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Cast Your Vote for the Greatest Horror Author of All Time!


Fan of H.P. Lovecraft? Consider the man to be the most influential genre author in history? The greatest to ever put pen to paper? How about Stephen King? Has today’s Master of Horror surpassed the accomplishments of some of his world renowned predecessors?

Has the wildly imaginative mind of Joe R. Lansdale won over your heart? How about the sadistic flavor of the brilliant Jack Ketchum?

We want to know who you consider the greatest horror author of all time! Don’t see your favorite author in the poll? Select ‘other’, and let us know who gets your vote!

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13 Comments on Cast Your Vote for the Greatest Horror Author of All Time!

  1. H.P. Lovecraft gets my vote!


  2. can’t lose with Lovecraft. Obviously one of if not the most influential of all time. Pretty amazing feat!


  3. Damn, this was hard. I would have rather done a top 3 or 4, Lovecraft, Poe, Matheson, King – in that order. Matheson never gets any respect but his stories are so much a part of our film & TV culture, Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, TV movie of the Week, Masters of Horror, etc. I don’t think people even realize how much his work is prevalent.


  4. Love Matheson’s work. He’s definitely one of the more… “slept on” authors of his time. GENIUS mind right there. Nightmare will always be an all time favorite short for me.


  5. Had a really hard time trying to answer this. Having been a fan of Poe from my really early years of reading ,then finding myself for many years enthralled with King and Koontz and recently becoming aware of Lansdale..who I am amazed by his insane brand of horror…wow…to many…but I love the opportunity to vote for one..just tough to select…as always..just me….Vitina…the old hippie


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  7. Has to be Clive Barker!


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  10. LolWhatsaBook // February 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm // Reply

    I’m voting R.L Stein!!


  11. I’d add William Hope Hodgson, Bram Stoker, Robert E Howard and William Peter Blatty to the list for starters…


  12. jameskeen89450 // July 27, 2013 at 10:10 am // Reply

    Voted ‘Other’…Dan Simmons kicks bottom…


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