Current contemporary horror, what am I missing?

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Current contemporary horror, what am I missing?

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lokakuu 22, 2015, 12:08 pm

hello again, I'm Francisco from Spain, I'm avid reader of horror, specially the modern one, I like King, T.E.D. Klein, Karl Edward Wagner, Dennis Etchison, Charles L Grant, Dan Simmons, Robert R Mccammon, Joe R Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, Graham Masterton, Clive Barker,Ramsey Campbell... the problem is they don't publish more modern horror in Spain, so I have no idea of authors from the 90's on, am I missing good authors, taking in consideration my likes, could you recommend me some of them? are the anthologies of Stephen Jones and Ellen Datlow a good way to introduce myself in current tendencies in horror?

thanks in advance

marraskuu 28, 2015, 8:13 am

Some of the indie authors are very good and write in clear language like the more famous ones you mention. Do you have a Kindle? I find a few good ones in the free Amazon offerings.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 27, 2017, 12:37 pm

Victor LaValle is great- his newest book was The Changeling, and I also recommend The Ballad of Black Tom if you have ever been interested in Lovecraft's work. He's got a graphic novel that's a continuation of Frankenstein's monster that's coming out soon, too.
Shirley Jackson isn't quite what I'd call modern, but The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle are classics that you should definitely take a look at.

EDIT: oops! should have looked at the date

toukokuu 7, 2019, 7:06 am

Have you tried Stephen Graham Jones? (I know this thread is dormant, but thought SGJ really deserves a mention!)

heinäkuu 16, 2019, 2:23 pm

Both Stephen Jones and Ellen Datlow are awesome! I would recommend the Best New Horror Series edited by Stephen Jones. David Golemon is an excellent newer author, as is Jonathan Maberry. Patrick Lacey, his Where Stars Don’t Shine and We Came Back are excellent. Adam Nevill, Last Days and The Ritual are musts.
Hope this helps!

heinäkuu 21, 2019, 8:52 am

Useat käyttäjät ovat merkinneet tämän viestin asiattomaksi eikä sitä enää näytetä. (näytä)
Hello All, please try "Grace Coffin and the Badly-Sewn Corpse," by Winter Fox. It's the first book in the fun, edgy, new Grace Coffin series for YA readers. Here is the elevator pitch:

Something is brewing in Southwest Harbor, Maine.
Only two people know the truth about a tragic accident that claims the lives of a popular couple and one of them is dead. That doesn’t stop Cormac Boisverde from coming back from the Afterlife to set the record straight, even though he must make a gruesome choice to do it.
Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Grace Coffin moves to Southwest Harbor to finish Senior year at Mount Desert Island High School and finds herself embroiled in a supernatural mystery, even as she struggles with her past and the emotional pressure cooker inside herself.
With a bubbling potion of tenderness, toughness, and dark humor, Grace Coffin invites us into her backyard, where Undead creatures lurk in the shadows, teenagers break their curfews and no one, it turns out, is perfect.

elokuu 18, 2019, 4:50 pm

I LOVE Shirley Jackson. Even if it doesn't meet the "modern" criteria, her works are always worth another read. Hill House is still the scariest book I've ever read.

lokakuu 13, 2019, 8:33 am

Try Paul Tremblay (very hot right now) and Joe Hill (Stephen King's son). I would also recommend Lauren Beukes. :)

maaliskuu 27, 2020, 12:37 pm

I would add:
Greg Gifune
Josh Malerman
Grady Hendrix
Tim Curran
Ronald Malfi
Kealan Patrick Burke

I have more!