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Title of horror novel book where the villain is actually twins raised to believe they were one person?

When I was an early teen in the early to mid 80's I was a horror junkie. I came across a novel in which the bad guy, a serial killer, turns out to have been twins actually raised by their mother to ...
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Robots create robots in this movie. Also, they are a threat to humanity

There was a movie that I watched once in my childhood(around 15 years ago). There were robots creating other robots. Some brains (green colored) in enclosed shells (filled with a transparent liquid). ...
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YA Horror Series from the 80's?

There was a hard bound horror series I enjoyed around 1986 or 1987. The books may have been published well before then but I enjoyed them. The only piece I can remember is there is a pretty new girl ...
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80s/90s Sci-fi/horror story where pregnant women couldn't deliver their children

Because of genetic changes, pregnant women can't naturally deliver their children. In one scene, a woman almost 9 months pregnant died in a public toilet. She got a serious pain in her abdomen, and ...
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Horror anthology-purple cover with “The Open Window” late 80's-early 90's

Every few months I look for this book and I can never find it. I read it when I was a kid in the last 80's-early 90's. I remember it had a cover with a purple sky and dark trees and a creepy-looking ...
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What's this horror novel: Witchcraft, time warp, sex with the devil

At first this was structured a bit like a romance novel. (All character names are speculative at best, probably wrong.) Our heroine, Kate (maybe a redhead), has just met and married a rich young man ...
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What horror movie features half human crawling creatures with no eyes?

I am asking about a movie. I remember, near the end, there were crawling creatures like humans, but with a half-man body (I can't remember well). A woman is stuck at the same home but unseen, and she ...
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Why didn't Nan come back?

In American Horror Story 3rd Season "Coven", every major character who died before the last episode either came back to life or came back to continue to participate in the events of the series -- with ...
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When did zombies become “infected” rather than corpses raised from hell?

I am curious as to the evolution of the zombie concept. In old horror movies from the 60s and into the 80s, zombies were depicted as "true" undead beings; people who have died and been inhumed, and ...
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90s Teen horror - boyfriend deal with demon

Hi I'm trying to remember the name of a teen horror book from the 90s that featured a girl whose boyfriend ultimately turned out to have done a deal with a demon for her soul. I think turns out she ...
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Mystery woman appears after flood, marries matriarch's son

I have been searching for so long for a certain series of novels. The only things I remember about the series is that the covers had an eye and a house partly submerged under water. It was a series ...
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Why did the main antagonist truck in “Maximum Overdrive” (1986) have a Green Goblin mask on its front grille?

Stephen King’s 1986 film Maximum Overdrive—which was an adaptation of his 1978 short story, Trucks—featured a killer truck that had a Green Goblin mask on its front grille; see screenshot below. ...
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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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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 ...