Horror books are fictional stories that are written to create suspense and tension. They are meant to disturb, frighten, or scare the reader. Horror books can feature supernatural elements such as ghosts, witches, or vampires, or they can address more realistic psychological fears.


Horror books are a genre of literature that is meant to elicit a sense of dread in the reader through frightening images, themes, and situations. They can affect our brains in many ways, including:

  • The fear we feel when we read these books is much the same as the fear we might feel in response to a real life-threatening situation.
  • We can also experience symptoms of PTSD or other anxiety disorders when reading horror books.

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