So today’s post is going to be short and sweet. I want to talk about a few authors that capture the art of horror into different genres and formats. Because great horror stories can live outside of the horror shelves.
Junji Ito is a horror manga writer. I’m new to the manga genre and Junji Ito is who captured my attention first. I started reading Uzumaki by him and I knew from there that I would love his stories. I’m not easily scared but his stories really freak me out.
Ray Bradbury fits so many genres and a few of his books cross over into horror. I read Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Halloween Tree last year. His horror is subtle. It’s more on the spooky end of the spectrum but he does it so well. I haven’t read much by him but I really want to read more.
Jay Kristoff leans more toward fantasy. But I promise he writes horror better than some horror writers. The Nevernight Series is a perfect example of this. It was flat out scary sometimes, but so, so good.
Horror can live in any genre and format. These are just a few of my genre bending favorites.