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Posted 8/7/16
So I am looking to read a good horror book. I would like something supernatural but hey, sometimes people with messed up minds can be pretty scary too. Any recommendations? Also I don't want anything mainstream like Dracula. Although it is probably a great book, I would rather read something that is completely new to me (as I don't want to read a story that I may already know the ending to). Thanks for any recommendations!
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Posted 8/7/16
Metro 2033 is a really good read, if you've ever seen the games you'll know what you're in for, it's far more in-depth, very descriptive.
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Posted 8/7/16
Bird Box is really good for a supernatural-ish horror, Penpal is a good horror also (more creepy), and Exoskeleton is good if you like gore!
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Posted 8/8/16
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll probably pick one of the ones mentioned randomly.
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Posted 8/9/16
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Posted 9/5/16
Bird Box is must read book.
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If you're even slightly claustrophobic then "Walkers" by Graham Masterton is worth a read.
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Posted 9/5/16
Well, I'm not sure if it would be considered "mainstream" or not, but The Shining by Stephen King is pretty good...

Not sure if it would fall completely under horror, but whatever...
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Posted 10/11/16
Danielle Vega is a great YA horror author as well as Darren Shan. The Demonata series by Darren Shan is definitely horror, but his other books have elements of horror and gore in it. I highly recommend reading some books by him.

Danielle Vega:

The Merciless (mean girls gone torture and exorcism)
The Merciless II
Survive the Night


Darren Shan:

The Thin Executioner
Demonata Series (very gory and great! I highly recommend!!)
Cirque Du Freak Series
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Posted 10/11/16
Douglas Clegg's Harrow series.
Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series.
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Posted 12/13/16
Here are some of my favorites

Brian Keene- The Rising and Dark Hollow
Tim Lebbon- Coldbrook, The Silence and Face
Richard Laymon- Night in the Lonesome October, In the Dark, and Among the Missing
Bentley Little- His Father's Son, The Policy, and Dispatch
Robert McCammon- Swan Song and Mystery Walk
Tim Curran- Dead Sea and Resurrection
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Posted 1/13/17
Mine favourite horror books are Houses of Leaves and The Passage.
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Posted 1/18/17
I drew up some summer night sweats with Chuck Palahniuk’s Haunted—and never looked at candle wax the same way again. And right now, I’m working my way through a puzzling, claustrophobic read during the spring. Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves is currently straining my brain.

And while horror is a genre some casual readers write off, any good horror novelist will tell you the root of our most terrifying scenarios rests deep within the mind. The scares within the next 30 books? They’ll stick with you longer than any knee-jerk gag you’ll see in the theater this summer. Yeah—even if it’s in 3D.

We’ve all got different favorites, so we’d love to hear yours in the comments section below. Oh—and sleep tight in the next few months.

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Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17
I would suggest you try out Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the story of a science student that goes by the same name. It's a bit gross but then that's what horror is all about - stolen body parts are used to assemble a human being, with the emerging creature hell bent on unleashing murderous revenge upon its creator. Makes one want to think twice about tampering with nature.

Another considerably terrifying one is Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. The cover of the book itself is spooky, with a skeleton dangling awkwardly on strings. It talks about the past - Hitler's extermination camps, the Nazis, and evilness. It then talks about the present - about people who have the psychic powers to read others' minds as well as control them at will. A point comes when the future of the world is at stake.
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You might like "The Stand" by Steven King or "Swan Song" by Robert McCammon. Both have supernatural / apocalyptic elements.
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