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    Personally I'm very rarely frightened by books, but I found The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde really creepy.
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    Mein Kampf?

    Scary in content and scary how bad the actual writing is. Literally makes NO sense.
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    The Shining. I had to put it in the fridge.


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    Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. He's mental.
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    Dracula terrified me.

    Although I did read most of it in Whitby whilst staying in a hotel on the crescent Dracula visited in the book.
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    the bible
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    Rosemary's Baby and We Need to Talk About Kevin scared the **** out of me. I know Rosemary's Baby especially is considered old-fashioned now but whatever, I don't like scary babies.:no:
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    (Original post by noujazeg)
    Rosemary's Baby and We Need to Talk About Kevin scared the **** out of me. I know Rosemary's Baby especially is considered old-fashioned now but whatever, I don't like scary babies.:no:
    What's that one about then?

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    Turn Of The Screw - Henry James. More eerie and spooky than downright slasher scary though.
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    Anne Frank's diary- how could such horrors happen?
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    The Stand by Stephen King is pretty damn scary.
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    666 was damn spooky! I didn't want to sleep in my room after that!

    It was written by Jay Anson, the author of The Amityville Horror.

    Wowzers.
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    The Whitby Witches and A Warlock In Whitby are genuinely the books that have scared me the most in my life! I was about eleven when I read them though.
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    (Original post by Lampshade)
    i concur.


    his nose is bleeding!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:
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    The rats scared me- I stopped reading it. Then again I was about nine/ten. My mum had said she read it and it scared her, but I ignored her :p: I stopped reading after I started to think about rats being wherever I went over a weekend at my grandparents caravan which was next to a woods.

    Mainly due to the fact that in the book if you were bit you died 24 hours later
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    (Original post by DamnitJanet)
    The Whitby Witches and A Warlock In Whitby are genuinely the books that have scared me the most in my life! I was about eleven when I read them though.
    Oh god when I was 6 I got a book and tape set called Dimanche Diller in Danger. I was absolutely terrified listening to it and I think I had to switch it off... I can't remember anything else other than it really scared me. When I wasn't much older, I found one of those Horrible Science books and read a description of open heart surgery and had to shut the book in another room or throw it down the stairs or something. Somehow I don't think either of those qualify for 'the most frightening book ever written' though...
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    (Original post by Meliae)
    Oh god when I was 6 I got a book and tape set called Dimanche Diller in Danger. I was absolutely terrified listening to it and I think I had to switch it off... I can't remember anything else other than it really scared me. When I wasn't much older, I found one of those Horrible Science books and read a description of open heart surgery and had to shut the book in another room or throw it down the stairs or something. Somehow I don't think either of those qualify for 'the most frightening book ever written' though...
    Hey wait! Those are the funny books!
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    The Women in Black is truely chilling. Not gory, just unbelievably frightening. The play adaptation is even scarier though. Apparently it is officially the 'most frightening theatre experience in the world.' I would testify to that........
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    (Original post by HappinessHappening)
    What's that one about then?


    It's about a kid who kills his schoolmates, a teacher...except he doesn't have friends, really, he's pretty psychopathic from birth...the ending is horrific, I had to study it for my coursework sop I've read it four times now, and every time it freaked me out!

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