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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.

Most Read This Week Tagged "Horror"

The Outsider
The Last Time I Lied
Behind Closed Doors
Lies That Bind Us
Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1)
In a Dark, Dark Wood
The Retreat
The Summer Children (The Collector, #3)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Baby Teeth
Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)
Silent Child
The Grownup
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)
This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)
Roses of May (The Collector, #2)
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)
Gwendy's Button Box
The Broken Girls
The Anomaly
The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk, #1)
Our Kind of Cruelty
The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts #1)
Providence
Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)
Acceptance (Southern Reach, #3)
Ricochet Joe
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Ghost Roads #2)
The Light of the Fireflies
The Fourth Monkey (4MK Thriller, #1)
Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)
Malevolent (Shaye Archer #1)
Authority (Southern Reach, #2)
Bone Music (Burning Girl, #1)
Undead Girl Gang
The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk, #2)
The Tide (The Tide, #1)
The Woman in the Woods (Charlie Parker, #16)
Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)
A Dark Lure
Her Body and Other Parties
Through the Woods
The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3)
Wayward (Wayward Pines, #2)
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Fever Dream
Follow You Home
Don't Wake Up
Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1)
Disturbed
A Study in Emerald
The Shape of Water
World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)
The Last Town (Wayward Pines, #3)
The Magpies (The Magpies, #1)
Revival
The Lucky Ones
Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening (Monstress, #1)
The Cellar (The Cellar #1)
The Good Son
Fierce Kingdom
Meddling Kids
Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)
Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook
Hidden Bodies (You, #2)
Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace, #1)
The Art of Fear (The Little Things That Kill #1)
The Gone World
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #2)
Night Shift (Midnight, Texas, #3)
All the Little Children
The River at Night
The Changeling
The Cabin
The Fifth Doll
Obscura
東京喰種トーキョーグール 7 [Tokyo Guru 7] (Tokyo Ghoul, #7)
東京喰種トーキョーグール 6 [Tokyo Guru 6] (Tokyo Ghoul, #6)
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #1)
Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)
Punishment (Detective Barnes, #1)
Gilchrist
Hell's Bell (Lizzie Grace, #2)
The Library at Mount Char
進撃の巨人 25 [Shingeki no Kyojin 25] (Attack on Titan, #25)
From the Cradle
Spill Zone (Spill Zone, #1)
Squall
The Carrow Haunt
Cause to Kill (Avery Black Mystery, #1)
東京喰種トーキョーグール 8 [Tokyo Guru 8] (Tokyo Ghoul, #8)
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood (Monstress, #2)
London (Surviving The Evacuation #1)
The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)
The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co., #2)
Because She Loves Me

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