We've been looking forward to October, over on the Plot Factory Discord server! This month's selection of titles are creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky... well. You get the idea.

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And here are October's horrifying picks:


  1. Dead Until Dark

    By Charlaine Harris (Fantasy, Psychic Romance, Mystery)
    Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pretty, she's a very cute bubbly blonde, or not interested in a social life - she really is ... but Sookie's got a bit of a disability. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable.
    And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans and he's never around during the day...
    Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.
    And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed, and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim...
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  2. Mort

    By Terry Pratchett (Parody, Contemporary Fantasy Fiction)
    Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.
    Death is the Grim Reaper of the Discworld, a black-robed skeleton carrying a scythe who must collect a minimum number of souls in order to keep the momentum of dying, well . . . alive.
    He is also fond of cats and endlessly baffled by humanity. Soon Death is yearning to experience what humanity really has to offer . . . but to do that, he'll need to hire some help.
    It's an offer Mort can't refuse. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse - and being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until Mort falls in love with Death's daughter, Ysabell, and discovers that your boss can be a killer on your love life…
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  3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    By Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith (Horror, Humour, Classic Twist)
    If you’re familiar with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin – this spin on the classic by Seth Grahame-Smith, adds another dimension to the story by introducing zombies and martial arts. This type of approach which ‘capitalizes’ on previously written work as described by some Scholars is somewhat controversial. Even though some say, Grahame’s work is merely a commercial tactic others still thoroughly enjoyed his spin on the novel.The story remains very similar, with just the addition of a few more interesting twist such as the ‘gardens’ in Jane’s original novel have been replaced with Dojos and of course, zombies are introduced. To read a brief summary of the original Pride and Prejudice and also to download the PDF click here.
    Complete with almost all we could hope for in a modern book – swordfights, ninjas, romance, heartbreak, love and thousands of rotting moving hungry corpses always make for a great novel and movie.
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  4. Practical Magic

    By Alice Hoffman (Supernatural, Romance) 
    As children, sisters Gillian and Sally were forever outsiders in their small New England town, teased, taunted and shunned for the air of magic that seems to sparkle in the air around them. All Gillian and Sally ever wanted was to get away.
    And eventually they do - one marries, the other runs as far from home as she can manage.
    Years later, however, tragedy will bring the sisters back together. And they’ll find that no matter what else may happen, they’ll always have each other. An enchanting tale of love, forgiveness and family, Practical Magic is beloved of readers of all ages.
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  5. Misery

    By Stephen King (Horror, Thriller)
    King's Classic bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his Number One Fan.
    Misery Chastain is dead. Paul Sheldon has just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery has made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wants to get on to some real writing.
    That's when the car accident happens, and he wakes up in pain in a strange bed. But it isn't hospital. Annie Wilkes has pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs.
    The good news is that Annie was a nurse and has pain-killing drugs. The bad news is that she has long been Paul's Number One Fan. And when she finds out what Paul had done to Misery, she doesn't like it. She doesn't like it at all.
    Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he's writing to stay alive.
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  6. Frankenstein

    By Mary Shelley (Classic, Horror, Free)
    Frankenstein is the classic gothic horror novel which has thrilled and engrossed readers for two centuries. Written by Mary Shelley, it is a story which she intended would ‘curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart.’ The tale is a superb blend of science fiction, mystery and thriller. Victor Frankenstein driven by the mad dream of creating his own creature, experiments with alchemy and science to build a monster stitched together from dead remains. Once the creature becomes a living breathing articulate entity, it turns on its maker and the novel darkens into tragedy. The reader is very quickly swept along by the force of the elegant prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multi-layered themes in the novel. Although first published in 1818, Shelley’s masterpiece still maintains a strong grip on the imagination and has been the inspiration for numerous horror movies, television and stage adaptations.
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