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#1    magic charm

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Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:40 AM

                                                  hi new to the site just want to say absolute quality biggrin.gif

any way i've read the post's on scary movies and wondered what books do you think are scary.me THE RATS byJAMES HERBERT scared me senseless not recomended for bedtime reading.

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Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:50 AM

                                                  Welcome to the board  magic charm  wavey.gif
   I read that one when I was 17  just before reading "Silence of the Lambs" which was a great book , but the movie was a let down . rolleyes.gif
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Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:51 AM

                                                  i dont really remember any book in paticular that scared me. i remeber Bag of Bones by Stephen King had me on the edge of my seat for about a half hour. i guess things that scare me the most are things that have actually happened to people. i like to read about serial killers, and that stuff scares me a lot. that was a good question.

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Posted 06 March 2003 - 01:03 AM

                                                  I read The Charles Manson case study , actually did a book report on it for High School . I didn't find that scary though just Twisted.


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Posted 06 March 2003 - 05:37 AM

                                                  I wouldn't say this is the scariest book of them All, but it's The Mailman by Bentley Little. It goes to show how little we think of those that are in our lives that we never think of.                                                  

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Posted 06 March 2003 - 07:43 PM

                                                  i dont really get scared when reading books, althogh i will have to get some stephan king out of the library                                                  

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Posted 07 March 2003 - 04:47 PM

                                                  Stephen King does it for me every time, espacially IT and The Shining

Also his short story collections are very good, one story in particular, can't recall the title, it was about a father and son who while driving to the supermarket, encounter giant mutant insects who start killing everyone. Sounds crap put like that, but it was a story that really played on your mind. blink.gif                                                  


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Posted 07 March 2003 - 04:52 PM

                                                  I am pretty sure that one is The Mist, but I could be mistaken. Supposedly there is a movie in the process based upon that story.                                                  

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Posted 07 March 2003 - 05:10 PM

                                                  Yes I think your right! smile.gif I rember now, it started with a mist.
It was in the same book with the story about the Vampire Pilot which they've also made into a film. I'm so crap with titles rolleyes.gif
I'd like to see the film but they never do justice to the story. sad.gif                                                  


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Posted 08 March 2003 - 06:01 PM

                                                  BC, Halo... I think there was even a TV movie made of "The Mist".... Wasn't very good though...

Most of the times the books -are- better.


I agree with Castor on Bag o'Bones... that book has kept me up some nights... I will never look at fridge magnets the same way.   scared.gif                                                  

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Posted 09 March 2003 - 05:24 AM

                                                  Phantom your thinking of John Carpenters "The Fog" which is totally diff than Stephen King's "The Mist".                                                  

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Posted 09 March 2003 - 09:55 AM

                                                  Ahh yes "The Fog" Ghostly Pirates on the rampage, not my cup of tea.
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Posted 09 March 2003 - 11:03 AM

                                                  Bloated Corpse... I'm pretty sure that I was thinking of "The Mist"....

But really... if you do read minds, we should meet up someday... like... in a casino?                                                  

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Posted 09 March 2003 - 03:35 PM

                                                  

For me the scariest books I've read were:


'The Haunting Of Hill House' by Shirley Jackson

'Communion' by Whitley Strieber

The Bible (really)
                                                  


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Posted 14 March 2003 - 09:42 AM

                                                  I've read a few bits in the Bible , but I couldn't work most of it out . (I think there's something wrong with me). I tried to read it from cover to cover once but I couldn't get through all the begats and begots.  rolleyes.gif                                                  





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