Horror

Horror fiction is fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the audience. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of a supernatural element into everyday human experience. Since the 1960s, 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.

Baby Teeth
Contagion (Contagion, #1)
Scream All Night
Scream and Scream Again!
Sanctuary (Sanctuary #1)
Nightbooks
Watch the Girls
This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us
Dreadful Company (Dr. Greta Helsing, #2)
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Ghost Roads #2)
Dreaming Dangerous
The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)
The Unfortunates
One of Us
Deep Roots (The Innsmouth Legacy, #2)

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    The Haunting of Hill House
    Cujo
    Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)
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    I’ll tell you now. That silence almost beat me. It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment.
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