My Heart is a Chainsaw was so good, being book one of a trilogy, it will definitely spur me to read the rest of it before this time rolls around again next year. It also got me to rewatch Scream which I don't think I'd seen since it was in the theater, and that was a lot better than I remembered it being as well. Oh my, and I see the second book is set around Christmas, so I'll definitely be reading that next month.
The Devil Takes You Home was pretty incredible as well. Very interesting supernatural horror elements, and often fairly subtle, but just some wildly intense real world horror. Very deserving of all the accolades it has received.
All the Murmuring Bones really worked well for me, and was a nice shift from the in your face brutality of The Devil Takes You Home. It also really hit a lot more of the seasonal tropes than I was expecting - a traveling troupe, witches, and even a brief werewolf cameo.
I'm 70% of the way through Between Two Fires and it is just phenomenal. Cannot wait to see how it's going to finish. Such interesting monsters. There's just so many little moments in it that hit you in the feels in such perfect little ways.
The most pleasant side effect of limiting my horror reading to this one time of year is that I'm able to have such a high rate of exceptional reads. The downside is knowing that there's many that I'm missing out on as well... Really wish I could live life like Bill Nighy in About Time.