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The Best Modern Horror Writers

Updated October 31, 2018 2.4k votes 616 voters 95.3k views32 items
  • 1
    228
    75
    Notable works: The Shining, Salem's Lot, The Stand, Christine, Pet Sematary, Misery, It.
  • 2
    115
    52
    Notable works: The Damnation Game, The Hellbound Heart, The Great and Secret Show, Cabal, The Thief of Always.
  • 3
    81
    30
    Notable works: I am Legend, Hell House, A Stir of Echos.
  • 4
    79
    37
    Notable works: NOS4A2, Horns, Hearth-Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Locke & Key.
  • 5
    65
    26
    Notable works: The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Life Among the Savages, The Sundial.
  • 6
    95
    54
    Notable works: Whispers, Phantoms, Watchers, Strangers, Twilight Eyes, Midnight.
  • 7
    76
    37
    Notable works: Julia, Ghost Story, Shadowland, The Floating Dragon, Koko.
  • 8
    62
    25
    Notable works: They Thirst, Usher's Passing, Stinger, Swan Song, The Wolf's Hour.
  • 9
    51
    15
    Notable works: Psycho, The Opener of the Way, Psycho House, Psycho II, Night of the Ripper.
  • 10
    65
    32
    Notable works: The Doll Who Ate His Mother, The Face That Must Die, Ancient Images, Incarnate, The Hungry Moon.
  • 11
    47
    21
    Notable works: The Girl Next Door, Off Season, She Wakes, Closing Time and Other Stories, Ladies' Night.
  • 12
    50
    25
    Notable works: The Fog, The Rats, The Spear, The Dark, The Magic Cottage, Sepulchre.
  • 13
    42
    17
    Notable works: The Ignored, Death Instinct, The Burning, The Revelation, The Vanishing.
  • 14
    38
    14
  • 15
    54
    30
    Notable works: The Cellar, The Stake, One Rainy Night, Island, The Traveling Vampire Show.
  • 16
    41
    18
    Notable works: The Doorkeepers, The Sleepless, Rook, The Ninth Nightmare, The Heirloom.
  • 17
    43
    25
    Notable works: The Manhattan Hunt Club, Perfect Nightmare, Midnight Voices, House of Reckoning, Black Creek Crossing.
  • 18
    46
    31
    Notable works: Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, Summer of Night, The Hallow Man, Children of the Night.
  • 19
    33
    17
    Notable works: The Keep, Nightworld, Legacies, The Haunted Air, Conspiracies.
  • 20
    32
    16
    Notable works: The Bottoms, Two Bear Mambo, Cold in July, Savage Season, A Fine Dark Line.
  • 21
    35
    24
    Notable works: The Rising, The Conqueror Worms, Dark Hollow, Ghoul.
  • 22
    17
    6
  • 23
    47
    48
    Notable works: Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief.
  • 24
    18
    17
    Notable works: House of Blood, Deathbringer, The Killing Kind.
  • 25
    16
    19
    Notable works: House of Leaves, Only Revolutions, The Fifty Year Sword, The Whalestoe Letters.