What books have scared people?
Jason #questionnaire #horror
I am reading IT by Stephen King right now (read it as a teenager but didn’t remember that much about it), and it is pretty creepy. I am imagining clowns everywhere!
One of my favourite books!
I am loving it!
None as yet
Everything scares me ? That’s why I stick to the cosy stuff
I read Barbara copperwaithe’s flowers for the dead and had nightmares!! ? ?
I don’t read scarey books.
Amityville Horror. I read it when I was about 11 years old.
That is a creepy book scared me witless and I’m not normally a scardy cat lol ?
I dont read horror so this would be really gory thrillers and Broken Dolls by James Carol is still top of the list unfortunately his subsequent books were disappointing
The key to midnight by dean koontz gave me nightmares many years ago
John Connolly is crime author. But you find supernatural elements in his books. It is the supernatural that makes his books scary. But I would still class him as a crime author
The Shining by Stephen King
Have you also read Dr Sleep?
No Martin. The Shining cured me of reading horrors.
@Priscilla in which case I won’t ask if you thought it was a good sequel or whether he shouldn’t have bothered! ?
Did not think much of Dr Sleep
@Jason me neither ?
Rats by Dean Koonz about 20 odd years ago.
Rats was by James Herbert 🙂
Phantoms by the same author was good though.
I love the early Koontz novels
@Jason – so it was! It was a long time ago. I used to read both those authors and found most of their books pretty scary.
@Jason just checked and Rats was published in 1974. Can’t believe it was that long ago – was a teenager.
@Jason as I read the Rats series I also remember reading the Crabs series. Crabs on the rampage et al
Ever read Lair & Domain? I met JH a few months before he died. It was his last ever UK event
@Jason I remember reading The Fog but not sure what other ones I read. I would imagine he was a very interesting person to meet.
I did. I enjoyed his early works.
Lair & Domain are books two and three in the Rats trilogy He was a lovely guy. The event finished at 9 but he stayed until 11pm to make sure that everybody got everything signed
@Jason I imagine I would have read all of them then. He sounds like a nice guy to have met.
When he died in reread all of his books in chronological order. Took me six months to do that
@Jason I’ve decided to read The Rats again and see if I find it as scary as I did all those years ago.
Enjoy the sleepless nights ?
I loved that book
I’ve just finished @Sarah Occult Series…Father of lies…it has scary, elements in it. More the horror of what humans are capable of.
The one I tried to write!
Maths and science books have scared me greatly
haunting of hill house, and when i was little charlie and the great glass elevator
Blood memory by Greg iles
It was a non-fiction book. Interviews with serial killers. Scarier than any fiction I’ve ever read.
Dark fragments by Rob Sinclair it was brilliant slept with the lamp on..
The Haunting of Toby Jugg by Dennis Wheatley. I still haven’t read it right through.
The Shining. But only because I read it while snowed in alone 1000′ up a Welsh mountain with no phone, electricity or water 🙂 And mainly because my daft German Shepherd kept staring out of the window and woofing at something 🙂
The one I am reading at the moment . Hell’s Gate by @Malcolm. Brilliant but scary
Thank you x
@Malcolm I have Sent you a PM to explain!
“I am legend” novel by Richard Matheson. I have watched the film with Will Smith and quiite liked it. Then I read the reviews about the book being so much better than the film and bought the book. It still sits unread. I read mainly at night, before going to bed – it was definitely NOT a book for night time. Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot was a good scare too.
Noddy in Toyland (I was very young…
Mr Plod was Sooo stern
Actually it was the Golliwogs taking Noddy into the words, taking all his clothes off and stealing his car…
woods, not words
MURDERABILLIA by Craig Robertson. Great, very unsettling, read.
Salem’s Lot. Now sleep with a light on all night.
The Bible. (just kidding)
I have to say Dreamcatcher by Stephen king had me terrified!!
Dennis Wheatley books.
Whispers by Dean Koontz
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