A long time ago I read a book by Peter Straub, "Ghost Story" and it was so terrifyingly eerie, I had to sit with my back to a wall as I was so creeped out while reading it. It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up as they say. It is a great thriller and draws you right into the eerie scenes. I loved it. Even Stephen King said it is one of the best horror novels. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
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Hi Judy, Yes, that is exactly the feeling I am talking about especially reading, Turning of the Screw! Thank you for the great descriptive answer. The Grimm's are grim ...
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You're welcome. Thank you for the great answer and telling exactly how reading those books spooked you.
Hi Robert, thank you for answering. I will have to read "The Fall" as I do love the philosophically scary ones too. My interest is piqued in reading Camus.
Hi moonfairy, Yes, exactly! The way it is written is just so eerie to me and creeped me out when I was reading alone in the house. Thank you for sharing that with me and I am glad to know someone else read that book and it had the same effect.
Hi Sparklea, Wow, sounds like Bill accomplished what he set out to do in his writing! I am not into zombies and such, but the real deal stuff is what truly creeps me out too, for as you say, it can really happen. Thank you for the great answer here.
Faith I never attend vampire movies, no interest! friends of mine loved the Twilight series but I just couldn't get into it :)
Hi Lea, yes, it seems the younger generation are really into the Twilight series for sure. I watched them, and they were okay. I am surprised that I loved Abe Lincoln's Vampire Hunter. I didn't want to watch but I found it interesting.
Hi Ven, those childhood books from your Telugu language certainly sound terrifying. As far as movies, The Exorcist is the most terrifying to me for it can happen!
Yes, I think he didn't hit it big until this book came out way back in 1979! I've only read a couple of Stephen King too. Oh, yes, Dean Koontz is best. Oh, I know those True Crime will have you looking over your shoulder big time. Books rule!
Hmmm, that is interesting, Frank. Well, come to think of it, all of your writing makes me look over my shoulder LOL ...You are such a fright. I mean, your writing is chilling.