The best supernatural horror books ever!

A Listmania! list by Ulysses "the-dragon-slayer" (Britain)
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The Amityville Horror
1.  The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
The list author says:
  "You can be dubious about the veracity of this "true story" all you want, but it's certainly a scary book."
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Hell House
2.  Hell House by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "One of the genuine classics of the genre."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder (Wordsworth Mystery & Supernatural) (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
3.  The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder (Wordsworth Mystery & Supernatural) (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) by William Hope Hodgson
The list author says:
  "Astonishing that these stories were written before the First World War, they're so modern. Very influential on supernatural fiction. My favourite story of the original paranormal investigator is 'The Gateway of the Monster' - superb!"
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The Exorcist
4.  The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
The list author says:
  "Another horror classic. Not much to say, except - scary!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (443 customer reviews)

Tales Of Ghostly Horror: Real-Life Encounters With The Supernatural
5.  Tales Of Ghostly Horror: Real-Life Encounters With The Supernatural by Peter Drake
The list author says:
  "This collection of real-life supernatural stories is superb for those long, dark nights where you want to feel a primal sense of dread and fear. Amazing to think that these 23 stories are based on actual interview evidence and first -hand experience of paranormal events and investigations in England."
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2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Definitive H.P. Lovecraft: 67 Tales of Horror in One Volume (Halcyon Classics)
6.  The Definitive H.P. Lovecraft: 67 Tales of Horror in One Volume (Halcyon Classics) by H.P. Lovecraft
The list author says:
  "Impossible to avoid mentioning HP Lovecraft, the master of the art of supernatural fiction. "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown," wrote Lovecraft. I must definitely agree with him."
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The Nightland: A Love Tale (Classics of science fiction)
7.  The Nightland: A Love Tale (Classics of science fiction) by William Hope Hodgson
The list author says:
  "Another classic from Hodgson. There's an epic scope to this novel, with huge vistas of unearthly horror in the far, far future. I'm surprised they haven't ever made a film of it, it's perfect for the big screen."
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The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story
8.  The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill
The list author says:
  "Relatively unknown, this is nonetheless a great piece of supernatural fiction. There's also the film and stage-play, which people might be more familiar with."
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The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
9.  The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) by Shirley Jackson
The list author says:
  "A good novel, but something about it just doesn't sit well with me. Personal taste, I suppose. But don't let that put you off. Much preferred the film adaptation, 'The Haunting,' directed by Robert Wise.'"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (609 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Return Of The Sorcerer: The Best Of Clark Ashton Smith
10.  The Return Of The Sorcerer: The Best Of Clark Ashton Smith by Clark Ashton Smith
The list author says:
  "A talented writer of horror, fantasy and science fiction. I love his style and use of atmosphere, and the unpredictability of his stories - something truly lacking these days."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

A Stir of Echoes
11.  A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "Not up to the standard of 'Hell House,' but this is a worthy novel from Richard Matheson. Many people love it, yet I get a sense of having seen it all before!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

The Turn of The Screw and Other Short Novels (Signet Classics)
12.  The Turn of The Screw and Other Short Novels (Signet Classics) by Henry James
The list author says:
  "Aspects of this novel are somewhat dated, but the use of ambiguity and emphasis on psychological horror is good."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Pet Sematary
13.  Pet Sematary by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "Plenty of Stephen King works I could mention, but I always sort of liked this one!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (623 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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