Favorite horror novel

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Favorite horror novel

Darklyvan Darklyvan
I am looking for something new to read and am leaning towards a horror. Problem is I do not really know of any great ones.

What is you favorite horror novel?
01/08/2012
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Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I don't read horror novels too often (which is odd, since I love horror movies, web series, short stories, etc.), but about a year ago I read John Dies at the End. That was good, and it had some really funny moments here and there, as well.

I also hear great things about House of Leaves. I've read part of it, and it's scary, but more in a "twist your brain up with subconscious scariness that's hard to put your finger on" kind of way.
01/08/2012
sarahswallows sarahswallows
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
I don't read horror novels too often (which is odd, since I love horror movies, web series, short stories, etc.), but about a year ago I read John Dies at the End. That was good, and it had some really funny moments here and there, as ...
Does John die at the end?
01/08/2012
geliebt geliebt
I've heard good things about house of leaves, but I haven't read it myself.
Clive Barker's Books of Blood, while not novels (they're collections of short stories) are my absolute favorite horror anything. If you like supernatural/monster horror, those stories are the shit!!
01/08/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by sarahswallows
Does John die at the end?
Well, he does die, but to say anymore would spoil things.
01/08/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Well, he does die, but to say anymore would spoil things.
Hahha spoiler alert
01/08/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by Darklyvan
I am looking for something new to read and am leaning towards a horror. Problem is I do not really know of any great ones.

What is you favorite horror novel?
John Dies At the End is amazing, but is in no way a horror novel! My favorite horror novel is for sure Haunting of Hill House. All of the movies leave out the spookiest scenes and really don't do it justice at all! (How to you show a bond between a house and a woman in vivid detail? You really need to read it for the full effect)
01/09/2012
Ash1141 Ash1141
I like these horror authors....Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Brian Keene and Edward Lee. Stay away from Edward Lee though, if you have a weak stomach. His stuff is disgustingly gory...but I like that. Lol.
01/09/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Ryuson
John Dies At the End is amazing, but is in no way a horror novel! My favorite horror novel is for sure Haunting of Hill House. All of the movies leave out the spookiest scenes and really don't do it justice at all! (How to you show a bond between ...
JDatE is usually listed as horror-comedy, though there are certain parts I'd say fall into straight-up horror. That's me, though.

I should read Haunting of Hill House - I keep hearing such good things about it, and I really need to read more horror novels. That and all the Steven King classics.
01/09/2012
Forever17 Forever17
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Originally posted by Darklyvan
I am looking for something new to read and am leaning towards a horror. Problem is I do not really know of any great ones.

What is you favorite horror novel?
stephen king. all stephen king but secret window is super good then watch the movie hopefully you havent seen it already
01/09/2012
sarahswallows sarahswallows
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Well, he does die, but to say anymore would spoil things.
thats OK I was just making a joke at the title
01/10/2012
voenne voenne
I've only read a couple Stephen King books in high school that I can remember. I'd like to get into horror novels more, so I'll be keeping a tab on this tread.
01/10/2012
biancajames biancajames
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Originally posted by Darklyvan
I am looking for something new to read and am leaning towards a horror. Problem is I do not really know of any great ones.

What is you favorite horror novel?
Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
01/10/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by sarahswallows
thats OK I was just making a joke at the title
I know. So was I.
01/10/2012
sarahswallows sarahswallows
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
I know. So was I.
lol
01/11/2012
Darklyvan Darklyvan
Some great suggestions, though I find Stephin King to be long winded. Some of his stories are great, others are crap.
01/18/2012
Darklyvan Darklyvan
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
JDatE is usually listed as horror-comedy, though there are certain parts I'd say fall into straight-up horror. That's me, though.

I should read Haunting of Hill House - I keep hearing such good things about it, and I really need to ...
never heard of JDatE I will have to look it up
01/27/2012
QSBybakd QSBybakd
House of Leaves, The Red Tree, and most of H.P. Lovecraft's work. I can't get enough Psychological Horror.
01/28/2012
Lola Park Lola Park
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Originally posted by Darklyvan
I am looking for something new to read and am leaning towards a horror. Problem is I do not really know of any great ones.

What is you favorite horror novel?
I've always liked The Stand by Stephen King and the Meg series by Steve Alten - if you are iffy about sharks these will scare the bejesus out of you.
01/30/2012
Darklyvan Darklyvan
Seems everyone's standby is King
02/09/2012
Do-Re-Mi Do-Re-Mi
I read more crime type horror, still scarry as hell but with a crime aspect to it. I really, really love the book Level 26 by Anthony Zuiker. Couldn't sleep for the three days it took me to read that. Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone also kept me up for awhile.
02/09/2012
sarahswallows sarahswallows
Guillermo del Toro's the strain series is good
02/10/2012
Kitka Kitka
Stephen King is my all time favorite author
02/10/2012
Jennysweets Jennysweets
I am not a fan of horror
02/11/2012
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