Excellent Horror Authors, Often Overlooked

Want to check out some great horror authors who are often overlooked these days? Check out some of these fine folks:

Basil Copper, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/38689.Basil_Copper
Born in 1924, Basil Copper is a master of sophisticated weird horror tales. His best collections include From Evil’s Pillow; And Afterward, The Dark; and Here Be Daemons.

Robert Aickman, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/36998.Robert_Aickman
British author Robert Aickman wrote subtle, surreal supernatural stories with a sublime degree of creepiness. His best collections include Painted Devils, Cold Hand in Mine, and The Wine-Dark Sea.

Oliver Onions, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/290215.Oliver_Onions
Not only are the ghost stories of Oliver Onions entertaining, but they also feature strong characterization, a polished writing style, and well-developed plots. His best collection is The Collected Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions.

Bram Stoker, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6988.Bram_Stoker
While most people know him as the author of Dracula, most do not realize that he was also the author of many excellent horror stories. You’ll find the best of his short fiction in Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Tales.

Hugh B. Cave, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8637.Hugh_B_Cave
Hugh B. Cave was an incredibly prolific writer who was published in many of the big magazines of the Pulp Era. He was also a popular novelist. His best story collection is Murgunstrumm & Others.

J. Sheridan Le Fanu, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/26930.Joseph_Sheridan_Le_Fanu
J. Sheridan Le Fanu was an acclaimed Irish writer of mystery novels and ghost stories. His best books include Carmilla, Uncle Silas, and Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories.

In the near future, I’ll have some more author suggestions for you, so stay tuned!


About bmoviemonster

Mark McLaughlin is the author of the novels, HUMAN DOLL, THE HELL NEXT DOOR, and INJECTABLES. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in many magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including Cemetery Dance, Black Gate, Galaxy, Fangoria, Writer’s Digest, Midnight Premiere, Dark Arts, and two volumes each of The Best of the Rest, The Best of HorrorFind, and The Year’s Best Horror Stories (DAW Books). Mark is the author of many books of horror, so be sure to visit his Amazon Author's Page at http://www.amazon.com/Mark-McLaughlin/e/B008QCY4TC/
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