The horror genre is filled with some of the best works of fiction in the world. Any book or books that can scare the living hell out of you is a good read. You might have nightmares for a while but will be glad that you read it. That made us want to make a list of the ten best horror books of all time.
Listing out the best horror books is much more difficult than other lists because these books are judged for how good and scary they are. H.P Lovecraft’s stories have monsters in them that terrifies many people and that is part of the charm. Other authors made their own monsters and terrors over the years.
The Ten Best Horror Books of All Time
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- The Shining by Stephen King
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- It by Stephen King
- Ring by Koji Suzuki
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
- Carrie by Stephen King
- The Stand by Stephen King
- At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft
- Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Stephen King is the King of Horror
You may have noticed that Stephen King has four books in the top ten. He could have had a bunch more considering his bibliography is one of the best out there. There will be a debate about which of his books deserve a spot on the list and it will change from person to person.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Dracula by Bram Stoker are novels that are classics which is rare for horror books. That list is short but these two authors have created two of the most popular monsters of all time. H. P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness made the list for similar reasons. While that novel might not be known by name by the masses, it has become a part of mainstream culture over the years.
That wraps up our list of the ten best horror books of all time. These books aren’t meant for the faint of heart and will keep you up at night. But that is part of the fun., Which books should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time, happy reading!