We know, it’s not Halloween but there is something about kicking back with a scary novel that is so bone-chilling. We came across a pretty sweet list of 80s horror novels and decided to share them with our readers. Let’s see if you can recognize any of them.
Do You Remember These 80s Horror Novels?
“Here’s an understatement: the ‘80s were kind to the horror genre. Both on film and on the paperback spinners, horror flourished during the Reagan decade, as exemplified by Stephen King’s prolific output during the period,” writes Steve Foxe of Paste Magazine.
“Unfortunately, King is one of the few authors whose output survived the ensuing horror bust, as the genre shrank back into its niche status and specialty publishers shuttered, leaving some publishing rights in limbo for years. That’s why King’s name is absent from the list below, along with horror perennials like Clive Barker and Dean Koontz. ”
Foxe then provides a pretty epic list that kicks off with Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons and continues with Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell. That’s not all, the list features William Peter Blatty’s Legion, Michael Talbot’s Night Things, and the Susan Hill classic titled, The Woman in Black, which would later on become the base of a chilling film starring Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe.
To check out the complete list, click here. Do you remember any of these classics? If not, what are some of your personal favorite 80s horror novels? Let us know in the comments section below.