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The Best Modern Horror Writers  

Arthur Williams
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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Shining, Salem's Lot, The Stand, Christine, Pet Sematary, Misery, It.
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Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Damnation Game, The Hellbound Heart, The Great and Secret Show, Cabal, The Thief of Always.
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Richard Matheson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: I am Legend, Hell House, A Stir of Echos.
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Peter Straub is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: Julia, Ghost Story, Shadowland, The Floating Dragon, Koko.
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Shirley Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
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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James Herbert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Fog, The Rats, The Spear, The Dark, The Magic Cottage, Sepulchre.
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Ramsey Campbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Doll Who Ate His Mother, The Face That Must Die, Ancient Images, Incarnate, The Hungry Moon.
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Robert Bloch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: Psycho, The Opener of the Way, Psycho House, Psycho II, Night of the Ripper.
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Joe Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: NOS4A2, Horns, Hearth-Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Locke & Key.
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Robert R. McCammon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: They Thirst, Usher's Passing, Stinger, Swan Song, The Wolf's Hour.
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Dean Koontz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: Whispers, Phantoms, Watchers, Strangers, Twilight Eyes, Midnight.
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Jack Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Girl Next Door, Off Season, She Wakes, Closing Time and Other Stories, Ladies' Night.
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Dan Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, Summer of Night, The Hallow Man, Children of the Night.
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Bentley Little is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Ignored, Death Instinct, The Burning, The Revelation, The Vanishing.
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Richard Laymon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Cellar, The Stake, One Rainy Night, Island, The Traveling Vampire Show.
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Brian Keene is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Rising, The Conqueror Worms, Dark Hollow, Ghoul.
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John Saul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Manhattan Hunt Club, Perfect Nightmare, Midnight Voices, House of Reckoning, Black Creek Crossing.
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Graham Masterton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Doorkeepers, The Sleepless, Rook, The Ninth Nightmare, The Heirloom.
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Joe R. Lansdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Bottoms, Two Bear Mambo, Cold in July, Savage Season, A Fine Dark Line.
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F. Paul Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: The Keep, Nightworld, Legacies, The Haunted Air, Conspiracies.
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Thomas Ligotti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
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Bryan Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
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Notable works: House of Blood, Deathbringer, The Killing Kind.
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Mark Z. Danielewski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: House of Leaves, Only Revolutions, The Fifty Year Sword, The Whalestoe Letters.
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Poppy Z. Brite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: Lost Souls, Drawing Blood, Exquisite Corpse, Wormwood, Are You Loathsome Tonight?
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Ray Garton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Modern Horror Writers
Notable works: Crucifax Autumn, The Loveliest Dead, The New Neighbor, Dark Channel.