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The Ghoulish Giveaway!!

October 26, 2016
Janine Perez
Riveted Editorial Board
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If you ask the right people, Halloween is not just a holiday or a time of year. It’s a way of life! It’s a deep appreciation for all things creepy and scary! While I may be bubbly and wear pink on a regular basis, I also watch the Addams Family Movies at least once a month (I also own the DVDs for every season of the TV show) and LOVE scary movies. I appreciate the morbid humor of Beetlejuice and the twisted poems of Edgar Allen Poe. Not to mention that The Haunted Mansion is my favorite Disney World ride. I know I’m not the only one.

In honor of Halloween and all things creepy, I present the Riveted Ghoulish Giveaway! If you’re a fan of the strange and unusual, you won’t want to miss this prize!

The Ghoulish Giveaway prize pack includes:

  • One finished copy of The Telling
  • One finished copy of Diary of A Haunting
  • One Advanced Reader’s Edition of The Beast is an Animal
  • One sugar skull mug
  • One RIVETED mug
  • One Mary Shelley quote poster
  • One pair of Edgar Allen Poe socks
  • One Diary of a Haunting window cling
  • LOTS OF CANDY!

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Enter below for your chance to win!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER/WIN. Sweepstakes begins 10/26/16 12AM EST and ends 11/02/16 11:59 PM EST. Open to legal residents of any 1 of the 50 US or DC who are at least 13 years old. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to full Official Rules in Terms and Conditions above. Total ARV of all prizes: $150.00. Odds of winning depends on the # of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Simon & Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10020

The Tellingby Alexandra Sirowy

A chilling new novel about a girl who must delve into her past if she wants to live long enough to have a future when a series of murders that are eerily similar to the dark stories her brother used to tell start happening in her hometown.

Diary of a Hauntingby M. Verano

In the tradition of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, an American teen recounts the strange events that occur after she moves into a new—and very haunted—home with her family in this chilling diary that features photos and images of what she experienced.

The Beast is an Animalby Peternelle van Arsdale

A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.

136 Responses to The Ghoulish Giveaway!!


  1. Deeds101 says:

    My fav scary book as of now is Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

  2. KristyPetree says:

    Wow, thanks for the amazing chance! I’ve tried to find scary books, but haven’t had much luck at all. My two favorite scary movies are super old, but I’ll share anyway: Dressed to Kill (1980) and Black Christmas (1974). Creepy!

  3. Scream is my favorite scary movie. My favorite scary book is the Creeping

  4. Sundazeowl says:

    My favorite scary book was The Call peadar o guilin that I read most recently

  5. AshleyTheReader says:

    I’m so excited about this. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I always like to get into the Halloween mood by ready creepy books. Also, that Mary Shelley print😍

  6. AshleyTheReader says:

    My favorite Scary Movie is either The Poltergeist or The Silence Of The Lambs.

  7. June says:

    I am a huge huge fan of all things Beetlejuice, though I’m not sure it’s considered a very scary movie. A /scary/ movie would be the Polyergeist – old one of COURSE!

  8. lightninggoddess19 says:

    My favorite scary story is anything creepy by Edgar Allan Poe.

  9. PerfectPinkyPie says:

    My favorite scary book would have to be The Shining.

  10. Stephanie Frederick says:

    My favorite scary movie would have to be Chucky, used to give me nightmares when I was younger.

  11. Supera710 says:

    The Skeleton Key movie freaked me out! Anything with voodoo gives me chills

  12. love_tea78 says:

    More of a spooky than scary but my favorite movie is The Adams Family

  13. rudycwright says:

    No doubt — Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

  14. tgirl299 says:

    anything edgar allan poe

  15. Tricia says:

    Scariest…. Paranormal Activity

  16. KateT16 says:

    Rosemary’s Baby

  17. mermaidmarissa says:

    I love Lost Boys, The Uninvited, and The Woman in Black.

  18. alyssayuri says:

    I truly am not loving horror. But i gave it a shot or two and truthfully it’s not too bad as long as the horror is mild. But I stay out of horror as much as I can! Hahahhaha! I did like reading the Cirque du Freak series! I’m not sure that’s horror but I think it’s quite scary especially with some of the gory details.

  19. trangel1 says:

    “Misery,” by Stephen King, is my favorite scary book.

  20. kcmmp13 says:

    I haven’t really been scared by any books, but I’d say almost anything by Stephen King would fit this question quite well. As for movie, The Strangers was particularly scary.

  21. overthecomet_ says:

    One of my favorite scary movies would have to be most if not all of the Michael Myers movies, I watch them every October to keep kind of a tradition going 🎃💀

  22. philcheychandler says:

    My favorite scary book is “The Stand” by Stephen King

  23. Lauraj123 says:

    It by Stephen King definitely. I mean can you get any better than a creepy clown book written by the master himself??

  24. mom2five says:

    Favorite scary movie is The Descent. I have major claustrophobia so that movie scares the pajeebies out of me and the creatures are terrifying! 💀

  25. jclay says:

    Last October, I read The Graveyard Book by Gaiman and enjoyed the creative story line and spooky storytelling.

  26. thequeen23 says:

    Favorite scary book would have to be the haunting of hill house by Shirley jackson. Picking my favorite scary movie is hard but I’d have to say Night of the Living dead. But as for movies that scare me there are only two: the exorcist and the grudge, I don’t frighten easily but those two really freak me out.

  27. abc1111 says:

    I like The Babadook movie. It was creepy.

  28. ClickClick says:

    I thought Thinner by Stephen King was pretty scary.

  29. I can’t watch scary movies anymore after Jeepers Creepers, but I love to re-read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown every year!

  30. CassieopiaB says:

    One of my favorite scary books is The Fall by Bethany Griffin. I think she does a wonderful job taking an iconic story like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and retells it with a more in-depth and spooky take in Madeline’s point of view.

  31. deadtossedwaves says:

    Pet Cemetery!

  32. jmawriter says:

    Dead House was a great and creepy book!!

  33. yani says:

    the scariest movie iv ever seen is the babadook

    i think its because it was more psychological than anything else so i could happen to anyone literally cant count how many times that kept me awake at night

  34. indiansgirl9 says:

    Zeke by Wodke Hawkinson was a creepy killer book. loved it.

  35. Cookie says:

    Mine definitely has to be Anna Dressed in Blood!

  36. emmathefangirl says:

    Dracula by Bram Stoker

  37. aplace says:

    Book: Survive the Night by Danielle Vega
    Movie: The Craft

  38. leevereads says:

    My favorite horror movie might not be THAT famous, but right now, it is GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2! And for a horror book? Err, I don’t know, I haven’t read one THAT good yet. Except for some H.P. Lovecraft stories.

  39. My favorite scary book is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. I don’t read many scary books.

  40. Alexa says:

    Because I don’t read horror-themed books, my favorite horror film is The Conjuring.

  41. smlashley876 says:

    My favorite scary book is Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow!!

  42. Pnwbookworm says:

    My favorite scary book is Black House by Stephen King

  43. Nabi7654 says:

    My fav scarty movie is Silent Hill, i absolutely love the ending.

  44. lindsaymarie1025 says:

    My favorite scary book (and one of the only I’ve read.. I’m not really a fan of scary things!) is Pet Sematary. The ending! SO creepy.

  45. gaby22 says:

    The Adams Family

  46. sbmoore532 says:

    The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich!!

  47. bookbunny68 says:

    I love Thirteen Ghosts.

  48. kgates25 says:

    The waking dark by Robin Wasserman.

  49. Regency says:

    My favorite scary movie is Scream and my favorite scary book is The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

  50. Apelli133 says:

    My favorite scary book growing up was Carrie by: Stephen King. The movie was creepy as well!!! Loved It!

  51. Mama Reads says:

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane is spookier than people think and I love how it starts out subtle and ends much more, monstrous.

  52. Kourtni says:

    My favorite scary movie is probably Orphan. As for books… well I’m reading Asylum by Madeleine Roux right now and loving it!

  53. faeriesfolly says:

    I don’t read a lot of horror but the Locke & Key series by Joe Hill is crazy good.

    Movie is similar since I don’t watch a lot of horror — Repo! The Genetic Opera. haha. I could watch it a million times. Or Cabin in the Woods.

  54. mary mac says:

    The Birds is my favorite scary movie.

  55. grumpybookdiva says:

    anna dressed in blood

  56. Chabucagranda says:

    Love this holiday and love vampires and things that go bump in the night. My favorite movie is Dracula and love to read Frankenstein. Love the costumes and the license to be somebody else.

  57. My favorite scary movie is Carrie (not the modern version!!!) and my favorite scary books are Frankenstein and Dracula.

  58. ljkish says:

    My favorite scary movie is the original House on Haunted Hill. But, I was very young when I first saw it.

  59. Dana CK says:

    The book that scared me the most was The Shining! I had to find my husband and sit with him to be able to read the last chapter.

  60. aliford says:

    I love Rebecca! v creepy

  61. BellaFranco says:

    My favorite scary book will always be the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series by Alvin Schwartz. It’s the perfect amount of scary for me, which is to say juvenile level lol. My favorite scary movie is a really old one called The Changling.

  62. luzes says:

    My favorite scary movie is It Follows :)

  63. puttputt1198eve says:

    Loved the old Audrey Hepburn movie Wait Until Dark!!

  64. gonzalet says:

    My favorite scary read is still a tie between Salem’s (King) & The Lottery(Jackson).
    The movie that still makes me jump is “The Fog”.

  65. vampirelover94 says:

    My favorite scary book is The Complete Tales And Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. My favorite Scarry movie is House of Wax with Vincent Price.

  66. paranormal-angel says:

    Chuck for me is one of the scariest and creeptastic movies I’ve ever seen

  67. DuckyluvsPerk says:

    My fave scary stories is ‘Scary stories to tell in the dark’. It was my fisrt scary book and after all these years it still creeps me out!👻

  68. rivsocsmith says:

    I was terrified by the movie “The Blob” when I was little. The original version.

  69. bookish_kat says:

    Scream is my favorite scary movie!

  70. ashleynicholslampkin@gmail.com says:

    I’ve been loving the Sunshine girl series by Paige McKenzie!

  71. barblima says:

    Rosemary’s Baby

  72. bumble says:

    The Exorcist still scares me as a movie!

  73. abhand2 says:

    When I was in fourth grade, I thought Down A Dark Hall was terrifying! I should go back and read it again.

  74. hayhaymass says:

    My favorite scary movie is The Conjuring

  75. JacklinU says:

    I don’t really watch a lot of scary movies, but I love Halloween town, hocus pocus, practical magic.. those are the movies I watch during Halloween!

  76. zachrissy says:

    I like scary books and movies that are based on true stories. I’m gunna go with “The Conjuring”.

  77. Hm… I can’t think of a scary book off the top of my head. But scary movies I have a bunch of. I think my current favorite is Freddy vs. Jason, or Crimson Peak.

  78. Lynnette says:

    Maybe I’m a gonna get a lil old school here but Steven King is the best when it comes to scary in my opinion . Got a real unhealthy love for that mans writing 😈😍

  79. Archmagereba says:

    I cannot think of any scary movies or books that I’ve watched or read recently, so I’ll just say that Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas are my favorite Halloween type movies.

  80. Steph says:

    A scary movie would be Mama and for scary books, anything by Stephen King would be it for me.

  81. Okay…when I was in my teens I had a habit of reading my Mom’s books. To be honest, reading her old books was really what created my love of all things book, and though I now mainly read YA, the creepiest/scariest books I’ve ever read would have to be False Memory by Dean Koontz and Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi!

    As for movies, when I was way to young IMO, I somehow ended up seeing The Exorcist and Poltergeist(the original versions)…let’s just say I am not a HUGE fan of scary movies anymore. LOL

  82. geckogirl1982 says:

    My favorite scary book would have to be Frankenstein, but I do really want to read The Call. I think it sounds good.

    Scary movie… I really can’t pick one. There are awesome classics like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween… and then newer ones like the conjuring and sinister… idk… I love the horror genre! I just can’t pick a favorite.

  83. amber123 says:

    My favorite scary story is “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe.

  84. KBragg says:

    Favorite scary books…Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson, Lockdown by A G. Smith, and Skeleton Man by J. Bruchach. Favorite horror movies… Stakeland, Babadook (especially when the mom is trying to kick in the kid’s door), Nightmare on Elm Street (what if you ARE vulnerable in your dreams?), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and 28 Days Later (Cillian Murphy is awesome!)

  85. nicolekal1023 says:

    My favorite scary movie would have to be either the Chucky series or the Scream series. For favorite books i would have to a variety of Edgar Allan Poe’s works.

  86. alig1020 says:

    I really enjoyed the spooky storyline of Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

  87. ShyGirl6663 says:

    my favorite scary movie is anything Tim Burton. I don’t have a favorite scary book. I’ve read so many good ones it’s hard to pick just one.. Diary of a Haunting has been on my “To Read” list so it would be awesome to win.
    Happy Halloween! =)

  88. Siren says:

    It sounds silly as an adult but when I was a kid the first Predator movie scared the junk out of me. For whatever reason I was terrified of the hanging corpses in the meat locker scene.

  89. booklover339 says:

    My favorite scary or horror type movie is The Skeleton Key or Sleepy Hollow

  90. jenniferedit says:

    I watched Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark when I was a kid and it totally freaked me out. I see that there’s a like-minded soul who has already commented on this movie above. Given the movie, I thought I’d be the only one! Hooray for kindred spirits!

  91. Andrea says:

    I’d have to go with the Call that I read recently. It was absolutely chilling.

  92. Hamburgerearmuffs says:

    My favorite is The Shining by Stephen King. Both the book and the movie are exquisitely done.

  93. fbpsmum says:

    The original ‘Halloween’ is still the scariest movie to me…doesn’t matter that I know now that Michael Myers is wearing a William Shatner mask!

  94. SierraRaven says:

    My favorite scary book is The Shining by Stephen King, followed by Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin.

  95. Broken_Zebra says:

    One of my favourite horror films is “The Cabin in the Woods” (Whedon & Goddard), and a much loved horror novel would be “N0S4R2” by the brilliant Joe Hill.

  96. tacos_tais says:

    My favorite scary movie is Don’t Look Under the Bed .

  97. cgigous says:

    My favorite scary book would be Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard. My favorite scary movie would be the Skeleton Key.

  98. Jennifer says:

    My favorite movies are the Exorcist 1 and 3.

  99. CynAyala23 says:

    Man, it’s so hard to pick a favorite scary book. Right now my two faves would be Project 17 and Survive the Night.

  100. OrganizedChaos says:

    Anna Dressed in Blood

  101. khaddox says:

    My favorite scary book is IT by Stephen King, and favorite scary movie is 30 Days of Night.

  102. bison61 says:

    favorite book would be Pet Sematary and the little stranger and movie The Exorcist-I still have a hard time watching that movie

  103. cplatania says:

    My favorite scary read is Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Still scares me every time.

  104. narineh_alexani says:

    I actually liked the movie lights out but my favorite scary movie would have to be Friday the 13th. I love the classic horror movies

  105. Tash says:

    My favorite scary book is a toss up of The Dead House and Anna Dressed in Blood. I’m huge into thriller and suspense novels so it’s hard to pick a favorite honestly.

  106. To tell you the truth, I am not into scary books. But a good Halloween read that I just finished was How To Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather. I am just recommending that book to everyone.

  107. VampyreLady says:

    It by Stephen King, clowns terrify me!

  108. angiegeniusgirl says:

    I have a lot of favorite movies: insidious chapter 3, the conjuring 1 &2, the addams family,
    I only remember ever reading 1 scary book and i dont know it name…😌

  109. My favorite scary book would have to be either The Shining or It.

  110. lurkykitty says:

    My favorite scary books are The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone and And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich. And Stephen King books, of course.

  111. baldwin1129 says:

    I just finished And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich and it’s the perfect Halloween scary book.

  112. RoRo says:

    Stephen King is the taker on books and on movie I still get scare by the Exorcist

  113. jenbibi23 says:

    I’m reading Dead House right now and it’s so creepy I can’t read when alone at night! I also loved Hotel Ruby! Of course The Diviners!!! Eeeeeek!

  114. mollumusic says:

    My favorite scary movie is The Ring and my favorite scary book is either The Dead And Buried by Kim Harrington or Hotel For The Lost by Suzanne Young!

  115. bookworm2010 says:

    Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is a very creepy book and movie. Definitely my favorite.

  116. dlbawiles says:

    I can’t choose! Stephen King or Clive Barker authored horror!

  117. dlbawiles says:

    It’s telling me this is a duplicate comment…..

    I can’t choose! Stephen King or Clive Barker authored horror!

  118. scostner1 says:

    Fright Night – the original with Roddy McDowall

  119. 811brynncess says:

    I am absolutely OBSESSED with Silence of the Lambs (both book and movie)

  120. notsoteenreads says:

    Scream! As for books, I’m having trouble finding something to creep me out sufficiently. I’m going to comb through the comments to find some suggestions.

  121. kpg813 says:

    I thought One Was Lost by Natalie Richards was pretty scary and I just finished And the Trees Crept in by Dawn Kurtagich, definitely a creepy read! As far as movies go, Children of the Corn made me avoid cornfields for years, thanks for the giveaway!

  122. purplehrtd says:

    The Shining by Stephen King is one of my favorites!

  123. book16worm says:

    My favorite scary movie has to be Silence of the Lambs!

  124. I dig Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. Totally creeped me out, and it’s all I can think of any time I go to IKEA now. :/

  125. Bremee227 says:

    My favorite spooky book is Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender. My favorite spooky movie has to be Scream!

  126. Michaela says:

    My favourite horror book and movie has to be The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

  127. rhiannonrowan says:

    My favorite scary movie is A Nightmare on Elm Street, my favorite horror novel is The Shining by Stephen King. Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway!

  128. Maddie says:

    My favorite scary books as to be the Find me series by Romily Bernard and Feral by Holly Schindler.

  129. Spooforever says:

    Stephen Woodworth’s Through Violet Eyes Series had me paranoid, sleeping with the light on, & watching my back for a week & a half straight. I liked the series though…so it was worth it!!!

  130. BethM says:

    My favorite scary movie is “Arsenic and Old Lace” from 1944 with Cary Grant!

  131. JillBuck says:

    Mmm The Conjuring or The Orphan as my favorite scary movie and It by Stephen King as my favorite scary book.

  132. josieposie says:

    My favorite scary book is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Talk about chilling!

  133. catodragon says:

    My favorite scary books are always by Stephen King. The master of the frighteningly plausible human terror. Dreamcatcher and Salem’s Lots are two of my top scary books. I also thought The Troop by Nick Cutter was scary too!

  134. Booktrovert15 says:

    For scary books I would say the unbecoming of Mara Dyer and for movies chucky ×_×

  135. My favourite scary book is The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling :)

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