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Scariest books ever? (1 Viewer)

enron1982

Senior Member
What are the 3 scariest books you've ever read, one's that lingered after you read them?

For me:

1. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty -Sadly the only book he ever wrote and it's ridiculously eerie and terrifying.
2. It by Stephen King-Though i don't care for the end so much and as they're older its not as scary, the first half of this book is just crazy to me.
3. Pet Sematary- by stephen King-some of the prose in this is really quite haunting. classic.
 

SFeigley

Senior Member
Well being that King is probably the only horror writer I have ever read I guess my three would be as follows:

  1. The Shining - It was just so ridiculously creepy.
  2. The Dark Half - As it was said somewhere else on this forum Stark was just such a badass.
  3. The Monkey - Short story I had on audio book as part of the skeleton crew series. Creeped me out. Probably still would.
 

Mira

Senior Member
Pet Sematery-Stephen King

Actually thought of that before I opened the thread and read that. But that book is absolutely terrifying. Had to sleep with a light on for weeks afterwards, and still can't really think about it too much without freaking out a little.
 

boongee

Senior Member
wow, Pet Sematary for myself as well. I didn't think it was that scary, though, I just haven't really read anything scarier. Haven't read much horror at all, aside from all those Goosebumps books when I was a kid.
 
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Truth-Teller

Wow. That's ironic.

Pet Semetary was the most boringest book I've ever read. I rate it up there with Insomnia.
 
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Truth-Teller

1. Night Shift
2. The Girl Next Door
3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
 

Dancer Preston

Senior Member
Oh yeah, Dracula by Bram Stoker-- by far one of the most scary novels I have read in recent memory.

Also, I don't dare read anything by Edgar Allan Poe at night. Truly scary!
 

Johnna

Senior Member
Cujo made me stay awake all night after I finished it. I also couldn't read it alone; I had to sit next to someone. It was creepy. I don't know why.
 

SFeigley

Senior Member
Just thought of another one that I thought was pretty scary and twisted:

Hop-Frog by Edgar Alan Poe

Although it's not one of my favorites by him, I thought it was particularly twisted.
 
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Truth-Teller

There is no such thing as Hop-Frog, in Poe's collection of short stories.
 

boongee

Senior Member
Jekyll & Hyde is an interesting one. I read it recently. It didn't come to mind when I came in this topic, though. It wasn't typical horror but it was still scary in a sense I guess. It would have probably been a lot better if I didn't already know the basic story before I read the book.
 
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little_berlios

Apt Pupil in that Stephen King novella gave me chills. The movie freaked me out too- Ian McKellen as a Nazi? Yikes!

As an aside, the cover for my copy of Carrie is horrific- blank staring eyes with blood coating her face. Eesh. That movie sucked btw.
 

Johnnyelvis

Senior Member
Greeleys Cove by John Gideon. The most insane, fucked up, sickest book I have ever read. Damm, just thinking about it now makes my skin crawl.
 
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