All Time Faves: Classic Horror Fiction

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Clive Barker's Books of Blood 1-3 Clive Barker's Books of Blood 1-3
By Barker, Clive
1998-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
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The stories that launched Clive Barker's phenomenal career--now in one special collector's edition and featuring a new Introduction by the "New York Times" bestselling author. …More

The Exorcist The Exorcist
By Blatty, William Peter
2011-10 - Harper Paperbacks
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This unstoppable publishing phenomenon was the inspiration behind one of the most successful horror movies of all time. A powerful presence has taken possession of the 12-year-old daughter of a film star. The ensuing battle between a doubt-ridden priest and the unspeakable horror within the girl is a classic war of good versus evil. …More

Something Wicked This Way Comes Something Wicked This Way Comes
By Bradbury, Ray
2006-09 - Eos
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Three hours after midnight, one week before Halloween, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into Green Town, Illinois. A carnival like no other, it feeds on the dreams and weaknesses of those drawn to its eerie attractions, destroying every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. Two boys--best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade--are about to learn the secret of its smoke, mazes and mirrors as they confront a nightmarish evil that will change their lives forever. …More

Daphne du Maurier's Classics of the Macabre Daphne du Maurier's Classics of the Macabre
By Du Maurier, Daphne
1987-10 - Doubleday,
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This sumptuous volume celebrates the 80th birthday of one of the best-known and most-loved storytellers in the English language today, Daphne du Maurier. Here are six masterpieces of her imagination, illustrated in glowing colour by prize-winning artist, Michael Foreman. The dramatic and complelling stories are: The Apple Tree, Don't Look Now, The Blue Lenses, The Birds, The Alibi, and Not After Midnight. …More

The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House
By Jackson, Shirley
2006-12 - Penguin Books
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The four visitors at Hill House-- some there for knowledge, others for adventure-- are unaware that the old mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own. …More

The Turn of the Screw The Turn of the Screw
By James, Henry, Jr.
1991-01 - Dover Publications
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Henry James' short novels provide an overview of his entire career and serve as an excellent introduction to his singular art and imagination. This collection includes The Turn of the Screw, Daisy Miller, The Beast in the Jungle, An International Episode, The Aspern Papers and The Altar of the Dead. Major course adoption potential. …More

The Stand The Stand
By King, Stephen
2011-06 - Anchor Books
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When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. …More


Rosemary's Baby Rosemary's Baby
By Levin, Ira
1997-09 - Signet Book
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Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, an ordinary young couple, settle into a New York City apartment, unaware that the elderly neighbors and their bizarre group of friends have taken a disturbing interest in them. But by the time Rosemary discovers the horrifying truth, it may be far too late! Published to coincide with Ira Levin's September Dutton hardcover sequel, "Son of Rosemary". …More

The Great God Pan and the Hill of Dreams The Great God Pan 
By Machen, Arthur
2010-07 - Watchmaker Publishing
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An unabridged edition of the two classics: The Great God Pan and The Hill of Dreams, with footnotes …More

I Am Legend I Am Legend
By Matheson, Richard
2007-10 - Tor Books
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Mathesons horrifying tale, the basis for two classic horror films, comes to the big screen once again on December 14, in a new motion picture from Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Will Smith. Somehow immune to the plague that swept the planet, Robert Neville is the last human survivor in what is left of New York City--and maybe the world. …More

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
By Poe, Edgar Allan
1975-09 - Vintage Books USA
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All of the tales by the master of the detective and the macabre story. 53 of his best-known poems plus essays and criticisms. …More

Interview with the Vampire Interview with the Vampire
By Rice, Anne
1991-09 - Ballantine Books
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We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead. …More

Frankenstein Frankenstein
By Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
2005-01 - Barnes & Noble
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Mary Shelley began writing "Frankenstein" when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, "Frankenstein" tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering ?the cause of generation and life? and ?bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, ? Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.  …More


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: And Other Tales of Terror The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: And Other Tales of Terror
By Stevenson, Robert Louis
2003-09 - Penguin Books
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Stevenson's famous exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil, "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," has become synonymous with the idea of a split personality. More than a morality tale, this dark psychological fantasy is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution, criminality, and secret lives. Also in this volume are "The Body Snatcher," which charts the murky underside of Victorian medical practice, and "Olalla," a tale of vampirism and "the beast within," with a beautiful woman at its center. …More

Dracula Dracula
By Stoker, Bram
2007-09 - Signet Classics
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Since its publication in 1897, "Dracula" has continued to terrify readers with its depiction of a vampire possessing an insatiable thirst for blood, and the group of hunters determined to end his existence before he destroys a young womans soul. Features a new Introduction. Revised reissue. …More

The Island of Dr. Moreau The Island of Dr. Moreau
By Wells, H. G.
1994-05 - Bantam Classics
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Ranked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies, this early work of H. G. Wells was greeted in 1896 by howls of protest from reviewers, who found it horrifying and blasphemous. They wanted to know more about the wondrous possibilities of science shown in his first book, "The Time Machine, not its potential for misuse and terror. In "The Island of Dr. Moreau a shipwrecked gentleman named Edward Prendick, stranded on a Pacific island lorded over by the notorious Dr. Moreau, confronts dark secrets, strange creatures, and a reason to run for his life. . …More

The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Wilde, Oscar
2003-02 - Penguin Books
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Dorian Gray has just had his portrait painted. It is a perfect likeness of the quite extraordinary beautiful young man, and it prompts him to make a mad wish for eternal youth. In the years to come, he devotes his public life to and aestheticism-and his private one to decadence and debauchery. …More

Nightworld Nightworld
By Wilson, F. Paul
2012-05 - Tor Books
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When the laws of nature become obscenely twisted by an evil entity and its unearthly, horrifying creatures, only Glaeken, the former immortal, and a small band of unlikely heroes stand between the world and the utter triumph of unspeakable darkness. …More

The Day of the Triffids The Day of the Triffids
By Wyndham, John
2003-07 - Modern Library
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In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel "The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by "The Times (London) as having "all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare."
Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.
But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia. …More