Horror

Book Hunters in Brief #46: Books for People Who Aren't Afraid of Being Scared

Nobody really knows why some of us get such pleasure from being scared out of wits, but writers like Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Clive Barker, and others have made comfortable livings making us uncomfortable. In honor of the holiday, HCPL's Book Hunters offer some ghoulishly good reads that are definitely not for the faint of heart.

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Happy Horror-Days!

I'm sure you're all in full holiday mode just as I am. When I'm not baking cookies or shopping for presents, I'm trying to relax. What better way to do that then with a good holiday horror? For your horrific holiday needs, I present a collection of holiday horrors sure to scare even Santa away!

October Dreams

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays. When October comes around, I love to immerse myself inall things Halloween. Luckily for me (and you), there's a book for that!

Teen Zombie Bash!

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Join us for our Teen Halloween Zombie Bash Saturday, October 26th, at 2:30 PM!

We have snacks for all Teen Zombies. Please wear appropriate attire, something that can get dirty if necessary, and let us do your Zombie makeup!  We also have prizes, from Chick-fil-A, for the Teens with the best Zombie walk. 

New Horror Reads for Teens

Moon Over the Plain by Maggie-MeFall is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather gradually gets cooler, I start shifting the sweaters and knit caps out of storage, and several holidays linger around the corner.  This is also the time of year when many of us like to go see a scary movie, visit a creepy haunted house, or pick up a frightening read.  If you’re in the mood for horror, consider picking up one of these titles that are newly released or new to our shelves.  What great horror reads do you recommend?

 

 

Morganville Vampires

"'Run first,' Shane said. 'Mourn later.' It was the perfect motto for Morganville."

Claire just moved to Morganville, Texas to attend college. After a nearly fatal encounter with the resident mean girl, Claire finds a place to live off campus. In her new digs, Claire learns that Morganville is a tiny town with a very big secret.

The 1970s: A Great Decade for Horror Lovers.

The 1970s might be my favorite decade of horror. Horror films in the 1970s were all about using your imagination against you. I remember how terrified I was when I first saw The Exorcist and all the games my mind played on me after. As a teen, I devoured the original novels that these movies were based on and was scared all over again! Every now and then I like to pick up a good old horror and enjoy the terror. 

Here are some of my favorite horror novels with a 1970s film release for your reading and viewing pleasure!

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

“Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.”

Vic lives in two worlds. One world is where her father abuses her mother and life sucks. The other is where fantasy becomes reality by way of her bike and a bridge. There are others like Vic who can transform reality into fantasy. One person in particular, Charlie Manx, uses this gift to kidnap children. Vic has been warned about Mr. Manx but that doesn't stop her from seeking him out.

Years after that meeting with Charlie Manx, Vic is trying to move on with life. Charlie Manx has not forgotten about Vic and will stop at nothing to get to her...

Summer Horrors!

Summer Reading is upon us and like many of you, I need a stack of books to read while I'm laying out on the beach. The following horrors take place during the summer or incorporate summer activities like camping.

Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh

"Days passed. The birds told her stories of the outside world, and often assured her that she was kind and gentle. Rapunzel never believed them. She knew that she was born wicked and was better off isolated from the world, even if her heart yearned to join it."

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