Today, we’ve curated for you a comprehensive list of 20 horror books of 20th century. These books include some creepy stories from twentieth century.
This book follows a young girl who falls in love with a widower but discovers that his late wife still haunts his house.
This book explores the haunting of the Overlook Hotel, from the perspective of Jack Torrance, who works there.
This epistolary novel follows a vampire, a Transylvanian Count who meets a solicitor called Harker and his hunted down by humans.
This book has four protagonists – the landlord of a haunted house and three other eclectic people who come together.
As the title suggests, this is the story of a girl possessed by a malicious spirit, which her mother and a Jesuit spirit try to rid her of.
In this story set in a post apocalyptic world, ancient evil roams freely searching for a girl called Swan.
Perhaps Bradbury’s most loved work, this follows a travelling hypnotic show and its magicians, Cooger and Dark.
Based on true events in 1975, this book follows the Lutz family which moves into a home inhabited previously by a man who murdered his whole family.
This is a psychological horror story which tells the story of a young man living a good life who ventures into the dark side.
This book places at its heart the 26 year old Wall Street man Patrick Bateman. He is normal in his exterior but a psychopath within.
This paranormal horror story is set in a haunted house called Belasco House, from where no one has returned alive.
Reminiscent of the Hunger Games, this book follows hundred boys who begin a walking race on the first of May.
This book revolves around a man eating monster in the sea, and the repercussions of its hunger on human beings.
This follows a mother who, for a fortune, hides her children in the attic. But they’ve been there for years, served food by a superstitious grandmother.
In this book, the protagonist neurosurgeon Rowan Mayfair realizes she is a witch. What follows is a horror show of occult and witchcraft.
This book follows a shipwrecked Sir Edward who meets the shady lord of the island, Dr Moreau.
This classic follows a ghost who lives in the opera and teaches orphaned Christine to sing.
Joanna and Walter, the protagonists, move to a perfect little town, but everything may not be perfect there.
This book has elements of both psychological and situational horror, with twins who can transfer personalities and an extremely eerie Connecticut town.
In this, our protagomist, a solicitor called Arthur comes to the English moors to settle a funeral. But the funeral devolves into a horror story.