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Top 5 Spine-Tingling Horror Stories



Top 5 Spine Tingling Horror Stories

Humans have a weird infatuation with horror.

We have all experienced the adrenaline, the rush, the spine-tingling feeling that makes you turn around and see if there is anyone behind you. It’s unreal how the horror you read in books and see in movies can manifest itself in your life.

Let’s talk about 5 of the most spine-tingling horror novels to ever have been written!

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

How about we start off with the classics? Of course, Oscar Wilde needs no introduction, and neither does TPODG. Fun fact, this is The Canterville Ghost writer’s first and only novel! What’s so fascinating about this read is that there is no real and lurking danger in this book. That being said, it has a scary capacity to send chills down our very bones.

What makes a horror read so compelling isn’t just the jumpscares and toe-curling sequences but the underlying message within. As for The Picture of Dorian Gray, it emphasizes how obsessing over retaining beauty will inevitably lead to one’s demise.

  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Let’s be honest; The Exorcist comes to your mind whenever the subject of horror fiction is teased. The book is the perfect example of the fact that the best piece of horror fiction is the one that makes you believe in the supernatural. As for the book’s descriptive and graphic writing, it sure makes you look both ways in an empty hallway. It’s incredibly detailed, a trait horror books are not usually known for, but when it comes to The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty’s verbiage and tone-building are too great of a treat.

  • The Passage by Justin Cronin

People sure do love their vampires, and this book gives every horror fan a good dose of an epic vampire saga. It’s laced with nuances of loss, love, and the destruction of societies, only to be built up and destroyed once again!

We get a dose of characters that slowly become those we deeply care for. At the same time, the author populates that very sense of warmth with equally bone-chilling writing and plot twists that make you toss and turn at night.

Think the whole book will be enough for you? Think again! It’s not just one book, but three.

  • Misery by Stephen King

You really thought we’d make a list without mentioning arguably the most famous writer in the genre? Mr. Stephen King gives us a book that is a combination of sadness, anger, and overwhelming catharsis all at once.

In Misery, the plot revolves around a writer held hostage by a fan who’s torturing him into writing exactly what she wants.

The writer is in constant conflict with the realization that the genre he is so desperately trying to escape is what’s best for him.

  • The Costly Wish by Juju

We started off the list with classics, but now, let’s talk about a book that is creating all the buzz in the horror genre today. The Costly Wish indeed qualifies as spine-tingling. It’s been written by one of the most learned and established authors in horror fiction.

The book is an amalgamation of short stories that start innocently enough, only to turn into a whirlwind of atrocities.

The pacing is impeccable, but where the book truly shines is how it delivers one of the most terrifying plot twists you’ll ever experience.

Even though the protagonists’ wishes may be costly, you’d wish you’d have read the book sooner.

The Costly Wish is now available on Amazon.

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