This tag refers to the genre of Horror and should not be used unless discussing the genre as a whole, or to help in story identification.

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A cottage in the woods [on hold]

The story was about a boy who went cross country running then fell over knocked himself out, when he woke he saw an old lady beckoning him she said that the Her cat got ill and she wanted to go to the ...
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What was this movie involving girls who turned into monsters?

Okay this has been bothering me for years. When I was younger, I remember going to the movie store and seeing this movie with a group of girls on the cover, maybe 3? And they were really pretty on the ...
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Name of the author who wrote “Killer”

I read this book years ago and am unable to find a copy as I can't remember the author's name. It's about a navy trained killer whale and a plane crash in the arctic.
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Movie about a ghost with blue hands

I remember watching an Asian horror movie (possibly from Hong Kong?) some time between 2010 and now. It was not older than 5 years by that time, I think. The movie repeatedly featured a ghost that ...
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Identify a short horror story about a cursed man with imps crawling under his skin

I have a recollection of reading this particular horror story as a young teen (circa 1993?), but cannot now find it. It was written in a style reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe’s. (I have browsed the ...
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Horror anthology: little girl's mother returns from the dead; Indian soldier's village killed by cholera

I hope you can help me hunt down the authors/ title of this spooky horror anthology I read about 10 years ago. One of the stories is written from the point of view of a little girl whose mother has ...
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Identify this horror movie: Mermaid trapped in a freak show

I really can't remember much about this other than the very start, or at least I think it's the start.. The movie opens with a mermaid trapped in a huge tank of water, as part of some freak show I ...
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Collection of Illustrated Horror Stories

I've been trying to find a collection horror stories that I used to have in the 90s when I was a small child. I don't think they had it at school. It was definitely not Scary Stories to Tell in the ...
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A horror story set onboard a ship about a man whose roomate is anything but human who proceeds to terrify him as he fears for his life and his sanity

Sailing to his destination,.he beds down for the night. He is awakened by his room mate running from the room and racing down the hall. He notices that the porthole hatch, or round window, is open ...
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Terrifying story about 2 friends who spend a night in a deserted mansion, where one of them is killed with an ax by a supernatural being

Upon having their car stuck in the swamp, the boys walk and find an old deserted mansion. As the hour is late, they make a bed by the fireplace and fall asleep. One of the boys is awakened by a ...
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late 19th century story about 2 men canoeing down a European River, put their lives in peril by camping on an island with alien or inhuman beings

The two men enjoy their ride down the river, passing towns along the way. Getting supplies in a small village they are warned that no one goes into the area they are headed to, but they go anyway. ...
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Extremely disturbing horror story set in the 1800's about an ancient English haunted grandfather clock

The story begins as a man in England receives a clock from a relative who passes away. Fully 7 feet tall and black as coal, it presence makes people uneasy. The aunt's will reports that its made of ...
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80's-90's young adult horror story help!

This is a collection of short stories I have been looking for a long time. One story involved two children that discovered tunnels, either in their back yard or the woods that we underground and had ...
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Did Lovecraft Ever Explicitly Mention Any Enemies of the Cthulhu?

Does the Cthulhu (see: "The Call of Cthulhu", Lovecraft; cthulhu.org; Wikipedia; The H.P. Lovecraft Wikia), have any enemies in the official H.P. Lovecraft canon? Different internet resources suggest ...
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Looking for a paperback black/white ghost story anthology kids/young teens book from the 70's/80's

I am looking for this one particular paper-back book that I found at a local Book Traders as a kid (way back, must have been early 90s). One of the things I distinctly remember about the front cover ...
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1960's horror film with tentacled slug-like creatures

I vaguely recall a scary movie that I watched, as a kid, approx around 1970. In the movie there were these giant (maybe 1 meter long) slug-like creatures, complete with a tentacle to better terrorize ...
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Late 50's movie episode about a man who finds a pair of old glasses that enable him to read others thoughts

I'm trying to identify a movie episode I watched in the around the late '50s, about a man who finds a pair of old glasses which enable him to read the thoughts of other people. Reading others ...
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circa 50s-60s story about gold taken from Nazi concentration camp victims' teeth, which is cursed

This is tough because I read this story probably decades ago, so memory is hard served. I do remember that the gold was collected from the victims' teeth and fillings in a Nazi camp, and that some ...
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A fantasy story about a man who discovers two groups of alien creatures similar to ants. He becomes a god to them [duplicate]

Circa 60's or 70's.The creatures are antlike colored red and black, I think. The creatures worship him and erect statues of him. He becomes cruel and behaves badly with them. The ants go to war with ...
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People in hazmat suits get turned into faceless zombies with lighting/electricity appearing inside their helmets

It's a black-and-white film. There's a group of scientists/astronauts/technicians wearing hazmat/space suits. They're in some sort of lab or factory doing research or fixing something. They take ...
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Circa 60's or 70's film about a woman who steals a dead womans ring and the dead woman rises and comes floating after her

I have been searching for this film for decades. I believe it is late 60's early 70's. As a woman lies dead, another woman, possibly an attendant or relative, steals a ring from her finger. ...
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Fantasy story circa 60s about a sheltered vegetarian boy who visits a slaughter house with dire results

The boy's parents die when he is a baby and he is raised by his vegetarian grandmother in an isolated rural setting. She teaches him to cook, but dies without teaching him about the dangers of life ...
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YA Horror Short Story Collection

I hope you can help me remember the name of this book! I believe all of the stories were written by the same author, but I'm ready to be proven wrong. In one, maybe the longest, a boy graffitis the ...
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Young adult horror novel from the 90s

I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read as a kid. The story was about a bunch of kids who get invited to a party (I think at some rich girl's house) and dying one by one. The only specific ...
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Book id: 90's YA horror anthology series, not Goosebumps?

The only book I remember with any clarity had a very mean-looking satyr climbing out of a well on the cover. His eyes were red and his smile disturbed me as a child. All I remember about the story ...
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Looking for a horror movie involving fish-creatures in an alternate dimension intersecting with ours

I am looking for the movie described below. copy from another site but is what I am looking for. "I believe this was from 1990s because I recall the images being sleek, like the re-make of Outer ...
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Horror short story anthology from either late 70s-80s with a ghoul/changeling

There was a horror short story collection I read as a child in the mid 80s. The story I remember was about a ghoul. This was a love story of sorts between a human girl and a changeling/ghoul boy. They ...
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Story where small girl pushes a chair against a wall to reach an oil painting that bleeds when she scratches it

I remember the scene very vividly from television, possibly a mini-series from the 70's or 80's. A small girl enters a dark hallway with baroque style furniture. Her attention is held by a portrait ...
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Short story with twist ending where astronaut wakes up to find alien poised over his body?

I'm afraid I can't be very specific at all with this, as I'm describing a memory of someone else's description of a short story that they had themselves read, but I'm absolutely convinced this is an ...
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Looking for a horror paperback 1970s woman with arm outstretched, mouth open screaming, face covered in cobweb

Trying to locate the title of a horror anthology from the 70s, all I can remember is the picture on the cover, a photograph of a woman with arm outstretched, possibly caught in brambles, her mouth was ...
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Horror story: man in cabin attacked by demon escaped from enchanted well

I am trying to identify a horror story that I read about two years ago. I remember part of the story involving a man in a cabin with a horse being attacked by a demon that had been sealed in a well ...
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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 left....
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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 ...