If you want to use a tabletop RPG to engage in horror scenario gaming, chances are someone recommended Call of Cthulhu to you. That's a fine game, but there are others and you really ought to check them out to see if they're more to your liking.
- Beyond the Supernatural by Palladium Books: This is more of an action-horror game, because most playable characters are empowered somehow, for those who want less Friday the 13th and more
- Dead Reign by Palladium Books: This is their zombie survival horror game, Palladium's reaction to a game called All Flesh Must Be Eaten, lacking only in setting variety due to the other games in the catalog fulfilling this function.
- Nightbane by Palladium Books: This is their reaction--long delayed--to White Wolf's World of Darkness, and also in the action horror vein. Yes, you play a monster, and you're fighting other monsters, but this is game embraces how WoD is usually played (superheroes with fangs and a side of soap opera bullshit) instead of being pretentious twaddle.
- All Flesh Must Be Eaten by Eden Studios is long out of print, but it was the breakout zombie RPG when it was a going concern. The magic of the game was that it was a toolkit product that nonetheless ran your bog-standard Romero/Biohazard zombie survival horror out of the box due to that being the default setting for the way the rules worked. Without much trouble whatsoever, you could adopt a lot of setting conceits to work within this mechanical framework; other Eden games that used this system proved it.
- Cryptworld by Goblinoid Games. This is a clone of a game called Chill, and it's akin to CoC in that you're playing investigators dealing with supernatural evils, so you're often ignorant of what's going on and what you're dealing with until the very end.
Happy Halloween, folks.