I'm putting together a list of teen horror fiction for my library's website, for one of the "suggested reading" pages. My definition of horror (although of course it does overlap with fantasy and suspense) is that it must have a supernatural element that is integral to the story. If that element is removed, the story falls apart. Plus it has to be creepy. The ideal list would have a wide variety of creepy things, vampires, ghosts, haunted houses, werewolves, witches, curses, etc.
Does anyone have any not-to-be-missed favorites? Favorites that immediately came to my mind are Gaiman's Coraline, M.T. Anderson's Thirsty, Blood & Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klaus, The Dead Connection by Charlie Price, The Loch by Paul Zindel.
I'm thinking about the Twilight series, but are those horror enough? Maybe the first one. Also something by Vivian Vande Velde (any favorite picks there?), Joan Lowry Nixon, Scott Westerfeld, Neal Shusterman, and, possibly, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (but I'm afraid that is too far into fantasy. I just like it!).
Any input would be welcome. Thanks!