users looking for closure to see the dead, but with unfathomable side effects.

Explores the spectacular decline of the Redfern family, haunted by an ancient evil.  A jaw-dropping novel about legacy and the horrors that hide in the dark corners of family history.

A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by the Baba Yaga. Featuring Gwendolyn Kiste, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Mercedes M. Yardley, Monique Snyman, Donna Lynch, Lisa Quigley, and R.J. Joseph, with a foreword by Christina Henry.

  • Jackal” by Erin. E. Adams

A Black woman returning to her Rust Belt hometown for a wedding uncovers a sinister pattern of Black girls going missing from the area when her friends’ daughter disappears from the reception, leaving behind only a bloody piece of fabric.

  • Leech” by Hiron Ennes

In an isolated chateau, as far north as north goes, the baron’s doctor has died. The doctor’s replacement has a mystery to solve: discovering how the Institute lost track of one of its many bodies. Combines parasitic body horror with gothic family drama.

When Chief Inspector Black arrives on the wind-battered isle of Altnaharra, off the coast of Scotland, to investigate a brutal murder, interrupting their sacred ceremony, young Eve and her clan, preparing to bring about the end of the world, are faced with a reckoning beyond their imagination.

A darkly funny domestic horror novel about a woman who must take drastic measures to save her husband and herself from the vengeful ghost of her mother-in-law.

It’s 1916, during the First World War, in an alternate world where resurrection is possible. Anne Markham, the daughter of a celebrated neurologist, is reusing the bodies of the dead, combining them into new forms and sending them back into combat, building creatures so complex, and so enormous, that they can encompass all of the fallen.