Horror Fiction

Horror: it’s not just for illiterate zombies anymore. Discuss your favorite horror authors, books, comics, and more.

An unsung great...

I'm suprised that no one here among the horror hounds is discussing the great Robert R. McCammon! No one here read "Swan Song"? "Baal"? What about "Mine", "The Wolf's Hour" or "Stinger?" Ok, if you haven't read any of these books, go find them and dig in. McCammon crosses genres alot, but it's all good stuff. He's tackled werewolves, the end of the world, the Anti-Christ, evil Amazon women hiding in suburbia(sounds lame, but "Bethany's Sin" is a killer read), alien invaders, 1800's witch hunts("Speaks the Nightbird" 1&2)and about a dozen other things.

jpjaws - 11/07/2006 - 6:37am - 12 comments

Dean Koontz

Why can't anyone create a decent movie from his wonderful stories? Watchers is one of my favorite books, but three films later and no one has really adapted it properly. Hideaway was CLOSE, but they ruined it by making the daughter older and not handicapped (though being played by Alicia Silverspoon might be considered a handicap to some)

SirDeuce - 11/07/2006 - 1:52am - 66 comments

Any writers here on FearNet?

Just curious if there are any writers here on FearNet. If so, represent in this thread!

I've recently started a writing venture with Adam Cranner, the actor who played Ward in Friday the 13th Part 9. We're working on two scripts right now, one horror and one that's more psychological/suspense. The horror one gets precedent, so hopefully we can have it ironed out soon.

martyrcomplex - 11/06/2006 - 7:22pm - 97 comments

David Wellington

Monster Island, Monster Nation, Monster World. Some of the best zombie fiction I have ever read. Stories told from the point of view of zombies who have retained their intelligence, as well as the human viewpoint. The man is brilliant. Who's with me?

antichris - 11/06/2006 - 6:22pm - 3 comments

Brian Lumley

Lumley's "Necroscope" is my all time favorite horror series. Necromancers do battle with vampires. Way cool.

dietz - 11/06/2006 - 1:04pm - 152 comments

Jack Ketchum

His novel the Girl Next Door (not to be confused with the Elisha Cuthbert film) was one of the most emotionally draining books I've ever read. It got so personal and horrific at times that I wanted to stop reading, but I just couldn't put it down.

zac habit - 11/06/2006 - 5:16am - 19 comments

Any Chelsea Quinn Yarbro fans?

I have been reading Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint Germain vampire novels for the past 20 years and they are really great books. The historical detail and knowledge that she puts into every story is really amazing. I find her books more interesting to read than Anne Rice's because I have always felt like I was 'inside' her books and not looking in.

She based the character on a real life man who lived during the court of Louis the XIV. He claimed to be immortal, an alchemist, and he was a good composer. The real Cassanova actually wrote about him a little bit in his memoirs.

horrorgirl - 11/06/2006 - 1:03am - 3 comments

Peter Straub

I was entranced by Peter Straub's Ghost Story and his collaborative work with Stephen King, Black House. He also co-wrote The Stepford Wives. While not as prolific as some writers, it seems a good deal of what he does publish gets adapted for screenplay. His stuff is largely lower key, but, IMO, has a really nice feel to it.

TheMorrigan - 11/05/2006 - 11:53pm - 9 comments

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