Top Ten Scariest Horror Novels

Sometimes, if you want a good fright, the best place to find a good scare is at your public library. These horror novels are scary enough to top some of the best horror movies.

The Top Ten

1 The Shining - Stephen King

Maybe the scariest haunted house novel? Absolutely terrifying.

An all time favorite but not the scariest novel ever.

This book isn't scary at all

2 The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
3 Dracula - Bram Stoker
4 The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
5 American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
6 Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
7 Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
8 The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
9 The Terror - Dan Simmons
10 Hell House - Richard Matheson

The Contenders

11 They Thirst - Robert McCammon
12 The Rats - James Herbert
13 Incarnate - Ramsey Campbell
14 Ghost Story - Peter Straub
15 Zoo - James Patterson

Go to a local bookstore and buy this book. Read it. It's worth the money!

I'm afraid to go outside now

16 It - Stephen King

Should be #1 - PeeledBanana

17 The Cellar - Richard Laymon
18 Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons

That face looks so creepy

19 Phantoms - Dean Koontz
20 The Damnation Game - Clive Barker
21 Pet Sematary - Steven King

Horrifying if you read this and the ending doesn't petrify you there is something very inhuman about you.

If you can't even spell the authors name right, then this book shouldn't be on this list. I think Zoo should be way higher!

22 The Doll - Rex Sparger
23 Floating Dragon - Peter Straub
24 Psycho - Robert Bloch
25 The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris
26 Carrie - Stephen King
27 Misery - Stephen King
28 Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
29 At the Mountains of Madness - H. P. Lovecraft
30 Jaws - Peter Benchley
31 Cujo - Stephen King
32 Christine - Stephen King
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Top Remixes

1. The Shining - Stephen King
2. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
3. Dracula - Bram Stoker
1. They Thirst - Robert McCammon
2. The Rats - James Herbert
3. Incarnate - Ramsey Campbell


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