Best Horror Reference Books

Here you will get Best Horror Reference Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. BLOODY ALPHABET: The Scariest Serial Killers Coloring Book. A True Crime Adult Gift – Full of Famous Murderers. For Adults Only. (True Crime Gifts)

Author: by Brian Berry
52 pages

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Discover some of the world’s most infamous killers in perfectly-illustrated detail. People have an obsession with serial killers, giving them a cult-like following from those with a morbid fascination. With their crimes going down in history, so many people have tried to get into their minds and discover what made them tick.

Inside this spine-chilling coloring book, you’ll discover 23 of the world’s most notorious serial killers, depicted with stunning and detailed illustrations for you to color. You’ll find:Ted BundyEd GeinPablo EscobarCharles MansonGenene JonesTerry NicholsRicardo RamirezGraham YoungThe Zodiac KillerAnd MoreWith single-sided pages to prevent bleed and make tearing out your favorites easy, as well as high-resolution images, this book is perfect for those with a morbid curiosity of the monsters who walk among us.

Ideal as a gift or just for yourself this book puts on show the world’s worst killers in stunning detail, with symbolism to link them to their crimes and weapons of choice. Buy now to order your copy today!

2. Freak Of Horror Coloring Book: Scary Creatures And Creepy Serial Killers From Classic Horror Movies Halloween Holiday Gifts for Adults Kids

Author: by Darren Voorhees
70 pages

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BEST GIFT FOR HORROR MOVIE FANS EVER!!! This coloring book is filled with terrible beats, horrible creatures, spooky killers, murderous monsters and more! The hand drawn images within this book are based on serial killers and villains from classic horror movie and modern movie.

In this book:Over 25 High-resolution images which will allow you to fill in the smallest details and achieve the most realistic results.Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.

Large-sized paper (8. 5 x 11 inches)Happy Bloody coloring!

3. Frankenstein: The Original 1818 text of Mary Shelley (200th Anniversary Collection Classics Edition, #1)

Author: by Mary Shelley
172 pages

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Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. This is a original 1818 text edition of Frankenstein. Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km (10 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where two centuries before an alchemist was engaged in experiments.

Later, she traveled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)where much of the story takes placeand the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley.

Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. Since publication of the novel, the name “Frankenstein” is often used to refer to the monster itself, as is done in the stage adaptation by Peggy Webling.

4. The Turn of the Screw (American Classics Edition)

Author: by Henry James
125 pages

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By the comforts of a blazing fireplace on a cold Christmas Eve night, guests at a holiday party share stories of phantoms and ghosts of Christmases past. Yet one guest delivers a tale of sheer fright for which no one listening was prepared.

As the story goes, after losing both parents, a young boy and girl move into a large wooded estate to be held under the care of their uncle. Wanting nothing to do with raising the children, the uncle hires a young governess to attend to their care.

Yet the governess never could have anticipated the horrors that await her discovery. When it becomes evident that the children have some supernatural connection with a deceased former governess and her lover, the young governess finds herself scrambling to regain control of two children slipping away from her grasp.

This classic horror tale is now a hit hollywood movie called “The Turning” starring Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things.

5. A Christmas Carol

Author: by Charles Dickens
64 pages

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A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. It was first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.

The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. The book was written and published in early Victorian era Britain, a period when there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs, such as Christmas trees and greeting cards.

Dickens’ sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales

6. The Main Fiction

Author: by H. P. Lovecraft
177 pages

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H.P.Lovecraft – The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft / Lovecraft Collectionincluding the following works:The Case of Charles Dexter WardThe Call of CthulhuThe Dunwich HorrorAt the Mountains of MadnessThe Shadow over InnsmouthThe Colour out of SpaceThe Dream-Quest of Unknown KadathThe Beast in the CaveThe AlchemistThe TombDagonA Reminiscence of Dr.Samuel JohnsonPolarisBeyond the Wall of SleepMemoryOld BugsThe Transition of Juan RomeroThe White ShipThe StreetThe Doom That Came to SarnathThe Statement of Randolph CarterThe Terrible Old ManThe Cats of UltharThe TreeCelephasThe Picture in the HouseThe TempleFacts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His FamilyFrom BeyondNyarlathotepThe Quest of IranonThe Music of Erich ZannEx OblivioneSweet ErmengardeThe Nameless CityThe OutsiderThe Moon-BogThe Other GodsAzathothHerbert WestReanimatorHypnosWhat the Moon BringsThe HoundThe Lurking FearThe Rats in the WallsThe UnnamableThe FestivalUnder the PyramidsThe Shunned HouseThe Horror at Red HookHeIn the VaultCool AirPickman’s ModelThe Strange High House in the MistThe Silver KeyThe DescendantThe Very Old FolkThe History of the NecronomiconIbidThe Whisperer in DarknessThe Dreams in the Witch HouseThrough the Gates of the Silver KeyThe Thing on the DoorstepThe Evil ClergymanThe BookThe Shadow out of TimeThe Haunter of the Dark

7. Dire Wolf of the Quapaw: a Jubal Smoak Mystery (Jubal Smoak Mysteries)

Author: by Phil Truman
239 pages

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Winner 2019 Will Rogers Medallion AwardHe’s been hot on an outlaw’s trail for months. But deep in Native American territory, he’s no longer sure who’s innocent and who’s a monsterQuapaw tribal lands, new State of Oklahoma, 1910.Greenhorn Deputy U.S. Marshal Jubal Smoak knows he can either lay down the law or get stampeded.

So after the gruesome murder of a young family, he relentlessly pursues the ruthless outlaw who gave him a bullet in the back. Trailing the man for months, he refuses to be put off the scent by foolish rumors of a mythical Native American monster.

Hunting his suspect through snow-covered trails, he learns the grisly string of deaths have also ravaged neighboring ranches. But when he gets a closer look at the mutilated carcasses and massive paw prints, he worries this case isn’t as cut and dried as he thought.

Can Smoak end the slaughter before more innocent lives are lost? Dire Wolf of the Quapaw is the first book in the dark Jubal Smoak Western mystery series. If you like frontier settings, gritty characters, and Native American myths, then you’ll love Phil Truman’s twisted tale.

8. The Turn of the Screw

Author: by Henry James
78 pages

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The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its original content, the novella became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive.

Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader.

9. The Shadow Book of Ji Yun: The Chinese Classic of Weird True Tales, Horror Stories, and Occult Knowledge

Author: by Yun Ji
334 pages

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“A new and wholly fresh mother lode of ‘true weird tales,’ … The only real comparisons to Shadow Book’s treasure trove of bizarre stories, full of humour, horror, suspense, magic and mystery, are Japan’s Kwaidan, the Thousand and One Nights, and most certainly Pu Sung-ling’s Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio.” Fortean Times “Written more than two centuries ago, Ji Yun’s ‘true weird stories’ prove that humanity’s greatest fears are timeless.” Rue MorgueImagine if H.P.

Lovecraft were Chinese and his tales were true. Or if a national, political figure like Benjamin Franklin was also a paranormal investigatorone who wrote up his investigations with a chilling, story-telling flair that reads like a combination of Italo Calvino, Lafcadio Hearn, and Zhuangzi.

In China, at roughly the same time that Franklin was filling the sky with electrified kites, a figure existed who was a little bit of both these things. He was Special Advisor to the emperor of China, Head of the Department of War, Imperial Librarian, and one of the most celebrated scholars and poets of his time.

10. Screenwriting Tricks for Authors (and Screenwriters!): STEALING HOLLYWOOD: Story Structure Secrets for Writing Your BEST Book

Author: by Alexandra Sokoloff
September 18, 2015

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Are you finally committed to writing that novel or screenplay, but have no idea how to get started? Or are you a published author, but know you need some plotting help to move your books and career up to that next level?

You CAN write better books and scriptsby learning from the movies. Screenwriting is based on a simple (and powerful) structure that you already know from watching so many movies and television shows in your lifetime. And it’s a structure that your reader or audience unconsciously expects, and that is crucial for you to deliver.

In this workbook based on the internationally acclaimed SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS workshops, award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff shows you how to jump-start your plot and bring your characters and scenes vibrantly alive on the page by watching your favorite movies and learning from the storytelling structure and tricks of great filmmakers:The High Concept PremiseThe Three-Act, Eight-Sequence StructureThe Storyboard GridThe Index Card Method of PlottingThe Setpiece SceneTechniques of film pacing and suspense, character arc and drive, visual storytelling, and building image systems.

11. The Turn of the Screw [Annotated]: The Haunting of Bly House

Author: by Henry James
161 pages

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An imaginative young woman moves to Bly to take care of the two strange children living there, but this house is haunted by more than just its occupants’ secrets…. Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw has frightened and enchanted readers for generations thanks to its unreliable narrator and unnerving ambiguity.

It has been the chilling inspiration for multiple feature films and, most recently, the Netflix horror series The Haunting of Bly Manorthe acclaimed follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House. The story is presented here with a brief synopsis for each chapter to guide modern readers through James’ opaque prose.

12. Eden: Will you survive a new plague? – a fast paced post-apocalyptic suspense novel

Author: by J. Sharpe
302 pages

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Nobody will survive the new plague! Angels: they’re among us.I should know. There’s one trapped inside of me. But the image you probably have of these helpers of God is wrong, I guarantee it. They are all maniacal assholes.

Eighteen-year-old Anna awakens, naked and afraid, tied to a chair in a dark room. Across from her sits a woman who is her spitting image. With tears in her eyes, the woman puts a gun against her head and kills herself.

Anna is not found until days later and in a state of hypothermia, moments from dying. But when she wakes in the hospital, she finds that the police don’t see her as a victim, but as a suspect. It’s the beginning of a series of catastrophic events in which she has no choice but to play a part.

Is this the end of humanity? Eden (nominated for a Bastaard Fantasy Award) is a post-apocalyptic suspense novel. If you like fast-paced books with a lot of twists, blood-curdling horror, a hint of romance (and like to search for all the hidden references of the Bible) then you will definitely love this book by award nominee and bestseller author J.Sharpe.

13. Apocalipsis (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Stephen King
1584 pages

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Stephen King en estado puro. Unnimemente, una de las novelas favoritas de los fans del maestro de la literatura de terror. El libro en el que se basa la serie de The Stand Un virus gripal, creado artificialmente como posible arma bacteriolgica, se extiende por Estados Unidos y el mundo, provocando la muerte de la mayor parte de la poblacin.

Los supervivientes tienen sueos comunes, en los que aparece una anciana y un hombre joven. La mujer anciana los incita a viajar a Nebraska para combatir a Randall Flagg, un abominable personaje que lidera las fuerzas del mal y busca la aniquilacin definitiva de la humanidad mediante un temible arsenal nuclear.

14. Jardin Sombrio / Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by V.C. Andrews
344 pages

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El esperado desenlace de la Saga Dollanganger Mucho antes de que el terror se apoderara de su familia, Olivia, recin casada con Malcolm Foxworth, lleg a Virginia llena de esperanza e ilusin. Esperaba hallar la felicidad junto a su atractivo marido.

Sin embargo, la siniestra y laberntica mansin Foxworth Hall parece albergar algo maligno que poco a poco se aduea de Olivia. Da tras da aumenta la obsesin por sus hijos, sobre todo por Corinne, una hermosa muchacha con un encanto especial.

Jardn sombro revela los terribles acontecimientos que marcarn para siempre el destino de la familia Dollanganger. La crtica ha dicho… Una saga horripilante… La trama es absorbente, muchos millones [de lectores] no han podido dejarla.Ms London

15. Creepy Chibi Coloring Book: Cute Horror Coloring Pages for Adults

Author: by Kawaii Dusk Publishing
59 pages

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Unleash your creativity with this unique coloring book full of kawaii and creepy horror characters of all kinds! The creepy chibi coloring book is filled with a great collection of 28 cute and spooky characters. Perfectly combines classic urban legends, famous horror movies, and a cute chibi style.

Thanks to this coloring book, you will have chances to relax and blow off steam as well as boost your creativity and imagination. Features:28 creepy cute charactersOverwhelming feelings of relaxationBlack background reverse pages to reduce bleed-throughPrinted on a high-quality solid paperThis book makes a fun gift for anyone with a dark morbid sense of humor.

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