Ken Tucker’s picks:
Off Season by Jack Ketchum The original 1980 edition, paperback, was so intense sections were edited out by publisher; it got a 2005 unexpurgated edition, with Stephen King saying Ketchum — a pseudonym — was “the scariest guy in America.”
By Reason of Insanity by Shane Stevens The best psycho-killer novel. So creepy it feels like you’re reading porn.
Clive Barker’s Books of Blood Still the best stuff he’s ever done.
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