Any Book that Scared you ...BAD!

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Any Book that Scared you ...BAD!

Postby val04463 on Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:21 pm

I think the last book that made me have to stop reading and take deep breaths was Intensity by Dean Koontz...I usually find him a bit too bizarre, but this was a realality-based horror book.

When I was 11, I had to stop reading "In Cold Blood", I was scared blind...I never reread it, I did watch the movie, and then last year I watched the Truman Capote movie, but I never could finish that book.

In 1976, when I was 21, I read Helter Skelter in my apartment in Bangor. We were on the ground floor and I put sticks on the top half of all the windows so no one could open them and come in a butcher me in my sleep. It worked..I was never butchered.
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:41 pm

The first book I ever read that really scared me was The Exorcist. I can't really remember how old I was when I read it, but I must have been pretty young 'cause I had to hide it from my parents and read it after lights out with a flashlight. I think, though, there are different levels of fear. The most recent thing I read that was scary was The Road by Cormac McCarthy, but it was more horrifying than scary. Before HSB, the only thing that really scared me so badly that I had to take a break was listening to "1408" on the audio of Blood and Smoke by Stephen King. I was listening to it at night and had to turn it off and wait for daylight.
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Postby suthrnbelle63 on Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:30 am

The scariest book I ever read was "Entity." It scared the pants off me. This was may be 1983, newly married, husband working night, new town, and by myself. I think because I knew this was based on real events, it scared me more.
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Postby dawn1970 on Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:13 pm

All very scary tales. I was reading Jack Ketchums Off Season. It was about cannabils.

There was this one part, I wont post spoilers, but lets just say they were preparing someone and i was disturbed for a week!
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Postby Mike_Lowrie on Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:33 pm

I agree Ketchum's OFF SEASON was very disturbing. A piece of that man must have died when he wrote that book.
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Postby Samoa_Girl on Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:05 pm

suthrnbelle63 wrote:The scariest book I ever read was "Entity." It scared the pants off me. This was may be 1983, newly married, husband working night, new town, and by myself. I think because I knew this was based on real events, it scared me more.
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I never read the book but the movie scared me stiff. I totally agree with you about knowing that it was a real story at one point in time that makes it even worse!
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Postby aaron2010 on Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:40 pm

I mentioned it in another thread, but THE HOT ZONE was the scariest thing I've ever read. And it's a true story.
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Postby dabouk on Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:20 pm

The scariest book I've read so far has to be Intensity by Dean Koontz.

I've read all the SK,Dean Koontz, etc. But this one was WOW.
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Postby Timmybear on Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:11 pm

I found Michael Jackson's MOONWALK to be rather scary.
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Postby jodi on Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:50 pm

Stephen King's The Stand scared the bejesumz right outta me. Anything that could really really happen in our everyday lives like that really gets ahold of me. That is the only book ever to have given me nightmares. I use to dream I was choking and my neck was turnig black the whle time I was reading the book. Even now when I get a bad cold that I just can't seem to shake, I wonder in the back of my head...superflu...captain tripps...nah... :wink:
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Postby aaron2010 on Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:32 am

aaahhh-choooo.


uh oh.
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Postby sybil on Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:07 am

i haven't talked to very many people who do not get cold/flu symptoms while reading the stand.

even just one sneeze, and my heart freezes. uh-oh. ;)
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Postby And_Goes on Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:37 am

That's what I was going to say sybs! EVERY time I read The Stand I seem to have a cold...I gotta say tho Swan Song by Robert McCammon gave me shivers as did The Stand.
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Postby foxslady on Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:58 am

Cujo was scariest book to me, although it was a little off the wall, it could happen.


I'm one of those that doesn't get sick when I read The Stand , but everytime I read Insomnia I get Insomnia :roll:

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Postby jodi on Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:58 pm

aaron2010 Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:32 amPost subject:

aaahhh-choooo.


uh oh.


:lol: very funny...uh...I do have a reeeally bad sore throat! :(
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