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.
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.
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.
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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