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89981
02-25-10, 07:39 PM
Can anyone recommend some atmospheric horror novels?

lattethunder
02-25-10, 07:57 PM
Ghost Story
The Haunting of Hill House
Hell House

Rex Power Colt-Robot Man
02-25-10, 09:58 PM
Check for Dorchester Publishing. They have an imprint called Leisure Books and they specialize in horror novels. Generally 2 per month. Just browse around there and see if anything tickles your fancy.

Tommy Ceez
02-25-10, 10:11 PM
H P Lovecraft

the atmosphere is thicker than molassas

Sean O'Hara
02-25-10, 10:43 PM
Peter Straub, particularly his early work like Ghost Story, Julia, and Shadowland.

The Magus by John Fowles -- maybe not horror per se, but it definitely has the atmosphere.

The Collected Short Stories of Richard Matheson, Volumes I-III.

TheNightFlier
02-25-10, 11:05 PM
The Rising and it's sequel City of the Dead by Brian Keene.

mgbfan
02-26-10, 12:48 AM
Thumbs down on Keene, for me anyway. I suggest The Terror by Dan Simmons.

JAA
02-26-10, 07:26 AM
H P Lovecraft

the atmosphere is thicker than molassas

:thumbsup:

Sessa17
02-26-10, 04:26 PM
The Rising and it's sequel City of the Dead by Brian Keene.



I don't think those books are atmposheric at all. The Rising is just pure action-horror, unless I'm thinking of a different book.

Sean O'Hara
02-26-10, 10:39 PM
Never heard of Keene. After reading the descriptions of his books, it sounds like he just rewrites Stephen King.

boredsilly
02-27-10, 10:13 AM
I don't think those books are atmposheric at all. The Rising is just pure action-horror, unless I'm thinking of a different book.

You're right. I enjoyed them, but they're just action schlock novels.

I'm listening to the audiobook version of Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts now, and I think some of these stories are pretty atmospheric. Some of them fall flat too, though. But that's the case with any short story collection.

mgbfan
02-28-10, 09:45 PM
I don't think those books are atmposheric at all. The Rising is just pure action-horror, unless I'm thinking of a different book.

Agreed. There's zero atmosphere. Not at all what the OP was asking for. Not sure why anyone would have recommended them here (or anywhere, for that matter, but certainly not here).

Rex Power Colt-Robot Man
03-01-10, 06:16 PM
Talking zombie animals =/= 1) atmosphere or 2) a good novel. Come to think of it he's never written a good one. Stay far far away.

movi3mogul
03-07-10, 04:45 PM
try these:

Dark Harvest, by Norman Partridge

City Of The Dead, by Brian Keene

Hell House

these are the best horror stories i ever read.:shrug: