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    14 Best-Selling Horror Novels That Will Keep You Up All Night

    Shhhhhhhhh! You have to read these with all the doors locked.

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    1. Tantrics of Old: Book One Of The Tantric Trilogy - ₹249

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    Tantrics, exorcists, necromancers, and summoners of the demon. Based in the city of old-Kolkata, this dark novel will pierce its hooks into you.

    Buy it here.

    2. The Shining by Stephen King - ₹309

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    The classic that the terrifying Kubrick movie is based on. We're sure every cinephile has seen it, but have you read the book? It is very different and more scary, if anything. Get it here.

    3. The Doll-Master And Other Tales Of Horror by Joyce Carol - ₹240

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    This story is about a boy who becomes obsessed with dolls. And honestly, what's creepier than dolls. Get it here.

    4. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - ₹404

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    This novel is more gloomy and pensive than it is scary, but it is sure to give you the heeby-jeebies. If you've moved into your spouse's old mansion and the staff is anything but welcoming, that is definitely something worry about. Get it here.

    5. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson - ₹566

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    Another book you might know because of the movie it's based on. The words will crawl on your skin and haunt your dreams with visions of a haunted house and phenomena that are far too scary to describe. Give it a read. Get it here.

    6. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - ₹268

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    A horror classic in which Capote has added a layer of complexity by trying to get into the heads of the people he's written about. Get it here.

    7. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson - ₹410

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    This novel was picked up by Netflix and a hit series was made based on it. It did manage to capture the essence of the story, but what it missed out was truly capturing the paralysing effect the house had on the mind of a young girl. Get it here.

    8. Cujo by Stephen King - ₹329

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    The frightening story of a family pet gone horribly wrong. After reading this, you might think more than twice before adopting an animal. Get it here.

    9. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu - ₹599

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    Carmilla is an ancient Victorian vampire novel which inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. Get it here.

    10. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - ₹125

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    This story revolves around the obsession with discovering the secrets behind generating life. Dr. Frankenstein does manage to assemble a human being from stolen body parts, but the horror that follows is absolutely brutal and uncalled for. Get it here.

    11. The Bad Seed by William March - ₹754

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    The story of a young innocent girl who always finds herself in the midst of horrifying accidents. These so-called actions are later discovered to be something more sinister than what they seem. Get it here.

    12. Clive Barker's Books of Blood 1-3 - ₹880

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    Barker been credited as one of the best writers in the world of contemporary horror, and rightly so. This book talks about regular people being caught up in horrifying and gruesome situations way beyond their control. What's more terrifying than that? Get it here.

    13. The Case Against Satan by Ray Russell - ₹479

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    A theological horror where two priests are called in to examine a girl who might be possessed? It's nothing like The Exorcist if that's what you're thinking. Get it here.

    14. Come Closer by Sara Gran - ₹779

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    This is the kind of story that'll have dread filling in on you as you read each page. Get it here.