Some stories just set out to be a horror story, for the sole purpose of frightening you (see 'The Man Who Was Hate'), while others are really intended for other lists but also, incidentally, will frighten you to death and so find themselves in the horror list also (see The Scavenger's Tale).
Books for younger readers
More adventures with Barnaby Grimes as he runs errands across the city, through the alleys and over the rooftops. But there are dark forces to match himself against.
Quick-witted tick-tock boy meets wolf on rooftops. Disposes of same. Solves wicked mystery. Unsung hero.
Locked away for no reason. Stripped of name, shaved of hair, dressed in grey. Little Fearless fights against the injustice for herself and all the other girls who aren't so brave.
To be an apprenticespook Thomas Ward has to leave his old life behind him. And he has to sharpen up his wits too. But he's already well-equipped, being the seventh son of a seventh son...
Gothic horror fantasy. Coraline's got a job on, saving her parents, and herself, from the witch.
'I am with you 'til you die'. Peony, the wretched slave girl, etches it into the dungeon wall, and finally, into McLennan's heart.
David roots around in the old service shafts of the flats where he lives, and disturbs something that would have been much better left alone.
Do you think you can sell your soul to the Devil, and get away with it?
Hope and Danny, locked in a block of flats, with a monster who only has to breathe on you to paralyze you. Destiny awaits . . .