Top Ten Horror Novels and StoriesAlpha101
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The sex scene with all the children was completely unnecessary, and did nothing for the novel.
Well deserved. A brillant and scary story alongside with a smart narrative and great characters makes this one of the finest novels by Stephen King.
Never finished this book so that is why it is so low. But I must warn you, if you are afraid of clowns, then this is NOT the book for you. - Alpha101
This is not only the scariest and greatest horror novel, it's one of the greatest novels of all time with over 1000 pages
It's about a person killing an old man for dat EVIL EYE by suffocating. It gets matter worst when chopping of his body parts and gutting his entrails. His heart that he hides on a bed beating causing to became insane. The police arrived at that moment. He wanted to hide his crime but the beating of the heart completely annoyed him so he confessed it to the police. And get arrested at the end for his crimes. This story was just terrifying you know. And it's gross. Feels like I was watching a gore movie than a horror movie. It's a masterpiece than The Raven.
Let me get one thing straight, Stephen King is NOTHING compared to Edgar Allen Poe. While being a great author, SK's books are worthless to Poe's. Then why put a Poe story at #3, you might ask? It's simple. While Poe is a much better author, his stories, while they ARE HORRIGYING, they are not as scary to SK's books, in my opinion. So Poe is a better author, but King is a better horror author. Get it? - Alpha101
I've read this book three times and It can still create a sense of fear within me. It slightly differs from the film, which I have to admit is better than the novel, but it's still a fantastic read. - Britgirl
SK is one of my favorite authors. Each of his books are horrifying, but they also tell a fascinating story, which most authors have problems with. They will make a story that is horrifying, but is very boring to read. Misery is my favorite book from him, possibly because it is the first SK book I have ever read, and it is close to my heart. - Alpha101
The story itself is not that scary, but what really makes you paranoid is the fact that this COULD HAPPEN. In fact, it already has. It is not one of those books where you read it, and say, "That could never happen..." The night I finished reading it, I had nightmares about our puppy, (yes out puppy, don't judge me I was scared) turned rabid and killed me in my sleep. - Alpha101
I don't blame you I have a golden retriever who is very big like cujo, but also very nice like cujo used to be so I get a little freaked out sometimes - ThunderKid
A chilling tale about a man murdering his cat and wife. Will scare you no matter how old you are. - Alpha101
Imagine yourself being strapped to a chair, and a Pendulum is slowly, agonizingly swinging above you, while it is gradually getting closer, and closer, when, eventually, it finds its mark and slices your chest open. That is basically what this story is about. - Alpha101
What's not scary about the dead coming to life? - Alpha101
1st half: pretty good, 2nd half: just wasn't as good, and the stupidity of the main character ruined the story.
Love how it says the shinning, simpsons reference I'm pretty sure - Sanselephant
Horrifying, outstanding, and became one of my favorite books. How is it not in the top?
It should be no. 1
A jester gets revenge on a king in a cruel way. - Alpha101
Again, dead coming back to life, very scary. - Alpha101
Great book scared the crap out of me when I read it I would recommend this book to anybody
An animal brutally murders two women. - Alpha101
Oh only two people,huh? In the terrifying book Zoo by James Patterson, hundreds of people die
This is what vampires should be like. An entire town falls victim to the vampires including a 10 month old. I like the part where a 12 year old smashes the skull of a man twice his size.
Zoo is about animals that go haywire and start killing people. I'm afraid to go outside now because of this chilling novel!
Good luck reading this book without getting chills
Just read this book. Gives you the chills.
This should be higher.
Holy crap this one spooked me... first time reading gave me the chills - SpyroZap99
Just finished this a few weeks ago. Very unique. One of the best I've ever read. - Alpha101
Book is lackluster, but the movie is thrilling! - Alpha101
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2. The Cellar - Richard Laymon
3. Incarnate - Ramsey Campbell
2. Cujo - Stephen King
3. The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe