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The Kali Krew Presents: A Quiet Little Town

It’s a quiet, summer day. The cicadas are droning, sprinklers are sprinkling with all of their might, kids running joyfully through them. Suddenly, the idyllic quiet is shattered by a scream. Or people go quietly missing. Or are not acting…quite like themselves.

This is small-town horror. It can be anything from a cosmic, Lovecraftian horror wreaking havoc on a once peaceful little town, an insidious invasion like The Invasion of the Body Snatchers or something dark that’s been hiding in the shadows, lurking patiently for its time or feasting on the townsfolk as the years go by ala IT.

Below are the Kali Krew’s favourite small towns to visit when we’re in the mood to visit those tiny little towns that you can only find…in the Twilight Zone (sorry, Gracie had to).

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The Crazies

Chosen by Lilyn

The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry

Chosen by Lilyn

The Good House by Tananarive Due

Chosen by Tracy

Book cover for The Good House

In the Mouth of Madness

Chosen by Sam

Lip Hook by David Hine and Mark Stafford

Chosen by Olly

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

Chosen by Olly

Needful Things by Stephen King

Chosen by Gracie


Chosen by Shawn

Pretty Mary’s All in a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste

Chosen by Eliza


Chosen by Shawn

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Chosen by Gracie

The Stepford Wives

Chosen by Olly

The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Connors

Chosen by Bill

The Summer Job by Adam Cesare

Chosen by Tracy

The Twilight Zone

Chosen by Gracie

Violet by Scott Thomas

Chosen by Tracy

The Wicker Man

Chosen by Olly

The Witches of Eastwick

Chosen by Olly

Let us know your favourite creepy little towns!

Published inTop Ten Tuesday


  1. Bram Stoker’s “Lair of the White Worm” is set in a castle and nearby village with nightmarish entities haunting it. While Peter Gabriel’s song “Red Rain” was supposed to be about an accursed village.

  2. I don’t think Tremors would count as a town, but had to mention it. I was thinking of Slithers as well. 😉

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