Scariest Books Ever Written
Books that raise gooseflesh and keep you up all night.
1 The Shining (The Shining #1)
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2 It
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 287,227 ratings
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3 Pet Sematary
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 203,045 ratings
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4 'Salem's Lot
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 179,605 ratings
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5 For Whom The Bell Tolls (Vl...
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6 It Lives in The Basement
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 172 ratings
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7 The Exorcist
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 85,180 ratings
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8 Dancing with a Dead Horse
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 85 ratings
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9 Carrie
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 245,356 ratings
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10 The Haunting of Hill House
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11 Sorrow's Point
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 120 ratings
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12 Lord of the Flies
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,246,489 ratings
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13 Ghost Story
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 38,838 ratings
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14 The Pit and the Pendulum
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 32,211 ratings
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15 Heart-Shaped Box
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 48,473 ratings
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16 Dracula
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 447,829 ratings
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17 The Turn of the Screw
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 41,451 ratings
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18 'Salem's Lot
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19 House of Leaves
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 58,776 ratings
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20 The Road
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 413,080 ratings
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21 Legion
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 5,522 ratings
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22 The Other
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 12,133 ratings
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23 American Psycho
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 124,346 ratings
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24 1984
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,395,276 ratings
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25 Malice
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 220 ratings
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26 Hell House
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 15,784 ratings
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27 Night Shift
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 80,975 ratings
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28 Nightwatching
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28 A Demon Lies Within
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28 The Wide Game (Harmony, Ind...
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31 Trapped
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32 The Bad Seed
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32 Cinema of Shadows (Harmony,...
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34 Spook House (Harmony, India...
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35 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 3,119,504 ratings
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36 The Stranger Beside Me: Ted...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 26,191 ratings
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37 Swan Song
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 28,271 ratings
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37 Poseidon’s Children (The Le...
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39 Lord Loss (The Demonata, #1)
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39 Skull Full of Kisses
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41 And Then There Were None
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42 The Omen
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 36,540 ratings
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43 Duma Key
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 56,690 ratings
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44 The Fall of the House of Usher
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 13,985 ratings
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45 Next
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 44,426 ratings
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46 I'm Not Scared
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46 House of Sighs
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46 Pitch Green (Dimensions in ...
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49 The Fallen Boys
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50 The Amityville Horror
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51 Rose Madder
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52 Victim Six
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52 The Ruins
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54 The Rats (Rats, #1)
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54 The Taking
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56 Dark Hollow
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56 Friday the 13th
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58 The House Next Door
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59 The Metamorphosis
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 253,726 ratings
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60 A Stir of Echoes
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61 A Clockwork Orange
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62 Der Sandmann / Das Fräulein...
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63 Macbeth
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 379,462 ratings
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64 The Play-Room
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64 Scream
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64 Manchester House
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64 The Evil Inside (Krewe of H...
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64 Sideshow (Tales of the Gala...
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64 Nothing
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 8,416 ratings
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64 The Traveling Vampire Show
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,354 ratings
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64 Off Season
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64 I Met A Demon
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64 Fearscape (Horrorscape, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,096 ratings
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64 Master and Apprentice (Ann ...
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 33 ratings
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64 Death Dreams Deluxe: The Co...
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64 The Bloody Ripper (Leopard ...
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64 The Little Stranger
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 19,325 ratings
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64 Lick the Razor - the Defini...
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79 Scared
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79 Murderer's Sky
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79 Horrorscape (Horrorscape, #2)
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 661 ratings
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79 Bound By Blood: Volume 1 (B...
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79 The Dead of Winter
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79 The Last Motel
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79 Tagged: The Apocalypse
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79 The Devil's Bed
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79 Enter the Uncreated Night
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79 Learning to Kiss in the Snow
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89 The Woman
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 761 ratings
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89 Afraid
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 4,963 ratings
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89 The Halloween Tree
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89 Heart of Ice (Emily Kenyon,...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 371 ratings
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89 Terrorscape (Horrorscape, #3)
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89 The Secret Of Crickley Hall
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,548 ratings
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89 Demonic Visions: 50 Horror ...
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89 The Mother
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89 Beneath the Willow
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98 Closer Than Blood
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98 Unwind (Unwind, #1)
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98 Psycho Save Us
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