I know we have separate threads for Stephen King and Dean Koontz, inarguably the most prolific horror writers out there, but since I'm on a bit of a horror binge right now, I looked around for a thread for horror novels in general and couldn't find one. This is the place to discuss anything deliciously horrific, contemporary or classic. I know I'm not the only one with a weak spot for the dark side of fiction, so let's share our experiences of the genre. Who are your favourite horror writers and horror novels? Is Dracula THE vampire novel? Are you a blood, gore, or ghoul kind of person? (I'm quite partial to ghouls, vampires, and shape-shifters, myself. ) Once you've gone all the way down the King and Koontz alley, where should you go from there? Et cetera, et cetera. You get the picture. Anything scary goes into this thread.