100 Best Horror Books of All Time

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A list of the 100 greatest horror books of all time compiled by literary blog reedsydiscovery.
Years:
All, 2018 (3), 2017 (6), 2016 (4), 2015 (4), 2014 (8), 2013 (6), 2012 (3), 2011 (4), 2010 (4), 2009 (3), 2008 (1), 2007 (2), 2006 (1), 2005 (2), 2004 (1), 2003 (2), 2002 (2), 2001 (1), 2000 (1), 1999 (1), 1998 (1), 1995 (1), 1993 (1), 1991 (1), 1989 (1), 1988 (2), 1987 (1), 1986 (1), 1985 (1), 1984 (2), 1983 (1), 1981 (1), 1980 (1), 1979 (2), 1977 (1), 1976 (1), 1974 (1), 1971 (2), 1967 (1), 1962 (3), 1959 (2), 1954 (2), 1938 (1), 1936 (1), 1931 (1), 1928 (1), 1898 (1), 1897 (1), 1872 (1), 1851-1861 (1), 1839 (1), 1838 (1)
WorkYear
Obscura by Joe Hart
2018
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
2018
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
2018
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
2017
Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys
2017
The Grip of It by Jac Jemc
2017
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
2017
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
2017
The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
2017
Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enríquez
2016
Mongrels: A Novel by Stephen Graham Jones
2016
Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw
2016
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
2016
Shutter by Courtney Alameda
2015
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories by China Miéville
2015
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
2015
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
2015
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
2014
The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman
2014
Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
2014
The Frangipani Hotel: Fiction by Violet Kupersmith
2014
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
2014
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
2014
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
2014
The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley
2014
The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher
2013
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
2013
HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
2013
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
2013
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
2013
Fiend: A Novel by Peter Stenson
2013
The Croning by Laird Barron
2012
The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan
2012
The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle
2012
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
2011
Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman
2011
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
2011
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
2011
Mr. Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett
2010
The Passage by Justin Cronin
2010
Feed by Mira Grant
2010
Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
2010
Last Days by Brian Evenson
2009
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
2009
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
2009
Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
2008
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
2007
The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
2007
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
2006
Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
2005
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
2005
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
2004
The Good House by Tananarive Due
2003
Come Closer by Sara Gran
2003
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
2002
30 Days of Night by Steve Niles
2002
Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson
2001
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
2000
From Hell by Alan Moore
1999
Uzumaki by Junji Ito
1998
Parasite Eve by Hideaki Sena
1995
Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite
1993
Ring by Koji Suzuki
1991
Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
1989
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
1988
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
1988
Beloved by Toni Morrison
1987
It by Stephen King
1986
City of Glass by Paul Auster
1985
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
1984
Books of Blood 1-3 by Clive Barker
1984
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
1983
The Mask by Dean Koontz
1981
Whispers by Dean Koontz
1980
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
1979
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
1979
The Shining by Stephen King
1977
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
1976
Carrie by Stephen King
1974
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
1971
Hell House by Richard Matheson
1971
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
1967
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
1962
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
1962
The Case Against Satan by Ray Russell
1962
Psycho by Robert Bloch
1959
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
1959
The Bad Seed by William March
1954
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
1954
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
1938
At the Mountains of Madness [novella] by H. P. Lovecraft
1936
Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James
1931
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft
1928
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
1898
Dracula by Bram Stoker
1897
Carmilla: A Vampyre Tale by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
1872
Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
1851-1861
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
1839
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe
1838

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