The human desire to be scared is a natural instinct. Ghost stories are a testament to this desire. Over the centuries, horror stories have been created out of this desire to scare people. Nearly all languages have a section called horror literature. This particular genre has been gaining prominence over the past decade. 

Horror stories are often called fiction because they contain imaginary stories about supernatural powers, evil forces, and black magic. Since the 1960s, horror fiction has been popular as literature. This fiction is often confused with science fiction and fantasy, so it's also known as speculative fiction or supernatural fiction. You can buy horror comic books online by clicking here.

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There are many horror book stores in major cities that sell horror fiction books. Although not a literary form, horror stories were popular years ago as folklores about demons and vampires. It gained popularity as literature in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth centuries. 

With the advent of American pulp magazines in the 1920s, horror literature was made more accessible to a wider audience. Many stories were featured in the book Weird Tales, which included Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and E. Hoffmann Price. Seabury Quinn, C.M. Robert Bloch and Eddy Jr. made horror literature very popular.

Many critics regard "The Metamorphosis," Franz Kafka's "In the Penal Colony", and William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" as the greatest horror novels in literature. Bram Stoker, Peter Straub, R.L. Ray Bradbury and Stine are among the top horror writers in the English language.