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Junji Ito. Ive never been into horror, and Ito is the only manga Ive ever read, but it is some of the most creative stuff Ive ever seen.

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Nice! I just finished going through Something Wicked... classic. I liked The Cabin at the End of the World from Tremblay more than Head Full of Ghosts, but both are good. If I had to add? I love the Tales from the Gas Station series for Halloween. More fun than scary, but still a great journey.

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Just finished The Handmaid's Tale (again) and if it's not a horror novel, I don't know what is.

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I'd add The Trial by Kafka. That book was so terrifying to me.

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I havent read that many horror books, mostly some Lovecraft and a couple of classics. I got to take notes on that one.

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Sorry. Dracula made it in higher than the Exorcist? Wat? I want a recount!

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I don't read a whole lot of horror...

That being said - many moons ago I read 'Intensity' by Dean Koontz... It made bed time uneasy for a bit. 🤣

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“Haunted” could be moved up to the top 10 off of ‘Guts’ alone. Surprised they had Bret Easton Ellis’ “Lunar Park” there instead of “American Psycho”. Additionally, as much as I like Clive Barker’s “The Hellbound Heart”, I’d change it to his “Books of Blood” and move the spot up considerably. Finally, not just no mention of “The Silence of The Lambs", but no mention of the Hannibal Lecter books at all. For shame!

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One of my favorite horror novels is The Lives of Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/301727.Lives_of_the_Monster_Dogs

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I’m really surprised there is not a James Herbert novel on the list. The Rats and The Survivor were two of the most creepy books I read as a teen. I read everything he wrote, interspersed with Stephen King. Also maybe not quite horror, but Cormac McCarthy is a pretty nightmarish read.

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I will add my thumbs-up to Come Closer by Sara Gran. But where is the Brian Hodge? I really loved his recent collection, Skidding Into Oblivion, and companion novella, The Immaculate Void. (Unfortunately both only available via audiobook currently, Scribd had them).

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We Need To Talk About Kevin still haunts me. How did this not make the list?

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Just started Haunted. You inspired me to finally get a library card :/ lol. Found The Exorcist there but unhappy to see The Serpent and the Rainbow omitted.

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Joe Hill's "20th Century Ghosts" is excellent. Also worth reading if you like creepy is "Let the Right One In" by John Ajide Lindqvist. (takes place in Sweden - disturbing.)

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