With Halloween slithering up on us, here are three books about awful arts.
Horrorgami: 25 Creepy Creatures, Ghastly Ghouls, and Other Fiendish Paper Projects (Running Press) by Chris Marks offers illustrated instructions for folding your own origami bats and bones, skulls and spiders, mummies and more.
Knitmare on Elm Street: 20 Projects That Go Bump in the Night (Running Press) by Hannah Simpson gathers all sorts of horrible things to make with sharp pointed objects and yarn. Necronomicon iPad Cozy, anyone?
Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection (Abrams Image) by Kirk Hammett is a handsome full-color book depicting the Metallica lead guitarist's massive collection of monster-movie memorabilia: posters, props, toys, original art and more from the 1920s to the present.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor