The Best Modern Horror Writers

Ranked by
  • Stephen King
    289 votes
    Notable works: The Shining, Salem's Lot, The Stand, Christine, Pet Sematary, Misery, It.
  • Clive Barker
    159 votes
    Notable works: The Damnation Game, The Hellbound Heart, The Great and Secret Show, Cabal, The Thief of Always.
  • Notable works: I am Legend, Hell House, A Stir of Echos.
  • Joe Hill
    123 votes
    Notable works: NOS4A2, Horns, Hearth-Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Locke & Key.
  • Dean Koontz
    151 votes
    Notable works: Whispers, Phantoms, Watchers, Strangers, Twilight Eyes, Midnight.
  • Peter Straub
    108 votes
    Notable works: Julia, Ghost Story, Shadowland, The Floating Dragon, Koko.