As we turn to our October habit of reading, watching, and re-enacting horror stories, you may wonder about those who wrote those stories, their inspirations, and their environments. Take a look at Stephen King’s house -it’s just perfect for imagining horrific plot points, don’t you think? The house was built in the mid-19th century, but the gate with the bats was added by King himself, which he reportedly regrets because of the crazy people it attracts. Duh. Get a look at the homes once inhabited by other writers, such as Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Edgar Allan Poe, and others, at Flavorwire.