Bloggers Dressed In Blood: My Favorite Scary Books and Movies

Today I’m going to share my favorite scary stories.  These aren’t necessarily the most frightening in the moment, but these are the ones that stayed with me and creeped me out.
BOOKS

Lord Loss–The book starts out with the main character discovering that demons have killed his parents and sister… and by “having killed”, I mean playing with their dead bodies.  ( I LOVE this book, by the way.)

I Am Legend–It’s more gruesome than scary, but the moral questions it raises are haunting and the last line still gives me shivers every time I think about it.

Bumped–I realize this isn’t horror, but a good satire should scare you when you see the parallels to modern culture.
MOVIES

The Exorcism of Emily Rose–The whole 3 am thing…. yeah…. I hate being awake at 3am now.  For someone who grew up in a very conservative Christian home, this horror film has just enough “totally could happen” to stop my heart.
Jurassic Park – That Raptor scene!

Scream – This movie is so self-aware that I almost want to call it intellectual.  It is smart, funny, and scary all at the same time.
The Watcher In the Woods– I have no idea what this was about, but it terrified me as a kid. 
TV


Are You Afraid of the Dark?  Yes, in fact, I am, but who can forget these words: “Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society…”
The Twilight Zone– So many of these scared me, but I still spent many New Years Eves watching the marathon on the Sci Fi Channel with my friends.  These were seriously good stories.

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Comments

  1. Bittner says

    Bumped – any world where humans are being raised as baby making machines is terrifying to me!
    The scariest book for me was Relentless by Dean Koontz, it literally gave me nightmares!!!
    Exorcism of Emily Rose – Love this movie!!!
    TV shows – Criminal Minds! That show scares the crap out of me!

  2. Christina says

    Bumped: While the book itself doesn’t scare me, the thought of procreation is pretty much the most horrifying thing to me.

    Jurassic Park: This movie gave me nightmares FOREVER when I first saw it when I was a kid and peeking between mom’s fingers at the movie theater. I still have nightmares about raptors sometimes!

    The other things: Haven’t seen/read them…

  3. Grad Student says

    I agree about Jurassic Park- that kitchen scene will always make me nervous. The raptors are so smart. Ecck!

    Also, I am Legend would be terrifying to watch right now since NYC’s streets are so vacant and creepy due to the storm.

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl says

    Lol, you got Bittner with The Exorcism of Emily Rose (she surprisingly loves that movie) and Kim loves Jurassic Park. I loved Scream, and really enjoyed Cabin in the Woods, which I think is even funnier and more self-aware. I wish I had watched Watcher in the Woods when I was a kid because my friend Ame loved it, but I watched it for the first time just five years ago, so it didn’t creep me out as much as it would have when I was a kid (although The Lady in White was my childhood horror favorite, even though it was mostly just a creepy ghost story and not full on horror like Poltergeist).

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