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100 best horror

Newman and Jones' 100 best horror stories, in chronological order. Some of them are a bit dubious as horror fiction, such as Macbeth or Northanger Abbey. I've read 37 and seen a further 5 (Falling Angel became Angel Heart).

1 - Christopher Marlowe Doctor Faustus (c. 1592)
2 - William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Macbeth (1606)
3 - John Webster The White Devil (1612)
4 - William Godwin Caleb Williams (1794)
5 - Matthew Gregory Lewis The Monk (1796)
6 - Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann The Best Tales of Hoffmann (1814-16)
7 - Jane Austen Northanger Abbey (1817)
8 - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Frankenstein (1818)
9 - Charles Maturin Melmoth the Wanderer (1820)
10 - James Hogg The Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824)
11 - Nathaniel Hawthorne Twice-Told Tales (1837)
12 - Edgar Allan Poe Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1838)
13 - Jeremias Gotthelf The Black Spider (1842)
14 - Eugene Sue The Wandering Jew (1844-45)
15 - Herman Melville The Confidence Man (1857)
16 - Sheridan Le Fanu Uncle Silas (1864)
17 - Robert Louis Stevenson Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
18 - H. Rider Haggard She (1887)
19 - Robert W. Chambers The King in Yellow (1895)
20 - H. G. Wells The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)
21 - Bram Stoker Dracula (1897)
22 - Henry James The Turn of the Screw (1898)
23 - Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness (1902)
24 - Bram Stoker The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903)
25 - M. R. James Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)
26 - Arthur Machen The House of Souls (1906)
27 - Algernon Blackwood John Silence (1908)
28 - G. K. Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday (1908)
29 - William Hope Hodgson The House on the Borderland (1908)
30 - Ambrose Bierce Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (1909)
31 - Oliver Onions Widdershins (1911)
32 - E. F. Benson The Horror Horn (1912-34)
33 - David Lindsay A Voyage to Arcturus (1920)
34 - Franz Kafka The Trial (1925)
35 - James Branch Cabell Something About Eve (1929)
36 - E. H. Visiak Medusa (1929)
37 - Guy Endore The Werewolf of Paris (1933)
38 - Marjorie Bowen The Last Bouquet (1933)
39 - Alexander Laing The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck (1934)
40 - Hugh Walpole, ed. A Second Century of Creepy Stories (1937)
41 - C. S. Lewis The Dark Tower (c. 1938)
42 - Dalton Trumbo Johnny Got His Gun (1939)
43 - H. P. Lovecraft The Outsider and Others (1939)
44 - Clark Ashton Smith Out of Space and Time (1942)
45 - Fritz Leiber Conjure Wife (1943)
46 - Cornell Woolrich Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1945)
47 - H. P. Lovecraft & August Derleth The Lurker at the Threshold (1945)
48 - Paul Bailey Deliver Me from Eva (1946)
49 - Boris Karloff, ed. And the Darkness Falls (1946)
50 - August Derleth, ed. The Sleeping and the Dead (1947)
51 - Walter Van Tilburg Clark Track of the Cat (1949)
52 - Sarban The Sound of His Horn (1952)
53 - William Golding Lord of the Flies (1954)
54 - Richard Matheson I Am Legend (1954)
55 - Ray Bradbury The October Country (1955)
56 - Joseph Payne Brennan Nine Horrors and a Dream (1958)
57 - Robert Bloch Psycho (1959)
58 - Nigel Kneale Quatermass and the Pit (1959)
59 - H. P. Lovecraft Cry Horror! (1959)
60 - Shirley Jackson The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
61 - Philip K. Dick The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1964)
62 - Jerzy Kosinski The Painted Bird (1965)
63 - J. G. Ballard The Crystal World (1966)
64 - Robert Aickman Sub Rosa (1968)
65 - Kingsley Amis The Green Man (1969)
66 - Anthony Boucher The Complete Werewolf (1969)
67 - John Gardner Grendel (1971)
68 - William Peter Blatty The Exorcist (1971)
69 - John Brunner The Sheep Look Up (1972)
70 - Manly Wade Wellman Worse Things Waiting (1973)
71 - Robert Marasco Burnt Offerings (1973)
72 - Stephen King Salem's Lot (1975)
73 - Harlan Ellison Deathbird Stories (1975)
74 - Hugh B. Cave Murgunstrumm and Others (1977)
75 - Bernard Taylor Sweetheart, Sweetheart (1977)
76 - John Farris All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By (1977)
77 - Stephen King The Shining (1977)
78 - William Hjortsberg Falling Angel (1977)
79 - Whitley Streiber The Wolfen (1978)
80 - David Morrell The Totem (1979)
81 - Peter Straub Ghost Story (1979)
82 - Jonathan Carroll The Land of Laughs (1980)
83 - Richard Laymon The Cellar (1980)
84 - Thomas Harris Red Dragon (1981)
85 - F. Paul Wilson The Keep (1981)
86 - Dennis Etchison The Dark Country (1982)
87 - Karl Edward Wagner In a Lonely Place (1983)
88 - Tim Powers The Anubis Gates (1983)
89 - Robert Erwin The Arabian Nightmare (1983)
90 - Iain Banks The Wasp Factory (1984)
91 - T. E. D. Klein The Ceremonies (1984)
92 - Robert Holdstock Mythago Wood (1984)
93 - Michael Bishop Who Made Stevie Crye? (1984)
94 - Dan Simmons Song of Kali (1985)
95 - Clive Barker The Damnation Game (1985)
96 - Peter Ackroyd Hawksmoor (1985)

97 - Lisa Tuttle A Nest of Nightmares (1986)
98 - Charles N. Grant The Pet (1986)
99 - Robert McCammon Swan Song (1987)
100 - Ramsey Campbell Dark Feasts (1987)

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