Topic: Looking for somethig to read?

B_Sol from the Vault of Horror gathered together a group of horror bloggers to mine their, uh, minds in order to build a list of great horror reads.

   1. Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
   2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
   3. "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
   4. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (1975)
   5. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft (1931)
   6. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stephenson (1886)
   7. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
   8. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (1962)
   9. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (1971)
  10. "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P. Lovecraft (1928)
  11. It by Stephen King (1986)
  12. The Shining by Stephen King (1977)
  13. "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
  14. "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe (1843)
  15. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954)
  16. Ghost Story by Peter Straub (1979)
  17. Books of Blood by Clive Barker (1984-85)
  18. "The Monkey’s Paw" by W.W. Jacobs (1902)
  19. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe (1846)
  20. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1898)
  21. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (1764)
  22. Pet Sematary by Stephen King (1983)
  23. "The Colour Out of Space" by H.P. Lovecraft (1927)
  24. The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker (1986)
  25. Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. (1938)
  26. "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft (1928)
  27. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe (1841)
  28. Psycho by Robert Bloch (1959)
  29. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
  30. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1872)

Be sure to check out the complete post at http://thevaultofhorror.blogspot.com/.

Re: Looking for somethig to read?

wow. nice list. I've only not read 21 & 25 myself

surprised not to see Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House in there

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deadhorse13 wrote:

wow. nice list. I've only not read 21 & 25 myself

surprised not to see Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House in there

I was honoured to be part of the selection process and Jackson was on my list.  That book really scared me.

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The Divemistress wrote:

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  29. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)

I've neevr actually read this, but the painting The Picture of Dorian Grey by Ivan Albright is my all time favorite and is at the Art Institute here in Chicago.  I also want to see the film Dorian Grey that came out in the UK this year.

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To be honest, there's a few on the list I haven't read yet.  I don't now much of anything about The Picture of Dorian Grey except that  people are mad for the film (both of them).  I must get back to Chicago sometime soon! I love the city.

Re: Looking for somethig to read?

deadhorse13 wrote:

surprised not to see Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House in there

Unless i'm reading that wrong.... it is there DH . Numero siete .

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ssshhh, I noticed that too after I posted noc - but let's keep it quiet so as to not arouse attention okay? tongue

Re: Looking for somethig to read?

niiiiiiice

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I just finished and highly recommend Hater by David Moody.  Very interesting book with some pretty intense violence.  I hope the movie keeps the visceral edge that the book had.  I have faith in JA Bayona and del Toro to make a good film from it.

Only thing that sucks is Hater is book 1 of a trilogy and bood 2, Dog Blood, wont even be out until summer of 2010.  Boo to that!