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Subject: Whats your favorite scare your pants off make you wanna sleep with the ligh
Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:08 AM ET
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Im a horror fanatic I love books, movies, tv shows anything thats scary. Actually the only movie that ever really scared me was IT because well Im colouraphobic (look it up). So I wanna know what books scared the crap outta you?

For me I cant really think of one that scared me that bad but I was deeply disturbed by a book called Flesh Gothic.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:31 AM ET
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This is not a "horror" book, but THE WITCHING HOUR by Anne Rice had me looking for Lasher in my closets for a long time!!!!!!

 

 

 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:36 AM ET
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Well June its listed as horror and when I bought it years ago I got it from the horror section so I say its horror and fits right in with my question :D I didnt read it BTW I had it lined up after Memnoch the Devil and swore off all Anne Rice books before I got to it. Memnoch made my eyes bleed. Well not really but I felt like it. Its one of the worst books Ive ever read.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 11:28 AM ET
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I don't read a lot of horror but I've read some, and usually it doesn't scare me.  I guess I'm able in my mind to accept that it's fiction and not get scared.  At the same time, I can't watch scary movies because those bother me - I guess they seem more real or something.

Anyway, the only books I've read that's really scared me where I didn't want to go to sleep were two little books my dad picked up on some travels.   They were Ghosts of Gettysburg and Ghosts of Gettysburg 2.  True-life accounts of ghosts people have encountered on and around Gettysburg battlefield.  Most of the stories weren't even that scary - many of the ghosts were nice - but for some reason, I suppose because they were true, those books really freaked me out. 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 11:29 AM ET
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I don't know "Memnoch" or what it's from, but Witching Hour is the first in the series of "The Mayfair Witches", and it's different from the Vampire books which I don't like.  You should try it.....it's one of my favorite books, and its great!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 11:42 AM ET
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Memnoch is about 3/4 into the Vampire Chronicles and right about the time she lost her mind literary speaking at least.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 11:44 AM ET
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I think Ive read the Gettysburg book. Well Ive read a book like it at least. I sometimes enjoy true haunting books but a lot of times they annoy me because they are written by people with a Im-being-scientific-and-you-should-garner-no-pleasure-from-this-story sort of manner.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 12:11 PM ET
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Steven King's "The Stand". I remember the first time reading it been totally creeped out by the scene in the Lincoln Tunnel. When I read the book again after it was re-issued with the additional pages that had been edited out originally the scene still managed to get to me, despite knowing what was going on.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 12:52 PM ET
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I'm not into horror really.  The scariest book I've read was Intensity by Dean Koontz.  I loved it!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 12:56 PM ET
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It doesnt really have to be horror I guess as long as it scared the crap out of you.



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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 1:27 PM ET
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Yup, Intensity scared the crap out of me!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 1:52 PM ET
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When I was a kid, the Amityville Horror scared the crap out of me. I had to turn the book cover down because the creepy windows freaked me out.

Pet Sematary also scared me, I had such an uneasy feeling reading it.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 3:03 PM ET
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The Shinning by Stephen King..............alone at night by an open bay window

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 3:10 PM ET
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What was either The Hot Zone or The Cobra Event (can't rem) by Richard Preston!  I read them in my Microbio class in college. For a while after reading it, I was totally freaked out every time someone sneezed or coughed... i had them diagnosed and dead from Marburg virus. Both of those books are intense until the very end. That's as "horror" as I get, but what happens in these books really could happen. Freaky! If you haven't read them, check them out. He also has Outbreak and Demon in the Freezer which are all about mutant and killer microbes that unfort are already here on earth.



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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 3:33 PM ET
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My Favorite "scare you pants off" is the HOT ZONE by Richard Preston.  The HOT ZONE proves that the truth is scarier than fiction!  This terrifying true story reads like a thriller.  Not for the faint-hearted! 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 4:35 PM ET
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haha! See it is scary lol

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 5:26 PM ET
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ohhhhh. I love horror books! One of the best I have read lately was The Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Joe Hill by the way is Stephen Kings son. Its a great scary story (one night when reading this I had to ask my husband to come to bed with me even though he was watching a movie cause I was so creeped out!) and its pretty original which doesnt so much happen any more in this genre.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:45 PM ET
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Ooohhh.  I have Hot Zone in my TBR.  I'll have to bump it up to the top!

Dory -
Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:48 PM ET
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Swan Song by Robert McCammon

Dory

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:03 PM ET
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The Stand by Steven King.  I think it brothed me so much because most of it could really happen.  The scariest part was at the hospital when one of the charcters was leaving and  a hand grabbed him and said something. (can't remember what).  Also was in Colorado and just kept thinking that Boulder was only 5 hours away!!!  I was only about 20 at the time it came out!!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:13 PM ET
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Salem's Lot scared me to death. I couldn't put it down. I was so engrossed that I didn't stop reading to turn on the lights at dusk. Someone knocked at the door - I screamed out loud and threw the book up and it hit the ceiling. The person at the door thought I had lost my mind.

Vicki C.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:25 PM ET
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I don't know who wrote these books, I read them 30 years ago and they scared the begeezus out of me!  I was living in my first apartment, by myself.  (That's the year I watched Psycho for the first time, too!)  I would only read them during the day with the curtains wide open.  The titles were "The Manitou" and "The Djiin"...both written by the same author, but I didn't see them listed on Amazon.

Edit - Manny lists the correct spelling and author of the books below...thank you!



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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:31 PM ET
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Molly are these what your talking about The Djinn and Manitou Blood by Graham Masterson?



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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 9:48 PM ET
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The only book that has ever given me nightmares is "IT" by Stephen King. I stayed up all night reading it, and then when I fell asleep, I had horrible dreams that woke me up!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:39 PM ET
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I was physically shaking while reading Intensity.  I like scary books,  but I don't read them when I'm alone.

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