The creepiest book I have read would have to be It by Stephen King as it gave me a fear of clowns and I slept during the day time while reading it.lol
The creepiest book I ever read was also by Stephen King, but it was The Stand. A flu killing almost all of the world's population? Eek!
It by Stephen King is the creepiest book I have read. I now see clowns in a much different way. Not a happy carefree being but a source of danger.
I've read a lot of creepy books so this was a tough one. I probably would have said Salem's Lot but as there are three comments already suggesting Stephen King, I decided to go with House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. Reading it is the literary equivalent of climbing Mount Everest. There is a lot going on. It starts out very slowly (you have to be patient) and then you will be entranced. There's a sense of dread lingering always...leaking through the pages. There's nothing more fearful than the unknown and the book is full of unknown, unexplained horrors. It's weird layout and endless footnotes make it one of the most atmospheric horror books out there. The book is a maze, a frightening enigma...a dark door to a dreadful world.
I'd say Cujo by Stephen King. I was creeped out right to the last chapter. I guess possessed rabid dogs scare me because they're supposed to be cute.
Most of the Stephen King books, i have only read a few. I do not usually read scary books but his are the easiest to read without being to scared to sleep.
Salem's Lot by Stephen King. That book scared the crap out of me! So did IT!
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The way that people can quickly descend into madness is terrifying.
IT from Stephen Kings. He write so well that you feel yourself part of the story. Could not read it before bedtime as I found it so creepy and keep me awake most of the night.
I would have to say The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I remember reading that book as a high school student. What a classic.
The creepiest book I've ever read was The Langoliers by Stephen King. Just thinking that the creatures could be coming and eating up time as they passed over ... well you'd have to read it to know what I'm talking about, LOL :)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. It had such an eery plot.mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
IT by Stephen King. all his books are great.
Misery by Stephen King - I find psychological horrors / thrillers very creepy because they are things that could actually happen in reality.
Btw I just adore this prize set!!! So creepy!
It by Stephen King. It gave me a fear of clowns, nightmares, & made me sleep during the day for awhile instead of at night.
I think it's probably Haunted by James Herbert.
The only book that truly gave me nightmares was IT by Stephen King. Scared me to death!! I hate clowns!
Spephen King's IT, because it was my first and you never forget your first, do you?
I am also going with Stephen's IT. I hate clowns and it's a creepy story.
I don't read creepy books, this prize would be for grandaughter
The scariest book for me was pet cemetery. The idea it could happen made my brain explode. Lol
The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics is rather creepy. Hearing sounds/people in the walls of your home. Scary.
It was a short story in a Stephen King book (I forget the name of the book) called 'The Jaunt'. It's about teleportation and how a young boy experiments with it to horrific effect. That description doesn't really do it justice though, it is really creepy.
the shining i found creepy
I think the creepiest book was Cujo by Stephen King ..I just remember having a fear of large dogs after reading it and its made even creepier because it could become a real life scenario!
Gerald's Game by Stephen King. It's creepy because she's literally attached to a bed, I'm a sexual way, and has many issues getting loose..
A Stephen King book
My caterpillar he's always creeping about, but it turns out all right in the end
Stephen King's IT - (0h that creepy Pennywise - gave me nightmares)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding desturbed me as a teenager
Pet Semetary by Stephen King It was very creepy and I couldn't sleep well for a while after reading it!
I have to agree with Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. I think I strained by brain with that book!
The Ragwitch. Considering it's a book for teens and I read it when I was about 35, I found it terrifying, the girl gets trapped in the witches mind, it's really scary!
The Women Tn The Walls > Amy Lukavics
I agree with others It by Stephen King as I was too young really
Dracula when I was younger - couldn't sleep properly for days!