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Incredible tales of horror to grace your shelves. 

Whenever you’re in the mood for a good scare you’ll be able to find a good book to do the job. Horror books are written with the intention of inflicting feelings of disgust and fear, and many authors have perfected it. From the classic works of authors like Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Shirley Jackson, and Stephen King to modern talent like Paul Tremblay, Stephen Graham Jones, Cynthia Pelayo, Eric LaRocca, Hailey Piper, and Josh Malerman, the horror genre is overflowing with plenty of options to choose from. From spooky occult horror to blood and gore—and everything in between—there’s something for every style of reader, no matter your taste. 

Whether you’re interested in close-to-home horror that tackles social issues or campy slasher-style horror books that rack up the kills, the horror genre has something for every style of reader. From aquatic horror and ghostly hauntings to body horror and coming-of-age tales—you’re sure to find just the thing to sink your teeth into. 

Whether you’re a seasoned horror aficionado looking to expand your horizons or a newer reader looking to dip your toes into (shark infested) horror waters, here are some great places to start: 

And when you’ve finished with those, peruse the stories below for endless recommendations of chilling books to read.

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Ronald Malfi: Where to Begin with the Bestselling Horror Author

Peer into the Bram Stoker Award nominee’s haunting world.

13 Horror Books About Witches That Will Cast a Spell on You

A list of 13 may be unlucky, but these horror books are bewitchingly good.

An Interview with Legendary Horror Author Dean Koontz

The New York Times bestselling author discusses everything from his bone-chilling new release to his favorite horror films.

Meet Monsters, Both Real and Imagined, in This Eerie Short Story Collection

Acclaimed mystery novelist Stuart Neville ventures into spookier territory with The Traveller and Other Stories.

The Best Free Horror & True Crime Books to Download This October

Treat yourself to a fresh tale of terror—free of charge!

WATCH: Hulu's New 'Books of Blood' Trailer Brings Clive Barker's Nightmares to Life

The latest clip contains Barker’s signature heart-pounding, blood-soaked terror.

An Interview with Kathe Koja, the Stoker Award-Winning Author of The Cipher

The celebrated author dives deep into her genre-defying works and reveals what scares her most—on the page and in reality.

13 Epic Horror Books Like The Stand

These sprawling epics act as remedies, treating darkness with darkness.

Victor LaValle: Where to Begin with the Award-Winning Horror Author

The mind behind The Ballad of Black Tom takes horror fiction to new heights.

13 Haunting Books Like Bird Box

Whatever you do, don't open your eyes.