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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

 

 

Frankenstein

 

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

 

 

Dracula

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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