It, by Stephen King, was published in 1986. The novel won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year. Publishers Weekly listed It as the best-selling book in the United States in 1986.
A miniseries based on the book aired in 1990.
If you want a good scare for Halloween, I highly recommend both the book and the miniseries. But be warned you may never feel the same way about clowns or balloons ever again.
The terror, which would not end for another 28 years-if it ever did end-began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain. ~ It by Stephen King
I’ve always loved Halloween. The candy. The costumes. The nip in autumn air. And above all I enjoy the spooky stories.
At LitQuotes we’re going to celebrate Halloween the entire month of October.
- Our daily quote from literature will be of the spooky, scary variety during the month of October.
- Visit our Facebook page for another daily dose of scary literature.
- Want a spooky tweet? You’ve got it! Follow our Twitter feed for daily spookiness.
- Don’t miss our random spooky quote from literature.
Charles Dickens (1812 to 1870) is possibly best known for A Christmas Carol. However that’s not his only work that features ghostly phrasings. Here are five quotes from other works to give you a pre-Halloween thrill.
I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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Are you planning a Halloween party? Maybe you’re making Halloween cards to send to friends and family? If you need some spooky quotes for your projects then LitQuotes can help. Our spooky, scary quotation collection has over 130 quotes from authors like Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe and Algernon Blackwood.
For a moment he paused there, the wind blowing his long grey locks about his head, and twisting into grotesque and fantastic folds the nameless horror of the dead man’s shroud. ~ The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open. ~ Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
PS – And if you need a little crafty inspiration check out Star Dust Stamper.
I hope you all have a fun and spooky Halloween. Here are some of my favorite scary quotes in honour of the day . . . .
“Never walk near the bed; to a ghost your ankle is your most vulnerable part–once in bed, you’re safe; he may lie around under the bed all night, but you’re safe as daylight. If you still have doubts pull the blanket over your head.” ~ This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
All things pass. Only remain cosmic force and matter, ever in flux, ever acting and reacting and realizing the eternal types—the priest, the soldier, and the king. Out of the mouths of babes comes the wisdom of all the ages. Some will fight, some will rule, some will pray; and all the rest will toil and suffer sore while on their bleeding carcasses is reared again, and yet again, without end, the amazing beauty and surpassing wonder of the civilized state. ~ The Scarlet Plague by Jack London
One disagreeable result of whispering is that it seems to evoke an atmosphere of silence, haunted by the ghosts of sound-strange cracks and tickings, the rustling of garments that have no substance in them, and the tread of dreadful feet that would leave no mark on the sea-sand or the winter snow. ~ Bleak House by Charles Dickens
I’ve just made a Facebook page for LitQuotes. I’ve also redone the two quote photos that I’ve posted so far so that they’ll look better when you share them with your Facebook friends.
To celebrate the Facebook page, I made a new quote photo. This one features a quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.