100 Best Horror Novels And Stories : NPR

Who doesn’t like to be scared?

Okay, sure, lots of people don’t. But in case you’re not one of them, NPR has once again taken an informal and completely non-scientific poll to find the 100 Best Horror Novels And Stories. Naturally, they did it this year, 2018, since it marks the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

As of today, there are two weeks left before Halloween so that’s plenty of time to find a tale to chill your soul and rattle your bones and really get you into the spirit of the coming darkness (by which, of course, I mean the holiday season!).

For me, as cheesy as it sounds, when I was a kid the scariest book I read was The Amityville Horror. As an adult, and taking a cue from the list, stories like “The Night They Missed the Horror Show,” “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream,” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” and books like The October Country and Rosemary’s Baby still scare the crap out of me. And while there are a few books on that list which I wouldn’t qualify as horror, and some which are too real to be considered genre (A Handmaid’s Tale, I’m looking at you!) there are certainly a few on here I’ve never read which look amazing.

So…which books scare you the most?

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