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    I'm going to enter an animation contest and I'm thinking of having a narration of a stephen king passage (or whole story) in the background. What is the scariest one or one that lends itself best to animation?

    I've really never read the more "horror" oriented books from King, so I can't think of any. Any help?

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    IT, i love it and it's the best. Puts you right into the book and the characters live/minds.

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    For my money, the fire hose scene in The Shining creeped me out the most.

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    dear friends,

    let's look which direction this thread will take in the future; if we're discussing what is the scariest, it is going to be merged with Fear in a Handful of Dust thread; if it is the animation aspect, I believe it should be given a different title.


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    To me, the most high tension, scariest - it would be the trip through the tunnel that Larry Underwood takes in The Stand when he's leaving NYC.
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    ....maybe something from 'Pet Sematary'.
    Pet Sematary
    I've always found this to be, in certain ways, the scariest of SK's books.
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    This is something which has remained with me since I read the book many years ago. What about the scene when
    Cujo

    Check it out and you'll see that it really is described quite beautifully -- if there is such a thing as describing horror that way.
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    I was going to mention something from Cujo, that scene is a great example. Very scary book.

    I would also mention the scene from Gerald's Game where the guy is in the corner waiting for her with the bag of finger bones. She's so screwed up she can't tell if he is there or not but you know he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfWesternesse View Post
    ....maybe something from 'Pet Sematary'.
    Like when Gage returns , or right at the end when rachel returns and Louis feels that cold hand on his shoulder *shudders* I've always found this to be, in certain ways, the scariest of SK's books.
    I was going to say the same. Easily King's most frieghting book.

    The flashback to Timmy Baterman gets me too.

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    The one thing that has stuck with me re: creepiness factor is the phone in room 1408. That's the only King story that ever really wierded me out.

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    the only?!


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    The scene in Gerald's Game where she awakens in the middle of the night and thinks someone is in the room but it's too dark she can't see anything, so right after convincing herself that noone is there she realizes that in fact someone is standing right in the room with her.

    Or one of the many scenes in It.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    the only?!

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    the scene in the regulators when seth goes down into the mine and gets possessed by tak and his dad and the mining director follow him
    or the scene from that book when that one ladies head explodes but not b4 tak tells marinville that he will return

    that book scares me
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Dear friends,

    I understand that it is rather inconvenient, but please mark your spoilers for crucial events (all deaths including - see Cara Laughs Spoiler Requirements), and specify which book you're going to spoil, too. Since we're discussing all King books here, we can't mark the whole thread as spoiled, because it would mean only those who have read every damn thing can feel safe here.

    I will edit some posts above now, so you see what I mean.


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    the shining - the whole book

    sorry, been sat here trying to narrow it down, and i just kept thinking
    'ooh that part' oh no 'what about that part' but 'that other part was also creepy'
    so i cant decid

    but i will think and come back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjeso View Post
    The one thing that has stuck with me re: creepiness factor is the phone in room 1408. That's the only King story that ever really wierded me out.

    Six! This is six!
    <Shudders> Very creepy indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by JQ The Gunslinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rjeso View Post
    The one thing that has stuck with me re: creepiness factor is the phone in room 1408. That's the only King story that ever really wierded me out.

    Six! This is six!
    <Shudders> Very creepy indeed
    Gotta agree. I just never felt quite right when reading it. Just always had this weird feeling in me. Only book or story that has ever done that to me.
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    I agree about the phone in 1408. Those calls were particularly frightening. Also, the changes in the pictures.

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    The Stand.
    Spoiler:
    The whole part where he's walking in the tunnel, stepping on the squishy bodies, freaked out of his mind?
    Scariest thing SK's written.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    That new story in Just After Sunset called "N." I got so scared after reading that I had to yell for my husband to come to bed b/c I was to scared to be alone.
    I have probably been more scared thats just the most recent one.

    I like Sunset alot better than I liked Everything's Eventual. 1408 was really good though.

    Everyone knows it was the scariest book though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIMB View Post
    That new story in Just After Sunset called "N." I got so scared after reading that I had to yell for my husband to come to bed b/c I was to scared to be alone.
    I have probably been more scared thats just the most recent one.

    I like Sunset alot better than I liked Everything's Eventual. 1408 was really good though.

    Everyone knows it was the scariest book though.
    N is sai king paying tribute to lovecraft, its quite good but definately a lovecraft pastiche in the same vein as crouch end
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Well sadly i have never read any Lovecraft. Looks like I am going to have to pick it up though because I love both of those stories. My ADD kicks in when i try to read something older because of the "language barrier" I guess. Not a good thing for someone who loves to read.

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    u should try him!

    even sai king himself says he's the freakiest writer ever
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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