Horror Fiction

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

HP Lovecraft

HP was a true genius. He did entire worlds almost as well as Tolkein and the psychological impact of his stuff is undeniable. Truly unique and disturbing. Like I said, I'm hesitant to list him as horror because it's really more of a dark fantasy genre, but they make movies based on his work and call it horror, so I'll give it a lick and a promise and call it good.

TheMorrigan - 11/05/2006 - 9:20pm - 40 comments

Richard Laymon

I love to read Richard Laymon books. I think his best are the Beast House books. Island and Traveling Vampire Show are also good. If you like to read horror, you should check out his boods. He died a couple of years ago, not sure the exact date, but he has many good books that he has written in his life.

Living Dead Girl - 11/05/2006 - 7:43pm - 30 comments

Anne Rice or Laurell K. Hamilton?

Not exactly horror fiction but who do you this has the better vampire series.

Anne Rice: The vampire lestet chronicles

Laurell K Hamilton: The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series.

I personally hink both authors or amazing but I enjoy reading Hamilton's books more than Rice's

Vampiress - 11/05/2006 - 6:39pm - 36 comments

Stephen King

You had to know he would end up in this topic. People are very hard on King because he is so popular. They seem to think this detracts from his writing or somehow means he is too tame to be truly interesting. I would debate that with anyone. From all the true classics like The Shining (the bone breaking part of that still rings more true to me than any other single piece of writing I've ever read) and Carrie to the brilliant magnum opus of The Dark Tower series, the unique world view this man has is truly legend. I also really enjoyed his books as Richard Bachman.

TheMorrigan - 11/05/2006 - 5:58pm - 76 comments

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