February 2014 Discussion Post: Book Recommendations

We’ve compiled our favorite scary movies, the best creepy video games, and a list of paranormal podcasts & radio shows thus far – and now it’s time for creepy/paranormal book recommendations! This has been suggested by a number of people, possibly because it was the obvious next step in our community suggestion series.

So please let us know what creepy/paranormal/horror books that you love! Anything remotely creepy works, whether it’s true crime, horror fiction, paranormal experiences, mysterious ancient cultures, conspiracy theories, etc. Just please make sure that your recommendation falls within the general site feel – this isn’t the post to suggest the Jack Ryan series, for example. We want thematically appropriate book recommendations!

So let’s hear it, and as always – have fun!

Recommendations can be seen by expanding this post (click the title or the read more button); I’ll be periodically updating the masterlist in this post as more books are suggested in the comments.


Ash by James Herbert
Books of Blood 1-3 by Clive Barker
Books of Blood 4-6 by Clive Barker
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne
Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King
Everville by Clive Barker
Haunted by James Herbert
Invisible Fiends by Barry Hutchison
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Shadowland by Peter Straub
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The Ghosts of Stealth by James Herbert
The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
The Mothman Prophecies by John A. Keel
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Sandman by E.T.A Hoffman
Uzumaki 1-3 by Junji Ito


Clive Barker
Ambrose Bierce
Algernon Blackwood
Neil Gaiman
James Herbert
John A. Keel
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
RL Stein


Anecdotes in Ashes from The Assembly
Creepy Romance by Cosondra Sjostrom
On a Hill by Michael Whitehouse
The Story of Her Holding an Orange by Milos Bogetic
Twisted Dark, Volume 1 by Neil Gibson

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**If I’ve forgotten anyone on the Creepypasta-featured writers list, it was not intentional. Please feel free to remind me!

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