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WHATS YOUR FAVORITE HORROR/SCARY STORIES, NOVELS or AUTHORS?


Over the last 5 years, I've stopped reading novels altogether, and slightly regret every moment of it.

Now as of last week, I've pulled up the courage to get out and find a good author to follow once more.
This time I have chosen- H.P Lovecraft ! ! ! ! ! Historically one of the most famous short story horror writers to ever exist, and also one of the original. Even Stephen King grew up reading all his books.

Currently reading his story Reanimator, and so far, its pretty creepy :3
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I've read a fair bit of King. I think many of his short stories are much better than his books. I've also read some Straub, never read Lovecraft, but I like Poe. After that, it really is more about the quality of the story than me being a completionist for an author's work I think I tend to prefer psychological horror over straight horror stories.
Posted 3/3/14
I also enjoy Mr. Lovecraft's work. Or rather, I really enjoy the detailed visions of the worlds he created.

Last year I had the honor of meeting CJ Henderson. He was great to talk too. Funny guy. He did a bunch of illistrations for the reprints of HPLs books. I even got him to sign my copy of 'The Dead Walk Again' :3 I like zombie stories, I guess that would be my favorite slice of the horror pie. My all time favorite zombie book is, take a guess..., World War Z by Max Brooks. Just the amount of information that gets relayed, you could really picture Z-Day going down exactly as it's written. The government crashing, the 'great panic', it's just so vivid. Really, WWZ is worthy of all the praise it got/gets.

I have several other Zombie novels in the basket on amazon. I'll get around to them some day. Patient Zero is next on my list.
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Posted 3/10/14 , edited 3/10/14
I just remembered a series from a dark fantasy author I really like. If you haven't read the Dubric series from Tamara Siler Jones, you should give it a try. Dubric is something like a sheriff. He is cursed to see the ghosts of people that have died violently. To put them to rest, he must solve the murders. And these murders are violent, dark, and twisted. It's well worth reading if you don't mind disturbing stories.
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Reviving an old thread! }:D

I love Clive Barkers Books of Blood
Book 1 will forever hold a special place in my heart! XD
My favorite is-
Pig Blood Blues
Former policeman Redman starts working in a borstal, where he uncovers a deadly secret involving a boy named Lacey. Lacey claims that a missing boy named Henessey is not missing but is present in the form of a ghost. As Redman investigates he finds that things are not what they seem, and that a giant pig in a stye on the grounds is possessed by the soul of Henessey, having transferred his soul into the pig to live forever. "This is the state of the beast...to eat and be eaten."

Lately I haven't ordered any horror books, been trolling creepypasta for something worthwhile.
Posted 4/30/15 , edited 4/30/15
I love horror but reading horror stories doesn't make me feel afraid...same with movies lately I like to read books by Stephen King because he is a good writer and always produces great character development but I'm never scared lol same with Clive Barker.

There is an author I highly dislike and he was regarded as one of the best horror writers ever. I picked up a book to check him out but I ended up tossing it in the garbage >_< I have a huge respect for books but that one didn't deserve it.

On a good note, I like to listen to horror stories!! I listened to one from this channel and I couldn't sleep well that night lol https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqivnvaruBVH8fqI5JU9h5jZKV-32bbEn it's in spanish
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My pa introduced Clive Barker to me as a youngster, he was scary for me then but not so much now! lmfao I never really liked reading anything from Stephen King but i do like some movie adaptations of his stories!

I love it when someone reads me something scary! Audiobooks are greeeaaat! Sometimes i go onto youtube to find videos of people reading creepypastas or whatever.

I know how you feel though, lately there hasn't been anything worth watching or reading.

I watched that new slender man movie, it had some good points but it was a bit of a let down. It cost me 10 bucks to rent that sucker! :O Regrets!
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Posted 4/30/15 , edited 4/30/15
Lovecrafts great.
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I would have to say I enjoy reading books by Stephen King. As for a favorite book by him I don't have one, but I would recommend reading Full Dark, No Stars.
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H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, Hideyuki Kikuchi and Robert W. Chambers are my top five.

I also love all the table top rpgs derived from their horror stories.
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Oh boy, I love Clive Barker's short stories, but for some reason I couldn't get into his novels quite as much as his "Books of Blood" collections. My favorites from Stephen King would be "Salem's Lot", "The Shining", "Pet Semetary", "It",and "Cujo". Lovecraft and Poe are t he best in classic horror. And how about "Kwaidan" by Lafcadio Hearn? The story "Mujina" sends a shiver up my spine every time I read it.

P.S-Not much of a fan of Peter Straub, but I really liked "Shadowland". Something about stage magicians that was always creepy to me.
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Some of Edogawa Rampo's works were pretty creepy. The human chair and The Caterpillar immediately come to mind.
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All I can recall instantly is Stephen King, I adore most of his works and would recommend them.
I also like Anne Rice, Thomas Harris (according to my friend) and Koji Suzuki.
there was another one, who wrote this amazing story but I can't remember.
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Hmm.... when it comes to horror, I say my leaning's towards Edgar Allan Poe, Clive Barker, Stephen King (including his earlier works whilst usin' the pen name Richard Bachman), Anne Rice (such as the Mayfair Witches series and The Vampire Chronicles), and H.P. Lovecraft, for his avid tales of The Necronomicon and Cthulhu, to name a few. If I remember correctly, 'twas Stephen King's "IT" that got me hooked in the genre. From thereon.... never looked back ever since.
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Posted 6/1/15

Skreig wrote:

I also enjoy Mr. Lovecraft's work. Or rather, I really enjoy the detailed visions of the worlds he created.

Last year I had the honor of meeting CJ Henderson. He was great to talk too. Funny guy. He did a bunch of illistrations for the reprints of HPLs books. I even got him to sign my copy of 'The Dead Walk Again' :3 I like zombie stories, I guess that would be my favorite slice of the horror pie. My all time favorite zombie book is, take a guess..., World War Z by Max Brooks. Just the amount of information that gets relayed, you could really picture Z-Day going down exactly as it's written. The government crashing, the 'great panic', it's just so vivid. Really, WWZ is worthy of all the praise it got/gets.

I have several other Zombie novels in the basket on amazon. I'll get around to them some day. Patient Zero is next on my list.


I love CJ's Kolchak, the Nightstalker novels he puts out through Moonstone. He's a very underrated author indeed. He even did Kolchak/Lovecraft crossovers .
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