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Scariest Stephen King character?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by jfra3101, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. jfra3101

    jfra3101 Well-Known Member

    I'm similar... A book never seems to scare me so much - I don't jump or look away or anything like that which I do for a movie. However, I do have the tendency to simply close my book (Pet Sematary rings a bell) and just think ask myself 'what the hell? What have I just read?' So yeah, books tend to make me more uncomfortable just because you get a more descriptive view of it, not just what you see on a screen. Being a huge horror fan, I don't tend to get scared too often anyways, just creeped out by the unknown...
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  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Collie Entragian in Desperation struck a very scary note for me, due in part I think to how I personally identify with police harassment. I was something of a counter-culture teen in the mid-late 60s, and "Establishment" police were minions of the archenemy, and to be feared. Entragian is this concept logarithmically. Also, I think his character is so scary because the reader has no Earthly idea wtf from the first "Tak!" forward 'til it's too late to become psychologically prepared; the terror just moves in so swiftly.
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  3. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Yeah I know, but the book is split into 2 camps - one good, one evil (at least the leaders anyway). Trashy follows flagg, I know he was manipulated by him, but he is still in "the bad guy camp"
    even if he kind of accidentally comes good at the end.
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  4. Jojo87

    Jojo87 Prolific member

    Cujo he was scary (if we count St. Bernard as a character). The dog was scary because it had rabies and because it haunted the
    poor mother and child.
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  5. Patrick Hocksetter... because people like that give me worse nightmares than monsters ever could.
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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Crazy can be scary, but Trashman wasn't scary to me in that kind of way. Annie Wilkes was a loon, and her kind of craziness made her terrifying.
  7. taylor29

    taylor29 Well-Known Member

    The hungry dogs in Gerald's Game were pretty menacing, too.
  8. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    does that cat in 'The cat from Hell' qualify. i was agrog for want of a better world creepy
  9. jfra3101

    jfra3101 Well-Known Member

    I agree, I really hated him! I thought he was hilarious when Beverley was watching him and Henry when they had the lighter, but I'd rather not talk about what they did after that... It just shows how disturbed he is, never mind his fridge!
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  10. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    i am the same, i got creeped out by Cell, the cat from hell and some other sories, i would'nt use my mobile for days. if you like to be scared, read James Herbert's 'The dark' i wouldn't leave my light off after i read it. i have been a horror fan from a teenager, SK, JH Clive barker. There is another author, loved the book 'The Cermonies' pretty good. can't think of the name.
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  11. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    Yea Lloyd was kool too. Messed up how they just left him in the prison like that.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I understand where you're coming from, but Tom Cullen was manipulated by the "good guys" too and remained in the "Camp of the White"....
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  13. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

  14. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    Looking at my other post, lots of things scared me.:ghostface: Why do I read King? Because I love it!
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  15. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Pennywise, The Overlook Hotel, Randall Flagg, Margaret White, Patrick Hockstetter, George Stark, etc.
  16. HPMcClendon

    HPMcClendon Well-Known Member

    Annie Wilkes. Baby-killing psycho nurse who deals out damage anytime she doesn't get her way or in the event you actually happen to be getting better. The idea of being stuck there like that, trapped and helpless, with her ... Eek!
  17. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Pennywise has, so far, (fingers crossed for fright) been the only one to "get" me, but I was intrigued by the yardsale painting in (forget name of not-totally-original short story) XXXXXXXXXXXX.

    The whole alter-world in Lisey's was spooky, as was the bad-turn at the end of the Kennedy Kill book.
  18. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    I said in the previous thread about this is that I found Norman Daniels, of Rose Madder, very, very frightening. Rhea of the Coos ranks right up there too.

  19. jfra3101

    jfra3101 Well-Known Member

  20. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    Yea Patrick Hockstetter was pretty messed up lol especially the part where
    he killed hios little brother.
    He thought he was the only real person & it took the IT creature to bring him back to reality lol
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