1. The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling
2. In the Forests of the Night, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
but hunts the streets of 20th century New York. Atwater-Rhodes' vampires are streamlined, free from Victorian myths and modern
3. (The) Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
4. The Millennium Trilogy, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
The Millennium Trilogy is more an apocalyptic thriller than a jeepers-creepers story, but as a young teenager,
it certainly got under my skin. The trilogy opened with the discovery of two men who had been killed when they were transported into the body of the station itself, their bodies fused with the metal of the hull: from there it turned into a nightmarish religious war that destroyed the Klingons, Borg, and Earth. Things just got disturbing once the universe ended.
5. Sleep No More, Greg Iles
6. Christine, Stephen King.
moment he saw it, but it infatuated his buddy Arnie, who buys it from a hateful old man. Arnie's devotion to the car changes him: a once-timid nerd gains confidence and pride as he restores the wreck to its former glory, but as the months pass Dennis notes Arnie appears to be speaking with another man's voice -- a hateful, bitter, spiteful voice. Despite Christine's pristine condition, the instant reaction from most people to her is repugnance: they sense there is something wrong with the car. It smells of death, and it haunts close close to Arnie. When Dennis digs into the history of Christine, he finds it a car possessed by implacable maliciousness -- and those who cross paths with it are destined to a grisly fate.
Horror usually bores me, but King's Christine was utterly spellbinding and creepy.
7. The Stand, Stephen King
8. The Fear Street series, R.L. Stine
9. Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach
10. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
Many years ago I had the experience of hearing William Daniels perform* part of Hamlet, and the experience was effective enough to make me regard the play as somewhat creepy ever since. For those not familiar, Hamlet is the story of a prince who is called on by the ghost of his dead father to see justice done.
*Starts around 6:20.
Incidentally, the Reduced Shakepeare's Company's performance of Hamlet is a riot. I literally fell out of my chair laughing -- and by literally, I mean I fell over, hit the printer's stand, and then had the printer fall on my head.