From Guy N Smith’s gigantic flesh-hungry crabs in ‘Night Of The Crabs’ to James Herbert’s swarming hordes of savage black rats in ‘The Rats’; creatures on the rampage have always been a sure-fire premise for delivering an action-packed and nail-biting pulp horror novel.

Over the years, horror authors have produced novels utilising a veritable array of creatures.  DLS Reviews offers up an impressively comprehensive list of these novels, broken down by the various species of rampaging beastie.

With regular updates when new novels are published, this truly is the ‘Ultimate Creatures vs Mankind’ List.

 


Phase IV - Barry N Malzberg (1972)
The Fire Ants - Saul Wernick (1976)
The Ants – Peter Tremayne (1979)
The Colony - Paul Lalley (1979)
Mandibles – Jeff Strand (2003)


Nightwing - Martin Cruz Smith (1977)
Bats Out Of Hell – Guy N Smith (1978)
Vespers - Jeff Rovin (1999)


Grizzly - Will Collins (1976)


The Furies – Keith Roberts (1966)
A Taste For Honey - H F Heard (1967)
The Swarm – Arthur Herzog (1974)
The Bees - Jack Laflin (1976)


Bugged! - Donald F Glut (1974)
Devil’s Coach-Horse – Richard Lewis (1979)


The Birds - Daphne Du Maurier (1952)
The Sanctuary - Glenn Chandler (1981)
The Flock – James Robert Smith (2006)


Squelch – John Halkin (1985)


The Nest – Gregory A Douglas [aka Eli Cantor] (1980)
Night Killers – Richard Lewis (1983)


Night Of The Crabs – Guy N Smith (1976)
Killer Crabs – Guy N Smith (1978)
Origin Of The Crabs – Guy N Smith (1979)
Crabs On The Rampage – Guy N Smith (1981)
Crabs’ Moon – Guy N Smith (1984)
Crabs: The Human Sacrifice – Guy N Smith (1988)
Killer Crabs: The Return - Guy N Smith (2012)
Crustaceans - William Meikle (2013)



Croc – David James (1976)
Gator - George Ford (1976)
Alligator - Paul N & Shelly Katz (1977)
Creatures - Richard Masson (1979)
Death Tour - David J Michael (1980)
Alligators – Guy N Smith (1987)
Dragon Of The Mangroves – Yasuyuki Kasai (2006)


The Dogs – Robert Calder (1976)
Killer Pack - Albert Herbert & Roger Myers (1976)
The Rage - Jack Ramsay (1977)
Day Of The Mad Dogs – David Anne (1978)
Cujo – Stephen King (1981)
Watch Dog - Faith Sullivan (1984)
The Dogs - Jerrold Mundis (1988)
Dogs – Nancy Kress (2008)
Jagger - Kristopher Rufty (2015)


The Loch - Steve Alten (2005)
Giant Killer Eels – Stuart Neild (2010)



Man-Eater - Ted Willis (1975)
Weak Foot – Linda Cline (1976)
Claw - Jack Younger (1976)
The Cats - Nick Sharman
[aka Scott Gronmark] (1977)
The Cats - Berton Rouche (1977)
Cat - Andrew Sinclair (1977)
Claws - Gunther D Wilde (1978)
The Poacher - Brian McNaughton (1978)
Caracal – Guy N Smith (1980)
Red Snow - Oliver Lange (1980)
Panther! - Alan Ryan (1981)
Ferocity - Stephen Laws (2007)
Maneater - Guy N Smith (2009)


Piranha – John Sayles (1981)
Devour - Paul Adams (1981)
The Pike - Cliff Tremlow (1982)
Pestilence - Edward Jarvis (1983)
Reservoir Gods - Brian Knight (2009)
Mannheim Rex - Robert Pobi (2012)


Blowfly - David lowman (1984)


Croak - Robin Evans (1981)


The Medusa Horror - Drew Lamark (1983)
Slime – John Halkin (1984)


Orca - Arthur Herzog (1977)
Killer - Peter Tonkin (1979)


The Cleansing - Shane Ryan Staley (2005)


Lice - Steve Belz (2011)


Slither – John Halkin (1980)
Gila! - Les Simons Signet (1981)


Locusts – Guy N Smith (1979)


Maggots - Edward Jarvis (1986)
Blaze Of Glory - Weston Ochse (2009)


Eat Them Alive - Pierce Nace (1977)
Mantis – E Stambaugh (1989)


Natural Selection – Dave Freedman (2006)


Congo - Michael Crichton (1980)
Monkey Shines – Michael Stewart (1983)


Blight – Mark Sonders (1981)
Squelch – John Halkin (1985)
Moths – Rakie Keig (2010)


The Farm - Richard Haigh
[aka Laurence James] (1984)
The City – Richard Haigh
[aka Laurence James] (1986)


The Swarm – Frank Schatzing (2007)


The Coming of the Rats – George H Smith (1964)
Ratman's Notebook - Stephen Gilbert (1968)
The Rats – James Herbert (1974)
Lair – James Herbert (1979)
The Visitor - Chauncey G Parker III (1982)
The Scurrying - Wes Whitehouse (1983)
Domain – James Herbert (1984)


Scorpion - Michael R Linaker (1980)
Scorpion: Second Generation - Michael R Linaker (1982)


Jaws – Peter Benchley (1974)
Jaws 2 – Hank Searls (1978)
Rip Tide - Donald Cheatham (1984)
Jaws 3: The Revenge – Hank Searls (1987)
Hunger – William Dantz (1993)
White Shark - Peter Benchley (1994)
Meg - Steve Alten (1997)
Meg: The Trench - Steve Alten (1999)
Meg: Primal Waters - Steve Alten (2004)
Meg: Hell's Aquarium - Steve Alten (2009)


Parasite - Ricard Lewis (1980)
Slugs – Shaun Hutson (1982)
Breeding Ground - Shaun Hutson (1985)


The Snake – John Godey (1978)
Rattlers - Joseph L Gilmore (1979)
Venom - Alan Schofield (1979)
Death Bite - Michael Maryk (1979)
The Mountain King - George Ernsberger (1979)
The Snake Orchards - Drew Lamark (1982)
Snakes – Guy N Smith (1986)
Scratch - Brian Keene (2010)


Spiders – Richard Lewis (1978)
Along Came a Spider - Edward Levy (1979)
The Web - Richard Lewis (1981)
Funnelweb – Richard Ryan (1997)

The Hatching - Ezekiel Boone (2016)


Beast - Peter Benchley (1991)


Razorback - Peter Brennan (1982)


The Blood Snarl - Ivor Watkins (1980)
Wulf - Steve Harris (1991)


Squirm - Richard Curtis (1976)
Worms - James Montague (1979)
The Worms – Al Sarrantonio (1985)
Bloodworm – John Halkin (1987)
Worm - Simon Ian Childer [aka John Brosnan] (1987)
The Conqueror Worms – Brian Keene (2006)
Slither – Edward Lee (2006)
The Troop - Craig Davidson [aka Nick Cutter] (2014)


Creature Feature - Neil Jackson (2009)
Monstrous: 20 Tales Of Giant Creature Terror – Ryan C Thomas (2008)
Animal Kingdom - Iain Rob Wright (2011)
Apocalypse Cow - Michael Logan (2012)
 Crabs Omnibus - Guy N Smith (2015)
Hell Of A Guy: Fans On The Rampage - Guy N Smith [Tribute] (2016)



 

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