Ok team - I made an executive decision since the vote was so close, and decided to go with H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness since it seems to be a perfect fit for Halloween. Lovecraft's works could best be described as a blended genre of Victorian-esque science fiction, fantasy and horror - the author himself used the term 'weird fiction' to describe his writings - that seems like it could be right up this club's alley.
This short novella tracks a group of explorers as they undertake a geological expedition in the bitter cold of the Antarctic. During their excavations deep in the heart of the continent, they unearth some strange, deeply unsettling artifacts that point to the unknown history of a bizarre civilization that once occupied the region. Shortly after, chaos ensues (of course).
If you can get past Lovecraft's often wordy descriptions and unique vocabulary - it's definitely an enjoyable and terrifying read really suitable for the end of October. See you guys there
If this date doesn't work for most people I could move it to Nov 1st