Questions tagged [horror]

For questions looking to identify a story in the Horror genre that also contain elements of science-fiction and fantasy. Always use in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag.

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Car crash leaves man in a world devoid of animal and human life. Sees red flashes with demons and voices

It was a movie from the late '80's to the early '90's. A man and his girlfriend/wife are in a car arguing, driving down a road on a stormy night. They wreck, and she is gone, and he has a bad ...
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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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Pre late-80s UK-based short horror story. Giant alien shapeshifters imitate a house and a uk phone box to trap and devour the young protagonist

General This UK-based short story was from a horror or SciFi compilation I read during the late 80s/early 90s (but was almost definitely from earlier). I have a feeling the compilation was probably ...
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Story I read in an EC Vault of Horror/Tales From The Crypt style comic book

I remember reading an issue of a Vault of Horror/Tales From The Crypt type comic in the late 70s/the early 80s, and one story stuck with me and I am trying to track it down. The story centers around ...
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Looking for short horror story about a dog

I think the story I’m looking for is from a book of short stories from the 80s or early 90s, all horror. It was about a man who is stuck in his chair because his dog has turned on him. It won’t let ...
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Illustrated horror book with several paths to follow

When I was a kid, I had this illustrated book set in an horror/fantasy/sci fi genre, where each page was a large, detailed illustration with some story notes on the left and right margins (or maybe ...
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Short story about a man turning into a (monstrous*) vampire

*Note: "Monstrous" refers to the protagonist's personality change, not appearance. This story was featured in a short story collection about vampires. I read it in a library in early 2001 (in Germany,...
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Short Horror Story About Man Trapped In Tunnel Chased By Pig-Like Creatures

I've been trying to find again a short horror I read about 15-20 years ago in a horror anthology I absolutely was mesmerized by but I can't for the life of me remember the title or author anymore. I ...
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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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Please help me ID this '70s(?) SF/Horror story about a monster in a little box

My last question was answered so quickly and so successfully, I'm going to present another, which I fear may not be as easy to answer. It is one of my holy grails... Somewhere back in the '70s (...
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Trying to find horror story: painting that swallows up people during wartime?

I listened to a short horror story reading online a while back, but unfortunately lost my link to the page. The story is about some people stationed in a cave, somewhere in Europe, during World War ...
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Searching for a short story scifi/horror of kid teleported to space to die

I'm looking for a short story. I believe I read it in a horror anthology, but it definitely had SF elements. What I can remember: It took place in what I recall as a vaguely dystopian society. This ...
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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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Short web-original story about eldritch horrors repelling an alien first-contact

I've been trying to find a web-original short story I read a couple years back. I found it on Imgur, text on an image, fairly long, it may have been a 4chan greenpost. The essential premise was a ...
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Low budget D-list movie with werewolf, emo guy, and mystical girl of his dreams

This is one for the pros. I'm trying to identify this movie, not because it was good or because I want to re-watch it, but because it was one of the most steaming piles of cinematic crud that I'd ever ...
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1970s Television horror show where a suit of armour comes to life and carries off a young boy

I remember only this scene from what I believe was a horror themed TV show from the '70s. I was born in 1970, so I think I watched it between 1973 and 1977? It was in color and it was seen on U.S. ...
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Looking for collection of three short YA horror stories from the 1980s

When I was a kid, in about 1987 or so, I read a collection of short horror stories that contained three brief stories. One was about a boy who gets on a bus by himself and meets an old man who is ...
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A hospital-like place that harvests body parts from people

It seemed like the main character was a female who finds herself in this strange-looking hospital. As she passes by some of the rooms some of the patients are seen nearly lifeless. One man is seen ...
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Comic where a robot “takes apart” a man's body while he's alive

I remember seeing a comic book in the early 90's (was it based on a movie like Creepshow or Tales From the Crypt?) where a man (possibly a scientist) finds a cute little robot and, out of curiosity, ...
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A Korean horror movie in 2004 about a ghost trying to protect her unborn baby from medical experiments

I watched this particular movie a long time ago. It's about a couple who falls in a beautiful romance. Then the guy who is a doctor leaves town and works far away. They live apart from each other ...
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Horror movie with a zombie or possessed butcher chopping meat who starts chopping up his own arm

As a kid, I had this very recurring image from a movie where a butcher, where he was chopping some meat with a cleaver and then continued chopping up his fingers and his own arm. I can't really ...
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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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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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Story revolving around a sarcophagus which eats its inhabitants slowly while keeping them alive

I am looking for a short horror/fantasy story about a wizard (?) who owns a sarcophagus which eats its inhabitants slowly but keeps them alive. First your skin would be eaten, than the muscles and so ...
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90s (or earlier) short story about an old man turning children into stone on Halloween night

I'm looking for a short story, (I think geared towards kids, because that's the age range when I first read it, around 1995-1996) of the horror genre, in which a group of kids on Halloween night go to ...
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Science fiction horror novella about yellow smoke that can control people's minds

It was a sci-fi and horror novella (the book contained 3 stories in total). The protagonist was a young kid with asthma. His parents were scientists and had to move to a new town in the middle of ...
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Help Identifying an Early to mid 1960s Era Possible Sci-fi or Horror Movie or Show from Two Scenes Only

New found relevant footage: 57:48 to 58:39, 1:10:45 for a few seconds, 1:12:41 to 1:13:20 The short ranges of footage from this movie: show scenes very similar to a ...
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Manga about a stream of time which kills people who are immortal

So I read this manga years ago, back around 2009/10? The main character, a girl who's a student gets whisked away by something, from what I remember it's a river of time. She's in the future(?) and ...
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Trying to find a short story about an undead mother

I remember reading a short story from the perspective of a child about a farmer's wife, their mother, who dies. For some reason the farmer is opposed to the normal burial custom in the town (I think ...
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Movie or show where people travel through bubbling dirty water, and, if caught in a bubble, turn into a monster/zombie

Saw this in the mid 90s as a young kid, possibly around '96 or '97 from what I recall; it seemed like 90s production value. Don't remember the context just one scene: a mother (?) and her kids and ...
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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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Looking for a short story about a submerged house

New here and hoping you can help me locate an eerie short story I read in the early 90's. Here's what I recall: A man sees something sticking up out of a lake and swims out to investigate. Turns out ...
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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 creatures ...
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Fantasy/Horror novella about a young boy travelling on a ship and finding a giant eye in a volcano crater

I read the novella about 5-6 years ago, but I do not know how old it is. I am also not sure, if it was written in German or English. In any case, it was quite short, maybe 150 pages and I had to order ...
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Late 90’s horror novel, misleading (biological themed) title and mature content

I’m looking to identify a novel I looked at around the years of 1995 to 1998. The book may have been written before that, but the mass-market paperback appeared to be brand new. I have the ...
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Short story, horror, doctor hypnotises his patient, convinces her to kill herself, realises he has locked himself in with a dead body

This was a story I read when I was young, I remember it being a short story and in an anthology. It would have been floating around our house in the 90's but is probably much older. I remember at ...
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Looking for YA horror anthology book, late 90's, early 2000's

I'm actually looking for the name of a particular story in this anthology. I was around 12-15 when I first stumbled across it, and to my knowledge it was popular at the time. I've been through all ...
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Identify a movie about people melting in a room

I remember watching this movie in around 2005 or older. It's in English and subbed to my country's language. It's in color. It genre is probably Horror and SciFi. I vaguely remember the plot but I'll ...
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CGI horror short on Youtube--man crawls into his computer and is swarmed by crows

I know this isn't a typical feature movie/TV show so will be harder to identify. There is an incredible CGI horror short that was on YouTube in 2008 about a guy who is working late, alone in the ...
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Looking for the name of a Werewolf thriller set in or near the Arctic

Back in the early 90s I read a book that had won an award and was an excellent example of writing to create a sense of dread. I have had trouble finding this book again and unfortunately can remember ...
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Please help identify a short horror story about religious freedom

I am seeking a short horror story (may be almost more of an apocalyptic tale, I guess, but it would have been in a horror/fantasy anthology) I read in the past few years. I don't believe the anthology ...
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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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Short Story Girl Has Out-Of-Body Experience, Flies Around, Gets Stuck in Body of Doll

The story starts with a little girl in bed at night being told a story by her mother. The mother tells her it is possible to leave your body and fly. Somehow the girl pops out of her body and flies ...
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A Glowing White hot chair a man is forced to sit on

This I believe may have been one story from an anthology. The horrific image has been with me from the early 70's. I remember a metal chair is heated over a fire until it glows. A man is brought ...
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Short story collection with one story where two boys saw the arm off a statue that is holding gold-painted torch

About 20-25 years ago, when I was a kid, I picked up a short story collection in a Waldenbooks store (I believe it was a collection of stories, however it is possible that this was just a novella). ...
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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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1980s/90s horror movie where a group of friends go to a house where monsters and contagious illness are waiting for them

I only have flashbacks from my childhood of some scenes, the scenes I remember are: A group of friends go to a house/place, as they enter they see a person sitting on the ground with his back tilted ...
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Early 70s Horror story (Flies on Chapter intro pages)

In 1974/75 I read a horror novel that freaking scared the crap out of me. [I was in High School at the time] Pretty sure it was not a vampire or mummy type story, it almost certainly involved ghosts ...
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What is the meaning of people removing their own eyes in Event Horizon?

I was wondering why people who are affected by the Event Horizon tear out their own eyes in some form or another. Sam Neill's character states that where they're going, they don't need roads eyes. ...
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Old school horror/sci-fi illustrated anthology

I randomly remembered an old horror story anthology I read when I was younger, the book was at the local Toronto Public Library. I can remember a couple of stories from it. One was about a boy whose ...