Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fryer's List of Horror

I haven't posted a horror book list on this blog in a while, so I'm glad that my old friend, writer Matt Fryer, finally found some time to send me his. Like a lot of my friends, Matt knows a lot about the horror genre, and he has come up with a great list. Check it out!

Matthew Lewis - The Monk (1796)
The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allen Poe (1827- 1849)
Bram Stoker – Dracula (1897)
Richard Matheson – I Am Legend (1954)
Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
Susan Hill – I’m the King of the Castle (1970)
Stephen King - The Shining (1977)
Stephen King – Different Seasons (1982)
James Herbert - Domain (1983)
Iain Banks – The Wasp Factory (1984)
Clive Barker – Books of Blood (1984/1985)
Cormac McCarthy – Blood Meridian (1985)
Clive Barker – Weaveworld (1987)
Jack Ketchum – The Girl Next Door (1989)
The Starry Wisdom – A Tribute to HP Lovecraft (1995)
Stephen Laws – Daemonic (1996)
Poppy Z Brite – Exquisite Corpse (1996)
Ramsey Campbell – House on Nazareth Hill (1997)
Mehitobel Wilson – Dangerous Red (2003) 
Stephen Volk – Whitstable (2013)

Matthew Fryer lives with his wife in Sheffield, England, and works in the windowless basement of his local hospital. As well as reading, reviewing and writing dark fiction, he's addicted to loud music, chillies and Rollercoaster Tycoon 3. Visit his website - The Hellforge - at


  1. Some good ones. You don't often see "the Monk" on such a list. Fun book

  2. Thanks for checking it out, Charles.