Flavorwire's 50 Scariest Books of All Time

Taken from Flavorwire, this is a list of the 50 scariest books (fiction and nonfiction) of all time. Many of them have been made into movies, but the books are undoubtedly creepier.
Source: flavorwire.com · Added by Marti F.
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1
It, by Stephen King
2
Piercing, by Ryu Murakam
3
The Exorcist
4
Ghost Story
5
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
6
Hell House
7
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
8
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
9
The Best of H.P. Lovecraft, by H.P. Lovecraft
10
The Turn of the Screw
11
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
12
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
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13
The Silence of the Lambs (Novel)
14
Rosemary's Baby
15
The Amityville Horror
16
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
17
Books of Blood
18
Blood Meridian
19
Heart-Shaped Box
20
Carrion Comfort
21
Complete Tales and Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe
22
Dawn, by Octavia Butler
23
We Need to Talk About Kevin
24
The Girl Next Door, by Jack Ketchum
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25
The Painted Bird
26
The Wasp Factory
27
The Cipher
28
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
29
The Ruins
30
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M.P. James
31
Naomi's Room, by Jonathan Aycliffe
32
The Ritual, by Adam Nevill
33
Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo
34
Incarnate, by Ramsey Campbell
35
The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill
36
The Great God Pan, by Arthur Machen
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37
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz
38
The October Country
39
White Is for Witching, by Helen Oyeyemi
40
Let the Right One in (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
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