Holly Moran, writing for Mashable, provides a list of novels that “are scarier than any horror movie.” They are:

  • The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff  – “Something’s rotten beneath the town of Gentry…”
  • Horns, by Joe Hill – “Devilishly good.”
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin
  • Handling the Undead, by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black
  • The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson (author of The Lottery)
  • Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake
  • The Amityville Horror, by Jay Anson – “This book will scare the hell out of you.”
  • Miss Pergrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
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