Horror fiction reading guide

Horror fiction reading guide

Leave a light on and lock the door... frightening fiction to keep you awake at night.

What could be more terrifying than the unknown threat? And what shape might that threat take? A haunting of spirits, a demonic presence, a killer on the loose -  it is all meat to the sinister, creative mind of the horror author.

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Folk Horror - Christchurch City Libraries

Folk horror explores pre-Christian beliefs, rural settings, rituals and rites. Think witches, trolls, spooks, old gods... and violence.

Loathly ladies: Women writing horror

Psychological thrillers, supernatural suspense, brutality, gore, & ghost stories - these monstrous madams will unsettle, disturb and horrify

Short Stories - Sci Fi, Horror, and Fantasy

A selection of short fiction anthologies by influential authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Supernatural Horror

Looking to get spooked? If demons, witchcraft, curses, spirits and ouija boards are your thing then you're in the right place.

New Zealand Fiction - Fantasy/Horror/Sci-Fi

A selection of titles celebrating Fantasy, Horror, and Sci-Fi born from the minds of talented, sometimes legendary New Zealand authors.

Monster Horror

The creatures in these books are unpredictable and violent; they evoke terror in us as powerful representations of senseless evil.

Classic Horror

Horro novel classics that have stood the test of time and will no doubt be enjoyed by generations of horror fans to come.

Sci-fi Horror

What could be more terrifying than the unknown threat of a dominant species from the depths of space? It all looks bad for us puny humans.

Body Horror

Mutation, disfigurement, damage and distortion – body horror examines human existential anxieties, played out upon the flesh.

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