Stories told to deliberately scare or frighten the audience through suspense, violence or shock. These include real world serial killer or survival stories as well as stories involving monsters that terrorize people like zombies, demons, ghosts or vampires.
Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury. It is about two boys who have a harrowing experience with a nightmarish traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one fall.
Hollow City: the Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa the "peculiar" capital of the world
Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan, first book: 'A Living Nightmare': Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.
Feed - The year was We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.