Well, it just dawned on me that today is Tuesday and I never posted yesterday – yea my week has been that crazy already… I am a little fried at the moment to write a post, so I thought I would share a blog post that I found a couple months ago. The post, 9 Books Scarier than any Horror Movie by Molly Horan, lists out the books that she believes are scarier than any movie.
Here is a link to the post: http://mashable.com/2013/10/14/scary-books/
Personally, I have only read 2 of the 9 books that she lists: The Haunting of Hill House and The Amityville Horror. I completely agree with Ms. Horan for listing these two, because these books creeped me out – way more than the movie version.
As I am always in the mood to expand the horror collection in my library, I would like to know if any of you – my loyal readers – have read any of the other 7 books that Ms. Horan has listed. I am extremely keen on books that you think are more terrifying than anything that Hollywood could conjure up.
So please, share your favorite book horrors in the comments section below!
P.S. I am a little disheartened to see that Susan Hill’s Woman in Black not appear on this list. That book had me terrified to be alone in my little appalachian house for weeks after reading it – a rarity indeed!
Pet Cemetery had me freaked out for years after reading it. It was the first book that truly gave me the creeps so when the movie came out I refused to watch it alone. What a HUGE let down!!
I find that I am often let down from movies adapted from books. Our imaginations are the true places where the terror resides, not on the big screen.
I had to read Pet Sematery again after seeing the movie so that I could give myself the fright that I had a hankering for! Definitely did not receive it from the movie (was it wrong of me to laugh at Gage’s tiny, bloodied shoe roll across the road?)
I must say we’re on the same page as far as “Woman in Black”. There were parts of that book I couldn’t finish without sunlight streaming through the windows.