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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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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Help me identify this 1980s horror movie [closed]

Can't remember what type of movie this was (horror or something else) but I do remember the end-credits. There was an American Indian on a very very long hill, the hill looked more like a column ...
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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. ...
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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 ...