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9 Books Scarier Than Any Horror Movie

Just be careful if you read these titles in a public place. You might mistake the woman who just wants your extra chair as your book’s monster. And no one wants to go viral as “shrieking girl in Starbucks.”

1. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

What if you were the thing your neighbors whispered about, the dark shadow that everyone felt but no one acknowledged? The Replacements takes place in a town where every once in a while, a baby will be taken and replaced by a not-quite-right double that dies soon after the switch is made. The entire story is told from the perspective of one of the replacements that has mysteriously lived into his teens. Read More
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2. Horns By Joe Hill

Pick up this novel written by Stephen King’s oldest son before the movie comes out, and you can only picture Daniel Radcliffe as the newly horned, deeply troubled protagonist Ig. It’s proof that the scariest creatures in fiction are not ghosts or vampires, they are characters so twisted by grief and rage they’ve become unrecognizable. Read More
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3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

When people talk about what kind of superpowers they’d like to have, the most common are typically flight, invisibility and mind reading. Mara Dyer has the power of her fear and her anger, and it’s not until she walks into a room of live-caged bugs and walks out of a room of dead ones that she understands just how powerful she is. Read More
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  1. I tried to read The Amityville Horror recently. I was looking forward to a classic horror novel. it was utter garbage. Some of the worst writing I’d seen in a long, long time. Just don’t waste your time.

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