Questions tagged [horror]

For questions looking to identify a story in the horror genre that also contains elements of science-fiction and fantasy. Always use in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag. Also use for questions about the genre as a whole. Do NOT use to classify works of fiction.

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Sci-fi horror short story about alien that wants to be eaten

In 2017/18 I was really into story podcasts, and heard one that I cannot find again, and do not know what podcast I heard it on. It was a sci-fi/horror short-story about a group of people who went ...
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Children's horror story where there are cold spots in a garden where someone is stealing life force

I am looking to get the name of a children's horror story (might be an RL Stine or similar kind of book) where there are cold spots in a garden where someone (or maybe something) is stealing life ...
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Short story where man was mauled by dogs in dream

I remember reading this story in an old High School literature textbook years ago (2009-2010 timeframe), but the story itself is probably a lot older. The entire story is framed in a series of letters ...
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Book about a guy playing a cursed video game that took place in his town

There was a book I read back in middle school (I'm 23 now) that I can't remember the name of and I've been trying to track it down for years. From what I can remember (and my memory is not that good), ...
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Sci fi anthology book with a story about a lizard alien who comes to Earth, and another about a commune of humans being led by tentacle aliens [duplicate]

I am looking for a book -- I think from the '70s or '80s -- that was a collection of scifi stories that usually had some kind of horror element to them. I know the first story was about a man who ...
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Trying to find the title of a 70s or 80s werewolf horror / murder mystery novel with a mountain lion "red herring"

This was a paperback I'd picked up secondhand, I'd say it's from 1970s-1980s (90s at the latest). It was a werewolf horror novel, with the main character trying to figure out who the werewolf/murderer ...
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Anime/cartoon with a man whose shirt rips off and eyes glow red when he activates two metal objects

I've been searching for this anime/cartoon for about 15 years. My local VHS library had this anime (I guess) movie. I can only remember this one scene. On a hill, near a dojo-like house with those ...
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Horror manga with umbrella woman

I've already asked to find a different manga a while ago so pardon if this may be excessive. I recall a manga where the main character is walking home to his apartment in a rainy day or night, and ...
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Anime about a ghost girl that is some kind of urban myth who shows up and helps people

I don't really remember much, but it is called something "bigaboo phantom". It is an older supernatural/horror anime from the 1990s and recently got a reboot or something in the end of the ...
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Horror/Fantasy novel set in the UK town of Grimsby

I am looking for a novel, which I believe ultimately ended in a trilogy that is set within the town of Grimsby in the UK. I believe that the story was written in the last 7 years and was a horror/...
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'80 sci-fi horror movie featuring an incorporeal alien that passes from human body to body like electricity

The movie begins with a truck transporting a metal coffin with a child inside being cryopreserved. An accident follows and the refrigeration system is damaged releasing an incorporeal alien from its ...
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Sci-fi or horror, guess from Mars

When I was young, I saw a movie from space. I remember just this scene: bloody red sand, astronauts building a white oxygen tent. Inside, they take off their helmets, and from behind the tent window ...
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Black and white movie where a reptilian creature dropped on people and gave them boils

I’m trying to recall the name of a black and white movie I watched as a child. I assume it was a film from the 50s or 60s. I remember a reptilian-looking creature that hid in trees and whenever ...
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Anthology book with a short story about a genetically-modified person escaping alongside other captives from imprisonment in a genetic mod. facility

I’m trying to find a book I read, possibly during 2018 or 2019. It’s a young adult book with a collection of short stories about bioengineering and genetic modification. One of the short stories was ...
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How do Necromorphs grow extra body parts?

In Dead Space, the zombies created by Markers are called Necromorphs. Supposedly, the Marker manipulates cells to turn them into monsters. However, this results in the Necromorphs having long limbs ...
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Short horror film about about a vampire woman who kills a man who followed her home at night

I watched a short horror film on Shorts TV years ago about a woman followed home at night from a restaurant or bar. The man follows her all the way into a gondola / travel lift. When the lift reaches ...
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Manga: a boy suffers an accident and after waking in hospital his vision gets better and no longer needs glasses to see

A boy suffers an accident and after waking in hospital his vision gets better and no longer needs glasses to see. Downside of that is that he is now able to see strange shapes instead of human heads, ...
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Help finding a horror/sci Fi trilogy about bugs that go down people's throats as larvae and take over their bodies

I don't remember the name or year or studio, but I'll give all the info I know. The first one started off with lower class individuals at the DMV in I think New York, the main characters were random ...
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Anime style movie about mutated people that gain murderous abilities such as projectile-shooting limbs and limbs with blades on the ends

I saw this movie years ago when I was very young (too young to remember much). I can only remember parts of it, it is an animated horror movie, about mutated people that gain murderous abilities such ...
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Horror/sci-fi book about a silicon based life form that eats certain minerals in the human skeleton

Looking for the name of a book I read about .. oh, must've been 25-30 years ago or so. Would be fun to find the name, and re-read it to see if I still think it is good (I liked it a lot back when). ...
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Help needed identifying a science fiction piece that was published in the National Lampoon?

A story published (I'm pretty sure) in National Lampoon magazine when I was a teenager, so 50 years ago, give or take. The main thing I remember about it: A man has sex with a woman whose vagina (...
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Horror movie with an alien tentacle coming out of a man's mouth, female possession, and a man trying to escape by car

So I was surfing on Youtube and came upon this video [content warning: rape]. It's age-restricted so a simple process to bypass the security measure might be needed to view. To summarize, a woman in ...
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Book about a younger girl who lost her mother/child and was sad so she sat at a tree and became became it

Okay, so there's a movie I remember I watched when I was younger, maybe like 8-10 years ago. So, I don't remember much, but I think it was a kind of horror movie. It was animated and more for kids, so ...
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Movie which includes a scene where a man gets bugged by red winged devils / demons

I need your help to find a specific movie for my best friend. As a child somewhere around the end of the 80's or the beginning of the 90's he saw a certain scene on TV that scared the hell out of him ...
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Episode of Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996-1999) with the worst witness ever [closed]

Here is a link to "How to ask a Good Story ID Question". How to ask a good story-ID question? And the thought has occurred to me that it might be a good idea for the suggestions on how to ...
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Sci-fi/horror movie involving soldiers being pulled inside a tanker

I am trying to identify a horror movie that really shocked me when I was a kid 10-15 years ago, based on one scene that’s stuck in my head over the years. Some more info: I believe it was a horror ...
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Dark space comic where a supercomputer rules over humans after an alien defeat

I saw a video for this series the other day and cannot find it again, it apparently starts with a guy waking up on some space station, the only person alive there, long since abandoned. What had ...
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1970s TV movie of a haunted house that has a dead girl inside a chimney

When I was a kid I remember watching a TV movie. It was an old house and a group of kids were playing around. It was something like a backyard and this big old house. Some of the kids went inside to ...
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'90s horror cartoon with a demonic lord and an army of different horror creatures

I'm trying to remember a cartoon from '90s (not sure about the production time) which consists of a demonic lord and an army of different kind of creatures, from mummies to Frankestein's Monster kinda ...
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Possessed Cinema that kills its teenage customers in various ways

I remember reading a book in the mid to late 1990's that had a possessed Cinema that killed its customers in a number of different ways. One girl dropped something on the floor, and when she bent down ...
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Why was Clifford D. Simak chosen as a winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement?

Clifford D. Simak in 1987 received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. While I have read and enjoyed a lot of Simak's works (the amazing novel City, short stories like "The Big Front ...
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Show/film involving a kid waking up with electrical wall outlets in his hands

I recall watching a show/film in the '90s, in the vein of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps, where this kid lives in this large white house in the country and wakes up with electrical wall ...
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Movie with flying eel-like creature and some weird gooey alien [duplicate]

I saw this movie back in the 90s. I suppose it was a horror movie, but there was nudity. I remember a blonde actress, who was chained, clothes were stripped and swallowed from head down by a creature ...
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Looking for a horror/scifi anthology 2000-2012 (I think.)

There are two short stories I am specifically looking for. I can't remember the titles. From what I recall, they were in some sort of horror/fantasy combination anthology at the San Francisco Public ...
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Alfred Hitchcock horror anthology for children in the 1960s

Back in the 1960s I read an Alfred Hitchcock anthology of horror or suspense stories for children. I guess that Hitchcock merely lent his name to the anthology. If I remember correctly, the book had ...
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Movie about child infected with alien disease making him have tentacles?

I remember seeing a movie in a store that I passed up on but am interested in finding again Title had something to do with "Infection" or "Virus". Cover had a guy with like a crab ...
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Movie about meteor exuding liquid that zombifies people [duplicate]

Old movie, low budget, in colour, could be TV movie. It was before the Sunny Delight craze (which reminded me of this) so 90s at the latest. A meteorite lands in America. It is found quickly and as it ...
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Horror movie featuring a Terminator-like female cyborg as the antagonist [duplicate]

It was a sci-fi / horror with a female cyborg. Same era as The Terminator, say early '80s. Started with a commercial flight disappearing from radar, then reappearing, and when landing, a female cyborg ...
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Book of Appalachian horror short stories, including one about a man covered in snakes, and another about a man eaten by possums

I remember reading this in late '70s early '80s. The stories included one about a man covered in snakes, and another about possums that ate a man buried in a shallow grave, causing his relatives to ...
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Looking for a horror movie with a Wheelchair on fire [closed]

I am not sure if my question can fit in the horror-fantasy genre. I remember seeing a horror movie at the theater in the early 80s. It was in English and in color. The only scene that I remember, I ...
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What is the earliest published horror anthology of original material?

When it comes to science fiction, this topic has been researched extensively over the years, but I find little to nothing about it regarding horror fiction. My search criteria are: It is an anthology ...
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80's movie involving supernatural beings, possibly witchcraft

Decades ago I went to a double-feature and I only remember the name of the 1st movie, Phantasm. This had to be around 1979/1980 when Phantasm was released. The other movie though, I can't recall the ...
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Which 90s "apocalypse" movie has a prostitute with a child?

In this movie (mid 90s), the main character is a woman who works in the streets, selling her body. The woman has a child who is her only reason to exist and continue living. Unexpectedly for the ...
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80s-90s horror movie about opening a gate to a hellish dimension

A group of people/students opens a portal to a hell dimension (by summoning an alternate reality) in a building (attic/loft) (through spells, I think). After that, they can't leave the building ...
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'90s-2000s science fiction movie about a group of hackers

A group of hackers are hacking in the Pentagon/Vatican to resolve the Bible code. The one guy at the end becomes godlike. One girl, two boys and a reporter, I think.
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Novel about a young couple who find out their neighbors can transform into giants

Trying to recall a book from the early to mid '80s about a young couple who move into a lake house in, I believe, New England but may have been California or PNW. It had a bit of the Rosemary's Baby ...
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Fantasy horror choose your own adventure book series involving a character called the Dark One who assumes the form of a squid

This book series is of the "Choose your own adventure" genre. As far as I remember, it was of the fantasy horror genre. The ones I've read had plenty of either bad ending or "you die&...
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Looking for middle grades/young adult horror fantasy book

I am writing this for a friend, but we should be able to respond quickly to details. This book was popular around the mid 2000s. It was a horror/fantasy novel that featured a cartoonish, maybe ...
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Trying to ID an 80's scifi movie what take place on an alien planet with a giant volcano [duplicate]

I am trying to ID an old scifi/horror movie. It was around the 80's. I saw it on VHS. The movie takes place on an alien (possible hostile) planet. A group of people landed with a spaceship. There was ...
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Collection of children's horror stories from the '80s/'90s. One story features a boy being chased through a forest by an undead version of Snow White

I am desperately looking for a collection of short horror stories I read as a kid circa 1994. I don't remember much about the rest of the stories, but I remember one in particular: A kid runs in the ...

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