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.

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Stephen King
When the Dark Wins
Master of My Heart (Finding Sabrina, #2)
Black Helicopters
Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II
Fury From the Tomb (The Institute for Singular Antiquities, #1)
The Unsound
Blood Claim
Redneck, Vol. 2: The Eyes Upon You
Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight
Spread, Vol. 5: Damocles
Evolution, Vol. 1: Origins of a Species
Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)


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