I really need some terrifying, staying up at night, turn on the lights, horrific books that will/have scared you.
To make this thread a /lit/ thread, also talk about your favorite horror books and why they scared you so much?
I worked as a guard in an opened nightclub that's next to a river. Very spacy and desolate even though it's in the center of town.
I've read Edgar Allan Poe's stories and they made me shit bricks, especially the one with the ape killer.
Where in I've played Amnesia at my home in the dead of the night and it wasn't such a scary experience.
If you wanna get spooked real good, pick a spooky location to read, that's more important than the book itself.
Is the book in OP scary? When I read house of leaves a couple of years ago it really scared the shit out of me, the scenes in the deep sections of the house, especially when they can hear one of the guys tapping SOS from within the walls, are spooky. Yoko Ogawa wrote a collection of short stories under the title 'in the diving pool' which had a really well done eerie atmosphere to them, felt unsettled all the way through, but the stories were completely unsupernatural, I would still recommend it though. Murakami's Dance Dance Dance has scary/creepy scenes in it too.
Damn i'll have to look into it
And hell yes, the devil in silver was fucking GORGEOUS with how it was written, and quite scary for different number of reasons. Please look into it.
True. I live in the woods here in North Georgia. My father has a very nice set up in the woods behind my house where he used to hunt. I'll take a heater and read out there normally. But you're right. Location makes quite the difference. Thank you.