Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Meikle's List of Horror

Popular genre author William Meikle kindly allowed me to post a list he compiled recently of his top twenty horror books. He also mentioned that the list would be completely different were I to ask him at a later date. Well, I think it’s a fine list and I would have picked several of these books for a list of my own; I guess that’s why Willie and I get along so well. Enjoy!

The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
I am Legend - Richard Matheson
Our Lady of Darkness - Fritz Leiber
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
The Shining - Stephen King

Ghost Story - Peter Straub
The Doll Who Ate His Mother - Ramsey Campbell
Psycho - Robert Bloch
At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin
The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum
The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
The House Next Door - Anne Rivers Siddons

And now I’m off to track down a copy of The House Next Door!


  1. Thanks for this list, I've read a few but need to get busy and read more.

  2. Thanks for visiting, Kathleen. There are several other lists around here as well. Happy reading!