There are so many types of horror novels out there. I was wondering what is it people look for in a horror novel? Also what types of book manages to scare/shock/creep out the readers on this board? Obviously different writers manage to bring out different aspects of fear, but is there a particular type of novel that stands out as one of your favourite? For example, is it the undead monsters lurking around the corner? Is it the fear of the unknown? The madness of the Lovecraft type? Haunted houses and ghosts? Serial killers?