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Posted 2/12/17 , edited 5/3/17
Read some H. P. Lovecraft. My favorite might be "The Music of Erich Zann," and "The Dreams in the Witch House" was freaky. He also wrote this really cute story about cats.
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I'm glad someone mentioned H.P Lovecraft!
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Stephen King's "The Dark Half". Favourite horror novel of all time.
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Posted 8/14/17 , edited 8/15/17
Are you looking for something contemporary or something old (1800's or 1900's)?
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I second H.P. Lovecraft. One of my favorite short stories is "Rats in the walls."
Try "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
There are plenty of books by Stephen King you could check out of you haven't already.
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I enjoyed "The Boy Who Drew Monsters" by Keith Donohue. If you're interested in much older books, like around a hundred years old, or psychological horror, anything by Shirley Jackson or Franz Kafka is what I'd recommend. Also Jeff Vandermeer's "The Southern Reach Trilogy" is great, it's more along the lines of Sci-fi but I found some things quite disturbing, especially in the first volume.
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Posted 9/10/17

chaoticnerdum wrote:

I second H.P. Lovecraft. One of my favorite short stories is "Rats in the walls."
Try "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson


Thank you for mentioning Hill House. Very powerful psychological stuff. Eleanor is an excellent character.

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Posted 9/10/17
Pretty much anything Lovecraft is worth reading, but I recommend Pickman's Model, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Thing on the Doorstep, The Temple, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and of course, The Call of Cthulhu.

At the Mountains of Madness is exceptional, but it's also a very long haul and filled with detail. I'm into that, but others may not be. Fair warning.

The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long is the first Mythos story written by someone other than Lovecraft.

Otherwise, I'll recommend the following:

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Ghost Story by Philip Straub
World War Z by Max Brooks (It is outstanding, and MUCH better than the movie)
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King (I run hot and cold on King, but this is one hell of a vampire story.)
Dracula and Frankenstein are mandatory reads for anyone with an affinity for Victorian prose.
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

I also like short story anthologies. In particular, look for ones edited by Marvin Kaye, such as:

Masterpieces of Terror & the Supernatural
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown
Don't Open This Book!
Devils and Demons - A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old and New
Witches and Warlocks - Tales of Black Magic, Old and New





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U might like stuff from clive barker
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auroraloose wrote:

Read some H. P. Lovecraft. My favorite might be "The Music of Erich Zann," and "The Dreams in the Witch House" was freaky. He also wrote this really cute story about cats.


Came here to make sure Lovecraft was listed, found it. Ages super well.
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Stephen king's novels are fairly good as is lovecraft.. all of whom are already listed. And yes the Exorcist. Books are always better.
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