Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pull the Covers Over Your Head--My Top 5 Scariest Books Ever

 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, 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?



  1. Good list! Actually, the scariest book I've ever read was non-fiction. It's a book called People of the Lie by psychotherapist Scott Peck. He writes about people he tried to treat, who he was unable to categorize as as anything other than evil. The book scared me so much, I threw it in a trashcan out on the street. But, hey, it may well provide material for a really scary horror novel!

  2. You threw it away? Wow, that must have been one scary book!