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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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 ...
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Short story about a man who can see a year into his future?

I'm looking for a short story I read probably 15-17 years ago, although it might have been written long before that. I only remember it vaguely, but it stuck with me. It's about a man who can see ...
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Looking for an old horror show that featured two stories after an introduction by a man in a manor

I'm looking for an old paranormal/horror TV show that featured two unrelated paranormal stories after an introduction by a man in a manor (he was standing in a darkened room, maybe candle lit and ...
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Fantasy book filled with short disturbing stories

Okay I'm going to just start off by saying it is not The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson or Andrew Lang. I have read through all of their works that I could find online, bought a supposed ...
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Unsure about 90s movie that had black sludge that broke through an astronauts helmet?

It's a movie from the 90s. I was pretty young when I first watched it, but from what I can remember.. it was like a black sludge that broke through an astronauts helmet and went inside his body. ...
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What 1980s american sci-fi horror movie has a female cyborg villain with a flamethrower arm or breast as a weapon?

I want to know the title of this 1980s or 1990s american live-action movie in which the enemies or villains are cyborgs or humanoids. Its a very violent movie with lots of blood n gore. One of the ...
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Book about a family of teenagers who kill living people to stay alive forever

I read it as a teenager, probably late 80s early 90s. In it there is a family of beautiful, mysterious teenagers who captivate everyone in school/town. It turns out in the end that they are a race of ...
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What movie has aliens hunt people using living tentacled discs?

I saw a movie in the 80's where aliens were hunting people — from what I remember in the woods, or a real rural area — and they would throw these living disc-like creatures with small tentacles on ...
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YA short horror story from the 90's? Student obsessed with teacher kills herself Cover art had a ghostly looking girl wearing fish necklace

I'm pretty sure the girl's name was Fern, and she becomes obsessed with her teacher. When he dies (I believe he drowns) she kills herself and haunts her best friend by tapping on her window. There's a ...
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Can't remember an old movie and only remember a minor scene

I watched a film that was made before 2009. In one of the scenes, near the end, a girl (who is either an alien or a clone) and a human man get in a car, her arm is cut by screw and there is blue stuff ...
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Movie Identification: 1980/1990's movie with flying creatures and a beautiful actress

Key facts about the movie: Late 80's to mid 90's. I think I watched it about 20 years ago around 1995 ±5 years. Horror. Not overly gory and a little bit sleazy. Most likely some kind of age ...
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Recent horror movie where paranormal researchers prove ghosts exist and are targeted by those very ghosts

I cant remember anything about the movie except glimpses of it's trailer, which showed the paranormal researchers getting spooked by their very findings. The movie seems to be quite recent, like after ...
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Short story about a boy fighting mechanical spiders for money while being filmed for tv

This short story appeared in an anthology of horror sci-fi from 70's maybe 60's. The young man was homeless and the only way to escape was to volunteer to be in a tv show where they would have to ...
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Short Story collection about monsters

I've been searching for a collection of short stories I read as a kid. I can't say how old I was, but old enough to read because I read them myself, and certainly I read them over seven years ago (I ...
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Old horror movie with mutated ape-like people

I can not figure this out please help. All I remember is that these strange fruits mutates people into these ape-like creatures. The "fruit" would open up and spray people with some kind of white ...
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Why didn't they block the RFID chip in the dead guy's hand from Helix?

So I finally watched the first episode of Helix... Now in the episode a few things happen.. and one curious thing happens towards the end. As to stop spoilers I put a spoiler quote.
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Looking for a YA horror anthology (90s?), all took place at The Something Academy

As a kid, I remember reading a series of Goosebumps-like books. They were all written by the same author, I think, and there were a half-dozen or so that I (vaguely) remember. The stories all ...
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Old movie with abandoned spaceship and skull in helmet

I remember a scene from a movie or TV series that I saw in the 80's. It was set on what I think was an abandoned spaceship. An astronaut (main character?) finds a dead crew-member in full space-suit, ...
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Short story from the point of view of a small animal being eaten?

From my childhood I remember a weird short story (?) written from the point of view of a small animal. The only thing I can really remember of the plot is that it contained a very disturbing (to me) ...
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Need help finding a short horror story - circa 1970's or 80's “Fishing”?

My 19 year old daughter shares the same addiction to horror that I do. I've been looking for a short story I read in an anthology years ago, probably 1970's or 1980's. It's one of the first stories, ...
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“Unblessed” author Paul Richards-Did he write anything else?

The book "Unblessed" deals with the African spider demon Anansi. It is based on a true legend from the Congo. Did the author Paul Richards write anything else? I thought the book was fantastic and ...
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Possibly a 80s horror comic question

I remember a particular story in a comic in the UK (could have been a US import though), it regards a couple on a honeymoon cruise on a liner. The ship picks up someone in a lifeboat (or directly ...
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Which vampire movie starts out showing a staked skeleton, then shows the internal organs reforming around the stake?

I don't remember anything else about the movie, but that scene stuck in my mind.
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What are the roles of Brennan and Spiletto during Damien's birth?

I recently watched The Omen (both the 1976 original and the 2006 remake), and I wonder why the hell (pun intended) father Brennan and father Spiletto were involved with the birth of Damien (The ...
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Name of a 50's/60's B-movie where people are trapped in a supermarket with tentacled monsters in the fog outside.

It wasn't Stephen King's "The Mist" but I believe it inspired his story. I saw it as a kid in the late 70's on the Saturday afternoon "Creature Feature" show.
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Title of 60s/70s TV story of a man who goes to a town hidden by fog

I remember seeing it on TV. It was made in 60s or 70s. It started with a man going to this town that was hidden by fog. The town's people have a secret: they, or something there, eat the dead. I ...
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Looking for a short story about an artist who went crazy when evil creatures pierced his eye

I can't think of the name or author of a short story that I read. It was about a man who was tracking down the last movements of an artist who went crazy. At the end he finds out that the artist was ...
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Short story about creatures living under stone ruins possibly in Western Australia

Many years ago in school I read a short story in a collection (possibly edited by Gardner Dozois, but this hasn't helped me track it down. I might be confusing different volumes - I read a lot in ...
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Can Dracula die?

In many movies I have seen the Dracula extinguished. But we all know that Dracula was immortal. So, please tell me: can he die or not?
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What was the vampire movie where the protagonist gets cow's blood?

The guy got a big wound in his stomach and his friend tells him "shit shit" comes from your stomach, but after that they repaired it and made the guy drink cow's blood and he returned to normal. I ...
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Horror short story anthology from early 80s with spider story

I'm trying to track down a horror anthology book from the early 80s. I'm fairly sure it was called something like '50 tales of horror and suspense' and definitely had a cover painting consisting of a ...
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Movie about a haunted house involves killing in dreams / Swimming pool

I remember it's an Australian movie with a plot something like this: A guy has to take care of a large, empty house with a swimming pool because the owners take a vacation. The next day there is a ...
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TV Episode with Frankenstein-like creature

I remember watching a TV show when I was younger -- I was born in '77, so I am guessing it was in the mid-80's -- where a scientist/doctor put together a small creature using spare body parts. The ...
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Identify YA horror novel that may have some fantasy aspects

I read a novel as a child that I believe was intended for a young adult audience (which I wasn't, and it therefore scared the pants off me). The details are fuzzy but I think it was written in the ...
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Collection of YA horror short stories c.1980 including “Mr. Monstro”

I'm looking for a short story that terrified me as a child. It appeared in a YA horror collection about monsters. None of the other stories stuck with me, but the one about “Mr. Monstro” kept me awake ...
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Looking for a 90s YA horror anthology

I believe it was a compilation of stories from various authors, and I believe it was a series of multiple books. I am usually a very good Googler but so far have come up empty. Some stories I ...
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Captured by a giant witch who wants to eat him

Looking for the the title/ author of a book of illustrated "silly" children's horror from around the early 1980's. The book is narrated by an uncle / grandfather to his (children?) about a strange ...
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Horror Comic From the 80's

I've been trying to find this comic for years, it was sold at Fred Meyers in the early 80's. It had a very Bruce Jones style, very dark. Here is what I remember: The plot follows 2 mutant ...
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House computer with AI takes over home, tries to procreate with woman

A malevolent computer with AI takes over a woman's house with the intent of hybrid computer/human procreation. The evil computer seals off the house with the woman in it and keeps her prisoner while ...
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Young Adult novel, late 80s: gothic horror, deserted mansion, candle flame turns blue

The public library I visited as a child had a young adult book that scared me half to death. Here's what I remember: The cover art was in the style of Edward Gorey (black and white line art) The ...
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Can you identifiy this short about teenagers on a raft getting swallowed up by an oil slick?

In the spirit of all the story identification today, I'm looking for some kind of TV episode about some teenagers who were at a lake. Slowly, one by one, they get swallowed up by some kind of oil ...
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Identify a short horror story about a mysterious girl

Please help me find this short story that I read about 20 years ago: The story is set in the late 1800 / early 1900 in an American / English city, where a young man rents an apartment whose former ...
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Trying to identify a movie about a woman who becomes obsessed with a necklace and its former owner and it kills her?

A man and his wife move into a beautiful old house. He adores his wife and they are a very happy couple. Soon after moving in, the wife finds or somehow becomes enchanted with an antique necklace that ...
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Looking for an 80's movie about a house obsessed with a girl?

Here is the plot I can remember for a movie I saw on TV as a kid back in the 1980's. A girl grew up in a house and I think her family had lived there a long time. Somehow the house was "alive" and was ...
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A horror movie whose name I can't remember!

Two newly married couples went to a faraway house. They were chased by something that killed the bride. He went back alone to the house, where his wife, with her head cut off, suddenly appeared and ...
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Evil force in basement possesses people

This is prolly gonna be incredibly vague, so I apologize. When I was a kid, I remember watching a movie that involved a bunch of friends in a building of some sort, and some how, they'd each ...