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Horror Authors and Titles


Steve Allen (Domain series), James BeauSeigneur (Christ Clone Trilogy), Charles L.
Grant (Millennium Quartet), Stephen King (The Stand), Dean Koontz (The Taking), Tim LaHaye
and Jerry B. Jenkins (Left Behind series), Tim Lebbon (The Nature of Balance), Jeff Long (Year
Zero), Robert R. McCammon (Swan Song), Stewart O’Nan (A Prayer for the Dying), Michael
Reaves (Hell on Earth)

Classic Horror

Ambrose Bierce (The Devil’s Dictionary; short stories); William Peter Blatty (The
Exorcist); Robert Bloch (Psycho); Ray Bradbury (Something Wicked This Way Comes); August
Derleth (Dwellers in Darkness); Daphne Du Maurier (Rebecca); John Farris (The Fury); Shirley
Jackson (The Haunting of Hill House; The Lottery); Henry James (The Turn of the Screw);
Stephen King (‘Salem’s Lot; The Shining; The Stand); Fritz Leiber (Conjure Wife); Gaston
Leroux (The Phantom of the Opera); Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby); H. P. Lovecraft (At the
Mountains of Madness; The Dunwich Horror); Richard Matheson (I Am Legend); Gustav
Meyrink (The Golem); Edgar Allan Poe (short stories); Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire);
David Seltzer (The Omen); Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein: or, the Modern
Prometheus); Robert Louis Stevenson (“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”); Bram
Stoker (Dracula); Whitley Strieber (The Wolfen); H. G. Wells (The Island of Dr. Moreau); Oscar
Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

Cosmic Horror/Paranoia

Dale Bailey (The Fallen), Ramsey Campbell (Cold Print), August Derleth (Dwellers in
Darkness; The Lurder at the Threshold; Quest for CthulhuI, Fred Chappell (Dagon), August
Derleth (Dwellers in Darkness), Elizabeth Hand (Waking the Moon), T. E. D. Klein (The
Ceremonies), Dean R. Koontz (Phantoms), H. P. Lovecraft (Cthulhu Mythos), Brian Lumley
(Dreamlands series, Titus Crow series), Chris Wooding (The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray)

Dark Fantasy

Ramsey Campbell (The Darkest Part of the Woods), Stephen Dedman (The Art of Arrow
Cutting series), Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Elizabeth Hand (Mortal Love), James Herbert
(Once), Robert Holdstock (Mythago Woods series), Graham Joyce (The Tooth Fairy), Stephen
King (The Dark Tower series), Stephen King and Peter Straub (Black House), Brian Lumley
(The Caller of the Black; Beneath the Moors; Titus Crow series), China Mieville (Perdido Street
Station; The Scar), Tim Powers (Earthquake Weather; Expiration Date; Last Call), Michael Shea
(The Colour Out of Time), Sean Stewart (Resurrection Man), Marc Scott Zicree (Magic Time

Demonic Possession

William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist), Robert Bloch (Lori), John Coyne (The Piercing),
John Farris (Son of the Endless Night), Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby), Mary Ann Mitchell (Drawn
to the Grave), Whitley Strieber (Unholy Fire)

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Early Works

Horace Walpole (The Castle of Otranto); Ann Radcliffe (The Mysteries of Udolpho);
Matthew Lewis (The Monk); Mary Shelley (Frankenstein); Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde); Bram Stoker (Dracula); Nathaniel Hawthorne (The House of the Seven Gables);
Edgar Allan Poe (short stories); H. P. Lovecraft (the Cthulhu Mythos)


Richard Adams (The Girl in a Swing), Clive Barker (Coldheart Canyon), James Blalock
(Winter Tides), Robert Bloch (Lori), Emily Brontë (Wuthering Heights), Ramsey Campbell
(Nazareth Hill), Douglas Clegg (The Halloween Man), Barbara Erskine (House of Echoes;
Midnight Is a Lonely Place), Keith Ferrario (Deadly Friend), M. A. Harper (The Year of Past
Things), Henry James (The Turn of the Screw), James Kahn (The Poltergeist series), Robert R.
McCammon (The Night Boat), Barbara Michaels (Ammie, Come Home; The Crying Child), Brent
Monahan (The Bell Witch), Toni Morrison (Beloved), Stewart O’Nan (The Night Country), John
Saul (Comes the Blind Fury), Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones), Peter Straub (Ghost Story;
Julia; If You Could See Me Now ), Chet Williamson (Ash Wednesday)

Haunted Houses

Jay Anson (The Amityville Horror), Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey), Ramsey Campbell
(Nazareth Hill), Orson Scott Card (Homebody), Tananarive Due (The Good House), Henry
Garfield (Room 13), Robert Girardi (Madeleine’s Ghost), James Herbert (Haunted; The Magic
Cottage), Shirley Jackson (The Haunting of Hill House), Stephen King (Bag of Bones; The
Shining), Richard Kinion (Sacrifice), Bentley Little (The House), Dennis McFarland (A Face at
the Window), Robert Marasco (Burnt Offerings), Richard Matheson (Hell House), Barbara
Michaels (House of Many Shadows; Houses of Stone), Susan Moloney (The Dwelling), Chuck
Palahniuk (Lullaby), John Saul (Black Creek Crossing; The Blackstone Chronicles), Anne Rivers
Siddons (The House Next Door), Dan Simmons (A Winter Haunting), Peter Straub (lost boy lost
girl), Chet Williamson (Soulstorm)

Humorous Horror

Mario Acevedo (Felix Gomez series), Kingsley Amis (The Green Man), Jack Cody (The
Off Season), Frank Darabont (Walpuski’s Typewriter), Thomas M. Disch (The Business Man),
Tristan Egolf (Kornwolf), Andrew Fox (Fat White Vampire Blues; Bride of the Fat White
Vampire), Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series), Sparkle Hayter (Naked
Brunch), Floyd Kemske (Human Resources), Julie Kenner (Adventures of a Demon-Hunting
Soccer Mom); A. Lee Martinez (Gil’s All Fright Diner); Christopher Moore (Practical
Demonkeeping: A Comedy of Horrors; Coyote Blue; Bloodsucking Fiends; Island of the
Sequined Love Nun; The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove; Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged
Whale Sings; The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror; A Dirty Job; You
Suck: A Love Story), Norman Partridge (The Ten Ounce Siesta), David Prill (Serial Killer Days);
Pete Von Sholly (Morbid; Morbid 2), Dan Simmons (The Fires of Eden), Del Stone, Jr. (Dead
Heat), Oscar Wilde (The Canterville Ghost)

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Medical Horror/Evil Science

C. Dean Anderson (I Am Frankenstein), Stephen Bury (The Cobweb), Robin Cook

(Acceptable Risk; Coma; Harmful Intent; Toxin), Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain;
Jurassic Park; Prey), Tess Gerritsen (Bloodstream; Gravity; Harvest; Life Support; The
Surgeon), M. John Harrison (Signs of Life), Stephen King (Firestarter), Dean Koontz (Dark
Rivers of the Heart, Demon Seed, Watchers; Prodigal Son,) Ira Levin (The Boys from Brazil),
Richard Matheson (The Incredible Shrinking Man), Michael Palmer (Fatal; Natural Causes),
John Saul (Sleep Walk), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein), Curt Siodmak (Donovan’s Brain), Robert
Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), F. Paul Wilson (Implant)

Mental Powers

William E. Chambers (The Tormentress); Edward Gorman (Daughter of Darkness);

James Hynes (The Lecturer’s Tale); Stephen King (Carrie; Firestarter); Tabitha King (Candles
Burning); Dean R. Koontz (The Door to December; Night Chills); T. J. MacGregor (The Hanged
Man); Graham Masterton (Jim Rook series); Scott Nicholson (The Home); David J. Schow
(Bullets of Rain); Dan Simmons (Carrion Comfort); Curt Siodmak (Donovan’s Brain); Colin
Wilson (The Mind Parasites)


Re-animated beings: Steve Harris (The Devil on May Street), Brian Keene (The
Rising), Stephen King (The Dark Half; Pet Sematary), Dean Koontz (The Key to Midnight; Mr.
Murder; Shadow Fires), Gustav Meyrink (The Golem), Anne Rice (The Mummy, or Ramses the
Damned; The Vampire Lestat; Servant of the Bones), John Saul (The God Project; Hell Fire),
Mary Shelley (Frankenstein), Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Bram Stoker
(The Jewel of Seven Stars), Chelsea Quinn Yarbro ( Nomads)

Mythological creatures: Mark Chadbourn (Scissorman), Thomas M. Disch (The M.D.),

Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere), Owl Goingback (Crota),
Elizabeth Hand (Waking the Moon), Graham Joyce (The Tooth Fairy), Stephen King (It; Needful
Things; Salem’s Lot), T. E. D. Klein (The Ceremonies), Dean Koontz (Phantoms), Bentley Little
(Dominion; The Store), H. P. Lovecraft (Cthulhu mythos), Brian Lumley (Demogorgon), Robert
R. McCammon (Bethany’s Sin; Swan Song), Graham Masterton (The Manitou), Frank Peretti
(The Oath), Douglas Preston and Lincoln CHild (The Relic; Reliquary), Anne Rice (Servant of
the Bones), Dan Simmons (Song of Kali), Whitley Strieber (The Forbidden Zone)

Ecological damage or rampant nature: Steve Alten (Meg), Peter Benchley (Jaws),
Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), Rick Hautala (The Mountain King), Stephen King (Cujo),
Sidney Willliams (When Darkness Falls)

Occult and Supernatural

Richard Bachman (The Regulators); Ray Bradbury (The October Country; Something
Wicked This Way Comes), Ramsey Campbell (Hungry Moon; Incarnate; Midnight Sun; The
Overnight), Douglas Clegg (The Hour Before Dark); Mark Z. Danielewski (House of Leaves);
Matthew B. J. Delaney (Jinn); Tananarive Due (The Between; The Good House; My Soul to
Keep); John Farris (Fury series), Gary Frank (Forever You Will Suffer); Christopher Golden
(Wildwood Road); Muriel Gray (Furnace); Stephen King (From a Buick 8; The Shining); Dean R.
Koontz (Darkfall; Life Expectancy; The Servants of Twilight); Bentley Little (The Policy; The

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Town); Robert R. McCammon (Mystery Walk); Tom Piccirilli (A Choir of Ill Children; The
Deceased; Hexes; The Night Class); Christopher Priest (The Prestige); John Saul (Midnight
Voices); Joe Schreiber (Chasing the Dead); Peter Straub (Shadowland); Charles Stross (The
Atrocity Archives); F. Paul Wilson (The Tomb); Stuart Woods (Under the Lake);Stephen
Woodworth (Through Violet Eyes)

Psychological Horror

David Ambrose (Superstition), V. C. Andrews (Dollanganger Family series), Clive Barker

(Sacrament), Robert Bloch (Psycho), Guy Burt (The Hole; Sophie), Ramsey Campbell (The
Count of Eleven, The Darkest Part of the Woods; Nazareth Hill; Obsession), Jonathan Carroll
(From the Teeth of Angels), Douglas Clegg (The Hour Before Dark), Roxanne Conrad (Copper
Moon), Mark A. Danielewski (House of Leaves), Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca), Tananarive
Due (The Between), Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho), John Farris (Phantom Nights),
Elizabeth Forrest (Killjoy), Tess Gerritsen (The Apprentice), Christopher Golden (The Boys Are
Back in Town), Stephen Gregory (The Blood of Angels), Thomas Harris (Hannibal Lecter
series), Nathaniel Hawthorne (The House of the Seven Gables), Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box),
Noel Hynd (A Room for the Dead), Jack Ketchum (The Girl Next Door), Stephen King
(Insomnia; It; Misery), Kathe Koja (The Cipher), Dean Koontz (False Memory; The House of
Thunder; Life Expectancy), Tim Krabbé (The Vanishing), Doris Lessing (The Fifth Child), Pat
McCabe (Emerald Germs of Ireland), Patrick McGrath (Spider), Graham Masterton (The
Chosen Child), David Morrell (Nightscape), J. M. Morris (The Lonely Places), Mark Nykanen
(The Bone Parade), Joyce Carol Oates (Beasts; Zombie), Robert Poe (Return to the House of
Usher), John Saul (The Manhattan Hunt Club; Second Child), Scott Smith (The Ruins); Peter
Straub (The Hellfire Club), Faye Sultan (Over the Line); Carlene Thompson (The Way You Look
Tonight), Thomas Tryon (The Night of the Moonbow), Kate Wilhelm (The Good Children)

Satanism, Demonology & Black Magic

Richard Bachman (Thinner), Jonathan Barry and Whitley Strieber (Cat Magic), William
Peter Blatty (The Exorcist), James P. Blaylock (All the Bells on Earth), James Blish (Black
Easter), Ramsey Campbell (Ancient Images; The Influence), Robert Campbell (The Wizard of
La-La Land), Orson Scott Card (Treasure Box), Avery Corman (The Boyfriend from Hell), Walter
de la Mare (The Return), Tess Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club), Muriel Gray (Furnace; Trickster),
Todd Grimson (Brand New Cherry Flavor), Karen Lynne Hall (Dark Debts), Donald Harstad
(Eleven Days), Lynn S. Hightower (Satan’s Lambs), William Hjortsberg (Falling Angel), Nancy
Holder (Dead in the Water), Marlon James (John Crow’s Devil), Katherine Elisha Kimbriel
(Kindred Rites), Stephen King (Christine; Needful Things, The Shining), Dean Koontz (Cold
Fire; Darkfall; Hideaway; The Mask), Richard Laymon (One Rainy Night), Fritz Leiber (Conjure
Wife), Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby), M. G. Lewis (The Monk), Norah Lofts (The Devil’s Own),
Graham Masterson (The House That Jack Built), Frank E. Peretti (This Present Darkness),
Arturo Perez-Reverte (The Club Dumas), Richard Perry (The Demon and the Warlock), Anne
Rice (The Mayfair Witches series), John Saul (Darkness; Suffer the Children), Dan Simmons
(Summer of Night), S. P. Somtow (Darker Angels), Craig Spector (Under-Ground), Cathy Cash
Spellman (Bless the Child), Peter Straub (If You Could See Me Now), Whitley Strieber (The
Night Church; Unholy Fire), Fred M. Stewart (The Mephisto Waltz), Robert Tannenbaum
(Immortal Certainty), Andrew H. Vachss (Sacrifice), Manly Wade Wellman (The Old Gods
Waken; The School of Darkness), Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray), F. Paul Wilson
(The Keep; Reborn; Nightworld)

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Spiritual Possession

Ann Arensberg (Incubus); William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist); Ramsey Campbell (The
Influence; The Parasite); Avery Corman (The Boyfriend from Hell); Frank De Felitta (Audrey
Rose); Sara Gran (Come Closer); Karen Hall (Dark Debts); Brian Keene (City of the Dead);
Stephen King (Song of Susannah); Dean R. Koontz (Cold Fire); Patricia Matthews (The
Unquiet); John Saul (Black Lightning; In the Dark of the Night); J. Michael Straczynski (Demon
Night); F. Paul Wilson (Sibs)


Scott Baker (Ancestral Hungers); Clive Barker (Books of Blood series); David Bischoff
(The Crow: Quoth the Crow; The Crow: The Lazarus Heart; Exquisite Corpse; Lost Souls); Bret
Easton Ellis (American Psycho); Ray Garton (Shackled); Jack Ketchum (Off Season); Stephen
King (The Tommyknockers), Kathe Koja (The Cipher); Edward Lee (The Backwoods; City
Infernal series), Bentley Little (University), Robert R. McCammon (They Thirst); Kim Newman
(Jago; The Quorum), John Pelan (Darkside); David J. Schow (Crypt Orchids;The Kill Riff);
John Shirley (Cellars; Heatseeker); John Skipp (The Light at the End; Long Last Call); Michael
Slade (Ghoul; Headhunter), S. P. Somtow (Timmy Valentine novels); Craig Spector (Under-
Ground); Jeffrey Thomas Monstrocity)


Nancy Baker (The Night Insider), L. A. Banks (Dark Legends Begin/Vampire Huntress
Legends series), Elaine Bergstrom (The Austra Family Chronicles), Poppy Z. Brite (Lost Souls),
Steven Brust (Agyar), Octavia E. Butler (Fledgling), Karen Chance (Touch the Dark), Suzy M.
Charnas (The Vampire Tapestry), Nancy A. Collins (Sonja Blue novels), Shannon Drake
(Vampire series), P. N. Elrod (The Vampire Files series), Barbara Hambly (Renfield; Those Who
Hunt the Night), Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series), Kim Harrison (Rachel
Morgan series), S. E. Hinton (Hawkes Harbor), Tanya Huff (The Blood series), Dean James
(Simon Kirby-Jones mysteries), Stephen King (Salem’s Lot), E. E. Knight (Vampire Earth
series), Richard Laymon (The Traveling Vampire Show), Sheridan LeFanu (Carmill), Bentley
Little (The Summoning), Brian Lumley (The Necroscope series; The Vampire World trilogy),
Robert R. McCammon (They Thirst), John Marks (Fangland), Richard Matheson (I Am Legend),
Jane Mendelsohn (Innocence), Linda Lael Miller (Forever and the Night), Kim Newman (Anno
Dracula series), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles), Michael
Romkey (The I, Vampire series), Fred Saberhagen (The Dracula series), Dan Simmons
(Carrion Comfort), Bram Stoker (Dracula), Whitley Strieber (The Hunger; The Last Vampire), F.
Paul Wilson (The Keep; Midnight Mass), Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Atta Olivia Clemens series;
Saint-Germain Chronicles)

Vampire Romance: Mary Janice Davidson Betsy Taylor series), Christine Feehan
(Dark series), Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter series), Robin McKinley (Sunshine), Lynsay
Sands (Argeneau series), Susan Sizemore (The Primes Universe; Laws of the Blood)

Vampire Mystery/Suspense: Stephen Dedman (Sahdow’s Bite), P. N. Elrod (Jack

Fleming series), Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hinter series), Charlaine Harris
(Southern Vampire series), Tanya Huff (The Blood series; Henry Fitzroy and Tony Foster
series), Dean James (Simon Kirby-Jones series)

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Kelley Armstrong (Bitten; Women of the Otherworld), Alice Borchardt (The Silver Wolf),
Donna Boyd (The Passion), Jim Butcher (Fool Moon), P. D. Cacek (Canyons), Stephen Cole
(Wounded), Nancy A. Collins (Wild Blood), Tristan Egolf (Kornwolf), Laurell K. Hamilton (The
Lunatic Café), Kim Harrison (A Fistful of Charms), Sparkle Hayter (Naked Brunch), David
Holland (Murcheston), Gary L. Holleman (Howl-o-ween), Tanya Huff (Blood Trial), Charlee
Jacob (The Symbiotic Fascination), Patrick Jennings (The Wolving Time), Jane Jensen (The
Beast Within), Annette Curtis Klause (Blood and Chocolate), Stephen King (Cycle of the
Werewolf), A. Lee Martinez (Gil’s All Fright Diner), Robert R. McCammon (The Wolf’s Hour),
Barbara Michaels (Sons of the Wolf), Pat Murphy (Nadya), John Saul (Guardian), Cheri Scotch
(The Werewolf’s Kiss), Wayne Smith (Thor), S. P. Somtow (Moon Dance), Brian Stableford (The
Werewolves of London trilogy), Carrie Vaughn (Kitty and the Midnight Hour), Whitley Strieber
(The Wolfen)


Kelley Armstrong (Dime Store Magic), John Buchan (Witch Wood), Megan Chance
(Susannah Morrow), Rose Earhart (Dorcas Good), Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan series), Judith
Hawkes (The Heart of a Witch), Tony Hillerman (The Blessing Way), Graham Joyce (Dark
Sister), Jayne Ann Krentz (Witchcraft), Fritz Leiber (Conjure Wife), Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby),
Bentley Little (The Walking), James Morrow (The Last Witchfinder), Chuck Palahniuk (Lullaby),
Lara Parker (The Salem Branch), J. G. Passarella (Wither), Anne Rice (Lives of the Mayfair
Witches series), John Updike (The Witches of Eastwick; The Widows of Eastwick)

Short Stories

Ambrose Bierce (The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce), Ray Bradbury
(The Illustrated Man), Poppy Z. Brite (Wormwood), Ramsey Campbell (Ghosts and
Grisly Things), Neil Gaiman (Fragile Things), Stephen King (Everything’s Eventual), Joe
R. Lansdale (Bumper Crop), Bentley Little (The Collection), H. P. Lovecraft (The Best of
H. P. Lovecraft), Richard Matheson (Duel; Nightmare at 20,000 Feet), Pat McKissack
(The Dark-Thirty), Joyce Carol Oates (The Collector of Hearts), Chuck Palahniuk
(Haunted), Edgar Allan Poe (18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe), Bill Pronzini (Night
Freight), George Saunders (Pastoralia), John Shirley (Black Butterflies), Peter Straub
(Magic Terror), F. Paul Wilson (The Barrens and Others)


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