The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
Room by Emma Donoghue
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert
Haunted by James Herbert
The Rats by James Herbert
The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright
As I look at these titles, a few thoughts come to mind. (1) I'm surprised that more King does not appear on the list, particularly The Shining and It. (2) I think disturbing really helped to bring out some of these titles. For example, Room and Gone Girl I do not feel to be scary or creepy, but disturbing very much so! (3) I think I need to read some James Herbert.
Thanks to my readers who responded to my inquiry about the scary, creepy, and disturbing reads in your life!
What do you think? Do you agree with these titles? What other books would you add to this list?