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#31    Black Hound

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 10:43 PM

Came across a good book by Jeff Belanger, ENCYCLOPEDIA of HAUNTED PLACES. Advertised at other sites, which will not be cited.


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:09 PM

I was told to check out James Herbert. Anyone read his stuff?

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

View Postploppy, on 03 January 2010 - 07:09 PM, said:

I was told to check out James Herbert. Anyone read his stuff?


I used to read his stuff, but I got a bit bored after about the third book.  I did enjoy  his novel "Once" though.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:21 PM

Most of my variouus books, novels, etc, are academic in nature. though they deal with topics rnging from "ghosts" to pure supernatural, I would not identify any as "creepy"


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:45 PM

View Postploppy, on 25 December 2009 - 03:46 PM, said:

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?

Just about anything written by H.P. Lovecraft.
That man had some issues LOL.
I you get sucked in to his world and trail of thoughts it surely will be a test of your own sanity.  :o :wacko:  

Almost everything he made was like the John Carpenters - In the Mouth of Madness movie on crack.

Some movies like:
Dagon
Necronomicon
The Unnamable
From Beyond

The movies don't do the books justice, but they sure give an inkling of his twisted imagination and haunting nightmares.

Happy reading/watching.  :D

Link: H.P. Lovecraft > http://en.wikipedia....H._P._Lovecraft

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

Here are a few: The Watkins Dictionary of Magic by Nevil Drury

HAUNTED PLACES by Dennis Hauck
Unternational Directory of Haunted Places by Dennis Hauck

T he Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Encyclopedia of Haunted Places by Jeff Bellanger

The Encyclopedia of Angels by  R.E. Guiley

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy by R.E. Guiley

The Encyclopedia of Saints by R.E. Guiley

The Encyclopedia of Vampires,Werewolves, and Other Monsters, by R.E. Guiley

The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft, by R.E. Guiley

Plus 2 ceilining high bookshelves with all kinds of interesting stuff in them.



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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:56 PM

View PostGraveyard Hound, on 07 January 2010 - 07:55 PM, said:

Here are a few: The Watkins Dictionary of Magic by Nevil Drury

HAUNTED PLACES by Dennis Hauck
Unternational Directory of Haunted Places by Dennis Hauck

T he Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Encyclopedia of Haunted Places by Jeff Bellanger

The Encyclopedia of Angels by  R.E. Guiley

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy by R.E. Guiley

The Encyclopedia of Saints by R.E. Guiley

The Encyclopedia of Vampires,Werewolves, and Other Monsters, by R.E. Guiley

The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft, by R.E. Guiley

Plus 2 ceilining high bookshelves with all kinds of interesting stuff in them.


I've got several of those books myself ^_^


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:12 PM

View Post_Nyx_, on 07 January 2010 - 07:56 PM, said:

I've got several of those books myself Posted Image


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:19 PM

Anyones you have, I'd be interested in knowing about them Thanks


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:20 PM

View PostGraveyard Hound, on 07 January 2010 - 10:19 PM, said:

Anyones you have, I'd be interested in knowing about them Thanks

Oh lord, I've got two bookcases full...I'll have to make a list when I get a chance :)


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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:34 AM

View Post_Nyx_, on 07 January 2010 - 10:20 PM, said:

Oh lord, I've got two bookcases full...I'll have to make a list when I get a chance Posted Image

No rush, just me being nosey. Thanks  for offering to do some looking. Just drop me a pm or something less obtrusive than posting . If that's not some kind of violation?

Edited by Graveyard Hound, 08 January 2010 - 02:35 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:37 AM

View PostGraveyard Hound, on 08 January 2010 - 02:34 AM, said:

No rush, just me being nosey. Thanks  for offering to do some looking. Just drop me a pm or something less obtrusive than posting . If that's not some kind of violation?

that was the plan :)


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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:42 AM

Apologies if these have been posted but I reckon old school is best... try the Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe and the Turn of the Screw for starters...


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:26 PM

House of Leaves is incredibly creepy and one of my favorite books.  I'd say anything Stephen King - pre 1997.  Carrie gave me nightmares.  The Stand is the best King book out there, imo.


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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:21 PM

Anything by H.P Lovecraft is creepy as hell, some of the stories disturbed me for days after i read them.

Not a book, but the computer game Bioshock (not the second, have not played it yet) i found to be very creepy, not scary, but just.... creepy and disconcerting the bit towards the end of the game in the little sisters training area espechially.





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