Scare me.

In honor of Halloween I’m watching horror and reading horror and honestly it’s not that different from any other month except that everyone else is also watching and reading and I end up buying all of the halloween decorations in the stores that I can use as my everyday decor.

So for today tell me a horror book or film that is underappreciated that everyone should watch:

I’ll go first…you should totally read My Sister, the a Serial Killer.  My only complaint is that it’s too short.

And then you should watch The Golem.  I’m a fan.  Ooh…or I am the pretty thing that lives in the house.  Or Little Monsters.  (The 2019 one.  Not the one with Howie Mandel.) Sorry.  That’s more than one but I couldn’t help myself.

Your turn…

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  1. I’m not much into horror, but Alien used to scare me.

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  2. Babadook is great. I watch horror movies as a passion and that one got me

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  3. The Autopsy of Jane Doe

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  4. I loved the book by John Searles, Help for the Haunted.
    Happy Halloween! 🎃

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  5. Satan’s Slaves (PENGABDI SETAN) It’s an Indonesian horror film about family and illness.

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  6. Into the Out Of, by Alan Dean Foster

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  7. Lair of the White Worm

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  8. Here’s a quick read from Reddit’s NoSleep:

    (Added bonus, I wrote it)

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    Stephanie Hough

    I’m not sure if Crimson Peak (2015) counts as underrated, but I love it and it’s scary 😀

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  10. I don’t know how underrated it is, but Security by Gina Wohlsdorf absolutely freaked the crap out of me. On the other end of the spectrum, The Anomaly by Michael Rutger was just good fun.

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  11. The Bear, by Claire Cameron
    Although it isn’t exactly horror, I was horrified and shocked through the ENTIRE book. I highly recommend it.

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  12. Just got the new Stephen Chbosky: Imaginary Friend.

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  13. The Girl with All the Gifts!

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  14. It’s definitely cheesy old horror, but Brain Damage and The Stuff are classics! Also the Jack Frost movie (the slasher flick, not the wholesome Michael Keaton one).

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  15. Two movies I distinctly remember scaring me when I was a kid: “The Horror at 37,000 Feet” which was a CBS TV Movie which first aired in 1973. Another favorite was “The Changeling” from 1980, a Canadian film that’s considered one of the best horror films of all time. I’m a child of the ’80s so I love these movies!

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  16. This is so not my genre, but you NEED to check out Nicole Cliffe’s recs on twitter. She loves horror films and often finds ones that haven’t made it to the mainstream.

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  17. Earlier this year, I saw the screenwriter Amanda Idoko do a dramatic reading of the first scene of “My Sister the Serial Killer”‘s upcoming movie. It was pretty awesome. I think I need to go back and read it!!

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  18. The Believers starring Martin Sheen, came out in 1987. That movie scared the holy hell out of me! There’s a part where a possessed cult member speaks in a little kid’s voice, and I can still picture it and hear it right now even though I haven’t seen the movie since probably the mid-90s!

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  19. For sheer creepy atmosphere, read 2 short stories: Moolight Sonata and The Willows.

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  20. I love Girl with all the Gifts, a different take on the zombie story. Ditto In The Flesh, a limited series from the UK about a future in which zombies can be “normal” if they take a vaccine, but some rebel.

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  21. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. The Others with Nicole Kidman was creepy AF!

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  22. The Last Days of Jack Sparks – Jason Arnopp

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  23. The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian…creepy! The audiobook has a great narrator…

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  24. Two of my favorite scary movies from when I was younger was “The Horror at 37,000 Feet” which was a CBS TV movie from 1973 starring William Shatner. I also loved “The Changeling” from 1980, a Canadian film considered one of the best horror films of all time.

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  25. 25
    Lisa Shapiro

    DARK KNIGHT OF THE SCARECROW

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  26. 26
    Lisa Shapiro

    DARK KNIGHT OF THE SCARECROW

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  27. Movie: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (and it delights me that me and my sister find it our favorite together – we EACH wanna be Betty!! so whoever gets sick first in old age…the other is gonna dress up and scare the SHIT outa the other!!)
    Book: My journal. My Ma will scare the batshit out of anyone…that bitch knows evil. HA!

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  28. Horrorstor or My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix! They are scary and hilarious and they both made me cry!

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  29. I read that book Jenny – it was great!

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  30. Not typically a horror film but still, Lord of the Flies. Also me when I have pink eye.

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  31. Podcast: Ghosts in the Burbs. Gets scarier as it gets going. You can also read it on her blog if you don’t want to hear the podcasts, but I find the podcasts scarier because she’s so woman-next-door, it is like going to Starbucks with her and she starts in with the stories, and that just makes it creepier.

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  32. The movie “Teeth” will definitely make you think, lol

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  33. Generally speaking, I don’t watch horror shows/movies because I’m a wuss and also because what scares you probably isn’t the same thing that scares me. I just finished watching the latest season of Outlander and I have to say I’m horrified every time I have to watch a 15 minute soft porn session. Having said that…..I just found I have a Horror in the family. You can read it in my link and then you can Google it for extra fun!

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  34. I am a high school English teacher and have a course called Reading the Movies. I’m wrapping up a month of horror films, and one of the creepiest things the kids have watched (beyond Silence of the Lambs) is an episode from The Twilight Zone, “It’s a Good Life.” The town is controlled by a monster, and eight-year-old boy who will send dogs and people to the cornfield if they think and talk negatively of this “good boy.”

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  35. Watchers by Dean Koontz. I’ve done a lot of driving between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The scenery is miles and miles of open landscape and on night drives, with a full moon, you can almost see the beast from that book running through the woods or along side your car.

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  36. I saw Grabbers for the first time this year. Loved it. Great characters, just creepy enough without gratuitous blood.

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  37. Chuck Wendig has written some fabulous horror:
    -Unclean Spirits
    -Double Dead
    -the whole Miriam Black series.
    Fantastic writer. Like if Stephen King and Terry Pratchett had a love child…..

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  38. I don’t know if it’s underappreciated per se but Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire)’s Into The Drowning Deep is a very creepy story , with a very diverse cast and quite a few characters that you are deeply looking forward to having their faces eaten by murder mermaids. I hope you don’t like ocean swimming, because you won’t by the time you’re done with this one. You should all totally buy it so they will pay her to write the sequel.

    There is a prequel novella (not necessary to read beforehand as the novel tells you what happened to them in chapter 1) called Rolling In The Deep, which can be hard to find in dead-tree format but might be easier to track down in e-book.

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  39. When I was in sixth grade, I was told I couldn’t read It by Stephen King. Since they wouldn’t let me check it out as the school library, I checked it out of the city library. It scared the snot out of me of course but that doesn’t mean they were right to not let me read it!

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  40. The Monsters of Verity duology by Victoria Schwab. Our Dark Duet and This Savage Song. They had that delicious tension that kept me reading, a satisfying conclusion, but leaving me hoping for future books in the universe.

    There’s also the YA book ‘Doll Bones’ by Holly Black that is a coming of age story wrapped around a quest to put a haunted doll to rest.

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  41. Book: The Boy Who Sees Demons

    I got it in England a few years back and it wasn’t available in the US at that time. Hope you can get it now!

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  42. I don’t love the horror genre, but this time of year I like to listen to Click Clack the Rattle Bones by Neil Gaiman. It is short, his voice is amazing and the story if just creepy enough. Easy to Google and listen for free.

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  43. No horror movies for me, they make me not sleep. Strangely, I am obsessed with true crime. Love me some serial killer stories. (And I sleep like a baby, so who knows?) I just downloaded My Sister the Serial Killer (Fiction, I know) Can’t wait to start reading it tonight!

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  44. I tweeted this but in case it gets lost in a sea of replies (plus I can add more here)

    Movie: The Atticus Institute (to rent), The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Netflix), Terrified (Shudder), Satan’s Slaves (Prime), Annabelle Creation (to rent), Crawl (to rent), As Above So Below (Netflix)
    TV: Channel Zero (Shudder), Marianne (Netflix), Creepshow (Shudder, this is more fun than scary but there are some good scares)
    Book: A Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay, The Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo, Kill Creek, Scott Thomas, Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, The House Next Door, Anne Rivers Siddon

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  45. I just discovered the superbly slapstick/gloriously gore-ridden treasures that are the classic “Evil Dead“ movies and TV
    show. The writing is supremely funny, but the horror aspects also make you jump out of your seat. Bruce Campbell (Ash) who packs a “boomstick” and a chainsaw to fight “deadites” is about as antihero as it gets in the best way. Campbell’s rubber faced reactions and sharp comic delivery help make the films/show.

    Those are a must watch-“Groovvvvvvyyyyyy!”

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  46. My hubby’s favorite oldie-but-goodie is Dog Soldiers, (British Werewolf movie).

    Event Horizon is pretty twisted if you enjoy Spacey movies.

    Cube, Cube 2, or Cube Zero are pretty fun.

    Hope you have an incredible Hallow’s Eve!

    Cheers (^ vv ^)

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  47. Infected, Contagious, and Pandemic by Scott Sigler. You’ll never look at chicken scissors the same way again.
    Short stories by Paul E. Cooley: Treats and Tattoo
    (I love this thread, so many great suggestions!)

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  48. Check out the webcomic Wilde Life, by Pascalle Lepas, for creepy supernatural goodness. She’s just over 700 panels in, and just started a new arc, but highly recommend you start from the beginning: http://www.wildelifecomic.com/

    I also recently read The Seventh Bride, by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon). It’s a fantastic retelling of Bluebeard!

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  49. 49
    Roberta Lowe

    Trilogy of Terror – a 70s or early 80s flick with three short movies in one. The third is the one that scared the crap out of me as a kid. It has this little voodoo doll that chases a woman around her apartment with a big knife! Couldn’t sleep in my room without checking under the bed for years!

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  50. Black Christmas is a horror movie that I found especially scary. It was also filmed in Toronto where I live

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    Theotherbrit

    Confessions by Kanae Minato or I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid (might be triggery). Also loved Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, which has some near horror stories in it.

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  52. Short story by Stephen King, The Sun Dog. Still freaks the sh** out of me just thinking about it.

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  53. The One With All The Gifts.

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  54. Oops, I mean “The Girl With All The Gifts”

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  55. Movie: In the Mouth of Madness.
    Book: The Black Hope Horror

    Hands down, two of my favorites.

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  56. Gerald’s Game by Stephen King. In my opinion, his scariest novel ever because everything in this story could happen. No supernatural events or fantasy anywhere. Everything. Is. Possible.

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  57. Eraserhead. Black and white classic. Terrifying.

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  58. The Novel version of Bird Box by Josh Malerman. (I usually hate to say this, but it’s way better than the movie).

    Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice is a novel about a pseudo-post-apocalyptic situation in a isolated First Nations (Anishinaabe) reserve in Northern Ontario.

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  59. Harvest Home, by Thomas Tryon

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  60. The Thing (1982) with Kurt Russel and Director: John Carpenter A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

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  61. April Fool’s Day (1986)

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  62. Read the Felix Castor series by Mike Carey. Excellent, excellent books that surround an exorcist whose best friend falls victim to possession.

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  63. My bank statement always gives me a fright.

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  64. THE most horrific: the Bible!

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  65. “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong.

    https://www.crashwong.net/hungry-daughters

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  66. The Haunting of Hill House Netflix series – psychological. Loved it!

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  67. I watched “Pyewacket” and “The taking of Deborah Logan”, scared me like no other movies.

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    Stacey Lunsford

    The Haunting of Hill House

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  69. “The hound of the Baskerville” with Christopher Lee.

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  70. I think a really under-rated movie is Soylent Green, filmed in 1973. Bad acting, but the entire idea the film was about scared the hell out of me when I was a young adult. Alien is the other movie that totally scared me – loved it! https://conniefoster.com/apartment-life/

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    officerripley

    Scariest story: The Monkey’s Paw by somebody Jacobs written in the early 1900s but the jr. high sch teacher who read it aloud to us shortly b4 Halloween 1 year really got into it, turned off all the lights ,etc. while he read it. As to movies, probably hard to find becuz it’s so old (1971), a British film called Crucible of Horror, nothing supernatural, just psychological horror but very terrifying.

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  72. 73
    Dick Carlson

    There is nothing scarier than the P&L at an Independent Bookstore.

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  73. Well, it’s a podcast, but I just started listening to Spooked. I don’t scare easily, but these stories make the hair on my neck stand up. It’s very well done!

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  74. An old Clint Eastwood movie, The Beguiled is so freakin creepy.

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  75. Haunted by Chuck Palahinuk. I was reading it on a flight years ago–really creepy short stories. Somehow it got left on the plane, and I never finished it, but boy, what I read was horrifying!

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  76. 77
    officerripley

    @Dick Carlson, does “P&L” mean profit and loss? If so, I agree.

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    Jill Knowles

    The Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud, It;s a 5 book middle grade series, and has some of the most terrifying ghosts ever. They are set in an AU version of modern England where ghosts started to appear regularly roughly 60 years ago. If one of these ghosts touches you, you will almost certainly die. Only certain psychic children can see them, and they are recruited at age 8 to be trained as ghost hunters. The average life expectancy for these kids is 12.

    I love horror and it rarely frightens me anymore, but these books are the kind of scary that makes me check the cat when I hear a noise late at night. I figure if she doesn’t react, nothing is going to get me. Unless she’s in on it….

    JillyK

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  78. Wonderfully gothic, creepy, and atmospheric book, perfect for Halloween: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.
    Hilariously over-the-top, gore-tastic movie: Slither (note: i can’t handle scary movies normally, but this is so campy, the scary parts are usually also quite funny. Nathan Fillion makes it.)

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  79. I enjoyed TIMETRAP on Netflix recently. A science fiction horror that does get a little wonky at the end but lots of suspense. Book would definitely be BENEATH by Kristi DeMeester.

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  80. Dead silence scared me – first movie since I was a teenager that had me bolting out of my basement all freaked out one night 😉

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  81. The Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stevens and Shivaree and The Witching Savannah series by J. D. Horn.

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  82. Bunker Man by Duncan McLean. The Terror by Dan Simmons. Let the Right One In (the book). Nailbiter (comic series). Locke & Key (comic series). The Invitation (movie). Bellflower (movie, not horror, but unsettling). Hereditary (movie). It Follows (movie). The Witch (movie). Hugs! – Nōn

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  83. The library at mount char – absolutely amazing

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  84. The Good House by Tananarive Due.

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  85. The Haunting of Maddie Clare by Simone St. James. Actually, anything by Simone St. James! Great atmospheric historical fiction ghost stories.

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  86. Everyone here has already recommended all the ones I would. I say enjoy them all.

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  87. Check out the movie Under the Shadow, Iranian horror move, it’s on Netflix right now. Really good and it actually scared me!

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  88. M a movie with Peter Lorre. Best version, IMHO, the German with E
    nglish subtitles.

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  89. Ghost Story by Peter Straub. I can’t even remember why it freaked me out so badly, I just know it did and I can’t bring myself to reread it because I am still spooked by it.
    And I second House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. It’s super unsettling.

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  90. OK, I’m totally soft when it comes to scary things (think X-Files) but I still think Donnie Darko is scary. I think of that rabbit in the middle of the night sometimes and have to turn the light on!

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  91. If you want to have a great laugh,I reccomend “Humanoids of the Deep “.It was filmed in the area I grew up in. It’s a typical B horror movie, full of corny plot lines and acting.

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  92. Halloween is when I long for the Vincent Price classics. And Argento.

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  93. I’ve been on a spooky podcast kick. All of the PNWS podcasts are good. I listened to one called “The Control Room” which is tbh a little triggering as it’s about a women’s mental institution in the 60s (fictional, but still)

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  94. So I Married an axe-murderer. Mike Myers.

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  95. The old 1950’s French film Diabolique. The remakes are scary too, but the original is best.
    From the ‘70’s; Games. Psycho-terror film. Scariest book: The Ruins by Scott Smith.

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  96. Totally agree. Loved My Sister the Serial Killer and it was way too short 😦 The good ones always are.

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    Natalie McCulloch

    I don’t know if it’s under-appreciated, but you should definitely read “My Best Friend’s Exorcism” by Grady Hendrix. It is awesome – it’s got horror, nostalgia, and a poignant look at the power of female friendship.

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  98. Movie: Repulsion (1965 directed by Roman Polanski).Possibly triggering.

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  99. I highly recommend T. Kingfisher’s new one “The Twisted Ones”!

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  100. 101
    Elizabeth J

    a) the original Manchurian Candidate was the scariest thing I had seen until The Ring.
    b) the news

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  101. 102
    Natalie McCulloch

    Also – you should watch One Cut of the Dead if you like horror-comedy – it is hilarious.

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  102. Not sure if it’s underrated as I know a lot of people like it but An American Werewolf In London was on the other night. I hadn’t seen it in about 10 years and it still holds up and is one of my all time faves. It’s hilarious and yet the scary parts are still quite scary. Loved it when it came out, still love it now.
    Also Evil Dead 2 is one of the greatest. What surprised me the last time I saw it is that I took my mom, as Bruce Campbell was doing a q and a (he’s our hometown hero, we’re from Michigan) and I thought my mom would hate it, as she doesn’t like horror and has a very different sense of humor from mine, and yet she loved it. She thought it was hilarious and scary and we bonded over our love of Bruce and Sam. Hail to the king baby!

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  103. I second the recommendation‘Imaginary Friend’ by Stephen Chbosky. It is hard to explain the plot, but it is spooky and he easily paints a disturbing (but in a good way) and creepy world for his characters to inhabit. Read it with the lights on. 😉

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  104. Well, none of my stuff is scary, but I know a guy…

    Try Scott Sigler’s:
    “Nocturnal” – For months afterward, you’ll jump every time something falls on your roof.
    “Ancestor” – It’ll make you do a double take whenever you see a cow (just in case it isn’t).
    “Infected” – Two words: chicken scissors.

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    Jennifer Palmer

    I finally read Dr Sleep in preparation for the movie (it’s only been my Kindle since it was released) and I loved it. Favorite horror movie varies by my mood but The Changeling (the one from the 70’s, not the one with Angelina Jolie) is always a good one or The Ring. I made the mistake of watching that one the first time while my husband was deployed and slept with the lights on for like 2 weeks after.

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  106. “Into the Drowning Deep” by Mira Grant terrified me.

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  107. The Changeling with George C. Scott is my favorite scary movie.

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    Heather in York pa

    Dr. Sleep. And now there’s a movie OMG!!

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  109. I’m not a fan of horror, honestly. I was when I was younger, but the older I get, the less appealing it is.

    I’ll probably watch “Coco” tomorrow night, in honor of Dia De Las Muertes. 🙂

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    Pellington21

    Hands down, Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and Robert Sheenan. Free on Prime. Not a horror film, but a psychological thriller. All the scarier because it could really happen (vs. a made up monster like Freddy Krueger). I saw it in the theatre and it scared me both times.

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  111. 113
    Diane Clemens

    Please read WOLF LAND by Jonathan Janz. He has written several wonderful books, but WOLF LAND is my favorite. I hope you do check him out!

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  112. 114
    Lee Ann Perez

    I read “The Search for Joseph Tully” by William H Hallahan back before I had kids, so it had to be pre-1976. Scared the bejabbers out of me. It’s still available through Amazon so I’d assume you could get it for the bookshop through the publisher. Reincarnation, retribution, genealogy, whooshing sound of a sword traveling through time. Thomas Tryon’s “Harvest Home” freaked me out because I could imagine it being set in any small rural Midwest community in which I was raised.

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    Laura Kretchman

    Watch Take of Two Sisters. It’s subtitled, but amazing! Like Fight Club, the end will blow your mind and you’ll have to go back and watch again. Seriously. Watch it!

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  114. The People Under the Stairs
    The Dead Zone
    Dark Night of the Scarecrow

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  115. Night of the Living Dead. In a dark room. First of a certain kind. And an incidental comment, I was having coffee at Barnes & Noble when I first opened this thread, and I was only able to find ONE of the first ten recommended books. We need you!

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  116. One of my favorite books of all time is Stephen King’s, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. It’s a children’s horror story and psychological treat. Takes you back to your own childhood fears.

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  117. Today’s news. Completely horrifying. Every. Damn. Day.

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    Jessica Munro

    If you have not read ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ by Joe Hill, get it now!!!! My favorite scary book.

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  119. The movie don’t be afraid of the dark nut the original not the remake. Saw it as a kid and was afraid of the dark for years!!

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  120. What happened to Lori Book 1: Genesis and Book 2: Revelations by J.A. Konrath is pretty frightening. There’s was a companion website when they first came out earlier this year for conspiracy discussions, not sure how active it is now.

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  121. The Screaming staircase by Jonathan Stroud. Fantastic plot, real characters, alternate-London. Genuinely spooky. I’ve recommended this to my 72 year old mother and my 16 year old niece, and everyone in between. It’s been a hands-down favorite across the board.

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  122. Probably not what you were thinking of, but Ursula the sea witch scared the pants off me as a little kid watching The Little Mermaid… Dr. Lefacilier from The Princess and the Frog is also a pretty scary Disney villain.

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    Kim ABRAHAMSON

    This is an old movie but I still get the creeps thinking of it- Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, with Kim Darby, 1973.

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  124. Scariest movies: the Shining, Blair witch project that I can think of at this moment.

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  125. Oh my favorite subject!
    New: “The Perfection” or “The Ritual”
    Classic: “The Shinning” or “The Exorcist”
    Truly creepy: “A Tale of Two Sisters” or “Ringu”
    Funny: “Severance” or “Cabin in the Woods”
    Scifi: “Slither” or “Event Horizon”
    Book: “Intensity” by Dean Koontz or “From a Buick 8” Stephen King
    Thank you for letting me play 😀

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  126. The movie, Paper House, is hard to find, but haunting. The first episode of the first season of Channel Zero: Candle Cove is one of the scariest recent things I’ve seen. That first season also ends pretty well.

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  127. I love all the suggestions here! And it’s cool to see what people find scary. I have heard good things about the new movie Eli on Netflix. Insidious kept me awake for three days and I watched it in the afternoon! As for books, The Ruins, by Scott Smith is excellent.

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  128. When I was 8, The Celery Stalks at Midnight scared the crap out of me. Also, I was in maybe first grade when I watched The Wrath of Kahn, that Star Trek movie, and I had to sleep with a scarf tied around my head, covering my ears, plus earmuffs on top for about a month. I avoid scary things at all costs now.

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  129. One of my all time fav movies is April Fools Day!

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  130. Swan Song, incredible book by Robert McCammon

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  131. Communion by Whitley Streiber scared the bejesus out of me. Alien abduction.

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  132. 135
    Kristi Pointer

    An old Audrey Hepburn movie comes to mind…Wait until Dark

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  133. Check out “The Stuff” if you can find it. It’s supposed to be scary, but I found it ridiculously funny.

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  134. “Gingersnaps” is probably one of the best, if not just the best, teen werewolf flick I’ve ever seen.

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    Traci Wilbur

    The Troop by Nick Cutter

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  136. horror movies are my favorite but i have never tried to read a horror book,so i think i will give it a try.

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  137. Book: I read The Strain by Guillermo del Toro a few years ago on my phone. Gave me such nightmares and I’d read horror all my life. Movie: Old favorite is The Changeling from early 80s with George C. Scott.
    Love My Sister the Serial Killer! So unexpected.

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  138. Two classic books by Shirley Jackson (who also wrote The Lottery) The Haunting of Hill House, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. IMHO Hill house is one of the scariest books ever.

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    Maggie D. B.

    The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and the Elementals by Michael McDowell and the movie 13 Ghosts – the ghost with the box cage thingy on its head scared the crap out of me.

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  140. The Haunting (1963 original)!

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  141. If you want horror I can recommend everyone the book “Hex” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. The original is Dutch, and about a witch in a Dutch village. But upon translation they also changed the entire setting of the book to America. It is a very. scary. book. (Really, go read it)

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  142. Books: The Other by Thomas Tryon
    Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon
    Movie: Goodnight Mommy

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    Donna C Waldron

    How I Married a Murderer and Survived the Divorce

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    AmanitaEater

    The Bad Seed (1956)…no gore, no violence, no giant ants, but about as terrifying as it gets for a civil society.

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  145. My husband won a costume contest at our library the other day and he won the horror movie edition of Trivial Pursuit. It’s not really our thing, are you a board game person? I’ll totally send it to you.

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  146. Winchester (2018) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_(film)
    Story is based on a real person and a real house. You can even go visit it in San Jose.

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  147. Wait Until Dark (Audrey Hepburn)

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  148. The Other 1972 Movie

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  149. Shaun of the Dead- not a real horror movie, but a spoof that is hilarious!

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  150. I’m not much of a horror fan (I’m easily scared) but I’ll give another plug for Mira Grant’s Into the Drowning Deep. It read like a really excellent horror film; I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

    Actually, I recommend pretty much anything Mira Grant writes. Her Newsflesh series is seriously good, as well as the short stories based on the series. One of the short stories, called The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell, is seriously chilling.

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  151. http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3001 is really, really good psychological horror (read the transcripts).

    https://www.reddit.com/r/SCPDeclassified/comments/7i2xwl/scp3001_red_reality_part_1/ is an explainer/deconstruction of the story if you want more insight into the SCP lore

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    Carrie Blough

    The novel The Grip of It by Jac Jemc.

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  153. Anything by J.A. Konrath/Jack Kilborn, and Blake Crouch. An old classic is Intensity by Dean Koontz. Rob Zombie has some great movies. House of 1000 Corpses. I love horror movies and books. I appear so ordinary that I don’t think anyone would ever guess 😂. I read and watch so many movies that I kick myself that I don’t write anything down.

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  154. I also have Halloween décor up all year. A plaster life mask of Bela Lugosi is one of my favorite possessions.

    As a kid, I saw The H-Man on TV and it scared me for weeks. A radioactive blob would get under people’s skin and turn them into melted blobs. As an adult, I saw it on a big screen and it was a good movie.

    The one that made me shutter for years, is the original The Hills Have Eyes. Don’t see it if you are passing through long stretches of desert on a family vacation!

    Home on The X-files, is kind of a cousin to The Hills Have Eyes. You’ll never listen to Johnny Mathis the same way.

    If you want to take a break from all of the terror here are two family-friendly fun things to watch, Room on the Broom and the Hotel Transylvania series.

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    Heather Feather

    Movie Picnic At Hanging Rock. Books Cujo or Christine or Pet Cemetery or IT by Stephen King. Movie The Shining with Jack Nicholson based on the book by Stephen King. Movie Jaws. Movie Beetlejuice because it’s funny, but also kind of creepy. Book Sybil. Any book by John Douglas FBI profiler.
    Book Mindhunter.

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    SGrauschopf

    I just finished reading “Rules for Vanishing” (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42872940-rules-for-vanishing) and it was really creepy, edge-of-your-seat, dream-about-it-when-you-put-it-down awesome. Unfortunately, I found the ending disappointing, but it’s worth the read, anyway.

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  157. I loved My Serial-Killing Sister (what my wacky brain remembers the title as)! I recommend My Best Friend’s Exorcism. Retro scary.

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  158. Heartsick series by Chelsea Cain.

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  159. Hot Fuzz (movie by Shawn of the Dead director). A perfect village with murders and “crusty jugglers.”

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  160. Session 9 is so scary. It was filmed in an actual dilapidated asylum.I haven’t been able to watch “the making of” videos because you know some scart shit happened while filming.

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  161. The Gone series by Michael Grant is pretty great. Lord of the Flies meets Under the Dome. Young adult characters, some weird stuff starts to go down and the tension is super high, very page-turning, I couldn’t put them down. It’s not horror per se, but lots of horrifying things happen.

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  162. Ditto Heidi (#163) — I was going to say Session 9! What I like the most about this movie is that the ending surprised me, and that doesn’t happen a lot for me [not that I’m clairvoyant or anything, but I’ve watched a LOT of movies and I tend to see things coming from a mile away].

    As for books, I’d say The Dark by James Herbert. It was written before I was born, but when I read it I’d only just stopped being afraid of the dark, so it was especially scary to me then. I read it over 16 years ago and one scene in particular is still very vivid in my mind, and I remember the overall ‘creeped-out’ feeling I had while reading it at home alone in the middle of the night when my husband worked third shift.

    [Yes, I was married and still afraid of the dark — the good thing about being an adult with phobias is being able to sometimes do something about them. Now I have a lamp next to the bed that I can leave on when I switch off the overhead light so that I don’t have to run and jump under the covers like I’d done the previous 20+ years of my life. ;-P ]

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  163. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill…I wouldn’t go in my basement for months. Could be because it’s Creeptown, USA anyway but that’s beside the point. The book is scary.

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  164. Steven King put out a book of short stories that I am afraid to even look up for fear the nightmares will return. They were all scary , but there was one about a young boy who made friends with a Nazi living in hiding that just haunted me.

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  165. All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By by John Farris. Yeah, the guy who wrote The Fury, but forget that, this is way scarier. https://www.amazon.com/Heads-Turn-When-Hunt-Goes-ebook/dp/B008AS8C2C/

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    Wendy Harrington

    I’m sorry but I feel filling your head with horror movies, books, whatever is NOT healthy for people with your issues/my issues!! I used to read and watch a lot of this genre, I mean some nasty shot! Try READING not watching the movie, American Psycho-it is pornographically violent and disgusting. Watch the movie Human Centipede-wholly shit! Anyways I’ve found that filling my head with this garbage CANNOT possibly be good for someone with depression and anxiety, agoraphobia, mild OCD, major PTSD involving some seriously sick sexual abuse! I was attracted to these things really because they were kind of fun. Scary, like a roller coaster ride. But after a while I just started realizing this was NOT healthy material to be filling my sadly sick scared mind 😞😢😐. So I have STOPPED! My advice-u should too! I’ve even stopped watching ALL CRAZY news. I get info I need and that’s it! Start filling your mind with any kind of beauty & love u can find! It does help! Unfortunately, I cannot unsee or unread, unhear the fucked up shit I’ve filled my mind with. Major regret! May want to heed my advice! It can help!

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  167. The Haunting of Hill House (the one with Julie Harris). terrifying!

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  168. The Babadook- super scary!

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  169. Also The Others was very scary to me.

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  170. #148 – I could totally see people playing this while at Nowhere on a rainy night. Then buying a few of the titles from the game on their way out. Or on Halloween, guess a trivia card correctly to get a a % discount.

    Movie: Wait Until Dark with Audrey Hepburn
    Others have posted this movie. I agree b/c AH was fabulous!! Also, I’m visually impaired and this made an impression on me years ago.

    Book: Prey by Michael Crichton
    Not billed as a horror story, but scared the pants off me! All that “not so future science”? Didn’t sleep well for weeks.

    Author: Clive Barker – always good for a creep fest

    Recovery Book: Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan
    If you need to recover from a truly scary read… this was awesome!!

    And holy shit – in looking up the author of the above… there’s a book #2 World War Moo
    Just added that to my To Read shelf 😀

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  171. The City of Dreaming Books, by Walter Moers, is horrifying and hilarious and totally meta. It’s absurdist horror, if you will.

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  172. My sister, the Serial Killer’s been on my to read list for ages. I must get it.
    Your halloween dress was gorgeous btw. 🙂

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  173. Yes. The Alien and Aliens were great horror. Check out The Black Museum on Black Mirrors.

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  174. The Babadook. It’s for if you want to watch a horror movie and also feel all the feels. It has 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and is the directorial debut of Jennifer Kent. I don’t like horror at all and my husband convinced me to watch it and I absolutely love this movie.

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