Horror

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 with All the Gifts
(Don't You) Forget About Me
Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, #1)
The Merciless (The Merciless, #1)
Wicked Games
Say Her Name
Squeal
Sleepy Hollow
Edge of End
Paranoia (The Night Walkers, #2)
Summoned (Redemption's Heir, #1)
Followers
Deliver Us from Evil: A New York City Cop Investigates the Supernatural
Comes a Chopper
Dead West Omnibus

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