Canadian horror/dark fantasy writer Kelley Armstrong has a nice list of 10 favourite horror novels in a recent issue of the Globe and Mail.

Here it is:

Armstrong talks about the entries in the original article.

I’ve read half of them, with a couple more on my to-be-read list. How about you?


  1. #1 Toronto ex-pat
    October 31, 2010

    Great list! The Shining will always be my favorite.

  2. #2 dean
    October 31, 2010

    Shirley Jackson’s writing always made (and still makes) me shiver. Read the opening paragraph of “The Haunting of Hill House” and see if you don’t have a little dread about what will happen.

  3. #3 Chuk
    November 1, 2010

    Huh, I’ve read them all and don’t even really consider myself a horror fan.

    They’re all definitely at least a little good, although I didn’t enjoy the James. I was probably too young for it at the time. My current favourite from the list is Let Me In. (Also I don’t know if I’d count Relic as the same quality level as the rest of them, but it’s a page turner for sure. And I’d probably suggest a different Barker, but I’m not sure which one. Maybe some of the Books of Blood.)

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