Horror fiction is fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the audience. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of a supernatural element into everyday human experience. Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, or exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror". Horror fiction often overlaps science fiction or fantasy, all three of which categories are sometimes placed under the umbrella classification speculative fiction. Haunting is used as a plot device in horror fiction...more

The Girl from the Well
Of Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes, #1)
Messenger of Fear (Messenger of Fear, #1)
Ghost House
Between the Spark and the Burn (Between, #2)
Servants of the Storm
Sanctum (Asylum, #2)
Dust to Dust  (Experiment in Terror, #9)
Acceptance (Southern Reach Trilogy, #3)
The Aftermath (Aftermath #1)
The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co., #2)
The World's Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street


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    The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
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