8 Great YA Horror Books
Horror is a peculiar genre. And what is scary? What might shock one reader is laughable to another. Ghosts, serial killers, great heaving monsters, the loss of self-control, plagues, impossible physics and a creepy clown all figure into our countdown, with entries spanning from the s to the last few years. One obvious author makes five!
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As humans, fear is built into us, it is the oldest and strongest emotion. I believe fear to be the core of all human actions, not sex, sorry fans of classical psychology. We work because we are afraid of being poor, we go to the doctor because we are afraid to die, we marry because we are afraid of being alone.
Vampires take advantage of the dark arctic winter to feed without fear on the unsuspecting denizens of small Alaskan town in this bleak comic miniseries. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. The brand of cosmic horror he created one premised on the inconsequentiality of man in the face of otherworldly beings of unimaginable power has influenced countless authors who follow in his considerable wake. At the Mountains of Madness serves as ground zero for much of the mythos Lovecraft created and centers around an arctic expedition gone horribly wrong after the discovery of a lost extraterrestrial race known as Elder Things. Unfortunately, no discussion of Lovecraft should be had without acknowledging his particularly virulent xenophobia, racism, and adherence to white supremacy.