We're nearing the end of October and every cosplayer's favorite holiday is looming: Hallowe'en. Whether you like vampires, gore, zombies or psychological horror, these comics are sure to get you in the spooktacular mood. Read more on Riffle
Rachel Rising 1: The Shadow of Death by Terry Moore
Terry Moore is well known for his refreshingly realistic female characters in Strangers of Paradise, but Rachel Rising shows that he's equally adept at creeping the hell out of you. Give it a read if you like revenge stories and unique takes on zombies.
1 / 8
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill
Seems like Locke & Key Vol. 1 is perpetually on my Top Ten lists (not without reason), but I'm kicking it up a notch here with Vol 2.: Head Games, which freaked me out even more. Just look at Gabriel Rodriguez's covers for each issue. Shudder.
2 / 8
Revival, Vol. 1: You're Among Friends by Tim Seeley
Described as a "rural noir", Revival is a unique take on the zombie genre. It's less grim and existential than others, but not without some great scares. (Two words: zombie grandma.)
3 / 8
Bedlam Volume 1 by Nick Spencer
What happens when a homicidal maniac is cured and has a change of heart? Riley Rossmo's frenetic artwork in Bedlam perfectly complements Nick Spencer's disturbing plot and characters.
4 / 8
30 Days of Night Vol. 1 by Steve Niles
This list would be incomplete without a work from horror legend Steve Niles and artist Ben Templesmith. If you like your vampires scary and bloodthirsty, then this is the comic for you.
5 / 8
American Vampire Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
Speaking of vampires, this series by Scott Snyder and Rafael Alburquerque will please fans of the American West, history nerds, and of course, fans of vicious and charming vampires.
6 / 8
Harvest by A. J. Lieberman
This series preys on my subconscious fear of people abducting me and stealing my organs. Colin Lorimer's spectacular art does nothing to assuage that fear, but it is just too good not to admire.
7 / 8
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) by Neil Gaiman
It was difficult picking just one Sandman volume for creep factor, so I just went with the first. Besides, that part where Doctor Destiny goes to a diner gave me nightmares. I'd say that qualifies.
8 / 8