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What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:38:31 AM »
What's the scariest horror novel you've read? What made it scary?

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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 09:22:42 AM »
Any  book by Sanderson, pure Horror.
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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 09:26:42 PM »
Bird Box by Josh Malerman a few years ago.

Thanks to this thread, actually went to GR to remember the author's name and discovered it was made into a very sucessfull Netflix series and there's a sequel coming in May.
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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 11:22:28 PM »
Mine would be It by Stephen King. Dials the creep factor up to 11.

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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 06:21:47 AM »
Don't remember the name but I was very young when I read the book and I'm still under spell of it. It was not exactly horror but since I hate horror, it affected me more than I expected.

I remember there was an old castle and a character named Alucard was living in it. Later it turns out he was Dracula. I remember some soldiers. Rings any bells?
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 07:59:58 AM »
Alucard is Dracula spelt backwards  , just noticed haha.

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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 08:38:44 AM »
Alucard is Dracula spelt backwards  , just noticed haha.

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How about retsam? Sounds better :)
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2020, 10:01:53 PM »
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 11:13:41 PM »
For me, it would probably be Pet Sematary (yes, it's spelled that way) by King.

Mine would be It by Stephen King. Dials the creep factor up to 11.

The talking cosmic turtle kind of killed the atmosphere for me. That, and the underage sewer orgy.

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Re: What's the scariest horror novel you've read?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 12:09:59 AM »
For me, it would probably be Pet Sematary (yes, it's spelled that way) by King.

Mine would be It by Stephen King. Dials the creep factor up to 11.

The talking cosmic turtle kind of killed the atmosphere for me. That, and the underage sewer orgy.
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