Different genres of writing are provided by the authors, among which horror, thrill, and suspense are the best sellers. If you are one of those who are fond of horror stories, then here is a list of 10 spine-chilling horror books that should be a part of your library.
- IT- Stephen King
The novel of 1986, follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an entity that exploits the phobias of It’s victims to disguise itself while chasing its prey. It disguises itself as a clown to attract its preferred prey, young children.
2.The Shining- Stephen King
Published in 1977, this horror novel that centers on the life of an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of a historic hotel. As the story proceeds the supernatural forces inhabiting the hotel influence Jack’s sanity, leaving his wife and son in incredible danger.
3.The Girl Who Threw Rocks at the Devil- David Wong
“Please bury her. We cannot wait another night. Bury her so that this nightmare can finally end!”– and then it proceeds. Published in January 2018, this novel has already gained a lot of appreciation from the readers. It has also been given 4.5 marks out of 5.
4.The Exorcist- William Peter Blatty
The novel detailing the demonic possession of 12-years -old Regan MacNeil and the two priests who attempt to exorcise the demon. Published in 1971, the novel is inspired by a 1949 case of demonic possession and exorcism and has been liked by 95% of the readers.
5.Rosemary’s Baby- Ira Levin
This 1967’s horror novel revolves around a young couple, who has just moved into an old Gothic Revival style apartment. They were warned about the history of the building including witchcraft and murder, but they initially choose to ignore. But as the story proceeds, Rosemary delivers a baby who is found to be Antichrist, and the father of the child is not her husband, but Satan.
6.The Amityville Horror- Jay Anson
It is based on the true incident that took place on the Ocean Avenue, on the south shore of Long Island, New York, in which Ronald DeFeo Jr. Shot and killed six members of his family and was later convicted of second-degree murder in 1975.
The plot is a frame story for a series of 23 short stories. The dominant motifs in the novel are sexual deviance, social distastefulness, homosexuality, existentialism and also murder, death, disease.
8.Carrie- Stephen King
Released in 1974, the book revolves around the eponymous Carrie White, a misfit and bullied high school girl who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who torment her.
9.John Dies at The End- David Wong
A comic horror novel was published in 2009. The novel was initially read online by approximately 75,000 people online before the hardcover was released.
10.The House Next Door- Anne Rivers Siddons
The horror novel was published by Simon and Schuster and became the New York Times bestsellers. The novel is a narrative of Colquitt Kenedy, a middle-aged woman who lives in a quite affluent Atlanta neighborhood, who doubts that the house next door is haunted.