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23 Underrated Horror Books You Have To Read ASAP

You won't sleep with the lights off ever again.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to recommend their fave underrated horror books. Here are the spooky results.

1. Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman

2. Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

3. The Bell Witch: An American Haunting by Brent Monahan

4. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

5. Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell

Penguin Books

Why you should read it: Gaskell's writing has been described as "unsettling," and this book is made up of a bunch of short stories, with themes anywhere from the Salem witch hunts to terrifying curses.

-- Bespectacled Heroine

6. The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis

7. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

8. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

9. Naomi's Room by Jonathan Aycliffe

10. Walkers by Graham Masterton

Time Warner Paperbacks

Why you should read it: The main character is your classic case of not-looking-into-all-the-details. He turns an abandoned castle into a resort, and mysterious mental patients show up and kidnap his son.

-- Sophie O'Brien, Facebook

11. Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk

Doubleday Publishing

Why you should read it: The protagonist here is also an antagonist -- he accidentally kills his wife and baby by reading them a cursed poem.

-- Sarah Curran, Facebook

12. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

13. Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

14. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

15. The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

16. The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

17. The House That Jack Built by Graham Masterton

Leisure Books

Why you should read it: You'll be terrified to start a new life with your spouse in a new town. Just stay in the same place, forever.

-- Sophie O'Brien, Facebook

18. The One That Got Away by Simon Wood

19. The Ritual by Adam Nevill

20. Communion by Whitley Strieber

21. A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

22. The Town by Bentley Little

Penguin Books USA

Why you should read it: If you've ever thought about moving back to your hometown, this will make you think otherwise.

- Madonna Kilpatrick, Facebook

23. Suffer the Children by John Saul

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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