Compiling a Top 100 list isn’t easy. I’m bound to offend some and win over others. That’s the nature of the beast, I suppose. Whether you agree with this list or not, you should be able to track down a few new treasures you’ve been missing out on, and you’ve got time to line up some reading material for Halloween. Anticipate loads of familiar names to fill this one up (a few are featured multiple times), but don’t be shocked if you stumble upon some fresh names as well. Check it out, from vintage classic to modern masterpiece, novella to full-length novel, these are the greatest 100 horror books on the market!
100. A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood
Alison’s Littlewood’s A Cold Season didn’t win over hearts unanimously, but I found it extremely creepy, fully engaging and chilling to the marrow. There’s a slick Wicker Man vibe to this slow burn creeper, which comes highly recommended!
99. The Light at the End by John Skipp and Craig Spector
98. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
97. NightWhere by John Everson
96. Swamp Monster Massacre by Hunter Shea
95. Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale
94. The Totem by David Morrell
93. Let’s Go Play at the Adams by Mendel Johnson
92. By Reason of Insanity by Shane Stevens
91. Evangeline by E.A. Gottschalk
90. Lightning by Dean Koontz
A compelling tale of time travelling intervention and troubled souls, Lightning ranks amongst the absolute best from Dean Koontz. Given the man’s unbelievable résumé, that’s a major compliment.