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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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. ...
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Film ID: 70s, basement, female, frozen man… or something

This is either a movie or television production, can't remember which. The likely production date is sometime in the 1970s. My memory is very brief. Time has probably distorted it. In a suspense ...
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Looking for a short story about space madness

I can't recall too much other then this is younger cadet waking alone on a ship alone and he's afraid he's come down with this space madness. He's no longer aware of what time is and he's no idea ...
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Looking for an obscure 80s movie that happened in a neighbor's house at night

All I recall is the layout of the neighborhood in which the film happened. The story mainly happened in a house that was kinda perched on a small hill in a dead end street that looked like the same ...
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Movie about a secret room with skeletal remains of an old man

Guess I watched this in the late 90s. Remember only a few things - There is a girl in a huge old fashioned house. She found a book which had a nicely crafted cover. The cover had a heart shaped ...
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Girl visits somewhere in the south, and meets a family that doesn’t age

I read a group of books in 2009. They were all dark, scifi thrillers by the same author - can't remember the name but I'm almost sure it was a woman. It only took me a few hours to read each so they ...
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Was Dennis good or bad at the end of Night of the Living Dummy 2? (Spoilers)

In 1996 Goosebumps's Night of the Living Dummy 2, Slappy the Evil Dummy was smashed up by Dennis the Dummy, but he looks kind of creepy and might also be bad but it ends that way and isn't revealed. ...
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Who is the author of the following stories?

I have been wracking my brain for the last week trying to remember the author of a few stories I read back when I was a kid. After another round of internet searching I came across this website, ...
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Unknown alien movie - Astronaut has sex with twins, chest-bursting fun ensues

So, this astronaut comes back home from a mission on which he's unknowingly picked up some alien, you know, basic stuff. Except he then has sex with two women, sisters, possibly twins... I think it ...
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Scifi horror on spaceship/station with killer robot [closed]

This is going to sound ridiculous because I remember so little of it, but when I was a kid (<10) I remember seeing this movie where these people are stuck on a spaceship or space station and are ...
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Horror story about a shack full of notorious serial killers' possesions

I remember really enjoying this book, but my recollection of it is woeful. The main protagonist is a teenage boy, I think he's hired to do some odd jobs around a large house, or maybe the house ...
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Please help me to recall title and author of horror story switching point of view between escapee and killer

This was a book that I read in about 1998. The story opens with a scene in a teenager's bedroom, where a friend is sleeping over. There is the sound of breaking glass from downstairs; shortly after, ...
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SF paperback about small devil like creatures unearthed by a farmer

Around 1972 I read a sf paperback about small devil like creatures unearthed by a farmer. He thought they were rabbits before they attacked him. The creatures killed and ate everything until the food ...
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Looking for the source of a scary story involving two brothers fighting off a type of ghoul trying to get to their sister

I think it was in an anthology book of supposedly true scary stories, but it involved siblings inheriting a house next to an old church. Some kind of ghoul appeared outside the sisters' window a few ...
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What 90's horror movie has a robot living on ceiling in house and turns evil?

I've been looking to find the title of this horror movie for years. I'm destined to figure it out! Here's what I know: A family living in a large house decides to install a helper robot. It lives ...
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Book Identification: 80s or 90s horror

I was wondering if you can help me remember this particular book I read when I was younger. It was about a girl who played lacrosse. She lived in a New England setting, I believe. She often ...
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A Glowing White hot chair a man is forced to sit on

This I believe may have been one story from an anthology. The horrific image has been with me from the early 70's. I remember a metal chair is heated over a fire until it glows. A man is brought ...
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Space horror novel from 1990's (I think) where dead possess people and start to take over a planet

I'm looking for the name of a space horror novel from 1990's (I think) where the dead go to a very overcrowded limbo, and then the worst of them escape and possess people and start to take over a ...
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Short story collection with one story where two boys saw the arm off a statue that is holding gold-painted torch

About 20-25 years ago, when I was a kid, I picked up a short story collection in a Waldenbooks store (I believe it was a collection of stories, however it is possible that this was just a novella). ...
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What Movie is this?A Black slick oil like monster, similar to the blob but liquid like

I will guess this movie was from between 1960-70, not sure, I was a small kid but it gave me nightmares. The monster is like THE BLOB, but an oil slick/slime that went about and ate/dissolved people. ...
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A hospital-like place that harvests body parts from people

It seemed like the main character was a female who finds herself in this strange-looking hospital. As she passes by some of the rooms some of the patients are seen nearly lifeless. One man is seen ...
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Intermediate reader level horror fantasy story in a compilation

There was a book of short horror stories that I remember reading in after-school care about a million years ago. The one story I remember involves a huge mirror that lures a kid into it. At first it ...
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1990s VHS Movie Identification

Trying to find out which movie from approximately the 1990s contained this plot: A woman sees a beast murder a man in an alley or street near her home. She is terrorized and promises the beast if he ...
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Horror movie about family driving down a country road

This American horror movie came out in the mid to late 90s / early 2000s. It centres around a family going on a vacation. Mother, father and two teenagers. They're driving down a highway somewhere ...
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What Does the Title of Bag of Bones Mean?

I have recently watched the TV miniseries Bag of Bones (based on the Stephen King novel of the same name), and I am confused about the significance of its title to the story. I will refer to it as a ...
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Goosebumps episode about evil alter ego coming out of mirror

I remember quite a while back I watched a Goosebumps episode where some kids found a mirror that would bring their evil clone out in the attic or something like that, but I don’t know the name. Can ...
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What happened to the original bodies in Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

We all know the concept of Invasion of the Body Snatchers: alien cells reproducing Earthling cells, plants and animals. In the movie, when Jeff Goldbloom's character closed his eyes, the copy opened ...
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Horror short story with an upbeat ending

This short story might have been about teenagers or adults, and was written in the 1980's or 1990's. It could have been in a Charles de Lint anthology, as the genre was fantasy horror. I don't think ...
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Man travelling alone across a planet, thinks about a fearsome creature that he hears behind him

About fifteen years ago I read a short story about a man on a planet (possibly Mars or the Moon), travelling alone between bases. It's written in the first person and as he's walking across the ...
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After massacre at party, flesh pieces join with each other to become a big pile of flesh

I saw a part of some movie in television when I was 12-13 years old (in 2006 or 2007). I can't remember much but the scene was a guy having dinner or breakfast with some freak or ghosts (unlike wrong ...
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Horror movie 60's-70's man feeds guests to cave monster

Does anyone remember this one? A man with a house or maybe hotel near deep natural cavern system (like Carlsbad). A woman shows up (looking for someone that disappeared?), and gets captured (and ...
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Horror movie where mirrors are a gateway to Hell

My recollection of this movie is very poor, it's been easily 10 years since I seen it... It's an American movie from the 1980s. I think the story line revolves around a bunch of paranormal ...
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Looking for 80s/90s YA Horror Story Compilation

I have been trying to find this collection for a while now; this is the first forum i've asked in. It was probably a short book, with stories in the style of Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine. I only ...
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Movie that reminds of “The Stuff”, but is like more mutation-like..?

When I was a bit younger I watched an old 80's movie on Showtime that still stick to my mind to this day. There is a poison or diseases that cause heavy mutation and death. Most of it is taking ...
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Horror movie where chicken is full of worms

This scene has been in the back of my mind for 30 years, and I've never stumbled across the movie I saw it in. This would most likely be a horror movie from the '70's or '80's. All I can remember is ...
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1980's horror TV show

Does anyone know of a show from the 80's where there was a family sitting on a couch, and the couch eats them. A monster family comes out, and the dad is a potato. They sit down and watch a scary ...
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Horror movie with a robot teen girl, late 80s early 90s

The movie has a teen girl who is a robot. What I remember most is that she was standing at the top of some stairs and watched a basketball roll down each step. She malfunctions and makes noises like ...
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Looking for young adult horror novel from 90s

Don't remember much about the plot but was centered around a boy and a demon or some sort of evil creature in town. The cover was a black and white tile or chess board with a face or eyes in the ...
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80s horror book with a man crouched and eating a leg on the cover?

I'd really love to know what this book is. Here are the details: The cover of said book may have featured a thin, maniacal looking figure (or boy) crouching in front of a dark forest. He had a leg ...
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Wasteland horror series in trade paperback

DC published an anthology horror series in the '90s called Wasteland. I have never seen a collected edition of this series. My question is: has the entire series, or any part of it, ever been ...
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Name or author of a werewolf horror novel estimated to be from the 70's or 80's, possibly early 90's

This was a book I'd found on my brother's shelf, and he's quite a bit older than me. We narrowed it down to probably being a book from the 70's or 80's. I'm really hoping someone here can tell me the ...
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Comic about “the exterminator of exterminators”

This was a story in a comic book. I don't know the title, nor the author or artist. It was definitely a comic book of (unrelated) horror stories, though. I believe I read it sometime between 1975 and ...
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Cinder Children, a short horror story

I'm looking for the short story probably entitled "The Cinder Children" from a collection of horror fiction that may have contained some Richard Matheson stories or been a tribute to Matheson. I read ...
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Looking for a short horror story from 70s or 80s (del rey series maybe?)

I'm looking for a story about a husband and wife who get caught in a house during a storm. Various creepiness ensues, husband wakes up to find wife gone and monsters in bed with him. This may have ...
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Late 80s early 90s TV show involving aliens had a scene where a female child or someone young looking became pregnant inexplicably and instantaneously

The only things I remember from this show are: My parents wouldn't let me watch it... I did... and what little I did watch terrified me. All I remember from the opening sequence is ONE big flying ...
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Searching for a Teenage Horror book series from the 90s

I have been searching for a book series I used to read in the 90s. It was a young adult/teenage horror series and in every book it started with a sleepover, then one of the girls would tell the ...
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Teens on an island, forced to kill eachother, collars prevents co-operation [duplicate]

I must admit I'm on shaking ground here, because I haven't seen it, I've just heard this movie menioned once (about five years ago?) - or at least I think it was a movie, but since I think it's based ...