Ok, kind of ashamed to say I haven't read some of the ones on the list. I've read most, but neither The Silence of the Lambs or Red Dragon. Also never read Ghost Story and I'm a big Peter Straub fan.
But, of any horror based book I've ever read, The Exorcist is the scariest one to me, hands down. I'm having a hard time picking a second. Of the King books on the list I would pick The Shining, but then there's Hell House and The Haunting of Hill House which are both scary too. As is Rosemary's Baby.
So, for me, The Exorcist is the scariest book I've read. Also, The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby are two of the best ever movies made from novels. Great choices occupant , good poll!
Well, I get you there. I haven't read anything other than my new grill instructions in the past two years, and haven't used the grill in the past year. Guess they didn't stick. Really, it's just a pain in the ass.
This is a tough choice for me. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and Hell House by Richard Matheson, I've read both of those and they're both great reads. Pet Sematary by Stephen King, I'm in the process of reading that one on my Kindle. Ghost Story by Peter Straub, that book is currently sitting on my book shelves right now but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet (too many books to read and not enough time). The other books I haven't read but I've heard of them.
Based on what I've read so far, not counting the books I'm in the process of reading because I haven't finished them yet, I went with the Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I also picked "other" because there are some things that I've read that aren't on that list. For that, I'm going to throw in NOS4A2 by Joe Hill.