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Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Classic Horror books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Creatures of Classic Horror: Guide and Coloring Book (2013)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionA fun and educational gift for almost any age!Did you know that the first version of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde was burned to ashes and then rewritten in just 6 days by a very ill Robert Stevenson? Were you aware that witch hunts and executions still exist in some countries? Or that the legend of the werewolf began in ancient Greece with King Lycaon? These are just a few of the intriguing facts that you’ll discover when you purchase The Creatures of Classic Horror.
Author(s): Davina Rush, Davina J. Rush

Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories (Penguin Horror) (2016)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionHaunted Castles is the definitive, complete collection of Ray Russell’s masterful Gothic horror stories, including the famously terrifying novella trio of “Sardonicus,” “Sanguinarius,” and “Sagittarius.” The characters that sprawl through Haunted Castles are frightful to the core: the heartless monster holding two lovers in limbo; the beautiful dame journeying do…
Author(s): Ray Russell, Del Toro, Guillermo

Kill Time Coloring Volume 2: Stress Relief Adult Coloring Book (2017)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionThis book is designed to give you peace of mind. Instead of cussing at the person that made you mad, color the anger way. Release the tension in your life by coloring some of the greatest horror icons of all time. Now grab your machete (I mean coloring utensils), relax, and color the stress away.
Author(s): Horror Movie Classics

Swamp Monsters (Chilling Archives of Horror Comics) (2019)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionThe terror team that brought you Zombies, Return of the Zombies, and the petrifyingly popular, hit series, Haunted Horror, take you on an excursion of evil into the dankest, lagooniest corners of your nightmares, and dredge up over 240 pages of icky, drippy, slimy, grimy beasts from the grungy bottom of the Pre-Code comics’ bog. See the art of these full color classic comics  by mire monster masters , , , , the , and marshy more!
Author(s): Steve Banes, Bob Powell, et al.

The Classic Horror Stories (Oxford World’s Classics) (2017)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionH. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years.
Author(s): H. P. Lovecraft, Roger Luckhurst

The Big Book of Classic Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction (2013)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionFantastic fiction has existed since man’s earliest days of telling tales around a fire. It deals with our most powerful emotions: fear, love and hope. Throughout its history, the short story has always been its most vital form. In short fiction, the boundaries of genre have been established, broken and re-established; the field has become differentiated and complex.
Author(s): Franz Kafka, HP Lovecraft, et al.

Ghosts: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics (2019)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionIt flitters across the cold, foggy night, eyes ablaze with hate– and now glaring in your direction! You’re too paralyzed to move. It’s coming towards you closer closer closer From the terror team that curdled your blood with Haunted Horror, Zombies, Return of the Zombies, Haunted Love, and Mummies, GHOSTS is the latest and ghastly greatest in the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics collections.
Author(s): Steve Banes, John Rozum

Classics of the Horror Film (1995)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionCritical reviews of classic and otherwise noteworthy horror movies are organized according to single film and recurrent motif or theme #900,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #563 in Movie Guides & Reviews #16003 in Performing Arts (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): William K. Everson

The Great God Pan & Other Classic Horror Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2018)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your Attention"Of creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few can hope to equal Arthur Machen." — H. P. Lovecraft Arthur Machen (1863–1947), Welsh novelist and essayist, is considered one of the most important and influential writers of his time. While displaying a preoccupation with pagan themes and matters of the occult — an interest he shared with his close friend, the distinguished scholar A. E.
Author(s): Arthur Machen

Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film – Updated Edition (Princeton Classics) (2015)

 Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your AttentionFrom its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films.
Author(s): Carol J. Clover

Best Classic Horror Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some classic horror books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

GHOST STORIES forgotten classic tales: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense

Author(s): Morton, Lisa;Klinger, Leslie, S, editor
ID: 2727450, Publisher: Pegasus Books, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Universal Terrors, 1951-1955: Eight Classic Horror and Science Fiction Films

Author(s): Tom Weaver; David Schecter; Robert J. Kiss
ID: 2534855, Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Year: 2017, Size: 21 Mb, Format: epub

Classic Horror Films and the Literature That Inspired Them

Author(s): Ron Backer
ID: 1352686, Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2015, Size: 65 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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