The Best Modern Horror Writers

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    Notable works: The Shining, Salem's Lot, The Stand, Christine, Pet Sematary, Misery, It.

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    Notable works: The Damnation Game, The Hellbound Heart, The Great and Secret Show, Cabal, The Thief of Always.

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    Notable works: Julia, Ghost Story, Shadowland, The Floating Dragon, Koko.

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    Notable works: I am Legend, Hell House, A Stir of Echos.

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    Notable works: The Doll Who Ate His Mother, The Face That Must Die, Ancient Images, Incarnate, The Hungry Moon.

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    Notable works: The Cellar, The Stake, One Rainy Night, Island, The Traveling Vampire Show.

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    Notable works: The Fog, The Rats, The Spear, The Dark, The Magic Cottage, Sepulchre.

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    Notable works: Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, Summer of Night, The Hallow Man, Children of the Night.

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    Notable works: They Thirst, Usher's Passing, Stinger, Swan Song, The Wolf's Hour.

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    Notable works: Whispers, Phantoms, Watchers, Strangers, Twilight Eyes, Midnight.

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    Notable works: Psycho, The Opener of the Way, Psycho House, Psycho II, Night of the Ripper.

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    Notable works: The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Life Among the Savages, The Sundial.

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    Notable works: NOS4A2, Horns, Hearth-Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Locke & Key.

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    Notable works: The Girl Next Door, Off Season, She Wakes, Closing Time and Other Stories, Ladies' Night.

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    Notable works: The Bottoms, Two Bear Mambo, Cold in July, Savage Season, A Fine Dark Line.

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    Notable works: The Ignored, Death Instinct, The Burning, The Revelation, The Vanishing.

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    Notable works: The Doorkeepers, The Sleepless, Rook, The Ninth Nightmare, The Heirloom.

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    Notable works: The Keep, Nightworld, Legacies, The Haunted Air, Conspiracies.

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    Notable works: The Manhattan Hunt Club, Perfect Nightmare, Midnight Voices, House of Reckoning, Black Creek Crossing.

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    Notable works: The Rising, The Conqueror Worms, Dark Hollow, Ghoul.

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    Notable works: Crucifax Autumn, The Loveliest Dead, The New Neighbor, Dark Channel.

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    Notable works: House of Leaves, Only Revolutions, The Fifty Year Sword, The Whalestoe Letters.

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    Notable works: Lost Souls, Drawing Blood, Exquisite Corpse, Wormwood, Are You Loathsome Tonight?

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    Notable works: House of Blood, Deathbringer, The Killing Kind.

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    Notable works: The Tooth Fairy, The Facts of Life, Indigo.

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    Notable works: Malachi's Moon, Craven Moon, Deadly Affections, Red Moon Rising, Wireman.

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    Notable works: The Land of Laughs, Bones of the Moon, Outside the Dog Museum.

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    added by JohnM.McIlveen
    Notable works: The Shadow Saga (Peter Octavian) series, Snowblind, The Ferryman.

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    Notable works: Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief.

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