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51 Scariest Books of All Time

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Creepy stories are as old as mankind, and the really good ones will continue to frighten generations to come.
We're looking back through the scariest books of the past two centuries—from gripping horror books to chilling gothic classics and post-apocalyptic tales of caution. These terrifying tales leave readers restless, never quite sure where fiction ends and reality begins.
Page through the list below, and you're guaranteed to stumble across a new nightmare in no time at all.
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Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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Nightmare Abbey
Nightmare Abbey
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The Vampyre
The Vampyre
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The Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
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The King in Yellow (Robert W. Chambers)
The King in Yellow (Robert W. Chambers)
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Dracula
Dracula
11
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
12
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft (H.P.Lovecraft)
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft (H.P.Lovecraft)
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We (Yevgeny Zamyatin)
We (Yevgeny Zamyatin)
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"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell
"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell
15
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
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The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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I Am Legend
I Am Legend
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The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
20
Psycho
Psycho
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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes
22
The Collector
The Collector
23
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
24
Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
25
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
26
Harvest Home (Thomas Tryon)
Harvest Home (Thomas Tryon)
27
Crawlspace (Herbert Lieberman)
Crawlspace (Herbert Lieberman)
28
The Manitou (Graham Masterton)
The Manitou (Graham Masterton)
29
Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
30
Pet Sematary (Stephen King)
Pet Sematary (Stephen King)
31
The Wanting (Campbell Armstrong)
The Wanting (Campbell Armstrong)
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The Silence of the Lambs (Novel)
The Silence of the Lambs (Novel)
33
Swan Song (Robert McCammon)
Swan Song (Robert McCammon)
34
Dawn (Octavia Butler)
Dawn (Octavia Butler)
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American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
36
Boy's Life (Robert McCammon)
Boy's Life (Robert McCammon)
37
Summer of Night (Dan Simmons)
Summer of Night (Dan Simmons)
38
The Cipher
The Cipher
39
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
40
The Black Gondolier (Fritz Leiber)
The Black Gondolier (Fritz Leiber)
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