I love Halloween. This year, my friends and I are all dressing up and celebrating this fun "holiday" together. Here on the blog, I decided to celebrate it by putting up a list of just some of, in my opinion, the best scary/horror/thrilling reads. I'm a huge chicken; I get scared so easily, but I have to admit, a good horror story here and there is just plain exciting. That may be weird now that I think about it.... Anyway, here are just some of the books that I actually did read (unfortunately) Let's just say that after reading these, I pretty much said goodbye to sleep for a couple of nights after..
the Shining by Stephen King
- Gah. This is the book that made me fear hotels and elevators.. not to mention, creepy looking kids.
the Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
- need I say more?
the Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
- I have to admit, the movie scared me a whole lot more than the book did, but needless to say, this still scared me so much! I read this when I was around 13 or so and I went to my grandparents' house. They had this book on one of the shelves, and for some reason, I just felt the need to torture myself with its horror. Bad idea.the Hell bound Heart by Clive Barker
- Have you ever seen the 1987 movie, Hellraiser? Yeah, this is the book its based on. Enough said.
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
- This to me is the ultimate 'vampire' book. I was about 15 when I read this, having liked the movie. There's just something creepy about this one for sure.
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
- This book is so underrated. It is probably one of my favorites from Stephen King, and I feel like not a lot of people give it much credit. I recommend this one if you really do like horror. It's a wonderful (err horrific) read.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- This isn't exactly in the horror genre, but in my opinion, the idea is still pretty scary.
What are some of your favorite scary novels? They don't have to be horror, but just something that really scared you? And of course, happy Halloween!! :)