Horror fiction is a literary genre comprised of tales to frighten, scare and disturb. The genre has ancient origins, with roots in folk tales of ghosts, vampires and werewolves, and often draws on the religious iconography of creatures like demons and devils. Modern horror fiction may explore stories with a more purely psychological bent. Stephen King is one of today's most beloved and prolific horror authors, but if you love a good scare, you'll find plenty to indulge your spooky side with classic ghost stories or contemporary horror fiction. Explore our collections of new and bestselling horror fiction that are sure to send a shiver down your spine!