Some Soft Suggestions on Horror

Hello! Apologies for the eldritch entanglement that occured during the WorldAnvil stream!
We've learned our lesson about speaking too freely concerning the Old Gods. Spare us, O Great Ones!
  To appease Them, I've decided to throw together this article filled with inspiration
and suggestions to get your horror juices spilling! Enjoy!
— Emily Armstrong

My Horror Inspirations

  I draw inspiration from as many sources as I can get my hands on.
You can't consume too much spooky media.
  Well, okay, breathe. Don't feed your brain too much horror at once.
Chill out with some feel-good nostalgia every now and then.
Take a break, grab a snack, touch some grass.
  When you're ready to spook yourself again, read on.
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I wanted to list some of the books I mentioned during the stream as well as a few other suggestions from my bookshelf.
In no particular order:

Stephen King

The Mist
Salem’s Lot


Color Out of Space
Dunwich Horror
At the Mountains of Madness
The Shadow Out of Time

Quirk Classics

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Sense and Sensibilities and Seamonsters
Android Karenina
The Meowmorphosis

Other Horror Books

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Alvin Schwartz
Uzumaki - Junji Ito
Wyrd and Other Derelictions - Adam L.G. Nevill
I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream - Harlan Ellison

Current Reads

Dirty Heads - Aaron Dries
Tender is the Flesh - Agustina Bazterrica
Cows - Matthew Stokoe (warning: read reviews first.)

Unexpected Horror

Aesop's Fables
Into the Woods - Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
No Exit - Jean-Paul Sartre


A few films I mentioned during the stream!

My Horror Night List

Wanna have a movie night?


Research time! Looking to learn a thing or two about horror?
These are some great starting points! Also threw in some videos that I find super inspiring.
Don't forget to check out the creator's YouTube channels for similar content!


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