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We have a fantastic selection of Horror and Supernatural books to download at obooko that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and the hair on the back of your neck standing on end. If you want to be taken on a journey and enter a world of fear, then get your self some free scary stories right now.

But a piece of advice - only read our horror stories at night under the covers. And try not to have nightmares!

If you are unsure where to start when browsing our huge library, it may interest you to know that the most downloaded of our horror books on obooko is currently Forever Fifteen by Kimberley Steele.

Scary stories set out to frighten you with tales of demons, ghosts, witches, vampires, werewolves and all manner of other monsters and creatures. Horror books can span the ages and take on historical or modern settings, but the general themes are similar – using religious stories or playing on society’s fears to bring a senses of realism that just maybe this could happen.

In horror stories there is usually a hero or group of heroes fighting against something unimaginably horrible to protect themselves, their families or the community around them. As well as building atmosphere and tension there will be violence that can be gory and relentless. Or maybe more psychological letting you fill in the gaps with your imagination. It’s much scarier when we have to think about it ourselves.

You can be expected to be taken on an emotional rollercoaster ride as twists and turns in the plot build up tension and make you too scared to turn the next page. The best horror books keep you on the edge wanting to know what happens next and then stopping you in your tracks with shocking outcomes. Don’t count on all the characters surviving, bad things are going to happen!

Scary books and the horror and supernatural genre have been around since the 18th century and have always been popular. Even before ebooks, tales told round the fire at night have been used to scare us and have acted as a way to communicate danger to the rest of the tribe.

People have always enjoyed being scared and feeling tension and the horror genre has become hugely popular in books, movies, comics and games. It’s now a way to escape modern life for a while and sink into something far removed from going to the office or looking after the kids. Being scared is ok when you know that it’s going to be alright at the end.

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Horror Books & Scary Stories

Earliest published books appear first. Newest books last. Latest books on last page.
The Blood That Bonds by Christopher Buecheler
Forever Fifteen by Kimberly Steele
Scarecrow by Darren G. Burton
The Variant Effect, Part 1 by G. Wells Taylor
The Haunted Way by Neil Wesson
Vampire Chronicle by Nik Edge
When Graveyards Yawn - G. Wells Taylor
Cruel World by John R Morgan
Over the Fence by Lowry Pei
Dormant by Kevin Cathy
Pazuzu - Manifestation by Matthew Sawyer
Free Ebook:
Blood of a Marionette by Timothy J. Sparklin
Sunset by Timothy J. Sparklin
A Collection of Ghost Stories - Vol. 1 by Neil Wesson
Echoes by Neil Wesson
Buried - Tom Baker
Matters of Mortology by T. M. Camp
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural by Graeme Winton
Demons by Shaun Whittington
HARD by Jack R. Dunn
Twisted Evil by Lorraine Maddocks
Freak City by Tom Lichtenberg
Zombie Nights by Tom Lichtenberg
Mastering Id by JD Bennett
Shock Therapy by Edgar Arbogast
Odd Whitefeather by Nicholas Antinozzi
Brindle's Oddysey by Nicholas Antinozzi

Well known authors include Mary Shelley (Frankenstein), Bram Stoker (Dracula) and in modern times Stephen King is one of the world’s most prolific writers. His works such as Carrie, The Shining and Misery have been huge bestsellers and turned into Hollywood movies.

The examples above of popular horror books show how diverse the genre can be. Monsters such as Frankenstein or the vampire of Dracula are very different to the more psychological horror of Misery where a writer is imprisoned by a crazy fan. But the end result is similar – terrible things happen and the atmosphere of tension is built to scare the living daylights out of the reader.