Paste magazine’s list of 30 of the Best Horror Books

Yes.  I realize there are 31 books on the list.  Not my fault Paste is a little tweaked.

This is the list from the article found here: http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/04/required-reading-40-of-the-best-horror-novels.html

Bold means I’ve read it.  Italics means I only saw the movie.  Both means I read it AND saw the movie.

  1. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
  2. The Amityville Horror – Jay Anson
  3. Books of Blood, Vol. 1-3 – Clive Barker
  4. Broken Monsters – Lauren Beukes
  5. Carrion Comfort – Dan Simmons
  6. Coraline – Neil Gaiman
  7. The Damnation Game – Clive Barker
  8. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  9. The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty
  10. Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus – Mary Shelley
  11. Ghost Story – Peter Straub
  12. The Girl Next Door – Jack Ketchum
  13. Haunted – Chuck Palaniuk
  14. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
  15. Heart-Shaped Box – Joe Hill
  16. Horns – Joe Hill
  17. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
  18. I have No Mouth, And I Must Scream – Harlan Ellison
  19. It – Stephen King
  20. John Dies @ the End – David Wong
  21. Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist
  22. Little Star – John Ajvide Lindqvist
  23. The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft – Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  24. Lunar Park – Bret Easton Ellis
  25. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  26. The October Country – Ray Bradbury
  27. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Alvin Schwartz
  28. Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris
  29. The Shining – Stephen King
  30. The Tune of the Screw – Henry James
  31. World War Z – Max Brooks

I’m saving this for the times when I can’t decide what to read next.

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2 thoughts on “Paste magazine’s list of 30 of the Best Horror Books

  1. Fingerling says:

    What a great list 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

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