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If you love horror and scaring yourself, these novels are definitely ones to add to your must read list right now.
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
The movie was scary, but the book is even more terrifying with its demon posessions and exorcisms.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This book about the government taking control of human lives and ranking women as second class citizens will scare you because it could really happen.
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Told by a murderer in graphic detail, this novel is sure to really scare you. Some readers have said they can’t even finish it.
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Once banned in America, this novel is still scaring people with its depravity.
Pollen by Jeff Noon
This book about a strange pollen that is killing people will scare you. Don’t read it before bed.
Hell House by Richard Matheson
Stephen King calls this the “scariest haunted house novel ever written,” so you know it’s going to be a scary one.
The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade
This book has evil, insanity and unholiness throughout and it will scare you long after you’ve finished reading it.
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
If what human nature can do to people really freaks you out, this book is going to make you afraid to close your eyes.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Here’s a book that has it all – kidnapping, a secret quest and children in danger.
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
If you thought the movie was terrifying, reading the book will scare you so much more.