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Nevermore1
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Re: Scariest Stephen King Book

I haven't had the chance to read Apt Pupil yet but have seen the movie and it is rather creepy.  I'll have to add it to my list of stuff to read.

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robert93
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Re: Scariest Stephen King Book

Of course, if the debate continues, The Langoliers will get them both! :smileyvery-happy:

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richardwrite25
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Re: Scariest Stephen King Book

So is it "Steeven" King or "Stefun" King?

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Megthered
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Re: Scariest Stephen King Book

I think for me it was the short story "Breathing Method". A lot of the short stories were very creepy and continue to bother me. My husband says "Salem's Lot" was the scariest for him. My kids all say "It" because of clowns. They all hate clowns.

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gaming_grandma
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Re: Scariest Stephen King Book

Swayde wrote exactly what I would have responded..."It" first and "The Shining" second. I would add that what Kubrick did to "The Shining" was the scariest thing of all. By the end of the movie I wanted to kill the wife myself because she was so annoying. Quite different from the book. P.S. Anyone know how to underline book titles on the NC?
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keriflur
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Re: Scariest Stephen King Book


richardwrite25 wrote:

So is it "Steeven" King or "Stefun" King?


In interviews I've always heard them say "Steeven" King, and he hasn't corrected them, so I assume that's correct.

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General_Knowledge
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Re: Scariest Stephen King Book

I would have to say...The Economy.  Wait that's not a Stephen King book, it just reads like one.  Many frightening parts with an unsatisfying ending...

 

I would have to say Salem's Lot.  It was my first King book and my favorite.  Love a good vampire story.

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svsu
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Re: Scariest Stephen King Book

The cycle of the Werewolf is one of my favorites. It is also one of the least talked about King books. It was the basis for the movie "Silver Bullet".

   It is an illustrated book which gives the reader a "visual" to the story.