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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Favourite Scary Books and Movies #TopTenTuesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

Today's list is a Halloween Freebie. I'm going with Favourite Scary Books and Movies.

The Exorcist
by William Peter Blatty
Hands down, I think this is the scariest book that I've ever read! If possible, get the 40th Anniversary Edition of the audiobook read by the author. If you think the movie is scary, just wait until you read the book!

The Shining
by Stephen King
I have both the paperback and the audiobook, but I haven't read this one yet. I tried to get to it in October and failed, but I'll listen to the audiobook before the end of the year. I find the movie pretty frightening!

This is the scariest of all the slasher flicks, because Halloween was the one that started them all!

This one is pretty grisly, and the sound of his heavy breathing in the gas mask freaks me out!

Movies with a child as the villain, like this one, always scare me!

by Stephen King
I read this about 25 years ago, and I absolutely loved it! The whole idea of the dead coming back to life but not quite the same, especially when it involves a child, is terrifying! It was a great scary read, and it's on my re-read list! The movie is equally good:

by Ted Dekker
This isn't a horror novel, but it is totally creepy because it involves a serial killer who preys on young girls and kills them by methodically breaking their bones without piercing their skin.

by Dean Koontz
This was my first read from Koontz, and then I was hooked. I find his books so terrifying because they could actually happen, since they are usually psychologically based! A man and his girlfriend's brother are driving on a road trip, and they are being followed by a psychopath. It really freaked me out!

(As the World Dies, Book #1)
by Rhiannon Frater
Frater made zombies terrifying for me again! From my review: "Frater had me biting my nails with anxiety! What was so scary about her zombies is that they were not slow like they are in the movies; they are fast, especially when they smell fresh meat. Furthermore, some of her zombies appear to be thinkers, who study the environment around them and try to solve the dilemma of how to gain access to buildings or escape confinement."

(The Last Bastion, Book #1)
by Rhiannon Frater
Yes, another Frater favourite! This one has a futuristic sci-fi element in addition to the zombies.

by Sarah Waters
This story is not gruesome or gory, but a very eerie story told in a subtle way. Definitely creepy! 

by Kendare Blake
If you are a fan of the television show "Supernatural," then you will enjoy this book! It wasn't as scary as I was hoping for, but I still enjoyed it.

by Shirley Jackson
It was good, but I was a bit disappointed that it didn't have the creep factor that The Little Stranger did.

by Stephen King
Another King story with lots of disturbing scenes involving children. I still remember watching the 1979 mini-series on television when I was just a kid, and that infamous window scene with Danny Glick!

by Bentley Little
I have a thing for haunted houses, and this is another good one.

by Robert Marasco
Another really good haunted house story, which I just finished.

by David Mitchell
This was a Group Read for the RIPXII challenge, and I really enjoyed it! It's more than just a haunted house story.

by Nick Cutter
I'm reading this one now, and I'm really enjoying it!

(The Hatching, Books #1 and 2)
by Ezekiel Boone
Spiders taking over the world? Yup, these books will leave you feeling those critters crawling all over you.

Here are a some horror books that I have on my TBR mountain:

So, what are your favourite scary books or movies? Please let me know in the comments, or leave me a link to your blog post if you are also participating in the meme!


  1. Ohhh, so many scary picks! Great list. I've not seen the original My Bloody Valentine yet but I can only imagine how creepy it is.


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