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Bumps in the Night

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50 Most Popular Horror Books on Goodreads

From literal monsters to purely psychological terrors, these are tales of madness and pandemonium, retribution and absolution. Don’t forget to tell us how many you’ve read in the comments.

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Use our generator to summon a uniquely horrifying beast. Will your own dreams be haunted by a decomposing cannibal, a passive-aggressive hellhound, or something much worse? Step this way to find out.

What Are You Scared Of?

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Genres can be defined by what’s waiting around the corner. For horror fans, death is always near—and knowing that is half the fun. Check out the mayhem makers that turn dread into an art form.

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13 True Tales That Are Scarier Than Fiction

The real world is not for the faint of heart. Explore highly rated books about natural disasters, plague outbreaks, ill-fated expeditions, and serial killers hidden in plain sight.

Here’s Johnny!

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From The Exorcist to Psycho, these are the horror adaptations that have become just as iconic (if not more so) as their source material. Is the book really always better—or scarier?

Book Ends


Want to make a deal with the devil? Think twice about it with My Best Friend’s Exorcism author Grady Hendrix’s top fictional Faustian bargains, plus an excerpt from his new book, We Sold Our Souls.

“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red.” See all the top horror quotes on Goodreads here.

Browse through hundreds of horror giveaways, including Scream and Scream Again!, a creepy new anthology from R.L. Stine.


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Creator of Bookstanista, a book and book style website, Nicole is a 30-something mom and wife to a Viking. A fan of Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast, she lives and breathes books. Her home library now consists of over 300 e-books and 500 paperback and hardback books. When she's not reading or reviewing books, you can find her interacting with authors or dreaming of a world with books and unicorns and toting around her Angora rabbit: Denim-Cyan.

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