As a horror lover, with a fondness for all things Gothic, I frequently wander fictional darkness. This prevents undue concentration on real horrors of Paul Ryan, the ire of Newt, global warming, and the lack of a sound updated infrastructure in a country where political presidential candidates spend a billion dollars per campaign.
I am aware that most of you are well able to find your own nightmares, but this year I suggest The Dunwitch Horror and House of the Seven Gables — one of my favs from middle school. Though one never goes wrong with anything by Edgar Allen Poe. Of course for those of you who have yet to read my past suggestions ( A Turn of the Screw, The Picture of Dorian Gray) shame on you.
The Wicker Man film from 1974, not the remake from 2006, is a fun scary viewing too.
Tremble well my friends.