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The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror | Jay Anson
The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.
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5feet.of.fury
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Very interesting, I don‘t know what to think of how “true” this true story is. What really gets me is that the family is being antagonized by a demonic presence in the house and these Amityville kids still have to go to school and eat their broccoli 🥦 as if nothing is going on 😂

Audiobook was well paced, read by Ray Porter who used an appropriate cadence and tone for the material.

#MistletoeManiacs #wintergames2021

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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

I did not actually know this classic horror was set during Christmas but it was a welcome surprise for #wintergames2021! Yes, this was a very by the books haunted house story and it didn‘t redefine anything for the genre, but it was delightfully creepy and very well done. I was completely absorbed and it made walking home alone from my booster shot in the dark very creepy.

#mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick +31

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candc320
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I really didn‘t do great for #scarathlon2021 or any of the readathons last week…busy week at work and I was sick all weekend 🤢. You know, the kind of sick where you don‘t even feel like reading while you lay around miserable 😩. Anyway, I did watch this documentary on Tubi (it was ok) and finished Squid Games (5 episodes) over the weekend so there‘s 31 points for #teamslaughter. I‘ll do a separate post of my sad, total numbers in a minute.

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stretchkev
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Mehso-so

Creative "non-fiction" for sure but kind of boring as a fiction haunted house story.

One of the classic horror stories that I was avoiding, but it's worth it to see the collection of modern ghost story tropes all in one place.

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Samary
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Mehso-so

Not much to say, I already was familiar w the story. The book didn‘t offer that much more insight.

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BookwormOfTheDamned
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New video up! In this episode, I review "The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson.

https://youtu.be/dsde_skWZx8

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rather_be_reading
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Bring on the witches and goblins

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Lizpixie
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Mehso-so

Bk25 of #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Thrilloween #Sbooktober #SpooksAndTea #GothicReadathon #AnUnfortunateReadathon #ReadLikeHellathon #Booathon #Horrorathon & #Slaughterthon is done. I mainly reread this to cover a few prompts about hauntings & ghosts. It‘s definitely dated(it was written in the 70s)but it‘s still a scary read, just suspend your disbelief. I‘m pretty sure the author has dramatised a lot! 726pts #TeamSlaughter

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TheBookStacker
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Tonight‘s film! #Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness
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Total: 423

mdm139 My favorite version 1y
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JessClark78
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1. Bloody Mary

2. I remember having nightmares about this book when I read it.

3. I‘d like to see a good adaptation of Stephen King‘s short story Strawberry Spring.

#SundayFunday

ozma.of.oz A good choice for 2! Thanks for sharing! 1y
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Sleepswithbooks
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Reading break.... new to me... it has a dog named “Larry” so how bad can it be?!!!

#AmityvilleMovies #horrorhouse
#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon

@Clwojick

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blondie
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I love the look of old spooky books.🎃🤍

TheNeverendingTBR This cover!!! 😍 1y
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aperfectmjk
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Just finished this one up. I think we're all pretty familiar with this one. I was kind of disappointed in the overall narration. And because the narrative is lacking in dialogue (in my opinion) this wasn't as frightening as I anticipated. So for that I'm going with 4 stars. #Scarlathon2020 #TeamHarkness #bookspinbingo #48HRreadathon

@TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1y
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aperfectmjk
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So excited to start this one! I've been waiting for a solid scare. This is sure to please. #Scarlathon2020 #TeamHarkness #bookspinbingo

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Sleepswithbooks
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Going to watch some scary (?) “Amityville 2: The Possession” before Women‘s Bible study this morning 😂 Why does that seem inappropriate?!

#Scarathlon
#TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 6 pt 1y
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JessClark78
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Meant to do this yesterday.

1. Yes, love them! 👻🖤

2. The Headless Horseman

3. This was a scary book; majorly creeped me out.

#SundayFunday

ozma.of.oz Oh the Headless Horseman is a good one! Thanks for posting! 1y
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FantasyChick
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One of my all time favourites!

6pts

#Scarathlon2020 #teamslaughter

@Clwojick

Caroline2 Classic film!! 😁 1y
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JessClark78
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1. I‘ve had a lot of those experiences. When I was 16 my mom bought a house that came with a ghost. Lots of strange happenings there. One of the first things I remember there was watching something roll a ball back and forth across the living room floor with my cat. In my current house, a little while after my mom died I smelled her perfume in my bedroom and heard her voice say my name once.

2. Music

#ThankfulThursday

Cosmos_Moon I got the chills reading this! So interesting. 1y
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Luulit
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https://www.luulit.com/product/the-amityville-horror-audible-audiobook-unabridge...

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property - complete with boathouse and swimming pool - and the price were too good to pass up.

Sparklemn No movie or story has ever scared me as much as this. 😧 1y
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Artifice
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Although thought to be a true story at the time this book was written, it is anything but. Even though the Lutz family maintains their story to this day. The reason this book worked so well was perceived truth. Even know now we know the story to be completely debunked, it doesn't take away from the fact that it is indeed a good story regardless. It still holds up as a timeless horror novel and will most likely continue to do so.
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Mistermandolin Have been meaning to read this one for a while. I remember when it came out on the wave of spookiness created by The Exorcist. Fascinating that it stands up so well even though it‘s been so completely debunked. A credit to Anson‘s writing skills, maybe. 2y
Artifice This book not only propelled Anson extensively but it also made the story more popular at the time. Like, "wow, someone wrote a book about it so it must be true." 2y
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Emhill
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About a hundred pages left, pretty good. A little slow at times but enjoyable 👍

Mistermandolin Been meaning to read this one for a while. Originally marketed as ‘factual‘, as I recall. 2y
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 📚😱📚 2y
Mistermandolin I‘ve heard all kinds of good things about this. 2y
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IamIamIam
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So I parked across the street and snapped this photo of the infamous Amityville house! Nevermind the Lutz drama, but don't forget that Ronnie DeFeo murdered 6 members of his family in here. #AmityvilleHorror #LongIsland @4thhouseontheleft

LibrarianRyan I miss the iconic windows. One of the owning families said they had to change the windows because of all the people taking pictures of and in the windows. 2y
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan Yes, and they also changed the address for the same reason. I was driving on a side street leaving and there are a number of other houses that are the same construction and unaltered. I don't get over there too often but next time, I'll do a side by side. 😁 2y
LibrarianRyan @IamIamIam That would be cool. tha nks. 2y
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4thhouseontheleft Thank you for taking the time to go and take a pic! I didn‘t realize the windows had been changed. 2y
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft They were changed at least 20 years ago if not more. There was a creepy dark brown house that was the same design but set sideways on the property so the front door is in the proper place. The property at the Horror house is long and that's the boathouse on the right side on 2y
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft *ugh* not "on", of the photo. I'll definitely head back next week and get more photos of the other house. That being said, Amityville has a lot of gorgeous Victorian houses with intricate gingerbread style moldings. I love driving around there and it's been a good 25 years since I spent time with old friends from high school! 2y
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BeansPage
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Alright the kid is in bed it's time for some scary!!!! 👻

We have the original here 1979 starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder

2pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

BlameJennyJane Ah!!! Jody the pig!! Scariest thing ever. 2y
JacqMac This one scared me so bad the first time I saw it. I was probably 14. Still gives me shivers. 2y
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Artifice
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Hard to believe this can still be found in the non-fiction section of some libraries...
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#JayAnson #Book #bookstagram #books #Amityville #AmityvilleHorror #horror #horrorstories #hoax

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GypsyKat
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Whelp, I‘m officially creeped out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain This was the first truly scary book I ever read... I think I was in 6th grade and I still freak the $@&k out thinking about that damn pig and the rocking chair and omg 😱 2y
IamIamIam Meh... it was inventive but not true. Don't dismiss the fact that 6 people were actually murdered in that house! BTW, my friend was the last owner & I got the grand tour a few years ago!!! For some reason, she started in the basement! 😂 The scariest thing about that house is the insane property taxes! 2y
IamIamIam Sorry... I realized that was super Debbie Downer of me... 😂 Amityville really does have some spooky spots and legit creepy houses, though! 2y
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GypsyKat @sprainedbrain Right? 😱 2y
GypsyKat @IamIamIam Haha! No worries! 2y
Meeko93 So creepy 2y
kylienoele This one scared me so much!!! 2y
GypsyKat @Meeko93 @kylienoele It was super creepy! 2y
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GypsyKat
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Continuing on with spooky October reads.

AlaMich Whenever I see an old house with those two windows that look like eyes, I always think of the Amityville Horror. 2y
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AsYouWish
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Day 5 of #ChillingPhotoChallenge Did it really happen? Did they make it up? Only they know....but either way the origin story is a true “horror” story!

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Kryd0s
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BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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fandom_hellspawn99
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So I'm trying out audiobooks again, starting off with this spooky lil gem 🎃

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Bookdragon2020
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Pickpick

I have seen numerous versions of the movie over the years but have not read the book until now. I was not disappointed, and found it an enjoyable read.

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LiterarySloth
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Pickpick

I finally had a chance to finish this. I sometimes had a hard time reading it at night. It gave me some weird dreams. Not nightmares, just weird. It‘s creepy. I can‘t say for sure if I believe this particular story but I definitely believe it‘s possible.

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LiterarySloth
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He really likes using exclamation points.

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LiterarySloth
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I‘m at work and it‘s pretty quiet. I‘m going to switch between reading and crocheting. I really do need to stop starting projects at the last minute when they‘re gifts.

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Gennic
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I really enjoyed this. It‘s a great haunting story

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Gennic
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I‘ve heard all about the real murders based in this house and I‘ve seen the movies. I can‘t believe I never read this book #nevertoolate #horror #audiobook

caligirl I‘m putting this on my TBR! 3y
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TheGhastlyGrimoire
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Mehso-so

Rating: 💀 💀 💀

It was alright. Full review here:

http://theghastlygrimoire.com/2019/05/02/book-review-the-amityville-horror-by-ja...

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Meeko93
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This book was terrifying. I couldn't listen to it at night on my way home from work. I would have left that house way earlier!!!

kaysworld1 Brilliant classic 3y
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Wellreadhead
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KrystleTheBookSlayer Didn't really care for this one either. 😔 3y
Bookdragon69 I‘ve never read the book but I saw the movie for the first time at the age of 13 and it scared the living daylights out of me. 😱 3y
Wellreadhead I‘ve never seen any of the movies. (edited) 3y
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sahilbert
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A must read for any horror fan. I have seen the movie before but never read the book. It was the perfect spooky read for Halloween!

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Chrissyreadit
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#Americanhorror story I grew up with. I think everyone in NYC drive past this house at some point in time. Here is the background info. https://allthatsinteresting.com/amityville-murders-ronald-defeo-jr

Cinfhen Such a good pick!!! Still NEED to read this book....putting it on my list for next year 😊 3y
Cathythoughts Nice pic 👍🏻❤️ 3y
AmyG Very food book. Yep, grew up knowing this story. 3y
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Billypar Nice choice! I used to live one town over from Amityville. Never stopped by the house, but people actually still live there, so it feels weird to go just to gawk and take pictures. 3y
Chrissyreadit @Billypar are you still in Long Island? 3y
Billypar Nope- moved to Brooklyn since. I'm not aware of any genuine haunted houses here, but they do love their Halloween decorating! 3y
Chrissyreadit @Billypar what neighborhood in Brooklyn? I grew up in Ozone Park Queens, but my mom just sold the house last year so this is the longest I‘ve gone not going “home”. 3y
Billypar Dyker Heights (I know, they're known more for Christmas decorating but they like Halloween too 🎃🎄). 3y
Chrissyreadit @Billypar I have never hung out there- but now I wish I had seen the lights! 3y
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Sarz
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4 ⭐
Objectively, this is a good and well written story on a fascinating topic. I just should have done my research better but it wasn't what I wanted or what I expected.

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Wellreadhead
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KatieanneF I live right near there! A right of passage to drive by it at night, if you grow up on Long Island lol 3y
Wellreadhead @KatieanneF Really? That‘s cool. Does it still look the same? 3y
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Velvetsun
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On to book 2 of the #24beforeMonday readathon.

BeansPage Awesome read! #24B4Monday 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Your minions are watching over you! (edited) 3y
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AndLamb83
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I love October and Halloween but surprisingly, I don't recall ever having read a horror book. Has anyone read this one? #OctoberReads #Horror #FallReads #bookworm #bibliophile 🏚️⚰️

Fortifiedbybooks I'm glad I read it so I know what it's all about, but it was disappointing. It's not great writing and there are too many exclamation points so it was difficult to get drawn into the story and then stay immersed for any amount of time. I also did some research after I finished and the story is more than likely a hoax, though the author was supposedly not in on it. All of that said, if it's your 1st horror book, you might enjoy it more than I did. 3y
AndLamb83 @Fortifiedbybooks oh no! At least it's short. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Do you have any truly scary book recommendations for me? 3y
Fortifiedbybooks @AndLamb83 you can never go wrong with Stephen King. My fave is Needful Things. The Shining has a really scary couple of scenes in it that made me put it in the freezer before I went to bed. I really enjoyed Cujo, though that was more suspenseful than scary. I'm about 2/3 through 'Salem's Lot and I love it so far. Wendy's Button Box was also good and it's really short compared to most of his other books. 3y
AndLamb83 @Fortifiedbybooks haven't read any King books yet. 3y
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Meeko93
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Got these at Barnes and Noble today and I am so ready for a good scare 😱 ♥️

JoScho It has been a long time since I read it but I was thoroughly creeped out by Amityville! 3y
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MStew
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I have heard this book is really scary, and it's based on true story. The movie was pretty freaky as well so I'm very intrigued to read this but also alittle scared true story horror books really freak me out ... so bring it! #horror #book #horrorfiction #booklover #booknerd #scary #truestory #read #books

Jmrose I read this in high school and I remember reading at night and was so scared I had to stop reading till day light. I wonder if I would still feel that way if I reread it as an adult. Let me know what you think. 3y
MStew @Jmrose oooo now I'm scared!! I will 3y
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GripLitGrl
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#GetMovin #Ghost 👻 @Cinfhen @eanderson
I Loved this book! 👻

Cinfhen I‘ve only seen the movie 😱😱😱 4y
Yesalexandria This is one of my favorite scary books! I read it a few years ago and couldn‘t put it down. 4y
JoScho I loved this book. I agree with @Yesalexandria I couldn‘t put it down 4y
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eanderson Scare the 💩 out of me! 4y
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen movies were good i may be partial to the shirtless scruffy Ryan Reynolds version 😉😄😄 but the book so so good & scary👍 4y
GripLitGrl @Yesalexandria @JoScho Yes the book was so gripping I couldn't put it down myself👍👍 4y
GripLitGrl @eanderson 😂😂😂 4y
Cinfhen Was that Ryan Reynolds?!?? Totally forgot!! I may read the book for #booked2018 #scaryread and it would also work for #pop18 #seenthemoviefirst 4y
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