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Nick the Hat asks:

What's your favorite horror book?

It could be something current or something way old, no matter as long as it kept you up at night, raised a hair on your neck and kept you thinking about it for days later.

Mary Shellys Frankenstein haunts me to this day, an excellent existential horror story.

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There is one Stephen King story that I read at way too young an age that I will think of forever. It was in Skeleton Crew—or, maybe, on further reflection, it was Night Shift—and it was about a man stranded on a desert island. (Actually, as I write this, another Stephen King story, about teleportation, came back to me, too. That one was pretty creepy.) If I read it now, I'm sure I wouldn't find it that scary. (And if I could give one book to my younger self to read so that it would scar him forever, it would be Horror Story and Other Horror Stories by Robert Boyczuk. It's a new-ish short story collection, and I haven't read all the stories, but what I have read is delightfully wrong.)

Besides that, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend creeps me way the fuck out every time I think of it.

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