The Tommyknockers   by Stephen King

"The Tommyknockers" is a science fiction novel written by Stephen King and was published in 1987. The story takes place in Haven, Maine, and where a discovery in the woods leads an entire town to near destruction.

"Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man."
Stephen King ~ The Tommyknockers

A metal object in the ground is slowly uncovered, and as more of it is unearthed, the more control it has over the inhabitants of the small town of Haven. One man seems to be immune and does all he can to save them all.