When someone says “horror books” they do not expect delightful hullabaloo and considerable public excitement. Ironically enough, horror stories merit pretty unworthy reputation. Most people still consider the horror genre as a less significant genre of literature than mainstream novels or classical poetry. A general opinion is rather simple and superficial, contemporaneously; it is commonly believed, that nightmare tales are for kids or for relaxation after a hard day. They can offer nothing interesting to a thoughtful reader. Fortunately, this opinion is incorrect. Of course, horror novels are not as useful in daily practice as a physical therapy coursework or a fresh newspaper, but the basic purpose of this genre is to examine the people’s subconscious and to study psychological phobias, not to teach the reader how to bake cakes. Horror literature has transformed from dreadful stories for penny and pulp-fiction junk to a modern richly branched direction of psychological literature. A person who is ready to examine a contemporary structure of this style will be nicely surprised of a variety of interesting exemplars and their unquestionable quality. It is also unwise to lose sight of the important fact that among the fathers of this genre there are such glorious names as Poe, Lovecraft, and Howard. An attentive explorer will not judge a horror book by its dreadful cover and will undoubtedly get a reward in a form of unique and extraordinary experience.