7 Killer Horror Books About Murderous Animals

7 Killer Horror Books About Murderous Animals

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7 Killer Horror Books About Murderous Animals

We all know how dangerous nature can be. There are numerous articles about what to do if approached by a bear or wolves, guidelines for avoiding and surviving animal attacks, and the less we get started on the war Australia lost against the emu, the better. Animals hold a special place in horror, as well. They’re often representative of nature as a whole, something barely held back, unbound by social conventions and things like empathy. Killer animals in horror are also a great way to feature a monster that’s familiar enough for the reader, but still terrifying and alien enough to give the sense of something unnatural. Animals also have the added kicker of making it seem like whatever they do is part of some greater natural order, which ratchets up the tension and terror even more without bringing in any supernatural or cosmic-horror elements. With all this in mind, here are seven terrifying books about the darker side of nature. 

pearl

cows

the-rats

night-of-the-crabs

clickers

cujo

dogs


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4 thoughts on “7 Killer Horror Books About Murderous Animals

  1. Oh man…”Cows”..what a graphic thrill ride that was. It pulls no punches and is still to date the only book that caused a physical gag reflex bad enough I had to set the book down (upside down!) before continuing.

  2. Thresher by Michael Cole.
    Giant shark book, ridiculous and tense and fun in a way only a book about a giant shark could be.

    Cujo remains both the book and the movie which scared me the most.

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