10 Slasher Novels to Send Off Summer Right

10 Slasher Novels to Send Off Summer Right

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10 Slasher Novels to Send Off Summer Right

There’s something beautifully and brutally simple about the slasher genre. Set up the characters, set up the masked killer, wind them up, watch them go, straight line from a to b, boom. It’s viscerally satisfying, like a murder mystery with less mystery and exposition, and three times as much murder. But while the slasher movie genre is tied down by a budget, script, and filming constraints (for instance, Blood Harvest, a movie where the red herring for the killings isn’t even in the same location as the rest of the cast), slasher novels have no such compunctions. It’s a fertile playground for the imagination, both in terms of kills and location, allowing the authors to have a lot more fun with a relatively simple premise. Slashers have seen something of a resurgence recently, with authors and critics alike lining up to offer their own unique takes on one of the simplest but most varied and enduring genres of horror there is. Hopefully, this list of ten favorites both old and new will help you get started. 

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