1. Pet Sematary by Stephen King.
This was the first really scary book I ever read. And I think the first scary movie I ever saw, too. I'm not kidding you when I tell you that the little boy Gage (aka that snarky kid from Full House/the penis-vagina kid in Kindergarten Cop) is scary as hell. This book is CREEPY. You'd think it'd be enough to make me scared of cats. You'd be wrong, but that cover still scares me.
2. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.
I haven't read this yet, but I hear it's scary. Also, it's got something to do with Jack the Ripper, who I HIGHLY DOUBT is as hot of a ripper as the other ripper I'm familiar with ;) YOU KNOW WHO I MEAN.
3. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh.
Other than the fact that this is one of my favorite books ever, this book has some seriously creepy moments. It's like the spirit of Poe lives between the two covers of this book. Plus there's a character called Pinfeathers that could induce some serious nightmares.
4. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.
Another book I haven't read it. But it's a ghost story and people often dress up like ghosts for Halloween. I definitely need to get my hands on this one.
5. Darkhouse by Karina Halle.
YET ANOTHER book I've not read. But there are ghosts AND it's about a protag in her 20s, which is right up my alley.
6. Ashes by Ilsa Bick.
I've heard everyone raving about this one. Zombies. Scary solitude in the dark, dark woods. Yeah I'm thinking that's enough to make you maybe not sleep well.
7. The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.
I have so much love for this book. It's mindless fun. It is creepy sometimes because there are some BAD VAMPS out there. And there are currently 11 books out there, with 5 more to come. The quality doesn't decrease, either. These are awesome books.
8. Paranormal Activity.
Okay, so this isn't a book. But while I was partaking in adult beverages the other day, I thought "hey, I can handle this. I need to stop being a wuss like I have all these years and just watch it." WORST. IDEA. EVER. Even though I laughed my way through it drunkenly, those images are emblazoned into my brain and now I can't sleep. Straight up the scariest movie I've ever seen.