Any Book that Scared you ...BAD!

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Postby Dana_Jean on Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:29 pm

I absolutely love short stories, so thanks for those recommends watchguy.
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Postby justme on Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:01 pm

Okay, noone will probably know the book, but when I was younger, years ago, I read a book about a woman who lived in a house that was haunted, or alive, she inherited it I believe. (It wasn't Demon Seed) She sees this demon in the basement and she blacks out, I believe the demon impregnates her however, and in the end, instead of killing the demon, she runs away with it. I thought it was the Witching Hour but I looked that up and it doesn't sound right. Then again, maybe it is, it's been a while since I've read it, I'll have to try to pick it up and read it again. You all have me interested in The Girl Next Door.
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Postby the_night_watchman on Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:19 pm

Dana Jean wrote:I absolutely love short stories, so thanks for those recommends watchguy.


No prob. Many can usually be found pretty readily in Classic or Best Ghost/Horror anthologies. Campbell's is in his collection Waking Nightmares, well worth reading in and of itself.
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Postby val04463 on Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:06 pm

I was listening to Carrie today..Read by Sissy Spacek and I remembered another book that scared me bad..Sybil..That wacky Mama of hers gave me a whole new outlook on life and electric lights.
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Postby Allen on Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:48 pm

John Saul
In the Dark of the Night.
Story happened in my area. Spooked me for days! :shock:
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Postby Michael_D on Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:48 pm

Mister B. Gone, by Clive Barker, scared the crap out of me!
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Postby doodoobird on Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:27 pm

From the top of my head i can only think of one short stories that actually scared me. 1408 by Mr. King from Everythings Eventual. I know the movie is out (not bad) but the short story really did it for me.
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Postby meridith on Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:28 pm

The Stand really freaked me out. I loved it.....but it gave me nightmares!
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Postby val04463 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:12 pm

What the hell was that book about UFO's that was out in the 60's maybe 70's about the abduction in New Hampshire?..I stll thibk about that. Interrupted Journey? is that it? I've got to google..
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Postby val04463 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:15 pm

http://www.subversiveelement.com/alienAbductionHills.html

Doesn't seem quite as bad..but I can remember being terrified!
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Postby Florida on Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:38 pm

The last really scary book I read was The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I couldn't stop reading it and when I did I couldn't sleep. It just bothered me how it could really happen and that it could happen at any time...
When I was pregnant I read The Shining. Everything scares you when you are pregnant. I actually made my husband wake up and hold me sometimes when I read it at night...lol
A few years ago I was visiting my friend in the UP. She lives in the woods. The deep, dark wood with owls and other creepy things. I read Dreamcatcher while she was at work and I was stuck in her old, dark, no tv having house. It wasn't a good idea. I kept expecting the deer that ran through her yard to have red stuff on them...lol
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Postby skimom on Thu May 01, 2008 4:15 pm

The only book to actually give me nightmares-THREE TIMES- is 'IT'. Bob Gray just scares the crap out of me!
I remember reading 'The Shining' in junior high, and my particular horror, the chapter 'Inside 217', began on page 217 in my copy. I had to sit between my parents to get through that part.
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Postby Florida on Thu May 01, 2008 4:22 pm

I remember watching the miniseries of It when I was about 10 or so. I developed an irrational fear of a clown coming through the toilet to get me....lol
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Postby Mercy on Thu May 01, 2008 9:35 pm

Florida wrote:I remember watching the miniseries of It when I was about 10 or so. I developed an irrational fear of a clown coming through the toilet to get me....lol


Florida, you just made my day, I thought I was the only one with that fear. Even now if plumbing makes weird noises, it makes me look twice.
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Postby Florida on Thu May 01, 2008 10:15 pm

What really gets me is a large public bathroom with no one in it and the loudness of the toilet flushing and also the sucking noise the drain makes in a bathtub...lol
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