10 Gripping Thrillers With a Twist of Horror
If you love suspenseful books that keep you on the edge of your seat, you probably enjoy both horror novels and thrillers. But why choose between two great genres when they're even better together? The ten gripping books on this list give you the best of both worlds. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
10 Gripping Thrillers With a Twist of Horror
Fun Activities for Horror Fans
For some of us, Halloween is a year-round event. Whether you want to prepare for next October, or always enjoy bringing a little spookiness into your life, here are some fun ideas you could try:
- Read horror books and Creepypastas
- Get a fog machine and make your own haunted house
- Bake spooky desserts, like zombie gingerbread men
- Decorate with cauldrons and skeletons
- Use a Ouija board to hold a seance
- Make a spooky playlist on your favorite music app
8 Great Thriller Films
- Munich (2005)
- The Departed (2006)
- The Bourne Identity (2002)
- Heat (1995)
- Spy Game (2001)
- Black Swan (2010)
- Se7en (1995)
- Taken (2008)
Why Do People Love Horror?
Some people prefer grounded political thrillers based on the world of espionage. But there are those of us who enjoy when things are pushed to the limit, providing genuine terror and situations where anything can happen. Here are ten gripping thrillers with a twist of horror, listed in no particular order.
First up, at #1, we have "Blank." Written by Richard C. Hale, it's the first entry of his "Lincoln Delabar" series. In addition to being born faceless, Lincoln has very powerful psychic abilities that he must learn how to control. Shunned due to his deformity, he can only rely on himself and the few friends he'll make throughout his journey of self-discovery. As he struggles to choose between using his gifts for good or evil, he has to fight off enemies who hate him because of his powers.
Next, at #2, is "Bled" by Jason McIntyre. Down on her luck and desperate to leave her small island town, waitress Tina McLeod is ecstatic to learn that she has a winning lottery ticket, which is guaranteed to change her life forever. Unfortunately, one of her customers, Frank Moort, manages to get a hold of her ticket. In order to get it back, she must perform horrifying acts for the old man, learning shocking truths about her family and community along the way.
Down on her luck and desperate to leave her small island town, waitress Tina McLeod is ecstatic to learn that she has a winning lottery ticket, which is guaranteed to change her life forever.
At #3 is "The Lupin Project" by Allan Leverone. While driving through an abandoned logging trail, lovers Eddie and Alicia stumble upon a secret facility that conducts dangerous experiments on animals. When they're attacked by a pack of highly intelligent wolves, Eddie sacrifices himself so that his girlfriend can escape. Now, Alicia and her late boyfriend's older brother, Rob, must work together to expose the facility's activities to the world.
Next up, at #4, we have "The Wolf at His Door" by Adrian W. Lilly. When Alec Rune starts dating the enigmatic Jared, strange things begin to happen around town. Over time, people in their community start disappearing without a trace, and those close to Alec are brutally attacked by an unknown assailant. He soon learns about his family's dark secrets, and his boyfriend Jared may not be as innocent as he originally thought.
Next, at #5, is "Anatomy Of Evil" by Brian Pinkerton. Ignoring the warnings of Kiritimati island's locals, a group of friends goes fishing on a supposedly dangerous part of the sea. After getting caught in a strange storm, they are possessed by evil spirits that cause each of them to act on their deepest, darkest desires. Now, their families scramble to find a way to stop them before they can unleash hell on Earth.
After getting caught in a strange storm, they are possessed by evil spirits that cause each of them to act on their deepest, darkest desires.
At #6 is "Paranoia And The Destiny Programme" by Richard Godwin. Dale Helix lives in a dystopian city run by a shadowy group known as The Assembly, which he claims has abducted and programmed him to kill. Told through Dale's perspective, the story focuses on his daily life and musings, which will leave readers wondering whether he's truly what he says he is or if he's been driven to insanity by his own paranoia.
Next up, at #7, we have "Devil In The Grass" by Christopher Bowron. Jackson Walker's professional football career didn't pan out as he expected, so he heads back home to his family in Florida. When he lands an internship with Senator James Hunter, he finds himself becoming enemies with a Satanic cult led by a woman named Henrietta LePley. His life takes a drastic turn when cultists frame him for a double murder, and now he has to rely on his Seminole family for protection.
At #8 is "Defender" by G.X. Todd. In this post-apocalyptic world, humans struggle with strange voices in their heads, which drive most people insane to the point of suicide. Pilgrim, a roaming survivor, meets a girl named Lacey, who asks him to help her find her sister. Together, the unlikely pair have to navigate the harsh wastelands of America, facing several deadly obstacles along the way.
Together, the unlikely pair have to navigate the harsh wastelands of America, facing several deadly obstacles along the way.
Next, at #9, is "The Book of Paul" by Richard Long. Martin was raised by his sadistic father Paul, the leader of a dark clan, who holds the secrets of an ancient book containing powerful rituals. When Martin falls for his neighbor Rose, they find out that they belong on opposite sides of a long-running feud between two clans. Together, they must fight to create their own destiny and escape Paul, who's determined to fulfill an apocalyptic prophecy.
Finally, at #10, we have "Grin" by Stuart Keane. After watching as her family is murdered, Dani gets her face cut by the killer, who then leaves her to die. She survives the ordeal and learns that her father was involved with the mob, which is the reason why they were attacked. Physically scarred and hungry for vengeance, she sets off to avenge her family and kill the person responsible for the death of her parents.