So October is the month for all things scary. My question is- how scary is too scary? Some people like to go scary this time of year, and other don't- I guess it's part of that seasonal readers thing. Do you read seasonally, and if so what does that mean for fall/ autumn/ Halloween time? I do read somewhat seasonally, and I think it has to do with blogging. Before I blogged I just read whenever, but now I read so much and am so much more aware of new releases and publishing schedules, that I find myself gravitating towards reads of the season. So I'm reading darker stuff, mysteries, that kind of thing in the fall- psychological thrillers are big- and after Halloween I'll probably start looking at some holiday themed stuff in addition to my usual fare.
When it comes to scary reads I tend to like thrillers, mysteries and SF/F with a darker theme or a paranormal element. I'm new to urban fantasy but vampires, werewolves and various other night creatures are a natural this time of year. I'm not usually into horror or the really dark stuff- with some exceptions. I do like something spine tingling or mysterious, with creatures stalking through a snowstorm or a gateway opening to another world allowing some cosmic terror through. I'm not really into gory/ slasher stuff.
So... how about you? Do you like horror or scary stuff this time of year? And if so do you like the psychological variety or the more explicit stuff? I'd love to hear what you think.
What are some of your favorites?