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5 horror books you need to read

|Hi Reader| 😁😁

If you are a fan of horror book,then this is a special treat for you. I’m a huge fan of horror book and movies. I just love the thrill,the suspense,even though you can sometimes predict what would happen at the end,most times,there is always a twist. I love horror books mainly because it describes the scenes in details,I love that!

As a longtime horror fan, I’ve developed ovaries of steel when it comes to ghosts, murderers, and psychotic clowns, but every now and then a story will punch through my defenses. These are all books that have given me nightmares, ones so unsettling they’ve taken a full 2 hours of watching Spongebob Squarepants to dispel.I bet you can tell how excited I am about this post.

5 Horror Book Recommendations

The Amityville Horror by Tom Anson

A family moves into a home once the site of a mass killing, and soon the dad starts displaying murderous tendencies of his own. George Lutz moves into a new place with his wife Kathy and three kids. The house is a steal, only because murders once happened there, when a boy killed his brothers, sisters, and parents. Once they move in George keeps waking up at 3:15 AM, approximately the time of the killings. The youngest, Chelsea has an imaginary friend, who turns out is the ghost of one of the murdered siblings, Jodie. One night, Chelsea gets into a near drowning accident in the boathouse at the back, prompting George to lock the area. On another night when he can’t sleep, the boathouse is unlocked and none of the kids say it’s them. Another time, when the babysitter comes, the boys dare Chelsea to go into the closet, where Jodie was killed. Inside, Chelsea is attacked by Jodie and goes into shock. George is constantly plagued with weird dreams and visions of the past murders and acts more irritable than usual. When Chelsea almost falls off the roof this time and swears it was Jodie’s fault, Kathy sees the town priest. Meanwhile, George, in another one of his half-awake half-asleep moments, ends up in the boathouse, and kills the family dog with an axe. When the priest comes over to bless the house, he is spooked out of oblivion and runs out. Kathy learns that even earlier, the house belonged to a crazy cult who killed many people. George is possessed and starts to chase after his family with a gun hallucinating that they are evil spirits. Kathy and the kids take George on the boat and flee the house to safety.

The Stand by Stephen King

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen

The Cabin at the End of The World by Paul Tremblay

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.
Soon Wen meets a stranger.Thus,begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the imagination of Paul Tremblay.

The Fisherman by John Langan

The Fisherman is the story of two widowers, Abe and Dan, who are drawn together by their grief and a shared love of fishing, a hobby both of them picked up to fill the voids left in their lives by their deceased spouses. In their never ending search for new places to fish, they discover Dutchman’s Creek and set out for a long day of fishing. But the creek is a stream that runs straight through the heart of hell and the terrors that await the duo are horrific beyond description.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

The story follows a 9 year old girl who finds herself lost in the woods after straying from her arguing mother and brother. She continues to wander around the woods for nine days, trying to find her way out. On the way she encounters mosquitoes, wasps, snakes, swamps and lack of food and water. She begins hallucinating and talk to her hero, baseball player Tom Gordon, for company. When she finally finds her way out of the thick woods she is helped by a farmer after warding off a bear with her Walkman and his rifle, and she wakes up, after passing out, to find that she in a hospital bed surrounded by her family.

BTW,I would have loved to mention IT by Stephen King. But that would be too many books by Stephen King mentioned here. So I would probably do a “favourite Stephen King book” post. But of course,I would have to have read them all,which I’m still working on🙂

See you in my next post!!!!!!

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