Well, it seems a lot of challenges are popping up for the fall. Something about this time of the year gets us motivated and festive. I'm still waiting for the announce of the RIP challenge if there is one this year. I'm delighted to see Parajunkee is hosting a new seasonal challenge, hers are always fun.
IT by Stephen King - While I don't find it the frightfest some do, there were genuinely creepy moments in this book. Copied from my review - "The clown is just creepy – he is one of the most imaginable monsters invented. There were some genuinely disturbing scenes in the book that make this stand in a sobering reality. What always comes to my mind of creepy scenes are small flashbacks rather than the events as they happen – for instance, when in the police station the man is recounting the tale of the clown dragging the body, looking up at him, and then appearing to bite into the guy’s armpit. That was genuinely creepy. And the other horrible story is told from Mike as adult, of the 2 year old being murdered and the mother hearing the sound’s from downstairs, the maniacal laughing and the toilet flushing, to come and find her child drowned and his back broken. Terrifying stuff."
The Elementals by Michael McDowell - The whole of the book is not terrifying, but there were certainly creepy moments in the house with the sand, moments that were written with a type of still, "quiet" horror that can get to a reader.
Summer of Night by Dan Simmons - This book is better remembered as an excellent story, a moving story, good doses of drama, but there are some truly eerie moments too, especially concerning the death of a favorite character in the field.
Night Plague by Graham Masterton - The book opens with a horrifying event that disturbs more than terrifies, but terror is not let go of later on during a scene in a room with a fireplace. Yikes. Masterton can write some of the eeriest moments in horror fiction.
Dracula by Bram Stoker - Yeah, an oldie. Before the middle started sagging a little with heavy melodrama, the beginning was potent stuff. It's hard to shake the moment Renfield looks out the window and sees the count climbing like a spider on the wall, with that turning head...
Salem's Lot by Stephen King - That window scene, 'nough said.
The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum - There may not be any creepy scenes in this book in terms of downright fear, but the stuff in this book is so disturbing it may be the scariest of all.
Phantoms by Dean Koontz - I'm not sure how much it would live up to a re-read, but I remember some creepy moments in this book, especially finding the empty town and some of those troubling bodies (or body pieces), especially in the kitchen.
The Chosen Child by Graham Masterton - I'm sorry to sad some of this book was dull and it too long take off, but there were some genuinely eerie moments like when the men are being chased up the ladders of the sewer tunnels. That blank face *shivers*