Scary books or Horror books are one of the niches in books. Not many people love to read scary or horror books. The 5 top scary and horror based books will keep you awake for nights. These are the bestselling novels of their genre.
IT by Stephen King
Stephen King is the master of horror. IT is one of the most iconic of his novels.
The story begins in the town of Derry, where six children form a Losers Club. In this town they all have confronted IT in the form of their worst nightmares and fears. The novel also tells about the history of IT and how after every 27 years, this monstrosity kills children. In spite of their fears, the Loser Club confronts IT and defeats him.
27 years later the IT again raises its head only to find the Loser Club more prepared to vanquish it.
This novel will make you fear clowns as the IT manifests itself in the garb of a clown with a balloon called "Pennywise"
Pet Sematary by Stephen King.
The story starts with Louis Creed and his family who move to a new house near an Micmac Indian burial ground that is notorious to bring back dead but not in the form that they died.
The novel puts a question that what if the resurrected dead are not what they seem but something else.
This novel is surely going to creep you out.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker novel is loosely based on the 15 century nobleman of the State of Walachia, now a province of Romania; Vlad Dracul or Vlad, the Impaler. He was named so because his favorite method of execution was impaling his victims on wooden stakes. The bloodlust of Dracul inspired Bram Stoker to write about an immortal vampire Dracula, who lived in Transylvania.
Dracula is a story of a blood thirsty and lust driven vampire who will haunt you in your dreams.
Dracula is the story of popular legends of dark entities. One of the most popular villains of all time, this is one of the earliest books in the horror genre.
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Heart Shaped Box is the debut novel of Joe Hill and frankly one of macabre story lines.
The novel chronicles the life of a former heavy metal and Goth musician and his obsession and hobby of the occult. He is leading a life of retirement and is tormented by his past.
Here comes a suit in a heart shaped box which is allegedly haunted by the ghost of an old man. The ghoul has a vendetta of its own to torment the musician for all the wrong doings he did.
This novel will make you sick of the Goth and the Occult.
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
This novel tells the tale of four aging friends who tell each other horror stories. While each one has a nasty past, they are unable to free themselves of their past deeds.
Nothing extraordinary of sorts, the story line deals with the reluctance of each of the character to face their ghosts. The darkness that lies within the heart is more terrifying is the bottom-line which will make you read this novel.
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