I actually enjoy writing creepy passages, and think I do a pretty good job with it. Horror is not my forte', so I don't plan on going into that any time in the future, but I really like to rattle my readers' cages every now and again. If I can get you on the edge of your seat, I think I pass over this threshold where you aren't just reading a book, but interacting with it and becoming more involved with the text.
The first time I recall being really freaked out by a book I was just browsing the first few pages (and I don't recall the title). What I do recall is how flowing the narrative style was and how I was instantly drawn into this story. I remember being scared for what was going to happen next and simultaneously amazed that a book was scaring me. You have to actively read, after all. It's not like the book is going to jump out and get you. Yet, there you are, being drawn along into the story and getting totally freaked out along the way.
What an amazing medium! I'm going to have to rant on people acting like having a book made into a movie is some kind of ultimate compliment, or that film is a better medium than the written word...but not now.
I started some exploratory writing on a zombie book not too long ago. It weirded me out just writing it and I wasn't sure I could continue with it. Perhaps I'll post that introductory bit sometime?
That's all for now. Go read something good, you bunch of weirdos!