Stephan Lee
October 30, 2012 AT 04:55 PM EDT

Though no zombie or Kim Kardashian costume could be more frightening than Hurricane Sandy, a terrifying book can give you a dose of fun-scary before Halloween. I asked some of my esteemed colleagues at EW to name some of the books that gave them nightmares. Of course, some old standbys came up, including some by horror master Stephen King, but others were a little unexpected.

Click through for some bone-chilling recommendations!

FIRST UP: Books editor Tina Jordan chooses a novel by the author of “The Lottery”

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