Horror has existed in literature for ages. Heck, some folks cite the Bible as having stellar horror imagery spread throughout the book, but especially Revelations.
Of course we have vampires, ghosts, zombies, demons and lycanthropes running about the horrific worlds conjured by classic writers like Robert Louis Stevenson, Machen, Shelley and Stoker. Transition to the modern era, when the age of pulp rose and made horror a broader genre. We have Lovecraft, King, Barker and Mattheson setting the modern standard for things horrific.
What drew you to horror? At what age did you take the plunge? Did it scare you straight only to return out of curiosity? Or was it an automatic fit? What’s the best book or series in the genre and who is your favorite horror scribe?
Let’s hear it.