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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/23/17
I don't really read much horror at all, but I'll second Something Wicked This Ways Comes, Ray Brabury is one of my all time favorite writers (with books in multiple genres).

Other than that, I've read Carrie, Dreamcatcher, and The Stand by Steven King. Didn't like Carrie and understand that Dreamcatcher isn't technically good, but still enjoyed it, The Stand was kind of great. Also enjoyed a couple of short stories of his and am currently reading The Dark Half.

Some of Poe's quite good, haven't read Lovecraft.

Frankenstein was great.
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Posted 9/8/17 , edited 9/8/17
I grew up on Stephen King novels. Insomnia and The Dead Zone remain in my favorites to this day, even if they weren't the scariest, I think they definitely influenced my tastes in media. On that note, I read It as a child and it gave me nightmares.

One of my all time favorite books nowadays is a Japanese novel (it was translated into English) called Goth by Otsuichi. It follows two kids obsessed with murder and death as they investigate murders and the like. I really, really recommend it.
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Posted 9/8/17 , edited 9/8/17
Edgar Allan Poe is always my go-to guy for stuff.

i use to read a lot more non-fiction back in high school and kind of want to get back into it [horror was always my favourite genre] one of my favourite books from when i was little was The House on Hackmans Hill which was a scholastic book from my childhood i got in this horror combo back with some R.L. Stein books and a few other ones [i remember loving this book 'Theres a Dead Girl Following my Sister' or something like that, but i lent it to someone and it was lost to time] i read that book so much i got my mom to read it so i had someone to discuss it with [still own it] basically its split into 2 parts, this flashback told by a man who was a boy in the house when Hackamn disappeared, and then present time when the cousins go into the house [then a snowstorm hits and they're trapped with a monster in the house... well, it's actually Anubis, long story short, there's a lot of Egyptology to the book too] the ending was kind of meh, but otherwise i loved how the house was designed and the whole being chased by an unseen being. so awesome.

anyway, i switched to more non-fiction in college and early 20's so it's mostly 'haunted tales' stories and urban legends, but i would like get back into fiction. i've heard mixed reviews of Stephen King [though i remember my mom always read him growing up, probably the only author she read when i was a kid] and i'm kind of meh on most crime dramas, so i'm probably going to look into Lovecraft or something.
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