Best Modern Horror Novels

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The Top Ten

1 The Shining - Stephen King

Also the best horror movie

HERE'S JOHNNY! - Ajkloth

2 Phantoms - Dean Koontz
3 They Thirst - Robert McCammon
4 The Damnation Game - Clive Barker

Sounds uplifting. A tenner says that this is not your average positive thinking book. - HezarioSeth

5 Ghost Story - Peter Straub
6 Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons
7 Incarnate - Ramsey Campbell
8 The Rats - James Herbert
9 The Fog - James Herbert
10 The Cellar - Richard Laymon

The Contenders

11 I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
12 The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
13 It - Stephen King
14 Jaws - Peter Benchley
15 Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin
16 The Amityville Horror - Jay Anson
17 The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
18 Psycho - Robert Bloch

Yes! I was going to add this but now I don't have to. Thank you! Also like The Fog by James Herbert and Nobody True by the same author.R.I. P James Herbert. Will miss your genius. - Britgirl

19 The Drive-In - Joe Lansdale
20 The Manitou - Graham Masterton
21 The Keep - F. Paul Wilson
22 Interview With the Vampire - Anne Rice
23 Off Season - Jack Ketchum
24 House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski
25 The Store - Bentley Little
26 Lost Souls - Poppy Z. Brite
27 Ravenous - Ray Garton
28 The Rising - Brian Keen
29 Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill
30 American Gods - Neil Gaiman
31 The God Project - John Saul
32 Midnight - Dean Koontz
33 The Thief of Always - Clive Barker
34 Floating Dragon - Peter Straub
35 Summer of Night - Dan Simmons
36 The Dark - James Herbert
37 Stinger - Robert McCammon
38 One Rainy Night - Richard Laymon
39 The Hungry Moon - Ramsey Campbell
40 Misery - Stephen King
41 Nobody True - James Herbert
42 Pet Sematary - Steven King

What an interesting list cptron! I added Pet Sematary because it's a great book in general, not just a horror novel, although it is really unsettling and creepy! To me, this is the best Stephen King book by far and it's very poignant and touching. High five for your list!

43 The Stand - Stephen King
44 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King
45 Christine - Stephen King
46 Watchers - Dean Koontz
47 Strangers - Dean Koontz
48 Twilight Eyes - Dean Koontz
49 The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
50 Cabal - Clive Barker
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