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I'm not sure if it's horror in the traditional sense but The Road by Cormac McCarthy is one of the most disturbing and generally gut wrenching things I have ever read in my life.
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Dracula
Richard Marsh's The Beetle
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Ramsey Campbell's The Darkest Part of the Woods

Read and enjoyed lots of Lovecraft and Poe. My favourite Lovecraft story is probably The Colour Out of Space. Also enjoy Robert E. Howard's horror stories.

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Badger242 wrote:
I am Legend by Richard Matheson.


Yes, that's a great read.


And all the
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Gun to my head, I'd pick H.P. Lovecraft's "The Whisperer in Darkness." But it's a tough choice between that one, Stephen King's "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet," and Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."
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Of the stories I've narrated, "The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard is one of my faves (free audio book download of my recording, this link will expire shortly)

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3rik wrote:

Ashamed to admit I haven't read Frankenstein yet modest.


I put Frankie in the same boat as "Moby Dick" (pun intended) in that the author must have been paid by the word, because its full of boring blarney with the odd bit of story thrown in here and there.
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There is so much, how to pick a favourite? I guess if I count how many times I have reread or read out loud to others then Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" would be it, only this and nothing more.

Behind that would be a tie between HPLs "The Dunwich Horror", John Wyndham's "The Midwich Cuckoos" and Stephen King's "The Shinning". But its hard not to count rarer reads but ones which left a huge impression, like "The Turning of the Screw" and "The Haunting of Hill House". Oh and a fantastic Sci Fi / Horror, "I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream".
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I'm not all that fond of horror... not with my overactive imagination. Or so I like to think, but I make some pretty big exceptions for Sci-Fi and Fantasy which also happens to be horror...

I love Dracula by Bram Stoker. I enjoy many of the stories by Edgar Allan Poe. "Medusa" by Theodore Sturgeon is a good short story, as is "Nothing Happens on the Moon" by Paul Ernst. The fairy tale collections which start with Snow White, Blood Red have a good mix of horrifying retold fairy tales.

Mostly, I like my horror in small, bite-sized short story chunks, so I get quickly move on to something less scary.
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Those who mentioned Dracula should really check out The Beetle by Richard Marsh as well.
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For Short Stories I LOVE Clive Barker's Books of Blood (vols 1-6, which are also available in two omnibus books - 1-3 and 4-6).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_of_Blood

And also the Necronomicon by H.P.Lovecraft goo devil
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