Horror fiction is a genre of literature, which is intended to frighten its readers, inducing feelings of horror and terror. Horror can be either supernatural or non-supernatural. The genre has ancient origins which were reformulated in the eighteenth century as Gothic horror.

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Haunted television set summons zombies from nearby graves

I watched the Goosebumps movie tonight with my son and I started feeling nostalgic about other books (not in the Goosebumps series) that I read when I was a kid. I've been scouring Google looking for ...
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Identify this horror movie: Couple trapped in a petrol station / black spikey creature

I think this is only a few years old. 5 - 8 maybe? A young couple on an American highway pull into a gas station. Somehow, this odd black spikey creature follows them or turns up there. I think it's ...
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In what story do bird-sized flying insects threaten the survival of the human population on Earth?

I read this Sci-Fi/Horror story as a kid so expect it is maybe 20-30 years old or more. Not sure if it was a short story or a novel. Sort of like an apocalypse by insect? This details are quite ...
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Looking for the name of a SciFi film with a lamp that shows invisible snake-like creatures floating in the air

This film was a turn of the century 1900s time frame color film. It was a movie not a TV show. British I think. It was about the invention of a projector / lamp that would show creatures that were ...
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Gruesome scifi horror B-Movie 1990s-2000s, similar premise to The Cube, except in a car park?

Here's what I remember:- A group of heroes and not heroes try to escape a tiered dungeon sort of thing, working their way up. The casualties mount until there's only a girl, and a love interest ...
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I'd like to trace a movie I watched about an underground lab under a mansion

Its about a maid (or nanny) who comes to work for the lady of the mansion and her daughter. I think the lady of the mansion is pregnant and her husband is not home. Somehow the maid discovers ...
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Horror Movie, video game, 2 adults one child maybe girl leave

I came across this page on accident. It might finally solve my quest for a movie that has been on my mind for roughly 10 years I would guess. I was extremely young when I watched this bear in mind so ...
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Haunted Woods YA book from the 80s or 90s

The details I remember are very hazy. What I remember is that it was a young adult horror novel from the late 80s / early 90s. Two kids live in a town, and the town has a section where the woods ...
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Searching for specific anthology show

I remember watching a lot of horror/suspense anthology shows in the 90s but one I can't remember sticks out in my mind prominently. In the episode a woman is getting help from a psychologist to block ...
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Looking for older anthology of weird/dark/creepy short stories

I remember a few short stories from an anthology, checked out from a library in the early 90's but probably much older, with stories about A stranger who saves a small child from drowning in a ...
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Looking for a creepy worm in a movie scene

There is one particular scene in an ~80s Horror-Scifi movie I remember which has been very fascinating as a child. Now I'm looking for the movie title. There is a flesh-colored, slimy worm crouching ...
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Are Werewolves undead or alive? [closed]

Are werewolves considered to be undead like vampires and zombies in the classic horror literature?
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Looking for horror short story with 'false' uncle, dead grandma and hamburger

Can't find my horror anthology (80's?) that had a story I want to find. Little girl wonders why no one else spots the false uncle in the house where grandmother has recently died upstairs. Lures it to ...
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The anthology's name and title of a short story where two ghouls fall in love?

I read a short story in a horror/scifi anthology back in about 2005. Not sure when it was actually published. There was a love theme to the anthology. A girl hung out by graveyards and ended up ...
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Looking for 2 books from late 90's [closed]

I think the books have the same author. One of them is about some perfume that if you put it on anyone around you will fall in love with the person wearing the perfume even if that person dies. The ...
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Monster in pond, possibly enters house from beneath a sink?

A creature lives in a pond and sucks a kid in or something and somehow enters the house beneath the sink or somewhere. It's a 4 legged monster, dinosaurian.
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Hellraiser: What's the attraction to opening the puzzlebox?

"What's your pleasure?" "Uh, I'd kinda like to have my flesh pulled off by meathooks on retractable chains." "Well, you're in luck." I think my title says it all. I understand that the ...
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Short Radio Horror Story Featuring A Tower Staircase That Goes On Forever

I remember listening to a really creepy dramatised horror story on the BBC when I was a child (probably 1985 – 1995). It featured a couple driving through an eerie countryside who climb a tower (might ...
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Childrens Book of Illustrated Horror Stories from 1970s

I have searched for this book for years. I checked this hardcover book out of my elementary school library twice in the early to mid 70s, when I was in 1st - 4th grade, as far as I can remember. I ...
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Looking for collection of three short YA horror stories from the 1980s

When I was a kid, in about 1987 or so, I read a collection of short horror stories that contained three brief stories. One was about a boy who gets on a bus by himself and meets an old man who is ...
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Looking for a short story about a submerged house

New here and hoping you can help me locate an eerie short story I read in the early 90's. Here's what I recall: A man sees something sticking up out of a lake and swims out to investigate. Turns out ...
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Is this gif from a movie, and from which?

I was going around the Internet and found this gif. I'd like to know if it's from a movie, and if so, from which one?
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What is the origin of werewolf fiction?

Vampire fiction, now a widespread genre, really started with Bram Stoker's Dracula. Sure, there were legends and folklore about vampires beforehand, and even Dracula itself was based on stories about ...
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Trying to find a short sci-fi/horror story featuring another dimension with a god that feeds on pain/fear

This is going to be a long example so bear with me. Years ago I read a story online where an army (along with our main guy) from our dimension are sent into another to help the natives who are ...
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What is the optimal order to read Stephen King's (a.k.a. Richard Bachman) “The Regulators” and “Desperation”?

I'm making my way through the Stephen King bibliography and about to take on "Desperation" which was specifically timed to be released the same day as "The Regulators" written by (at the time of ...
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Trying to locate award winning story about a famous actor who murders a woman to study for the part of a killer

This story dates back to the late 70's, early 80's. It was in an anthology of award-winning short stories. (Perhaps edited by Lester delRay?) The story line is about a super-star actor famous for his ...
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Monster haunting a house near a lake

I am searching for a vivid horror story which is very similar to Algernon Blackwoods style. I read that as a adolescent in the 80s: The protagonist enters a house and realizes that something ...
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Trying to find a short story about the ghost of a french officer who woos lady, kills husband

This was a really neat ghost story. The plot: writer moves his family to an island to write in solitude his wife starts acting weird, is being seduced by the ghost of a French officer the ghost ...
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Book with an parasitic race like the flood [closed]

I was going through a list of science fiction horror stories and one was mentioned with a parasitic alien race similar to the Flood from Halo. I can't find the list again and don't know the author or ...
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Horror short story, in YA hardcover anthology 80s or 90s

A young man in a workplace (possibly library) becomes very curious about a customer who always makes a short phone call before going home. The customer never smalltalks, simply snaps something like ...
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Horror movie with two girls, one of whom is a monster who tries to kill the other in a pool

I don't remember much of it because I was so young when I watched it but it’s a horror movie. I'm pretty sure it's based in a high school. The scene I remember looks like it was in a high school gym ...
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Looking for short horror story about graveyard and family of ghouls

I read this story in the 1990s. A little boy goes into a graveyard and meets a woman. He goes into a crypt. This is house of ghouls. The boy is in fact a ghoul(!). The boy's father collected ...
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Identify this Insidious 3 character

In the final scene of Insidious 3, we see this face : Who is it? It's not I don't think it's So do we actually know who it is?
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name of a movie where a giant octopuslike creature climbs a lighthouse

I was just a little kid, so my memories are scarse. But here are the facts: 1 - It was no animation. It had real people. 2 - It was in color. Maybe 70s or early 80s. 3 - Maybe BBC. 4 - The story, ...
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Short Story: Man has a Letter he can't read and nobody will translate it for him

I read a short story years ago in an anthology of mystery stories, including some stories with a supernatural element. It was about a man who received a letter written in a foreign language. The man ...
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Short Story Boy Looks Through Telescope, Sees Future Self

A boy was in his bedroom and looked out through his telescope. He sees some kind of weird cloaked figure in the bell tower of a church and it freaks him out. The story goes on to follow the boy's life ...
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Short Story Girl Has Out-Of-Body Experience, Flies Around, Gets Stuck in Body of Doll

The story starts with a little girl in bed at night being told a story by her mother. The mother tells her it is possible to leave your body and fly. Somehow the girl pops out of her body and flies ...
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A weird possibly Italian horror film I only got to see the end of it

The series of events didn't make sense but what I saw still perplexes me years afterwards.. A man is getting dressed and leaving a bedroom after what seems a one night stand. The woman is still in ...
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Seeking the title of a horror short story about serial killers seeking to kill other serial killers

I'm looking for a horror short story anthology published in the late 70's to 80's that contained a great story whose title and author also elude me. My memory is hazy, but the tale describes a couple ...
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Movie identification - Late 80s / early 90s vampire horror

This would be a late 80s / early 90s vampire movie. American made / cast. I don't think it was a low budget movie. The story follows a teenager and his younger sister, somewhere in the south west in ...
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scifi horror movie/episode involving an alien emerging from a dimensional gate

I vaguely remember channel surfing in the late 90's and seeing a horror movie scene in which a woman emerges from a portal/gate/wormhole and says something like "there's thousands of them!". She is ...
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HBO horror movie with a super-strong killer

Okay, this is gonna be vague, but I'm hoping someone can put these pieces together and help me figure out a movie scene that has been in my head for years! While at a friend's house in the 80's, we ...
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Identify this book. Two stories taking place at once, alternating by chapter

This book told two stories at the same time, alternating by chapter. One was a violent detective thriller set in Northern Ireland around the 90s and the other was a horror / mystery taking place from ...
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Looking for Monday's Child, young adult horror story

The cover of the book, as far as I can remember, was a side view of a girl's face. Black hair, really pale skin, and green eyes. The cover also had green lightening. I read it in the mid '90's if ...
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80s or 90s teen fiction romance/horror, takes place in Scotland

I read this book once when I was young and fell in love with it, but my mother took it away and I never saw it again. I can't find anything online no matter what I search. What I remember is: the ...
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Horror where monkeys would call people on the phone and then go to their house and kill them

Trying to identify a movie: Monkeys (or someone) would call people on the phone and say something like, "Sarah, we want you" in a creepy voice. Then monkeys would show up at the person's house and at ...
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Looking for an anthology of short horror/ fantasy stories

I'm looking for an anthology of short horror fantasy like stories with this one paricular story in it about someone who gets called out into the woods in the middle of the night to investigate a woman ...
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An old (60s?) movie about people waiting to get into hell

I remember the movie from when I was much younger. It started with a line of recently dead souls lining up to enter Hell. They are comparing stories about how they ended up there. The movie ends with ...
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Horror Novel about gigantic mansion

I looked at a paperback copy of this novel in a supermarket in about the 1980s. The title may have been The Lodge, or something similar. There may have been a group of supernatural investigators ...
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Story about Astronauts Being Killed one by one by non-corporeal alien entity on a Deserted Planet

This science fiction short story is about a team of astronauts/space explorers who land on an alien planet. An alien entity that exists in a gaseous state is lurking at the bottom of a well or hole. ...