Scariest horror books? And go!
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James Herbert is my fav horror author. I didn’t think The Rats would freak me out as much as it did that’s a good one. The secret of crickely Hall is a very good book too
@Lynsey – I had to put The Rats down as it made me feel sick! I do like James Herbert but found that one too much x
It was a tough one I really did think it would freak me out as much as it did. I nearly put it down after a horrible part near the beginning
The Other by Thomas Tryon. Amazing (and underrated) author.
Forgotten about him, didn’t he write Harvest Home as well, or am I thinking of the wrong author? That was pretty spooky too.
@Lisa Yes! Same author, I’ve actually just bought a copy of Harvest Home but not started it yet.
@Mary it’s years since I read it, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. I feel the need to go looking for it now for a reread ?
Yes, forgot about that one. I was a big fan of Tryon.
I found Helter Skelter scary ? can’t remember author sorry, was an account of the Manson murders x
@Cheryl as non fiction, yes, horrifying. As is – In Cold Blood- by Truman Capote.
Silence of the Lamb. I don’t particularly care for horror books.
Desperation by Stephen King and The Regulators by Richard Bachman ?
Desperation is terrifying.
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
IT The Girl Next Door 1984
Oh no…I bought this book 3 days ago. Sorry…The Couple next Door, Shari Lapena
@James which Girl Next Door? Jack Ketchum?
Burnt Offerings bothered me for a long time. Don’t remember the author.
@MaryAnn The movie is great, too.
@Bill was that the one with Bette Davis?
intensity by Dean koontz
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
The Amityville Horror Jaws The Handmaids Tale 1984 The Exorcist
Yes, The Exorcist.
I’ve read the exorcist great book!
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. The Shining by Stephen King. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.
@Jean Little stranger definitely, also the only horror I can read.
@Suzette I loved the mood of that book and how the house was almost another character.
Intensity by Dean Koontz Ghost Story by Peter Straub Mirror by Graham Masterton Amityville Horror by Jay Anson The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty And Origin by Jack Kilborn (aka J.A. Konrath)
The Shining was more scarier for my by the fact that I was working Night Security at the Mount Washington Hotel, that had a lot of similarities to the hotel in the shining.
@Kerry that would be terrifying! I loved it and wanted so badly to finish it but could only read it if hubby was home!
Mister B. Gone, Clive Barker.
“It” by Stephen King
David Morrell creepers
The Amityville Horror
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
And The Lottery by the same author.
The Other and Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon. I may never sleep again.
his books were scary! i had forgotten about those til you posted …
Those are good ones.
It – that’s the only book that’s actually scared me x
@Anuradha, please share 🙂
It, The Shining, Pet Sematary and Salem’s Lot, all by Stephen King. The are all terrifying and disturbing.
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.
And that’s NONfiction. It terrified me.
Yes! It was so well researched too, I admire the author greatly. Do you have any recommendations of similar books?
The Shining by Stephen @King
The Exorcist by Peter Blatty. I read it as a teenager. Alone in a dark house. Never again.
I read the Exorcist at 12. Scary!
The Omen page turner scared my self totally
A Head Full of Ghosts, The Haunting of Hill House
Amityville Horror, I am Legend, Firestarter, 14 Dark Tales
Night shift Stephen king
Oooh I need a good scary book!!
The Good House by Tananarive Due
A book of scary stories that I read as a kid. It was for upper elementary school ages but the stories were very dark and horrible deaths happened in them. Definitely shouldn’t of been for kids.
Was it this?
@Callie those covers STILL freak me out!
LOVE these! They were super scary… I still think about a few of them. I think I heard somewhere that a movie is in the works… ??
@Chhorady I read that already not scary at all!
Pet Sematary by Stephen King.
Basic Calculus 1?
The Holy Bible
ha ha. Good one!
I’m reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson right now (first time ever!) and it is scaring the bajeezus out of me even in broad daylight! Other than that, Pet Sematary, when it originally came out. I slept downstairs on the couch w/the lights on for weeks after reading.
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