Horror Books - Horror books are stories intended to scare the living daylights, unsettle, or horrify the reader. Many argue that SF was born from horror. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of an evil and/or, occasionally, misunderstood supernatural elements into everyday human experience, Vampires, Ghosts and Zombies would fall into this category. Popular authors of horror books include Robert AickmanClive Barker, Michael Bishop, Algernon Blackwood, William Peter Blatty, Robert Bloch, Poppy Z Brite, Jim Butcher, Ramsey CampbellTrudi Canavan, Hugh B Cave, Basil Copper, Simon Clark, August Derleth, Joe Donnelly, John Farris, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, Ray Garton, Charlaine Harris, William Hope Hodgson, James Herbert, Joe Hill, Charlie Huston, Shaun HutsonCarl Jacobi, K W Jeter, Graham Joyce, Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, Stephen King, Sarah Langan, Richard Laymon, Stephen Laws, Edward Lee, Bentley Little, Frank Belknap Long, Tim Lebbon, Fritz Leiber, Ira Levin, H P Lovecraft, Brian Lumley, John Lymington, Robert McCammon Graham MastertonRichard Matheson, Thomas F Monteleone, David Morrell, Mark Morris, Edgar Allen Poe, Anne Rice, Phil Rickman, Dan Simmons, Clark Ashton Smith, Guy N Smith, Peter Straub, Whitley Strieber,Thomas Tessier, Peter Tremayne, Karl Edward Wagner, Manly Wade Wellman, J N Williamson, F Paul Wilson, Colin Wilson, Dennis Wheatley and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Horror anthologies are popular, Peter Haining, Stephen Jones, and Herbert Van Thal have edited many. Black Static is a UK magazine with dark fantasy and horror. Dracula is arguably the most memorable horror anti hero.