The Books That Scare the Crap Out of Us


There’s nothing quite like a great scare. Whether it’s the anticipation of monsters under your bed or the freaky feeling of shadowy figures hiding just around a darkened corner, being scared is certainly an adrenaline rush we enjoy. What intensifies the thrill of a great scare for us is when it comes from our own imaginations while reading a book full of fright, tension and utter terror.

This week’s pick celebrates those great books that we had to read with one eye closed while biting our bottom lips and promising ourselves we’ll only read “one more page.” What about you, LitStackers? What books scare you the most? We want to hear from you! Tell us all about them in the comments.


3 thoughts on “The Books That Scare the Crap Out of Us

  1. The scariest book I’ve ever read is Stephen King’s “IT”…I now have it on audio (got it at a discount) and have not yet been able to finish because it still scares me that much. Since reading this book, I’ve had a fear of clowns…any clowns…and I’m 63 years old. *shivers*

  2. The wonderful thing about Stoker’s Dracula is that so many years later it still shocks the reader. Raised the hairs on the back of my neck faster than The Silence of the Lambs. Fantastic story.

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