great stories of fear and their creators
  • 184 Pages
  • 0.54 MB
  • English
McFarland & Co. , Jefferson, N.C
Horror tales, Authorship, History and criticism, Comic books, s
Statementwritten by Rocky Wood ; illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne
ContributionsChadbourne, Glenn, 1959-
LC ClassificationsPN3435 .W67 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 184 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24902810M
ISBN 139780786445639
LC Control Number2010031714

Since the s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, or exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror". Horror fiction often overlaps science fiction or fantasy, all three of which categories are sometimes placed under the umbrella classification speculative fiction.

For all horror books with more t ratings see: The Most Popular Horror on Goodreads Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Books shelved as horror: The Shining by Stephen King, It by Stephen King, Dracula by Bram Horrors book, Carrie by Stephen King, and Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

Home My Books. Blindness, by Jose Saramago. Helplessness is a key factor in a lot of horror; most people labor under the delusion that they are in charge of their destiny and their lives, and horror is often effective simply by reminding us how little control we actually : Jeff Somers.

What makes a horror novel scary varies from reader to reader.

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For example, some people love psychological horror, but others don’t understand what’s so terrifying about it.

But more than that, what defines a “top book” on Goodreads isn’t easily pinned : Vernieda Vergara. Considering what passes for horror in today’s mainstream publishing world, A Book of Horrors edited by Stephen Jones was a pretty good collection of horror, supernatural, and dark fantasy stories.

As with any Stephen Jones anthology there were a handful of standout stories.4/5(). Perennial contender and scary story all-star Stephen King collects his ninth Goodreads Choice Award with The ing the spirit of stone-cold classics like Firestarter and It, King’s new saga follows the fate of six supernaturally gifted kids locked into a harrowing facility known only as, yes, the King fellow shows a lot of promise.

Best New Horror Books For Adults. The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring (September 24) Taking place in Argentina, The Tenth Girl is a psychological thriller about an isolated finishing school with a legend living on its grounds.

Mavi, a Buenos Aires native, escapes there and enrolls as a new Horrors book. 9, books — 2, voters. Medicine and Literature. 1, books — 1, voters. 1, books — 1, voters.

The Definitive Horror Book List. 1, books. Frankenstein isn’t just an iconic horror novel; it’s a complete shift in perspective of what horror is and can be.

Hanging with her pals in Switzerland’s Villa Diodati, a teenaged Mary. none of koontzs books in this list are scary or horrific,lets go,play at the adams’ should be number 10 at least- no james herbert,or graham masterton the only slightly scary books by king in this list is it and salems ho tep is a comedy,not a horror book,joes God of the razor stories are his most 80% of this list are either crap or not horror,or Keep is one of the greatest novels.

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk This book is a collection of short stories, but it’s tied together by an over-arching narrative.

Writers are accepted into a retreat where their ties to the world are completely severed. Once there, each of them tries to curate a Author: Mary Kay Mcbrayer.

The Best Horror Books of All Time Come Closer. The Devil in Silver. Drawing Blood. The Drowning Girl. Fever Dream. The Fifth Child. Fledgling. The Frangipani Hotel. From Hell.

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Ghost Story. Gothic Tales. Horrorstor. House of Leaves. The Last Werewolf. The Lesser Dead. Maplecroft. Books have the ability to terrify unlike any other medium, and the horror genre is one of the largest in fiction with some of the most classic stories in all of : Paul Tassi.

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Psycho by Robert Bloch () If you’re into horror, you’re no stranger to Psycho.

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But let’s recap one of the best horror plots of all time anyway: inspired by the real-life story of psychotic murderer Ed Gein, Norman Bates and his Mother own the Bates motel, with the unlit neon sign out front. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Predating Dracula, this vampire novel kicked off the lesbian blood-sucker trope.

More than years later, it’s still a creepy tale of obsession and thinly veiled sexual appetite and one of the best free horror books out : Anna Gooding-Call.

A Darker Shade of Sorcery (The Realmers Book 1) by William Collins: Teenagers Evan and Brooke are the newest students to join Veneseron, the magic school for demon hunters.

Thing is, demons are the ones hunting them. Magic, comedy, romance and monsters alike abound in A Darker Shade of Sorcery, the first book in this horror-fantasy series.

And there’s also this book, “Horrorstör,” a short horror novel (with strong humor elements) written by Grady Hendrix. Its focus is on a haunting at an IKEA-style big box retail store. The lead character in the story is Amy, a slacker in a thoroughly dead-end job working retail at ORSK, a furniture and housewares store designed from the /5().

Out of all the books on this list—all the derangement, the creepy events, the sheer brutality—this is the one that comes with a warning.

Reprinted by Penguin as part of their project to bring the author to wider audiences, Conspiracy is a book about horror, and probably a book that counts as horror, but is not horror fiction. Instead, it Author: Sam Reader.

“A fascinating and frightening book” (Los Angeles Times)—the bestselling true story about a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to Decemberthe Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in 4/4().

Best Horror Novels And Stories In honor of Frankenstein's th birthday, this year's summer reader poll is all about horror — from classics like Mary Shelley's monster to. 4 The Amityville Horror, by Jay Anson. Gallery Books There’s a reason The Amityville Horror keeps getting retold.

This true story about a family that moved into an allegedly Author: Shannon Carlin. Literary historian J. Cuddon defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length which shocks, or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing".

It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is frequently supernatural, though it might also be non-supernatural. Free eBooks - Horror. Here you can find free books in the category: Horror.

Read online or download Horror eBooks for free. Browse through our eBooks while discovering great authors and exciting books. Stephen King is on a tear, and the horror master shows no signs of slowing down in In addition to new adaptations of The Outsider and The Stand hitting the small screen this year, King's also set to release a new book.

If It Bleeds collects four novellas— Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story, If It Bleeds Author: Orrin Grey. Browse the best horror books of all time from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Dan Simmons and more. From classics like Lord of the Flies and Ring to newer releases like The Institute, Stranger Things, and Imaginary Friend, there are a variety of spooky stories to add to your list.

If Chalk is a book about the horror of wounds and being wounded, Kill Creek is about the scars that trauma leaves.

Scott Thomas’s disturbing love letter to psychological and gothic horror puts four deeply troubled writers in a haunted house that plays on their insecurities and : Sam Reader.

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April Book of the day If It Bleeds review – Stephen King on vintage form. The horror writer is at his familiar best with four suspenseful and sometimes surprisingly tender.