My Absolute Favorite Scary Books
There is no doubt about it. I like a good scary book. One that keeps me on my toes, peeking around the dark corners of my house, sleeping with the lights on. But, there have been a few that still haunt me, even years after reading them. In order of scary to the most wet-your-pants-frightening, I'll list my top 5 favs.
1.) Tommyknockers by Stephen King
~As if living in the woods alone wasn't creepy enough, King had to go and add aliens.
2.) Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
3.) Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
~White creepy van + moth larvae = can't sleep at night frightening.
4.) The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
~Flies & evil spirits?
Drum roll please...
5.) The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
~Uh, uh...no way. I'm even having a difficult time looking at the cover of this one. Possession is my absolute nightmare from hell. This one keeps me bed-bound, even 25 years after I've read it. Yes, folks, that made me 15 when I read this book. I had to sneak it in my bedroom, and I read it under the covers with a flashlight. Needless to say, I didn't sleep much after this one.
What is the scariest book you've ever read? What makes you pull the covers over your head? Ghosts? Vampires? Psycho killers? Aliens?