Best Horror Fiction

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Best Horror Fiction

Post by boingovision » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:23 pm

I'm a big fan of Clive Barker short stories, Stephen King, and Lovecraft. What authors and books attract your attention?
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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by Outpost #31 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:46 pm

Also a fan of the three you mentioned. Haven't read much in the past couple years but for a while was reading a bunch of Dean Koontz, Douglas Clegg, and Bentley Little.

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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by boingovision » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:10 pm

Koontz had some good material but he never became a great horror writer.
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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by Mayday » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:22 pm

I read dozens of authors, but among my fave horror writers:
Stephen King, H.p. Lovecraft, Brian Lumley, James Herbert, Michael Slade, Douglas Clegg, Joe Hill, Robert McCammon, Brian Keene, Robert Malfi, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, F. Paul Wilson, Graham Masterton, Robert Jackson Bennett, Peter Straub, Michael Marshall, Ray Bradbury, Sarah Pinborough, David Wong, Steve Alten, Tim Lebbon, Clive Barker, Noel Hynd, Stephen Laws, Scott Nicholson, Charles Grant, Phil Rickman, James A. Moore, Rick Hautala, Gary A. Braunbeck, Mark Morris, Michael West

Not strictly horror, but at least thriller writers who often venture into horror territory:
Michael Crichton, John Connolly, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Blake Crouch, Andrew Pyper, Thomas Harris, Scott Smith, Peter Clines, Christopher Priest
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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by boingovision » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:28 pm

Mayday wrote:I read dozens of authors
Is there an author you would recommend based on the authors I listed?
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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by Mayday » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:36 pm

boingovision wrote:
Mayday wrote:I read dozens of authors
Is there an author you would recommend based on the authors I listed?
James Herbert was once considered "The British Stephen King" and Brian Lumley was one of the last of Lovecraft's "circle" and half his writings are fully in the Lovecraft Mythos. His Vampyre series, though not Lovecraftish so much, are some of THE best vampire books ever. And Joe Hill definitely has his father's influence, but completely his own unique, amazing voice.
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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by boingovision » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:41 pm

Mayday wrote:
boingovision wrote:
Mayday wrote:... some of THE best vampire books ever. And Joe Hill definitely has his father's influence, but completely his own unique, amazing voice.
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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by Mayday » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:44 pm

boingovision wrote:
Mayday wrote:
boingovision wrote:
Thanks!
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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by gwally » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:19 pm

I like Richard Matheson and I'm currently reading a collection of short stories by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
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Re: Best Horror Fiction

Post by The Lycan Knight » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:03 pm

I'm sure it fails the 'Actual Book' category, but the Walking Dead Graphic novels are quite entertaining. I find myself looking through them over and over again. Such a gore fan. I can't help it. 8-)
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