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#1 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz
#2 American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
#3 Heart-Shaped Box
#4 Complete Tales and Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe
#5 1984 (George Orwell)
#6 It, by Stephen King
#7 Ghost Story
#8 Dracula (Bram Stoker)
#9 The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
#10 The Silence of the Lambs (Novel)
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Flavorwire’s 50 Scariest Books of All Time

RankItems
#1 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz
#2 American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
#3 Heart-Shaped Box
#4 Complete Tales and Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe
#5 1984 (George Orwell)
#6 It, by Stephen King
#7 Ghost Story
#8 Dracula (Bram Stoker)
#9 The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
#10 The Silence of the Lambs (Novel)
#11 Blood Meridian
#12 The Girl Next Door, by Jack Ketchum
#13 Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
#14 Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo
#15 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
#16 The Killer Inside Me
#17 Piercing, by Ryu Murakam
#18 Hell House
#19 The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
#20 The Best of H.P. Lovecraft, by H.P. Lovecraft
#21 The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
#22 House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
#23 Rosemary’s Baby
#24 The Amityville Horror
#25 The Trial (Franz Kafka)
#26 Books of Blood
#27 Carrion Comfort
#28 Dawn, by Octavia Butler
#29 We Need to Talk About Kevin
#30 The Wasp Factory
#31 The Cipher
#32 The Ruins
#33 Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M.P. James
#34 Naomi’s Room, by Jonathan Aycliffe
#35 The Ritual, by Adam Nevill
#36 Incarnate, by Ramsey Campbell
#37 The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill
#38 The Great God Pan, by Arthur Machen
#39 The October Country
#40 White Is for Witching, by Helen Oyeyemi
#41 Let the Right One in (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
#42 I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, by Harlan Ellison
#43 The Collector, by John Fowels
#44 The Store, by Bentley Little
#45 Penpal, by Dathan Auerbach
#46 Swan Song
#47 The Wolfen, by Whitley Strieber
#48 The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston
#49 The Exorcist
#50 The Painted Bird