November 01, 2010
As this time of year is upon us, I asked my co-workers what was the scariest book they had read or movie they had ever seen. Here are the chilling results:
- My choice for the scariest book is IT by Stephen King. That book was VERY scary. I had to put it down several times, and do not like clowns anymore. My choice for scariest movie would be Halloween. The movie isn’t that scary, but the music gives me the chills.
- Gayle - The scariest book she read was In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. It is the true-life story of the multiple murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, on November 15, 1959. The book reconstructs the murders and investigations that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. Gayle read the book in the mid-sixties, and was afraid to be home alone for at least a year afterwards.
- Cynthia - The scariest movie that tops Cindy’s list is JAWS. She said that she had trouble with any body of water afterward; even the drain of the bathtub was inspected!
- Christy - The scariest movie for Christy was Arachnophobia. She really wasn’t scared of spiders at that point, but for a long time after watching that movie she checked the shower drains.
- Rhonda - The movie Psycho was at the top of her list. She was scared of taking showers for awhile.
- Phyllis - This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti kept Phyllis up all night reading it, and it made the hair on the back of her neck stand up. She recalls taking a break from reading and going out to look up at the night sky and contemplating what invisible beings might be there.
So, if you are in the mood for a good scary book or movie, maybe you will like to try some of our favorites.
-Camden Point Branch