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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Genre: Horror square

Created by: Murder by Death

This list is for any book classified as "Horror" that isn't also classified as a Classic.

Please share your finds in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.

Note for Halloween Book Bingo 2018: This list includes titles that work for Modern Masters of Horror, (as well as American Horror Story, and 80's Horror). I've noted in the notes section which book works for each square.

If the square is left blank, it's because I don't know; if you do, please let me know in the comments and I'll update the entry. Thanks! :)

Books: 109

1.
The Child Thief - Brom
The Child Thief
Note: Genre: Horror
2.
Toplin - Michael McDowell
Toplin
Note: Genre: Horror
3.
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural - Jonathan Janz, Ken Greenhall, Jessica Hamilton
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural
Note: Genre: Horror
4.
The Alchemist's Door - Lisa Goldstein
The Alchemist's Door
Note: Genre: Horror
5.
The Phantom Ship - Frederick Marryat
The Phantom Ship
Note: Genre: Horror
6.
Fellside - M.R. Carey
Fellside
Note: Genre: Horror
7.
RAGE - STEPHEN KING
RAGE
Note: Genre: Horror
8.
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream - Christopher Golden
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream
Note: Genre: Horror
9.
The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror - Stephen King, William Sloane Kennedy
The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror
Note: Genre: Horror
10.
Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver) - Dan Wells
Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver)
Note: Genre: Horror
11.
The Grave - Charles L. Grant
The Grave
Note: Genre: Horror
12.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Note: Genre: Horror
13.
Ammie, Come Home - Barbara Michaels
Ammie, Come Home
Note: Genre: Horror
14.
The Damnation Game - Clive Barker
The Damnation Game
Note: Genre: Horror
15.
The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen
The Great God Pan
Note: Genre: Horror
16.
Pressure - Jeff Strand, Michael Prescott
Pressure
Note: Genre: Horror
17.
The Elementals - Michael Rowe, Michael McDowell
The Elementals
Note: Genre: Horror
18.
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
The Exorcist
Note: Genre: Horror
19.
Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin
Rosemary's Baby
Note: Genre: Horror
20.
The Shining - Stephen King
The Shining
Note: Genre: Horror
21.
Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
Anna Dressed in Blood
Note: Genre: Horror
22.
NOS4A2 - Joe Hill
NOS4A2
Note: Genre: Horror
23.
The Devil's Footprints - Amanda Stevens
The Devil's Footprints
Note: Genre: Horror
24.
The Picture Frame: A Horror Novel - Iain Rob Wright
The Picture Frame: A Horror Novel
Note: Genre: Horror
25.
The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether - Edgar Allan Poe
The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
Note: Genre: Horror
26.
The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allen Poe: Tell Tale... - Allan Poe, Edgar
The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allen Poe: Tell Tale Heart; The Cask of the Amontillado; The Masque of the Red Death; The Fall of the House of Usher; The ... Purloined Letter; The Pit and the Pendulum
Note: Genre: Horror
27.
City of the Dead - Brian Keene
City of the Dead
Note: Genre: Horror
28.
Falling Angel - William Hjortsberg, Ridley Scott, James Crumley
Falling Angel
Note: Genre: Horror
29.
Blindsight - Peter Watts
Blindsight
Note: Genre: Horror
Horror with a Sci-Fi bent.
30.
Starfish - Peter Watts
Starfish
Note: Genre: Horror
31.
The Monkey's Paw (Creative Short Stories) - William Wymark Jacobs;W. W. Jacobs
The Monkey's Paw (Creative Short Stories)
Note: Genre: Horror
32.
From Hell - Eddie Campbell, Pete Mullins, Alan Moore
From Hell
Note: Genre: Horror
33.
The Bottle Imp - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Bottle Imp
Note: Genre: Horror
34.
Ghost Story - Peter Straub
Ghost Story
Note: Any book by this author would qualify as Genre: Horror
35.
The Talisman - Stephen King, Peter Straub
The Talisman
Note: Genre: Horror
36.
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Gods and Monsters) - Cassandra Khaw
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Gods and Monsters)
Note: Genre: Horror
37.
The Library at Mount Char - Scott Hawkins
The Library at Mount Char
Note: Genre: Horror
38.
Ghost in the Cogs - Scott Gable, C. Dombrowski, James Lowder
Ghost in the Cogs
Note: Genre: Horror
39.
The Severed Streets - Paul Cornell
The Severed Streets
Note: Genre: Horror
40.
Parasite Eve - Hideaki Sena
Parasite Eve
Note: Genre: Horror
41.
Spiral - Koji Suzuki, Glynne Walley
Spiral
Note: Genre: Horror
42.
Game - Barry Lyga
Game
Note: Genre: Horror
43.
Video Nasties - Duncan Ralston
Video Nasties
Note: Genre: Horror
44.
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions - Neil Gaiman
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
Note: Genre: Horror
45.
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
The Day of the Triffids
Note: Genre: Horror
46.
The Moorstone Sickness - Bernard Taylor
The Moorstone Sickness
Note: Genre: Horror
47.
Meat - Joseph D'Lacey
Meat
Note: Genre: Horror
48.
Bottled Abyss - Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Bottled Abyss
Note: Genre: Horror
49.
Nightwhere - John Everson
Nightwhere
Note: Genre: Horror
50.
Children of the Dark - Jonathan Janz
Children of the Dark
Note: Genre: Horror
51.
Pig Island - Mo Hayder
Pig Island
Note: Genre: Horror
52.
Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box
Note: Genre: Horror
53.
The Autumn Castle - Kim Wilkins
The Autumn Castle
Note: Genre: Horror
54.
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray - Chris Wooding
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
Note: Genre: Horror
55.
Blue Moon Rising - Simon R. Green
Blue Moon Rising
Note: Genre: Horror
56.
The Loch - Steve Alten
The Loch
Note: Genre: Horror
57.
Child of an Ancient City - Tad Williams, Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Child of an Ancient City
Note: Genre: Horror
58.
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Dracula
Note: Genre: Horror
59.
Stoker's Manuscript - Royce Prouty
Stoker's Manuscript
Note: Genre: Horror
60.
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian
Note: Genre: Horror
61.
Ghoul - Marc Alexander
Ghoul
Note: Genre: Horror
62.
Disappearance at Devil's Rock: A Novel - Paul Tremblay
Disappearance at Devil's Rock: A Novel
Note: Genre: Horror
63.
Feed - Mira Grant
Feed
Note: Genre: Horror
64.
Bats - William W. Johnstone
Bats
Note: Genre: Horror
65.
The Right Hand of Evil - John Saul
The Right Hand of Evil
Note: Genre: Horror
66.
Outbreak - Robin Cook
Outbreak
Note: Genre: Horror
67.
Sphinx - Robin Cook
Sphinx
Note: Genre: Horror
68.
Rose Madder - Stephen King
Rose Madder
Note: Genre: Horror
69.
Stinger - Robert R. McCammon
Stinger
Note: Genre: Horror
80's Horror
70.
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy - Raymond E. Feist
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy
Note: Genre: Horror
80's Horror
71.
By Bizarre Hands - Joe R. Lansdale, Lewis Shiner
By Bizarre Hands
Note: 80's Horror
72.
Gilded Needles (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) - Mike Mignola, Michael McDowell, Christopher Fowler
Gilded Needles (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Note: 80's Horror
73.
Moonbog - Rick Hautala
Moonbog
Note: 80's Horror
74.
Cold Moon Over Babylon - Michael McDowell
Cold Moon Over Babylon
Note: 80's Horror
75.
Off Season - Jack Ketchum
Off Season
Note: 80's Horror
76.
The Funhouse - Dean Koontz
The Funhouse
Note: 80's Horror
77.
Phantoms - Dean Koontz
Phantoms
Note: 80's Horror
78.
Son of the Endless Night - John Farris
Son of the Endless Night
Note: 80's Horror
79.
Cycle of the Werewolf - Stephen King, Bernie Wrightson
Cycle of the Werewolf
Note: 80's Horror
80.
The Keep - F. Paul Wilson
The Keep
Note: 80's Horror
81.
The Dead Zone - Stephen King
The Dead Zone
Note: 80's Horror
82.
The Cellar - Richard Laymon
The Cellar
Note: 80's Horror
83.
Cat's Cradle - William W. Johnstone
Cat's Cradle
Note: 80's Horror
84.
The Ripper - William Dobson The Ripper - William Dobson
The Ripper
Note: 80's Horror
85.
House of Reckoning - John Saul
House of Reckoning
Note: Genre: Horror
Modern Masters Of Horror
86.
A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul G. Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
87.
Dark Matter: A Novel - Blake Crouch
Dark Matter: A Novel
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
88.
Sour Candy - Kealan Patrick Burke
Sour Candy
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
89.
Helltown - Jeremy Bates
Helltown
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
90.
The Loney - Andrew Michael Hurley
The Loney
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
91.
Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
Doctor Sleep
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
92.
Finders Keepers: A Novel - Stephen King
Finders Keepers: A Novel
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
93.
Ghost Road Blues (A Pine Deep Novel) - Jonathan Maberry
Ghost Road Blues (A Pine Deep Novel)
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
94.
Voices of the Damned - Barbie Wilde
Voices of the Damned
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
95.
White Knuckle - Eric Red
White Knuckle
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
96.
Bird Box - Josh Malerman
Bird Box
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
97.
One Was Lost - Natalie D. Richards
One Was Lost
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
98.
Meat - Bones Monroe Meat - Bones Monroe
Meat
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
99.
House of Furies - Madeleine Roux
House of Furies
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
100.
House of Ash - Hope Cook
House of Ash
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
101.
The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes
The Shining Girls
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
102.
20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill, Christopher Golden
20th Century Ghosts
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
103.
White Lies - Jeremy Bates
White Lies
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
104.
The Outsider - Stephen King
The Outsider
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
105.
Sleeping Beauties: A Novel - Stephen King, Owen King
Sleeping Beauties: A Novel
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
106.
Rattus New Yorkus - Hunter Shea
Rattus New Yorkus
Note: Modern Masters of Horror
107.
Sparrow Hill Road - Seanan McGuire
Sparrow Hill Road
Note: American Horror Story
108.
The Sentinel - Jeffrey Konvitz
The Sentinel
Note: American Horror Story
109.
Lovecraft Country: A Novel - Matt Ruff
Lovecraft Country: A Novel
Note: American Horror Story
Genre: Horror
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Comments

Comments:
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Both for this list and for "Classic Horror" (if you're not already planning to add them there anyway): Robert Louis Stevenson: "The Bottle Imp" (ISBN 10: 1600964168; ISBN 13: 9781600964169) and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (ISBN 10: 1600964168; ISBN 13: 9781600964169); as well as W.W. Jacobs: "The Monkey's Paw" (ISBN 10: 1583419195; ISBN 13: 9781583419199) and Alan Moore: "From Hell" (ISBN 10: 1583419195; ISBN 13: 9781583419199).

For this list only, also pretty much any- and everything by Peter Straub.
Murder by Death
Oh holy crap - I added the books and then almost deleted the whole list thinking it was the "Save" button. Thank god for "are you sure" dialog boxes...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Help ...!!

Note: Plenty of books on this list would also work for "Dark and Stormy Night, of course -- e.g. "The Exorcist," "Rosemary's Baby," "The Shining," "The Monkey's Paw," "From Hell" and the Straub books.

ETA: Shouldn't something by R.L. Stine be on this list, too? (Again, would almost certainly also work for "Dark and Stormy Night").
Murder by Death
Yes, Stine should definitely be on this list, but he's written SO MANY BOOKS and I've only read one and I can't remember which one it was. So I didn't know which ones to add. I guess I'll just randomly choose a couple and mention that everything he writes is pretty much horror of some sort.
Murder by Death
Also updated the notes, thanks. (I've never read any of these - because I'm a wuss. ;-) )
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Well, there's a reason why my suggestions tend towards shorter works (and mostly by classic writers), too ... :D
Tannat
Libromancer said I could count Peter Watts as horror, so I'm planning to read Starfish (9780765315960) for the flashlight square. I'd recommend Blindsight (9780765319647) which I have read (unlike Starfish) if someone's looking for more science fiction-y horror. Blindsight probably fits the horror square better than Starfish but I haven't read the latter yet so I don't know for sure.
Murder by Death
Added.
Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark
For someone who says she doesn't read horror, I seem to have read an awful lot of these. I think that's because I was a lot less of a wuss back in the 70s and 80s.
Murder by Death
lol, at least you started out less-wussy; I've been a wuss ever and always! I haven't read any of these books and a few of them scare the crap out of me just by reputation. ;P
Murder by Death
Got it! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Matt Ruff - Lovecraft Country (9780062292070)
Lisa Goldstein - The Alchemist's Door (9780765301512)
Frederick Marryat - The Phantom Ship (9781845882068)
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

GENRE HORROR:
Fellside by M.R. Carey (9780356503608)
Rage by Richard Bachman (9782290306703)
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream - edited by Christopher Golden (9780525433163)
Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by William Sloane (9781590179062)
Over Your Dead Body by Dan Wells (9780765380692)

MODERN MASTERS OF HORROR:
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (9780007464586)
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (9780575083080)
White Lies by Jeremy Bates (9781988091136)
The Outsider by Stephen King (9781501180989)
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King (9781473665194)
Murder by Death
Added and clustered with their appropriate sub-category (so, genre: horror are at the top).
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Woohoo -- thank you!

And btw, the three at the bottom are all "Genre: Horror" -- Ruff's "Lovecraft Country" is "American Horror Story" in addition.
Murder by Death
Noted.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More books from the participants' reading plan lists -- including unassigned / "free square" / "wild card" books that would fit this category:

GENRE: HORROR:
The Child Thief by Brom (9780061671340)
Toplin by Michael McDowell (9781943910182)
Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall (9781943910670)

MODERN MASTERS OF HORROR:
Rattus New Yorkus by Hunter Shea (ASIN: B078LPXDK1)
Murder by Death
Added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!

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