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anyone recommend a horror book that is actually scary???


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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2009 14:55:26 GMT
"BookGirl" says:
Coma. Robin Cook.

Posted on 27 Mar 2009 08:59:30 GMT
Tick Tock by Dean Koontz is the only novel which made me sleep with the light on!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2009 11:33:58 GMT
Totally agree. The book is fantastic. One of the scariest books I have read though, and you can't get now is In A Dark Place by Ray Garton. I have only read 2 books that disturbed me, and Exorcist and In A Dark Place are those. I don't scare easily, so I really enjoyed them both.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2009 12:36:41 GMT
F. Murray says:
Anything by Graham Masterton (in particular Black Angel) or Shaun Hutson. They are very good horror writers and go into great detail when describing killings!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2009 12:57:08 GMT
J.Steep says:
Hi Nashile

Clive Barkers 'Books of Blood', made me leave the light on for months.

Posted on 27 Mar 2009 20:52:35 GMT
F. Smith says:
Hard to beat the original Dracula by Bram Stoker ( from my home town, Dublin)
Also, The Exorcist was brilliant and scary, particularly the book

Posted on 27 Mar 2009 23:28:16 GMT
Stephens King 'the shining' and especially 'Salem's lot' is terrifying, I stayed up all night freaking out! Any lovecraft as well. fab reads.

Posted on 28 Mar 2009 00:14:33 GMT
Angela Beith says:
banquet for the damned

Posted on 28 Mar 2009 01:02:47 GMT
W. ESTEVEZ says:
"It", Stephen King
"Dracula", Bram Stoker
Good old E.A. Poe and his gothic horror
"The Exorcist" W.P. Blatty
"Book of Revelation"

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2009 23:41:05 BDT
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Posted on 13 Apr 2009 23:42:29 BDT
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P.C.BRIGHT says:
Stokoes 'COWS' is being sold on ebay, but its bloody expensive! "$80 buy it now" !wtf! its a f***ing paperback. I think its being kept out of print to create a hype: Only a few people bought the few copys sold, all get grossed out, tell everyone to get the book thats now sold out, prices go up, start to get a crazy notoriety me thinks. anyone know when/if its being reprinted?

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 00:55:38 BDT
DeeJay says:
Stephen King's The Shining is the scariest book I've read in a long time. The book is so much better than the film.

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 12:48:23 BDT
maria says:
james herbert, the haunting scared me , had me looking intently at people to make sure they were real !!

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 14:03:13 BDT
J. Cronin says:
Guillermo del Toro's new book, co-written with Chuck Hogan, "The Strain" is the first in a new series of vampire novels. There is a great sense of impending apocalyse throughout.

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 14:51:59 BDT
E. Motler says:
"IT" by Stephen King. You'll never look at a clown the same way again. It (no pun intended) plays on basic human fears extremely well. Most of the works of H.P.Lovecraft.

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 15:07:01 BDT
Barbara Deakin. Kathy Cash Spellman's "Bless The Child" is an excellent story. If you saw the film,
I assure you that was a travesty of a really scary book. Also "The Shining" by Stephen King will
'do it' for you.

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 17:58:15 BDT
J. Davey says:
They Thirst by Robert Mccamon in my opinion is the best vampire book ever written a must read for horror fans

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2009 18:23:05 BDT
BJB says:
Early Stephen King - particularly The Shining and Salem's Lot, and I agree with others who recommend The Exorcist which I found very unnerving when it first came out although it's been much copied since.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2009 18:33:51 BDT
Greenwing says:
The Jonah by James Herbert
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
The Face by Dean Koontz

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2009 18:36:57 BDT
Greenwing says:
Salems Lot, Carrie, Misery and Dolores Claiborne aswell.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2009 18:53:41 BDT
Some of Norah Roberts books are quite scary - ie a trilogy, Morgans Cross, The Pagan Stone, can't remember the 2nd 1, Ann Greenwood

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 21:52:31 BDT
tanya reader says:
On a vampire theme, if you like The Historian or the original Dracula The Lost by Jonathan Aycliffe is very scary. A Romanian tracing his family history...

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2009 22:44:21 BDT
Fast-food nation. You'll never eat a McDonalds again.

I'd say have a look at the Mike Carey books featuring Felix Castor. A UK version of Dresden (but better) with a bit of Hellblazer thrown in. Not necessarily scary in a 'poo-your-pants" way, but creepy and really well done.

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 22:58:18 BDT
Mr. J. Lees says:
I have to agree with the folks who suggest Stephen Kings "The Shining" the film really disappointed me, but the book was excellent and very creepy and my imagination went haywire, I love horror, film and literature, and love the other suggestions so thanks.

Posted on 20 Apr 2009 19:13:50 BDT
mike r says:
Ghost story by Peter Straub and The Woman in Black by Susan Hill; both very frightening AND well written.
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