Reading horror books is not for everyone but it still has a big audience. Many people like being scared or love the thrill of it. That is why we will be listing the five best horror books of all time to see which books are the best of the best. Keep reading to find out which five we chose.
There are a lot of different types of horror novels. Most things can be scary when the right author is holding the pen. For this list, we won’t be choosing the scariest books but some of these are pretty intense. Instead, we will be choosing them based on a lot of things. Choosing only five is going to leave a lot of great books out but that is a sacrifice that we are willing to make.
The Five Best Horror Books of All Time
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- The Shining by Stephen King
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- It by Stephen King
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Best of the Best
Dracula by Bram Stroker is a must because of the impact of the novel. Vampires are part of the mainstream culture and that novel is a big reason why. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is also an amazing horror novel and it has played a big part in making horror novels a thing.
If you have watched The Silence of the Lambs movie, then you know how scary it can get. The novel is an amazing work of fiction that gave us one of the best villains of all time in Hannibal Lector. Just like Dracula, Hannibal has become a mainstay over the decades.
The last two books to make the list are The Shining and It by Stephen King. He is the king of horror and rightfully so. He has a bunch of books that could have made this list and he could make a top ten that would rival any top ten horror list. These two are the ones that stood out to me the most and I am sure that many people will have their own favorites.
That is all for our five best horror books of all-time list. What did you think of the list? What books should have been included in the list? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time, happy reading!