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szary
Mar 12, 2014


Owlkill posted:

Does anyone have recommendations for sea/underwater-themed horror? Don't mind whether it's short stories or longer-form stuff - just tried scuba diving for the first time and it have me a horrors-from-the-depths itch



I liked 'Hell Ship' by Benedict J. Jones, 'Into the Drowning Deep' by Mira Grant was OK as well.

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szary
Mar 12, 2014


Can't remember the title, but I read this book by Koontz where he made sure to mention that the protagonist made his wife/girlfriend cum three times before he came himself like a true gentleman. There was also a a novel about time travelling Nazis, another one about a dog that was given human intelligence by the CIA, a poor Firestarter knock-off, and something about the CIA putting mind-controlling drugs in water with several detailed passages describing how the antagonist used said mind control to molest women.

What I'm saying is that Koontz is a horrible hack and I can't believe how many lovely horror novels I read in my youth.

szary
Mar 12, 2014


My favourite Nevill story is the one set in a capitalist dystopia, I wish he'd write more of this kind of stuff

szary
Mar 12, 2014


Skyscraper posted:

Lost Girl?

ah, no, it was one of the short stories in 'Hasty for the Dark', I can't remember the exact title now.

szary
Mar 12, 2014


Skyscraper posted:

Oh, ok, thanks, I'll check it out.

I looked it up, the title is 'White Light, White Heat'.

szary
Mar 12, 2014


Black Griffon posted:

Yo what's good space horror?

'Obscura' by Joe Hart

szary
Mar 12, 2014


Revival. I liked The Cell well enough too, but most people seem to dislike it.

szary
Mar 12, 2014


Yesh posted:

Does anyone know of any haunted house/ghost stories with a strong cosmic horror element?

The House of Frozen Screams by Thana Niveau

szary
Mar 12, 2014


Seconding the Obscura recommendation, also the best space horror-adjacent movie is Sunshine

szary
Mar 12, 2014


MockingQuantum posted:

Is anybody writing throwback 80's movie style horror novels? I've read Final Girls and Camp Ghoul Mountain whatever, and neither were really what I'm looking for, assuming what I'm looking for even exists.

Basically I'm looking for somebody who is doing what Puppet Combo is doing, only in novel form rather than games. Campy, self-referential, but still genuinely scary homages to peak 80s horror.

Maybe 'Scapegoat' by Adam Howe/James Newman

szary
Mar 12, 2014


I've finished some horror novels recently, here are my absolutely 0 reviews.

Adam Nevill - The Reddening - strong start and middle but a lackluster ending, which really mirrors my experience with Nevill.
Todd Keisling - Devil's Creek - way too long, way too much gross and pointless sex stuff, avoid
Paul Tremblay - Survivor Song - this one felt a bit too shallow to me, like it never committed to analysing its themes but merely skated over them with some cursory commentary thrown in
Jason Parent - Apocalypse Strain - some fun body horror in this, it cribs from The Thing a bit too blatantly though

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szary
Mar 12, 2014


Ariza posted:

Can anyone recommend any books that deal with suicide? Thanks!

'The End' by Gary McMahon

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