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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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Fantasy short story where an artist sees in an oneiric vision a woman who has died years earlier

I read this fantasy short story in a collection, in French, only 5 or 6 years ago, but "before Covid". I think, however, that it is much older. It takes place, I believe, about 150 or 200 ...
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Movie in which the couple figurine atop a wedding cake doubles as a voodoo doll

I have only very vague memories of this live-action horror movie: I watched it in the 90s, or early 00s, on TV. It had a "British" feel to it, though I most likely watched a German dubbing. ...
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Movie about killer army ants, involving a partially devoured cow in a barn and a scene with a man driving around dropping dynamite into ant hills

In the 90's, I watched part of a color movie about a swarm of killer army ants. These were normal sized ants, it's just there were so many and they were so voracious that they were dangerous. I ...
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Short story in which a driver picks up hitchhikers who each try to kill him for political reasons

As a driver listens to the news on radio, first it's a race war, and his black passenger tries to kill him. Then he picks up a woman as a flyer calling for death to men falls from her purse she tries ...
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Horror novel from the 1990s involving vampires, the cult of Kali, and thuggees

I purchased this book second-hand in the late 90's, so it was probably published somewhere between 1989-1998. I'm basing this on the fact that the book was near new condition when I bought it. The ...
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Seventies or sixties movie where creatures are unearthed from beneath the streets

I am trying to find the name of a movie I watched as a child in the seventies. It was prior to 1979. Under a city there was a gas leak, I think, and while being repaired these larvae / insect bodies ...
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Online story - mother tempted by youth leader, demonic possession involving a movie

I read this story online in the last five years or so. I think it's a long short story or possibly a novelette. The main character is a woman with two teenage sons. The sons go to scout or church ...
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Horror short story : a character escapes from a sinister castle and finds a beautiful one

I read this horror short story, probably in a collection, about 20 years ago. But somehow I think it is much older than that. The POV character lives alone in a sinister castle. He does not remember ...
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Old black & white movie with an ostrich-like monster

I am trying to find the name of a movie I saw many years ago. Should be from the '50s or '60s, since I remember it was black & white. The creatures looked like "ostriches", but had some &...
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Late 70s/early 80s sci-fi/horror comic with a story about a pair of colonists and another about a group of friends kidnapped by a circus or freak show

I am trying to locate the title and issue number of a science fiction/fantasy/horror comic book. It was an issue I purchased sometime between 1977-1983. Two of the stories were as follows: Sci-fi/...
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Horror/Monster movie shown on TV in Basic Instinct

In a scene in Basic Instinct, where Nick Curran has nodded off on his sofa and is awoken when someone calls to tell him a detective he has locked horns with has been killed, there is what looks like a ...
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Short horror story where it is revealed that everyone who dies is tormented

Looking for a short horror story about a secret fiercely guarded by the church. The secret is that EVERYONE who dies, good or bad, saint or sinner, goes into eternal torment, consumed by a giant ...
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Manga/graphic novel where a girl is cursed and has to enter the memories of spirits to save them

Some 8 years ago I read some manga volumes in a very distinct style. Some words I think describe the style best is gothic and steampunk. It was in black and white but I vaguely remember the covers ...
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Movie or episode of a TV series about a virtual prison that’s only revealed at the end

I have vague memory about a movie or episode where someone was trapped in a fantasy driven nightmare like hellscape scenario similar to the movie The Cell and has to fight someone there or help ...
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A short sci-fi/horror story about an ink blot type alien creature 70’s or 80’s

The story begins with the creature in the forest relating the story from its perspective. It has sustained itself on small animals but appears to need more intelligent life forms to absorb. The ...
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Ghost Story set on a Victorian age ocean going liner. Everyone who has slept in a certain cabin for the last four voyages has jumped overboard

I read this after 2000 but from the language used it might well have been written as well at set in Victorian times.The name of the ship was The Kamchatka it may have been spelled a little differently ...
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What is the name of a horror movie about small insects that destroyed humanity? [duplicate]

I saw a movie as a child sometime in 1985-1995. Special features: Insects could gather in a bunch, put on clothes and pretend to be human. Memorable scene: The survivors are hiding in the last ...
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Horror movie that starts with with two sisters fighting over a doll

I remember an opening scene with two sisters fighting over a doll. One sister is holding the legs and the leg pops off; the doll has marker sunglasses. Years later, one sister gets into an accident ...
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Black & White Movie that ends with zombie on floor starving

My husband, who is French (mentioning in case it's a European film) remembers a film that he says was a zombie movie in black and white and the ending was basically a zombie starving on the floor of a ...
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A nightmarish short story where a man finds that all the people he knew do not exist anymore

I read this short story only about 4 or 5 years ago (a bit "before Covid"), probably in a collection. The pages of a manuscript are found on a table of a café next to an empty coffee cup. ...
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Horror anthology with story about a woman who finds something in her bed

Looking for an elusive horror anthology published sometime before 1990. Included a story I believe to be titled “ Three in a Bed” about a woman who finds something other than her husband lying next to ...
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A story about a woman so weird that her husband commits suicide when he finds out the truth about her

This story is not a novel, nor a short story. Probably novella-size, or longish novelette. I read it at least 30 years ago, maybe more. And I don't remember if I read it in English or in French, but ...
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Asian horror film about a haunted doll associated with a section of forest that is being demolished to make homes

I think I watched this about 3-4 years ago, but it was definitely after 2010, I think on a streaming service. I remember it as that my wife wanted to watch a specific recent horror film, maybe The Boy,...
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A short story about a haunted cellar in Paris in the Middle Ages

I read this short story at least 20 years ago, but it could be much older. I read it in French, and it takes place in Paris, in the Middle Ages, in a street that used to be called "rue d'Enfer&...
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A very short story about a painting that took the life of the model

I read this very short fantasy-horror story several decades ago, probably in a collection but I don't remember anything else about that book. The POV character finds himself (he is definitely male) in ...
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What was the First Horror Anthology?

This question What is the earliest published horror anthology of original material? asks what was the earliest horror anthology of original stories, published for the first time in the anthology. So ...
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Manga about miniature people piloting cloned women

There’s a really disturbing manga that I remember reading in 2020, but for the love of all things, I can’t remember the title. However, I remember the story. It’s about people who pilot these things ...
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Thriller/horror book about someone whose soul had taken several people's bodies in order to survive/escape (?)

Please, help me with the title of a book. I read it a few months ago and it's quite new, I think. It's something between a thriller and a horror. I remember very little details and I'm not sure they'...
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70s (or earlier) fantasy-horror short story "Through the Looking Glass"

I know I read it more than 40 years ago, in some collection of fantasy (and maybe also SF), but whether in English or French translation, I am not sure. It was certainly not a french original. The &...
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Late 90s-2000s scary movie that had a trailer with toes curling under a door

I am trying to remember a movie from the late 90s or 2000s that had a trailer that involved toes sticking out from under a closet or bedroom door. The toes curled up. My family remembers this scene as ...
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Manga where the male protagonist has the power to repeat days

This was a thriller/horror manga. Something happened where the male protagonist has the power of repeating the day. He must do something that day. I remember that there was an investigator on his ...
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Late 80s/ early 90s anthology of scary stories: cover art had a boy running away from a shadowy figure at a campfire

I got this either at a book fair or from the book store. It had several (probably 13) different stories. I don’t remember if they were different authors. I remember four premises. Although they could ...
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Extremely disturbing short story with glow in the dark faces on a child’s bedroom wall [closed]

I definitely read this in an anthology at some point, but I can remember nothing else about it, except the general plot, which has never left me. Trigger warnings for the following like you wouldn’t ...
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Film where a family moves to a town where a witch's curse kills all the children

In this movie, I think it was on chiller or fearnet, a dad, his wife the stepmom, her daughter and his daughter and their new baby Nathan move to a town that has no children. Some time before the town ...
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Horror/fiction book with werewolves, written before 2010, no romance

I will leave the storyline below, in hopes that you might be able to help me find it. Boy moves to a new house in the suburbs with his parents. After moving, they notice the houses in the neighborhood ...
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Who is Dracula's son as mentioned in the song Monster Mash?

Just been listening to the song Monster Mash and it mentions Dracula having a son The zombies were having fun The party had just begun The guests included Wolf-Man, Dracula, and his son The scene was ...
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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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Horror short story set on Everest, where climbers left behind are eaten by a creature masquerading as a climber

Ran into this story from a twitter post from the author, but cannot seem to find it. The point of view character was a wealthy frequent climber who was on the mountain in a group including his boss ...
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Horror movie with several stories. One had a werewolf in human form disguised as a red riding hood, saying "my, my, what big eyes you have" at the end

This is a movie I never watched but read about while I was busying myself reading plot summaries on Wikipedia. I probably read it some time around 2015 but I think the movie came out somewhere between ...
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Old romantic horror movie about a guy that fell in love with a girl and later found out she's a ghost

I watched this movie when I was very young and I can't remember the name of the movie. The movie could be from the 80s or 90s. I only remember parts of the movie. I kinda remember a nerdy looking guy (...
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Film about World War I soldiers in the trenches who find themselves in a hellish maze

I think I watched this 3-5 years ago on a DVD from the library. The setting is a set of trenches, I'm pretty sure in World War I. A group of English speaking soldiers storm the other side's trenches, ...
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Did any of Lovecraft's stories actually have a protagonist who keeps writing even as they are about to die?

I came across a funny article mocking the supposed format of some of Lovecraft's stories where the protagonist continues to write when he really, really, should be running. The article goes like this: ...
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Gloomy H. P. Lovecraft adventure quest with de-hydrated water

There's an H.P. Lovecraft tome I can't tell you much about as I found it far too long and gloomy to finish. It must have been in paperback print somewhen roughly around 1970. My justification for 'far ...
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Looking for a 1980s movie I watched as a child about people being burned

All I can remember is humans being burned on a laboratory table, in the dark. They were rocking side to side, screaming in pain. Their entire outsides becoming dark, and their skin wrinkling. There ...
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Sci-fi/fantasy horror movie with four or more man-eating monsters in a cave [closed]

I’m trying to figure out the name of this movie. All I remember is from when I was little. In the movie, there were four or more big hairy like monsters or beasts in a cave and they ate people. I just ...
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'90s movie about teens trapped in a haunted mansion or museum

I am trying to find the title of a movie I watched about a group of teens trapped in a haunted mansion or museum. The movie is a late '90s movie. It is about a group of teens in medieval costumes ...
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1980s movie about a stilt-like Angel/Griffin creature

When I was a kid I saw this preview to an interesting looking movie, it might have been a horror movie, but I didn't get those vibes. I just remember it had long arms and legs, like those stilt ...
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Werewolf short story about a group of friends going skiing, with a plot twist at the end

I read this book in probably like 2015-2018 or so and I think it was in a kids' horror book compilation or something like that (not Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark). I also believe the cover might ...
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1980's horror/Sci-Fi animated movie involving people and kids getting stabbed and beheaded

Looking for the title of an 1980's horror/Sci-Fi animated movie. I was 5-7 years old, so it had to be 1982-84-ish. Ultra violent, people and kids getting stabbed and beheaded, blood and guts might ...
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Older black and white British horror film believed to be late 50s early 60s

Looking for older black and white British horror film believed to be late 50s early 60s where the characters try to escape and when they drive away the roads lead them back to the original location.

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