I stumbled across...

... a thread on reddit where someone was asking for creepy haunted house books and really disturbing scary books. The kind that have you checking the dark corners. I actually don't think I have read any of them, if I have then I have read so many since then that I have forgotten reading them. I know some of my horror friends have read a few, if not most of them so I thought I would ask for opinions/suggestions.

 

The suggestions were:

 

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

 

We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson

 

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

 

The Elementals by Michael McDowell

 

The House Next Door by Ann Siddons

 

Wild Fell by Miachael Rowe

 

Hells House by Richard Matheson

 

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

 

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

 

Rebecca by Daphne Maurier

 

This House is Haunted by John Boyne

 

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

 

John Dies at the End by David Wong

 

House on the Borderland by William Hodgson

 

Lunar Park by Brett Eliis

 

The Croning by Laird Barron

 

Recommended for the list by Char - Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor. IT's sort of a ghost/haunted house combo and it's beautifully written. (Incidentally, it has a foreword by Michael Rowe, author of Wild Fell, another book on this list.)