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1just_some_bookworm
May 3, 2011, 6:31pm Top

My friend is looking for horror books with similar subject matter as The Exorcist and The Last House on the Left. Recommendations would be appreciated.

2jseger9000
May 3, 2011, 11:00pm Top

It might be obvious, but has your friend read the Exorcist? There's also Blatty's follow-up: Legion

Michael Laimo has a novel called The Demonologist about a possessed rock star.

As for The Last House on the Left, your friend might like The Woods Are Dark or Off Season? or possibly Dean Koontz Intensity?

3pgmcc
May 4, 2011, 6:49am Top

#1 & #2

I second jseger9000's recommendation to read The Exorcist novel. I found it much more frightening than the film.

4timdt
May 4, 2011, 9:17am Top

Although I haven't read it, Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door may be a good recommendation on The Last House on the Left subject matter.

5just_some_bookworm
May 4, 2011, 9:44pm Top

She told me she's read The Exorcist and that she likes fiction horror books so long as they deal with realistic situations. She believes in ghosts and all, so to her that would be considered realistic.
Thanks for the recommendations.

6BruceCoulson
May 5, 2011, 1:34pm Top

The Haunting of Hill House and (if you can find it) The Edge of Running Water.

Both were made into movies; the books were better.

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