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The 100 Best Horror Books of All Time

"Horror books have been part of the literary world for years, but it seems like horror — in all its mediums — has been on the upswing in recent times. Maybe people are realizing just how satisfying it is to settle into a scary story, feel the rush of adrenaline, and then close the book, turn off the movie, or walk away from that haunted house at the end. To help you on your own hair-raising journey, we've put together a list of the one hundred best horror books of all time. What was our criteria? The staffers here at Unbound Worlds loved these books, and we think they deserve a place on the list — that's pretty much it."
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30 Days of Night (Steve Niles)
30 Days of Night (Steve Niles)
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Anna Dressed in Blood (Kendare Blake)
Anna Dressed in Blood (Kendare Blake)
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At the Mountains of Madness (H.P. Lovecraft)
At the Mountains of Madness (H.P. Lovecraft)
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The Bad Seed (William March)
The Bad Seed (William March)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Bird Box (Josh Malerman)
Bird Box (Josh Malerman)
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The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter)
The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter)
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Books of Blood
Books of Blood
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Broken Monsters (Lauren Beukes)
Broken Monsters (Lauren Beukes)
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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (H.P. Lovecraft)
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (H.P. Lovecraft)
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Carmilla (Sheridan Le Fanu)
Carmilla (Sheridan Le Fanu)
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Carrie (Stephen King)
Carrie (Stephen King)
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Carrion Comfort (Dan Simmons)
Carrion Comfort (Dan Simmons)
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The Case Against Satan (Ray Russell)
The Case Against Satan (Ray Russell)
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The Changeling (Victor Lavalle)
The Changeling (Victor Lavalle)
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Come Closer (Sara Gran)
Come Closer (Sara Gran)
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Coraline (Neil Gaiman)
Coraline (Neil Gaiman)
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The Croning
The Croning
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The Damned Highway
The Damned Highway
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The Devil in Silver (Victor Lavalle)
The Devil in Silver (Victor Lavalle)
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Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
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Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite
Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite
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Dread Nation (Justina Ireland)
Dread Nation (Justina Ireland)
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The Drowning Girl (Caitlin R. Kiernan)
The Drowning Girl (Caitlin R. Kiernan)
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The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty)
The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty)
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Feed (Mira Grant)
Feed (Mira Grant)
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Fever Dream (Samanta Schweblin)
Fever Dream (Samanta Schweblin)
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Fiend (Peter Stenson)
Fiend (Peter Stenson)
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The Fifth Child (Doris Lessing)
The Fifth Child (Doris Lessing)
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Fledgling
Fledgling
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The Frangipani Hotel (Kupersmith)
The Frangipani Hotel (Kupersmith)
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Frankenstein: The 1818 Text (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text (Mary Shelley)
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Frankenstein in Baghdad (Ahmed Saadawi)
Frankenstein in Baghdad (Ahmed Saadawi)
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From Hell - Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
From Hell - Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
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Ghost Story (Peter Straub)
Ghost Story (Peter Straub)
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The Girl With All the Gifts (M.R. Carey)
The Girl With All the Gifts (M.R. Carey)
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The Good House (Tananarive Due)
The Good House (Tananarive Due)
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Gothic Tales (Elizabeth Gaskell)
Gothic Tales (Elizabeth Gaskell)
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The Grip of It (Jac Jemc)
The Grip of It (Jac Jemc)
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Hammers on Bone (Cassandra Khaw)
Hammers on Bone (Cassandra Khaw)
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