The author is quite known to inspiring writers and readers around the world. Stephen King is a highly successful author from America who has sold over 350 million copies of his works worldwide. He is most known for his interesting horror novels that have been adapted to movies and comic books. He is best known for his horror novels such as It, Carrie, The Shining, Misery and The Dark Tower series. A lot of people I know have said their favourite novel from King is It, which was converted into a film that starred Tim Curry.
Have you ever been sad when a book ended? Ever felt filled with an essence of longing, wanting the story to go on? I feel like I am already going through withdrawals and I just finished reading this book.
Horror is one of those genres that's exceedingly difficult to be good at writing. There's a reason why so many horror stories come off as dull, hackneyed, or just too unrealistic—and why the worst horror movies always are laughably bad.
“ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First…” Bret Easton Ellis begins his 1991 novel, American Psycho, with a paragraph that is comprised of a single sentence. This is an example of alternate grammar. While alternate grammar is used frequently in fiction, its usage is pushed to an extreme in American Psycho. This helps establish the various themes of Ellis’s incredibly dense novel.
Werewolves. Besides Zombies, these are the true monsters that have always captivated my imagination. Even though they've terrified me since my childhood, they are hands down my favorite monster.
"Outside, they howled and pummeled the door, shouting his name in a paroxysm of fury."
I Am Legend, in my opinion, is one of the greatest sci fi-horror novels of all time. I may just be biased since it is my favorite novel ever written. But it has always been a "go-to" of mine in my own personal library.
I have been writing an episodic horror story series named Infectious, and while the first is currently for sale on Amazon (£1 / $1.35) the second installment is proving slightly more difficult to finish.
Literature is one of the freer forms of entertainment for an audience to enjoy. Regardless of one's interests, one can find a book he or she finds engaging. Some authors really appeal to the gore lover, the thrill-seeker, and the horror junky, such as Cormac McCarthy, Bret Easton Ellis, and Stephen King. From these writers and more, here are the ten most disturbing books ever written.
Sometimes scary stories for kids are told just for entertainment. That's it. If they happen to give you a few jump scares, that's gravy! The iconic series of Goosebumps happened to be just that right balance, which truthfully is what the horror genre is all about: entertainment.
The immortal words, "Beware, you're in for a scare," will forever be etched onto the minds of Goosebumps fans everywhere. The brainchild of author R.L. Stine, Goosebumps was basically The Twilight Zone for kids. With living dummies, possessed cameras, and murderous piano teachers, the books were dripping with OTT cheese where nothing was quite what it seemed.
In Milhauser’s criticism of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, he provides evidence of the literary description of the noble savage. Milhauser believed that a reader's first thoughts about the book would be that it was a supernatural horror story, filled with Shelley’s “macabre and pseudo-scientific sensationalism.” Once the audience took more time to consider the actions and plotlines, they would see how deep each character really is and what he or she represents.
Reading ghost stories is seriously the best when it comes to indulging in a great story. Fictional, paranormal tales can really get under your skin and mess with your mind. And reading, rather than watching a horror tale or unsolved mysteries, can definitely affect you more. It's all about the details and ghost stories are chock-full of them.