Anyone here seriously into horror books? Some of my favourites are... Anne Rice: Pretty much anything, but especially IWTV, Memnoch the Devil, Vittorio, and the criminally underrated Violin Poppy Z Brite: Lost Souls (the best vampire book ever!) and Drawing Blood (her short fiction rocks too!) Dan Simmons: Song of Kali (probably the most horrible ending ever conceived). Clive Barker: Absolutely everything, but especially Weaveworld and the Books of Blood. Getting very impatient waiting for the Scarlet Gospels to come out. Storm Constantine: The Grigori trilogy (if you're into the occult and ancient cultures, then you'll love this. Metal Ken, I imagine it would be right up your alley) and Thin Air (best rock star story ever!). Thomas Ligotti: Mentioned him in another thread...seriously creepy. HP Lovecraft: Shouldn't need much explanation. Panders to my lifelong view of the universe. MR James: Kind of old-fashioned now, but some of his stories really freaked me out the first time I read them.