Halloween: Scary book picks from EW staffers


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Emily Rome says: My pick would be the short story “Enoch” by Robert Bloch, the same writer who inspired Hitchcock’s Psycho. It’s one of those where I don’t want to say too much and spoil it, but I’ll say this: It’s a must-read for Halloween or any day of the year when you’re looking for a particularly creepy and cringe-inducing story. It’s about a man named Seth who is plagued (or protected?) by a little creature named Enoch who resides on his head. The story, like Enoch, refuses to leave your head, as you are left wondering what you would do if the little thing found its way to you — would you obey his gruesome orders, or refuse and be left to a fate far more horrible?

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