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Any one else have horror stuff as a hobby? Like collecting weird pictures, reading creepy stories, listening to paranormal podcasts and watching horror films? I find myself drawn to it and I think it counts as a hobby if it's something you're invested in. Sort of like a modern folklore.


I really like r/nosleep on reddit. Those are some spoopy short stories. I like when they are so spooky it gives me a tingle down my spine. Also I like to draw my sleep paralysis dreams because I see a dark tall man standing in my door way that wants to murder me


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see this is one of my drawings


In 2011 I obtained a Fangoria magazine which reviews all these titles https://www.listchallenges.com/fangoria-top-300-horror-movies

But other than that I'm only loosely into horror nowadays compared to my obsession for it in my teens when I read Stephen King and thought Cabin in the woods, tucker and dale, and it follows were the future of horror.


You mean like in the nope thread


Currently reading Carrie by Stephen King. I saw at least two movie adaptations of it before I started reading it but still, this is a good book and manages to keep me entertained even though I know how it will end.

This is my first Stephen King book, I plan on reading all of his horror stuff.


I used to be a bit of a stickler when it came to reading the book before watching the movie (implying I even wanted to do the latter) so if Any Muschietti, an Argentine film director, hadn't chosen to direct "It", I probably wouldn't have read the book in spanish despite being more than a thousand frickin' pages long.


Good art anon. I like your style. 2 upvotes!

Never liked Stephen King and meta horror will never be the future of anything because it's too busy sucking it's own asshole. Meta requires someone to know a hundred other things, but the average person is just going to be bored until they unleash all the monsters, which is why they watched the movie in the first place.


Hm, good idea. Any narrated nosleep suggestions?


Just finished Carrie. It was a good little anti-bullying horror. My problem is that it could have been longer, I liked Carrie and really sympathized with her. The only other decent person was Tommy, all the others reminded me of the worst kind of normalshit but I guess that was the point.

Also, I hate how in the movies they always choose a relatively good-looking succubus to play the role of Carrie when it is an important aspect of her in the book that she is fat and described as ugly (most of the time). Gotta please the normal hordes who can't identify with anyone who isn't beautiful or decent looking, even if the character is supposed to be an ugly outcast.


Mortal Kombat 11 is mutilation horror.


I listen to The Last Podcast on The Left, great paranormal/true crime podcast with some fun personalities, have never cr*nged at a joke and have had a good time listening to their stuff.

They often do series on specific people, the Josef Mengele series was very compelling.

It's intriguing to look at how evil people can be, and exploring the sequence of events is just as interesting.

If you ever get into them I'd recommend giving their Aum Shinrikyo episodes a listen, very scary Japanese cult responsible for the 1995 Sarin attacks in Tokyo.


I didn't like it myself.
Too chaotic and too little informational content for my taste. I also don't like their audio mixing and find most of the jokes unfunny.



Read Thomas Ligotti. The only one who deserve to be called the new lovecraft


I reading a lot of Horror Books, because I’m without internet since 2017(if I’m writing this is because I’m using one of those Huawei Bams) the only good thing that came off that it was the tons of pdfs I have. If you want to know more writers, let me recommend these ones.

Montauge Rhode James. His First stories are better than the last ones, but all of his works is enjoyable. His works are an example of how to write a ghost story in a modern setting (most of the stories were written at the beginning of the XX Century, but you get the idea) without losing their oddity.

Stefan Grabinski. The Motion Demon must be one of the best horror books who ever came out of Poland. He was considered to be the polish Poe, but he was more of a expressionist, like Meyrink and Kafka.


Richard Marsh. Lovecraft always considered the Scarab was better than Dracula.

Sabine Baring Gould. The Book of werewolves is one of the best works who investigate lycantropy. It makes you think if the werewolves really exist. The part where he writes about the trial of Gilles de Rais. You have to read yourself. It was shocking, way more than those disgusting eroguro doujins, because this was real.

Henry S Whitehead. He was sent to the Virgin isles (I don’t know if they have that name in English, because is not from the U.S) as a priest. The rituals of the people, and the things I suppose he saw there, was the inspiration for his “Jumbee” Anthology. A collection of Caribbean spells, witches, African slaves ghosts and warlocks.


Vernon Lee. I always think of her as one of the last romantics. Especially with her Alberic prince and the Snake Lady

E. F. Benson. While the Mr James Ghost is a hideous thing, the Benson ghost has human shape. But, his stories were about the exploration of the psyque, strange phenomena and the world of dreams.
This are my favorite so far in my horror book folder, but I can recommend you other writers like, Ambrose Bierce, Clark Ashton Smith, Clive Barker, Gustav Meyrink and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.


For those who are looking for something real. Investigate the cannibalism cases of Leningrad. That city was the closer thing to hell on earth. Michael Jones talks of that in a book about the siege of Leningrad


The conjuring Saga and the Annabel spin offs must be one of the most overrated movies I ever watched. I watched them and I almost feel asleep because of how boring they are. Are all of the James Wang movies like that? I remember when I watched the original nightmare on Elm Street the last year, which was the only movie that scared me. It has the strangeness of a dream, and the Oniric sequences should be an example of how to make a movie about nightmares.


Yeah James Wan movies suck, dunno why he is rated by some people


thanks anon, do you know any good modern horror writers?


I thought those movies were pretty bad, but they didn't piss me off anywhere near as much as Blair Witch and how overhyped that nothing burger of a movie it is.


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You are welcome. I don’t usually read modern horror, because most of the modern writers (I am talking about the horror written in the 80s) tries to create familiarity with the setting. Read a Stephen King novel and you will know what I am talking about. When I used to read King Novels, I used to think the real monster was the unpaid bills, the republicans, (King is democrat) the wife bitching about the kids or something like that. His stories are so relatable to the Maine inhabitant, but not for the rest of the world, unless you are from the U.S. The situations are familiar, and I think there’s were he fails as a horror writer, at least for me, because an horror story must be strange. The protagonist of the story must enter to dark worlds were everything is wrong and the logic fails, or at least discover unknown parts of the reality, not being chased by everyday problems. Still, if you wanna read modern writers, try with Peter Straub, Gene Wolfe, Brian Lumley, Rampsey Campbell, T. E. D. Klein, Clive Barker (even if the stories where he writes about sex makes want to puke) and an honorary mention to Thomas Ligotti. Try to get the anthologies of S. T. Joshi, especially Black Wings. Twenty-One New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror. Also, try to find Horror: The 100 Best Books, by Steven Jones and Kim Newman, and Who’s Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction by Mike Ashley.


I know a publishing house that only publishes horror books, but is a Spanish one. It’s called Valdemar. His Gótica collection is appraised by every critic in Spain. I know all of these writers thanks to their books.

Sorry if this is not well written. I’m not from the U.S. or another English speaking country.


years ago I was watching random horror movie clips on youtube and there was one from the 80s I think, it seemed to be about monsters disguised as people, one of them was in a dark room and had his skin mask off and his monster face was raw/fleshy looking, a succubus monster entered and pulled off her skin mask after being asked and he said "there's the sister I know"

anyone know what it was? the monster makeup was shockingly real, so good that I never forgot it


now that's my kind of horror
no jump scares, just a situation too terrible to imagine


this is why letting machines run everything WILL end terribly for Mankind… programmed with every emotion except for empathy


A buzzsaw? Really? A guilotene-sized knife would be just fine and not get blood everywhere.


Saws cut more cleanly through bone.


Is the Stoker prize still a thing?


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the earth explodes has a small number of really terrifying horror comics in a similar vein to this. here's one of my faves that i often think about.


I autistically listen to spooky greentexts tts channels on normietube. I check my favorite channels for this pretty much every day, as well as downloading my favorites into a large (something like 200+) collection. Some of these are compilation videos though, and I need to organise them better.


Crucifax is basically a dark retelling of the Hamelin Flautist, and a rant against the scholar system, which doesn’t let the counselors help the students. Mace, the villain of the novel, offers the teenagers the things they want, even if that could kill them. The story begins after all of the teenagers of San Fernando Valley have the felling of something dreadful will happen. It is a good example of 80s horror, the scene with mace in the sewers has to be the most disgusting thing I ever read in my horror file. The novel talks about things like teenagers problems, real problems like drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, Incest (Jeff wants to fucks his sister, even if he knows that’s disgusting) but, Ray Garton is not justifying it like George R. R. Martin. And real ways to help young people with problems like that.


yea, but only in the month of Halloween, after and before that I try my best to avoid horror


If it is then it would be meaningless like all other current year subjective awards that part of the industry has been taken over by activist posers.


I really liked “The Events at Poroth Farm” but, I couldn’t stand the protagonist. A college slacker who wants to fuck everything of feminine sex, who is also procrastinating an essay about the history of horror. Sarr and his mother deserve more protagonism, they were the only likable characters, especially his mother. She knew something bad was going to happen since she was a succubus. If you are looking for a Novel were the evil and the knowledge, with echoes of Lovecraft, can be found in the streets, read this.


I just discovered an anthology of Horror tales from the black romanticism of the post WW1 Austria. The name is Lemuria and it was written by Karl Hans Strobl. He is compared to Gustav Meyrink and Hanns Heinz Ewers. If you someway managed to find it in a bookstore (a very difficult thing, because he was with the Nazis since the very beginning) buy it. The majority of themes in the tales is about the dark nature of man, a distort being in a eternal struggle against time and reality. If you like E. T. A. Hoffmann, read this. Is like a darker version.


I read an English version of Lemuria but it was pretty bad, very dry. Think it might have been a bad translation.


If you always wondered why H.P.Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith are known today, is thanks to August Derleth. Arkham’s Masters of Horror is an anthology who describe the first years ofArkham House after his foundation in 1939 by August Derleth in his hometown in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Try to find the edition of Peter ruber. It has annotations of the struggle of Derleth, trying to make a living with a publishing house dedicated to horror, the deals he had to make with writers who don’t respect the contracts, and biographical notes of writers like Donald and Howard Wandrei,Ramsey Campbell,Greye La Spina and others.


If someone here likes the Middle East setting, read Vathek. Is a gothic tale with the same structure of the Canterbury tales and theThousand Nights and A Night. The Characters are driven by their dark passions like, lust for power, incest and revenges. That will lead them to the palace of the underground fire, where the Islamic devil reigns and all hope is lost. Clark Ashton Smith wrote a fan fiction of the third chapter, the tale of Zulkais and Kallila, but is so good you can’t see the difference. The visions of hell created by William Beckford are one of the strangest hells ever created. Lovecraft and Borges liked this novel for that.


Sounds interesting, will see if anyone uploaded the audio book online somewhere so I can listen to it during work.
A tale about hell seems appropriate to the setting, lol.


I discovered a game called the dark eye. It’s a graphic adventure of the 90s, mostly based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. All the game is made in stop motion, except for the backgrounds. The game adapted the stories of Berenice, Cask of Amontillado, and the tell- tale heart, along with the poems of Annabel Lee and the Masque of the Red Death. Is really a shame the company who made the game went bankrupt, it would have been great having more stop motion games like this, based on the works of other great writers like, Ambrose Bierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne or even Lovecraft.


It´s possible a new horror boom like the one in the 80s in this times of coronavirus and the menace of artificial intelligence? The one in the 80s was about things like aids,nuclear war and the effects of technology in people, like in Videodrome. What could be the horrors of a modern boom?


I highly doubt it with the way current culture is so hyper sensitive, woke, and political.
It's too dangerous to take risk or make people uncomfortable. A single slip up and your canceled and have a mob of crazy people with no life spending all their mental energy cooking up ways to destroy you using any means necessary.

It's part of the reason everything sucks so bad now.


i used to collect Vhs tapes and DVD's but the transfer over to HD and BLURAY left me out of the loop.
ill always love the otherness Horror films convey.


Why people like Stephen King so much and even use to call him “new Lovecraft”? His stories lack of the strangeness and otherness and most people could identify with the characters and situations, and the horror is so close to the modern life that lost all of his effect, so he needs to use gross stuff like the beheading of a kid in “IT”. The only writer I know who can do the things king used to do without losing the touch of horror is Clive Barker. I still need to read something of Peter Straub to know if he is better or he is in the same level of King.


He writes about what normalfag americans find scary, especially the baby boomer generation.


King writes a lot of stuff, so he’s just as likely to make something that fails as succeeds. If you don’t like IT maybe you’d like the shining? Has a lot more mystery to it at least.


It's just not Lovecraftian. I get what he's trying to do, and I understand a few of his works(and I suppose his series as a whole) is supposed to have an eldritch force behind it, but it still comes off as very pedestrian. His best and likely most Lovecraftian is Children of the Corn, excepting his rather poor book set in the Lovecraft universe(Salem's End). That being said, his intention is to sell to the LCD so what can he do?


Salem's End instead of Crouch End*


The only modern writer that can be called the “new Lovecraft is Thomas Ligotti. You don’t write an essay like “The Conspiracy against the Human Race” if you don’t hate modern life like Lovecraft used to do. Some of the stories of the “Black Wings Twenty-One New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror” Anthology respect the main concept and ideas of the Lovecraft Stories. Things like, the ageless horrors of human and cosmic history and the invasion of the human mind by aliens intruders, without being a mere pastiche.


That sounds like a movie based on a Clive Barker story. Maybe the movie you saw was nightbreeds or something similar.


I have two sides: One that loves horror and one that loves strawberry hand cream


Could you recommend some movies? I’m looking for the strangest ones. Like the first of Freddy Krueger. The first dream scene of the long arms freddy disturbed me a lot the first time I saw the movie. The second one lose his touch when you see freddy killing people who are awake, but, the part the succubus tries to save his boyfriend was really well made, I wish all the movie was like that. If you can post movies about nightmares it would be great



This channel has funny horror drawings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LZAA6Fe3EA top kek



Can such things be? Is the anthology of every strange story of Ambrose Bierce. From the stories of strange disappearances for he is most know, to the most peculiar ones like The Damned Thing or The Suitable Surroundings and “The Death of Halpin Frayser . The atmosphere of horror is defined and precise. The stories of Bierce have a feel of sardonic comedy and black humor combined with cruelty and deception


I think the pessimist philosophical horror like Ligotti is the only way forward for the genre. Most other types of horror are about fear of the unknown… but there is nothing unknown left for us as technology and globalism kills all the mystery in the world. The most horrifying thing for most people now is the dreadful tedium of modern life.


>but there is nothing unknown left for us as technology and globalism kills all the mystery in the world
not even close to true. We know nothing.


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Robert Aickman is another writer worth checking out if you like horror short stories, a lot of them are pretty wizardly too


I love Shot on Video horror, low budget stuff. I recommend Sledgehammer, The Hackers, and Winterbeast. Cannibal Campout is good too

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