101 Best Horror Vocabulary To Know Before Writing a Horror Story

101 Best Horror Vocabulary To Know Before Writing a Horror Story

Horror vocabulary plays an important role in a horror story. Without perfect horror vocabulary, any horror story will sound dull and will give a bad reading experience for readers who have bought your book not just to put in their shelves but to get terrified the hell out of their souls.

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If you just simply write a horror story without using proper horror vocabularies then readers may assume about your book that the writer has written a fiction story and selling it as a horror storybook. So don’t make the mistake of writing a horror story without using proper horror vocabularies.

The list of 101 best horror vocabulary to write a thrilling horror story.  

  1. Terror 
  2. Gothic
  3. Horror
  4. Demon
  5. Horrific
  6. Haunted
  7. Paranormal
  8. Devil
  9. Mysterious
  10. Castle 
  11. Basement
  12. Enchanted
  13. Vampire
  14. Gloomy
  15. Afterlife
  16. Flesh
  17. Goosebumps
  18. Monster
  19. Zombie
  20. Witch
  21. Scream
  22. Graveyard
  23. Raven
  24. Quiver
  25. Black Cat
  26. Bat
  27. Ghastly
  28. Eerie
  29. Shivery
  30. Panic
  31. Grave
  32. Ugly
  33. Yelling
  34. Priest
  35. Peculiar
  36. Bogeyman
  37. Abandoned
  38. Dreadful
  39. Death
  40. Hallucinate
  41. Creappy
  42. Clown
  43. Crawling
  44. Hang
  45. Scares
  46. Horror-Struck
  47. Drip
  48. Coffin
  49. Scare Crow
  50. Buried
  51. Evil spirit
  52. Dracula
  53. Doll
  54. Unearthly
  55. Spirits
  56. Casket
  57. Presence
  58. Cemetery
  59. Spider Web
  60. Abnormal
  61. Insane
  62. Morbid
  63. Corpse
  64. Bible
  65. Uncanny
  66. Claustrophobic
  67. Entity
  68. Dark Dead
  69. Spooky
  70. Ghost Busters
  71. Frightened
  72. Sinister
  73. Numb
  74. Grin
  75. Eyeballs
  76. Possessed
  77. Cursed
  78. Bizarre
  79. Ghastly
  80. Strange
  81. Haunt
  82. Tortured
  83. Ocular
  84. Superstition
  85. Thrilling
  86. Whisper
  87. Shadow
  88. Unholy
  89. Fatal
  90. Freaked Out
  91. Moonlight
  92. Staring
  93. Calamity
  94. RIP
  95. Skull
  96. Spell
  97. Ash
  98. Wicked
  99. Midnight
  100. Hounds
  101. Death Bed

These are the best and essential horror vocabularies which have been collected from famous horror storybooks and using these terrifying vocabularies in your horror story will help you to properly set the horror and terrifying ecosystem in your story which will give the reader a great horror reading experience.

So now you know the best horror vocabulary and If you are yet struggling for your horror story idea then do read my article on 101 best horror story ideas and If you are writing a horror story for the first time or you want to start with a short story then do read my article on How to Write a Horror Short Story in 7 simple steps.

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If you have already written any story and thinking of publishing it as an ebook then do read my blog on How to Publish a Book On Google Play Books Store