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#1    ploppy

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:46 PM

Can anyone reccommend really creepy scary books for me? I'm thinking I'm going to get a lot of Stephen King suggestions ^_^  I've already gotten my hands on the Stand and will give it a go.

Anything is welcome?


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Posted 25 December 2009 - 04:40 PM

'I am Legend' by Richard Matheson is quite a shocker - much better than the crappy film. :)


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Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:43 PM

'The Cell' by Stephen King, for those who love all of that lovely gore and blood.  ;)

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

I'm looking more for creepyness than blood and guts, :tu:  but was the Cell book adapted to a film per chance? Sounds familiar...or maybe I'm thinking of the Cube :wacko:
I've just DL'd :innocent:  The Taking by Dean Koontz. Anyone read this?


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Posted 26 December 2009 - 12:25 AM

"Skeleton Key", if you have an interest vodoo and body switching.The book is better than the movie.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 01:11 AM

Shadow Fires, by Dean Koontz, was honestly the first book that gave me nightmares.  I can still remember them, and it was a long time before I could re-read the book.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 01:12 AM

View Postploppy, on 25 December 2009 - 05:48 PM, said:

I'm looking more for creepyness than blood and guts, :tu:  but was the Cell book adapted to a film per chance? Sounds familiar...or maybe I'm thinking of the Cube :wacko:
I've just DL'd :innocent:  The Taking by Dean Koontz. Anyone read this?
Believe me, that book gave me nightmares. Even to this day... :blink: You must mean the 2000 movie 'The Cell' starting Jennfier Lopez.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 03:58 AM

Communion by Whitley Strieber is a good creepy read, if you like aliens that is  :alien:

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 04:12 AM

Clive Barker is very creepy. So is Peter Straub.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 09:07 PM

Any book on the works of de Sade might  slide into the bllo and guts category. Then maybe not.




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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:50 PM

If you want something more true, you can look into Charles Manson and the Family (A book called Helter Skelter is about as good as you'll get,) and a book about a couple named Joel and Lisa Steinberg, which was a very sick, twisted and despicable case of domestic abuse of degrees you wouldn't possibly believe.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:10 PM

Ghost creepy not "cross my legs close my eyes and hat humanity gory" creepy :unsure:


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Posted 27 December 2009 - 04:09 PM

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:25 PM

Thanks for the suggestions so far.  :tu:  I can't find The Site, I'll try looking for more info. What's it about?

I've now gotten my hands on another Dean Koontz book (finished The Taking in space of a day&a half). I got Phantoms.
Also got the Shining and been trying to get a hold of Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House".

When I say 'got' by the way I mean 'downloaded' for my Ereader. I got it for christmas and now it's given me an excuse to read more.


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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:00 PM

5 vol. set of GHOSTS OF GETTYSBURG by Mark Nesbitt.





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