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 The Shining - Stephen King Product Image

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 The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson Product Image
3 Dracula - Bram Stoker Dracula - Bram Stoker Product Image
4 The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty Product Image
5 American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis Product Image

Yes

6 Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier Product Image
7 Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk Product Image
8 The Turn of the Screw - Henry James The Turn of the Screw - Henry James Product Image
9 The Terror - Dan Simmons The Terror - Dan Simmons Product Image
10 It - Stephen King It - Stephen King Product Image

Should be #1 - PeeledBanana

The Contenders

11 Hell House - Richard Matheson Hell House - Richard Matheson Product Image
12 They Thirst - Robert McCammon They Thirst - Robert McCammon Product Image
13 The Rats - James Herbert The Rats - James Herbert Product Image
14 Incarnate - Ramsey Campbell Incarnate - Ramsey Campbell Product Image
15 Ghost Story - Peter Straub Ghost Story - Peter Straub Product Image
16 Pet Sematary - Steven King Pet Sematary - Steven King Product Image

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!

17 Zoo - James Patterson Zoo - James Patterson Product Image

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

I'm afraid to go outside now

18 Psycho - Robert Bloch Psycho - Robert Bloch Product Image
19 Misery - Stephen King Misery - Stephen King Product Image
20 The Cellar - Richard Laymon The Cellar - Richard Laymon Product Image
21 Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons Product Image

That face looks so creepy

22 Phantoms - Dean Koontz Phantoms - Dean Koontz Product Image
23 The Damnation Game - Clive Barker The Damnation Game - Clive Barker Product Image
24 The Doll - Rex Sparger The Doll - Rex Sparger Product Image
25 Floating Dragon - Peter Straub Floating Dragon - Peter Straub Product Image
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