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Backlist Bracket: The Scary Sixteen, Week 4

Oct 13, 2015 Random Notes

Welcome to Week 4 of The Scary Sixteen!  

The Penguin Random House team has come up with sixteen spine-tingling, spook-tastic contenders in four classic book categories that’ll make you sleep with the light on. Vote every week in a new round to determine the ultimate terrifying read!

Each week, there will be a drawing to see who wins a set of the Penguin Horror Classics set, edited by lifelong horror literature lover, Guillermo Del Toro.

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Congratulations to last week’s winner, Kristi from Chambersburg, PA! 

Meet this week’s kickoff contenders: vote for one of each of these match-ups, and enter HERE for a chance to win the prize. Follow on social media and share your thoughts with the hashtag #scarysixteen.


The Fall of the House of Usher vs. The Haunting of Hill House

Could you survive the night in either one of these HAUNTED MANSIONS? From the ghoulish HILL HOUSE to the menacing home of USHER, both of these terrifying tales will leave you saying, “You know what, forget buying, I think I’ll just keep renting this apartment.”

Dracula vs. The Stand   What’s more terrifying — blood sucking ghouls or pandemic-inducing flus?

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If you haven’t read the books mentioned above, check them out here!

If you’d prefer to buy from an independent bookseller, check out IndieBound to find a bookstore near you.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

By Edgar Allan Poe

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House

By Shirley Jackson

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Dracula by Bram Stoker


By Bram Stoker

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The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

By Stephen King

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Check back next week to see who’s made the cut!

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