Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | October 25, 2011

Lock the doors

Just in time for Halloween, we’ve got a new book of scary stories to read with the doors locked and all the lights on: Haunted America by Michael Norman and Beth Scott. Library Journal labeled it “an excellent source of spine-tingling narratives for Halloween night or spooky campfire fun.”

What books do you find delightfully disturbing? Here’s a list of top-ten scariest novels compiled by one online blogger:

1.   Ghost Story by Peter Straub
2.   Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
3.   The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
4.   Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
5.   Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (along with other classics such as Dracula by Bram  Stoker, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson)
6.   It by Stephen King
7.   Watchers by Dean Koontz
8.   The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
9.   I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
10. The Shining by Stephen King

Do you agree? Do you have a scary story that didn’t make the list? Comment below and share your spine-tingling favorites.

~Janice

 

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