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Subject: Looking for a really creepy book
Date Posted: 10/9/2007 2:00 PM ET
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I am in search for the scariest, creepiest book out there. All suggestions welcomed.

Date Posted: 10/9/2007 5:45 PM ET
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Anything by Bentley Little. I would also suggest Richard Laymon. John Saul is good, but not AS creepy.

Date Posted: 10/9/2007 5:52 PM ET
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OH!   SHOWDOWN, by Ted Dekker is super scary ....creepy!!

Shelle

Date Posted: 10/9/2007 8:01 PM ET
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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is one of the scariest things I've ever read. My review:

http://yourehistory.wordpress.com/2007/09/09/historical-horror-fiction-the-turn-of-the-screw/

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 8:46 PM ET
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Hell House by Richard Matheson

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 11:56 PM ET
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I agree with Aimee. Hell House is a goody for this time of year. Also for plain old goodbumps, Dean Koontz's Phantoms is a keep all the lights on read. Have fun picking and reading.
Date Posted: 10/14/2007 2:53 AM ET
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If you are skiddish around bugs and scorpions and the such, John Saul's The Homing is sure to feed your fear. Heh.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 8:03 PM ET
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Salem's Lot by Stephen King is terrifying!

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 11:58 AM ET
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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is very frightening, and the movie, The Haunting, is based on this story, and is one of the most terrifying movies I have ever seen. This is the black & white movie with Julie Harris and Claire Bloom. Even though I've watched it countless times, it still gives me the shivers. Don't even bother with the remake with Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It is awful!!!

Vicki C.

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 12:52 PM ET
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I just finished The Historian by Kostova. The sense of pure evil is phenomenal and her characters catch your loyalty. I found it surprisingly well written for the genre.

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 1:11 PM ET
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If you want a true story, check out Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi- the true story of the Manson murders.  My dad always said it's the scariest book he's ever read.