Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley:

Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley first edition cover

A classical horror book of the monster created by protagonist Victor Frankenstein in his laboratory through an ambiguous method of chemistry and alchemy. The monster however, attempts to fit into human society but is rejected, which leads him to seek revenge against his creator Frankenstein. Things get a bit bloody from there and the book ends with a sad heartbreaking ending. Frankenstein is one of the most mentioned horror characters in the history of literature and film.

It by Stephen King:

It by Stephen King first edition cover

Stephen King’s best seller was made into multiple movies over the years. . It tells the story of seven children as they are haunted and taunted by an entity that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims. The entity being It appears as a clown, and is actually a very valid reason for anyone with coulrophobia (fear of clowns) to be afraid!

Lord of the Flies by William Golding:

Lord of the Flies by William Golding first edition cover

Lord of the Flies isn’t supernatural in anyway. It is actually extra scary because the characters (who happen to be children stranded on an island without supplies or adult supervision) start committing horrible crimes that end in murder. Not as a tactic for survival, but simply to mark their territories and set their rules in place. Towards the end, we learn that Beelzebub “The Devil” is behind everything. This book is a reminder that maybe savage human nature wins on social and cultural evolution after all. What would you do if you were stranded on an island without supervision?

Dracula by Bram Stoker:

Dracula by Bram Stoker first edition cover

My favourite horror topic is Vampires. I just love it. Dracula is considered to be the first ever vampire. The novel itself tells the story of Dracula‘s attempt to move from Transylvania, Romania to England so that he may find new blood and spread his vampirism. However, challenged by many warriors and struggling against the main vampire killer the legendary Abraham Van Helsing.

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