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A test for horror fans

Do you like reading horror books, or watching horror movies? Which has been your favourite so far?

Here is a selection of horror books, with the names of their authors and an extract, but they are all in scrambled order. Could you match the extracts with their original novel and author?


Bram Stoker



The Canterville Ghost


To be buried while alive is, beyond question, the most terrific of these extremes which has ever fallen to the lot of mere mortality.”


Edgar Allan Poe



Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


There was a contagion in the very air that blew from that haunted region; it breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies infecting all the land.


Mary Shelley



The premature burial


How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”


Robert Louis Stevenson



The legend of Sleepy Hollow


When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, every one told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted.”


Washington Irving





I thus drew steadily nearer to the truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two.”


Oscar Wilde




Unfeeling, heartless creator! You had endowed me with perceptions and passions, and then cast me abroad, an object for the scorn and horror of mankind.

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