4 Top Contemporary Horror Books For Horror Lovers

The horror genre is in an experimental phase right now, it is trying to catch up with society and provide people with stories that they can relate to. There are a variety of authors actively producing all kinds of horror stories, including stories that are inspired from the many issues that are troubling modern society. These contemporary horror stories explore a variety of troubling issues in a creepy and interesting way, let’s take a look at some of these horror novels that any horror fan will appreciate.

#1 The Apartment By S. L. Grey

People who travel frequently are used to staying in all kinds of new places, and Airbnb has made it even easier for you to book a great place to stay without even having to call anyone. However, your take on travel and staying in unknown places might change after reading The Apartment. A novel that follows Steph and Mark who exchange their home for a flat in Paris through a well-known home swapping website. What seems like a great decision at first soon turns into a nightmare that they could never have imagined.

#2 Frankenstein in Baghdad By Ahmed Saadawi

America’s interference in the Middle East has resulted in countless innocence lives being lost and homes being destroyed. Frankenstein in Baghdad follows a Baghdadi local who has fallen into despair after seeing his city and his fellow citizens being torn apart by the war. The protagonist (named Hadi) walks around the war-torn city and collects body parts that have been left in the wake of bombings.

He does so to make symbolic creations of his rage and despair by sewing various body parts together, but when one of his grotesque creations suddenly go missing and a number of murders take place, Hadi realizes that he has let loose another monster in Baghdad.

#3 Severance By Ling Ma

Ling Ma’s dark and satirical take on the apocalypse makes for a superb read, it revolves around a NY office worker who drifted through most of her life and eventually found herself in the midst of an apocalypse. Candace is left alone in a world where most people become harmless and mindless zombies that repetitively do the same things over and over until they eventually die. This book really leaves you in an existential crisis while also managing to get a few dark chuckles out of you.

#4 Fiend By Peter Stenson

Meth addiction is a really big concern in American society, it is a lethal and addictive drug that destroys many lives every year. However, in Fiend’s zombie apocalypse setting, a bunch of meth addicts discover that their dependence on this harmful drug is keeping them from turning into zombies. The story follows their struggle for survival and how they stay alive by depending on a drug that shortens their lifespan every time they take it to keep themselves from becoming mindless monsters.

Contemporary horror is pretty interesting and worth exploring if you want a story that is fresh and different from the mainstream.