Best horror authors of all time

20. Graham Masterton (The Manitou, Charnel House)
19. Richard Laymon (The Traveling Vampire Show, The Woods of Dark, Funland)
18. F. Paul Wilson (The Keep, The Tomb, Midnight Mass)
17. Robert McCammon ( Baal, Bethany’s Sin, They Thirst, Swan Song, Stinger, and The Wolf’s Hour)
16. Ambrose Bierce (Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge)
15. Algernon Blackwood (The Willows, The Man Who found Out, Ancient Sorceries)
14. John Saul (Suffer the Children, Hellfire, The Blackstone Chronicles)
13. Jack Ketchum (Girl Next Door)
12. Dean Koontz (Whispers, The Funhouse, Hideaway, Demon Seed, Watchers (including sequels, Intensity, and The Servants of Twilight)
11. Brian Lumley (Necroscope series)
10. Joe R. Lansdale (On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks. The Drive in, Incident On and Off a Mountain Road)
09. Peter Straub (Ghost Story, Shadowland, Black House)
08. M.R. James ( Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, More Ghost Stories)
07. Ramsey Campbell (The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants, Demons by Daylight (1973), and Told by the Dead (2003)
06. Robert Bloch (Psycho!, Psycho II , Psycho House, The Hell-Bound Train)
05. Clive Barker (The Forbidden (Candyman 1992), The Last Illusion (Lord of Illusions 1995), and Midnight Meat Train (2008)
04. Edgar Allan Poe (The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial, and Ligeia)
03. Richard Matheson (Nightmare at 20,000 feet Stir of Echoes, and Hell House, Duel, The Night Stalker & The Night Strangler )
02. Stephen King (Salem’s Lot (1975), I am Legend; The Shining (1977); The Stand (1978); Cujo (1981); Christine (1983); Pet Sematary (1983); The Talisman W/ Peter Straub (1984); It (1986); Misery (1987); The Dark Half (1989); Needful Things (1990); Gerald’s Game (1992); Then there are the collections: Night Shift (1978); Skeleton Crew (1985); Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993); and Everything’s Eventual (2002).
01. H.P. Lovecraft (he Unnamable, The Call of Cthulhu, The Colour out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, Dreams in the Witch House, The Shadow out of Time, and The Haunter in the Dark.)

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