Found lurking on library shelves and hiding in musty basements, books open doorways to new worlds we never knew existed, enriching our imaginations while paralyzing our bodies in fear. While stories told on screen can haunt our dreams for decades, what's printed on paper often squirms under our skin to dig into the dark corners of our psyches with the appetite of a living dead bookworm. From R.L. Stine's frightening tales for young readers to the haunting works of Stephen King and Shirley Jackson, the Corpse Club looks back on some of their favorite horror books and authors in a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast.

Listener beware, you're in for a scare... In episode 29 of Daily Dead's podcast, co-hosts Patrick Bromley, Heather Wixson, Scott Drebit, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James take a break from watching horror to talk about their experiences reading it. The Corpse Club members discuss the horror books that captured their imaginations growing up, including Goosebumps, Fear Street, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and the young adult novels of Christopher Pike. They also discuss the Stephen King books that served as their gateways to the Master of Horror, the works of classic authors like Shirley Jackson and H.P. Lovecraft, books they would love to see adapted for the screen, reading recommendations for listeners, and more. So, sit back in your favorite reading chair and crack open a new episode of Corpse Club—just make sure you don't have any overdue library books creeping up on you...

You can listen to the 29th episode of Corpse Club right now on iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadioSoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn, and look for our next episode to be summoned soon!

As a special treat for Daily Dead readers, we have officially launched our Corpse Club website and memberships. Not only can you view past episodes, but you can also sign up to be an official Corpse Club member to enjoy a wide range of rewards, including a shirt and pin that are to die for, access to bonus content, the ability to suggest an episode topic, and more!

Missed out on our first 28 episodes? The cemetery gate is always open. Come in (if you dare) and listen now.

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