Tuesday 25 October 2016

Top Ten Tuesday! BOO!

The Broke and the Bookish host a weekly meme called Top Ten Tuesday.

This week, in honour of the Northern Hemisphere's Halloween festival, TTT is all about the fright!

My Top Ten Scariest, Creepiest Reads

10. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

9. The Gunslinger by Stephen King

8. The Stand by Stephen King

7. Misery by Stephen King

(are you beginning to notice a pattern..?)

6. The Shining by Stephen King

5. Salem's Lot by Stephen King

4. Cujo by Stephen King

 3. Carrie by Stephen King

2. It by Stephen King

1. Pet Sematary by Stephen King

My Top Ten Scariest Movies or TV Shows

10. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

9. Amityville Horror I & II (1979 & 1982)

8. The Birds (1963)

7. The Shining (1980)

6. Carrie (1976)

5. Misery (1990)

4. The Omen I & II (1976 & 1978)

3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

2. Se7en (1995)

1. The Walking Dead (2010-2016)

Which books and movies give you a fright?


  1. Anonymous25/10/16

    Hmm... it's been a while since I read Stephen King. I wonder where I could find a good list of his scariest books? ;)
    (I can't believe I still haven't read The Shining or The Stand!)

    1. The Stand is my favourite King and I've read it 3-4 times so far. I also thoroughly enjoyed The Gunslinger series - it's not so much scary as dark & twisted at times.

  2. I can't do scary movies or books any more, though I did read a lot of Stephen King in my youth. I think Cujo was the last one I read. I'd also add Rosemary's Baby to the list. I've read the book but the movie was even scarier, I had to stop watching it even though I knew what was going to happen! I've also read The Exorcist but not seen the movie. I think watching it on screen is scarier.

    And years ago I went to see the original Evil Dead and had to walk out of the theater. It was really embarrassing because I was on a date and it was my idea to see the movie. (He was a real sweetheart about it though.)

    1. I made myself stay and watch the end of Se7en because I figured my imagination had created a more horrible ending than would actually happen. I was only partly correct and had pre-sleep jitters for weeks afterwards!

  3. My husband was on a huge Stephen King kick at one time, and I couldn't even look at the covers.


    1. Mr Books gave me It for our first Christmas together!
      We're still together :-)

      And we still both enjoy most Stephen King books together (although I've learnt to never read his earlier books after dark!).

  4. Anonymous26/10/16

    I read 1 Stephen King 'Pet Semetary' and that was enough!
    Would like to nominate some alternates for the top 10 scariest movies:
    The Exorcist (1973) - Psycho (1960)....yikes!

    1. Despite my two lists above, I do actually avoid watching and reading scary things - so I cannot say I plan to watch The Exorcist or Psycho...ever!

  5. I think I lost my first post. I've only read The Long Walk, but I did post on Stephen King's new children's book Monday.

  6. Anonymous26/10/16

    I have NEVER read a Stephen King! I have heard too many stories of being scared after reading Stephen King. I even hesitate to buy The Shining! Yes, I am an easily scared soul, though I have practically read all of Shirley Jackson! Great list...may be may be I will read The Shining, this time around!

    1. Just read it during day light hours :-D

  7. I read The Shining at 16, scared the crap out of me.
    My ttt


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