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"