The 13 Most Terrifying Horror Stories

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The 13 Most Terrifying Horror Stories by R.S. Hadji, is a list of horror (short) stories that was published in Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine[1] in the July-August 1983 edition.

The list[2][edit]

Number Author Title
1 Gertrude Atherton The Striding Place
2 E. F. Benson “Negotium Perambulans”
3 Algernon Blackwood The Willows
4 Ray Bradbury “The Jar”
5 Ramsey Campbell “In the Bag”
6 F. Marion Crawford “The Upper Berth”
7 Lafcadio Hearn “Mujina”
8 Robert E. Howard Pigeons from Hell
9 M.R. James “The Ash-Tree”
10 David Keller “The Thing in the Cellar”
11 Henry Kuttner “The Graveyard Rats”
12 H. P. Lovecraft The Haunter of the Dark
13 H. Russell Wakefield “The Frontier Guards”


  1. ^ R. S. Hadji, "The 13 Most Terrifying Horror Stories", Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, July–August 1983, p. 63.
  2. ^ "Famous Writers’ Favorite Stories of the Supernatural, Dark Fantasy and Horror"