10 Best Horror Books and Paranormal Classics

Be forewarned: These horror books and short stories are sure to keep you up until the early hours of the morning.

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1. The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

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The Haunting of Hill House

By Shirley Jackson

2. Rosemary’s Baby, by Ira Levin

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Rosemary's Baby

By Ira Levin

3. “The Call of Cthulhu” from The Call of Cthulhu, by H.P. Lovecraft

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The Call of Cthulhu

By H.P. Lovecraft

4. It, by Stephen King

5. Horns, by Joe Hill

6. Hell House, by Richard Matheson

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Hell House

By Richard Matheson

7. Ghost Story, by Peter Straub

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Ghost Story

By Peter Straub

8. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

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Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley

9. Don’t Look Now: Selected Stories, by Daphne Du Maurier

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Don't Look Now: Selected Stories

By Daphne Du Maurier

10. The Hellbound Heart, by Clive Barker

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The Hellbound Heart

By Clive Barker