favorite horror writer (Page 2)
samuel_bilbrey2003: ive never heard of it never watched the movie either i hear richard matheson is really good horror writer also
GrAcIeS_MoMmY: i like clive barker the best but i havent read much here lately cause i got cateracts now so its really hard for me to read now but i dont read much horror but of what i read i like clive barker
xxzero: i after watching the movie..i am legend..i was curious about richard matheson..read it a few days ago..a pleasant surprise..highly recommend..
sorry to hear about your eyes problem..
have you tried audio books? ..they are a great substitute for readers with eye problems..hope you get better..
Rockster: I would have to say that James Herbert is one of the best Horror writers around and Stephen King (who doesn't consider himself a Horror writer) is a fan too.
ArtIomBELARUS: what do you thing about Under the Doom by stephen king? it wasn't translated on Russian. I want to know your opinion about it
funkyspacegirl: It starts of really well, very interesting. I really enjoyed 95 % of the book, the end is a little... well... i would describe it as an aniticlimax. But that aside, it is definently a book I would recommend if you are a King fan. Good characters, although the "Good ones" are a bit too goodie-two-shoes for me. But i felt the same way about the stand, and I still enjoyed it.
ArtIomBELARUS: oh!!! i'm a King fan. I like read his novels. As Under the doom is transleted i'll read it. this book has rather good comments from you. thanks a lot.
john1576: I thought Stanly Kubrick messed up the ending of the movie 'The Shining'. Steven King fell out with Stanly Kubrick over the screenplay. When the movie was released in the States for the first time, the ending was not Jack Nicholson in the New Years day Photograph. It was a scene where Mr Ullman throws Danny a ball (like the one that rolled to him in the corridor). Ullman smiles at Danny and walks away. Stanley Kubrick changed the ending to the New Years day Photo of Jack Nicholson.
Roz: I luv Dean Koontz!!! "Phantoms" is awesome!
there is another title..with Ice in it...can any one think of
it? Much appreciated. Tnx
funkyspacegirl: Icebound also known as prisoners of the ice. Phantoms is by far his best novel, but i also enjoyed watchers when i was younger. Know i think it's a bit naive, but still, the story is great.
IamEggman: i think Koontz's has let his politics and religion have too much influence on his novels in the last few years.
virginkiss: lol I realize I'm a little delayed on the subject, but, my fave horror writers are Stephen King (though, I couldn't finish reading The Stand, I got bored) and R.L Stine. Though R.L Stine is a kid's writer, I've always held him as my fave author, and he's also the reson I started to write horror stories at age nine.
FROST: my favorit writers are
H.P. LOVECRAFT (CTHUHLU MITHOS)
EDGAR ALLAN POE (who also wrote some good mystery and comedy stories and poems)
JaneD: Interesting thread....I gotta give it up to Th1rd_3ye, Bret Easton Ellis immediately poped into my head when I first saw this post, one of my favorite writers. Though American Psycho is a satire, it most certainly is a horror story.
...And of course the other classics that come to mind Poe and Lovecraft, both excellent and both very obvious to everyone. So, why am I putting my two cents in if Im just repeating what everyone else said, well, I thought of another writer that no one has mentioned, while not a traditional "horror" writer, he does have is own slight genre and definitely his own terminology...Kafkaesque, Franz Kafka. "The Metamorphosis and other stories" is best colletion of work, obviously the metamorphosis stand out on its own but also another gem of a short story is "In The Penal Colony". The story surrounds that of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisioner on his skin in a s***** before letting him die...A Bloody good read! ; ) check 'em out.
virginkiss: Oh- i've read "The Metamorphosis", i had to read it for school recently when i transferred. It was odd to say in the least- and somewhat sad- but, honestly i guess "horror" didn't cross my mind outside of weird twilight kinda' stuff (and not the vampire twilight series)
just thought i'd share that
Gandalf_the_black: Stephen King and James Herbert, are for me, the top two horror writers out there.
Wic: You may want to try Brian Keane, Bentley Little, and Richard Laymon if you enjoy really graphic horror. I really like these three writers and think you might too. I am reading a book by Michael Laimo for the first time right now. If you enjoy vampires try Mary Ann Mitchell and Anne Rice.
Fallen Angel: Some of his earlier books did not have the sci-fi/fantasy element, eg The Ghosts of Sleath; The Magic Cottage.
As for favourite horror writers, mine are Shaun Hutson and Peter James-although James has changed genres in recent years, he now writes detective thrillers.
Of the classics, Joseph Sheridan LeFanu and Bram Stoker are my favourites.