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 and covered with rocks with some type of glyphs or script on them. Presumably these rocks were enchanted to keep the demon trapped. This may have been from a Stephen King collection or an anthology presented by Stephen King.

  • When did you read this? In English? Do you remember an approximate length of the story?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 14:59
  • Is this on topic for science fiction & fantasy?
    – iMerchant
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 10:52

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Could it be The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft?

The story involves a man in a cabin, an alien force that has infested the nearby well, and in the end his dead horse is found as remains.

The full story can be found here.

Apologies for the stump answer. Unfortunately not able to provide more details at the moment.


I think the book you are looking for is Ring by Koji Suzuki.

The entire sealed well portion matches, at least.

There was also a Japanese film and an English film made by adapting the storyline. Have a look. Hope this helps.

  • This could be it. Could you add some more details (quotes in particular), so that people reading this know whether it is the right answer?
    – Adamant
    Commented May 9, 2016 at 5:40
  • I don't think the horse would match, at the least, plus The Ring was a full-sized novel, not a story that would be in an anthology.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented May 9, 2016 at 10:12

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