Horror: The Bram Stoker Award

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All the best in chills, thrills, and things that go bump in the nights. These are all the best horror to make your night a little more frightening. 


Daniel Kraus
Description: "Liv Fleming’s father went missing more than two years ago, not long after he claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Liv has long accepted that he’s dead, though that doesn’t mean she has given up their traditions. Every Sunday, she and her lifelong friend Doug Monk trudge through the woods to check the traps Lee left behind, traps he set to catch the aliens he so desperately believed were after him. But Liv is done with childhood fantasies. Done pretending she believes her father’s absurd theories. Done going through the motions for Doug’s sake. However, on the very day she chooses to destroy the traps, she discovers in one of them a creature so inhuman it can only be one thing. In that moment, she’s faced with a painful realization: her dad was telling the truth. And no one believed him. Now, she and Doug have a choice to make. They can turn the alien over to the authorities...or they can take matters into their own hands" -- amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Nadia Bulkin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2021
Lonnie Nadler, Jenna Cha, Brad (Bradley Darwin) Simpson
Description: A young fur trapper flees her overbearing family only to get lost in a dreamlike winter wilderness that harbors a cosmic threat. The year is 1887 and a storm brews. Eulalie Dubois has spent her entire life tending to her family's trapline, isolated from the world. A chance at freedom comes in the form of a parcel that needs delivering to a nameless town north of the wilderness. Little does Eulalie know, something sinister hides in those woods and it yearns for what she carries.
Call Number: FIC Nad
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Aiden Thomas
Description: Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
John Langan
Description: John Langan, author of the Bram Stoker Award-winning novel The Fisherman, returns with a new book of stories.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2021
Adam Cesare
Description: "Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it to graduation. She might not make it to morning. When Quinn and her father move to a tiny town with a weird clown for a mascot, they're looking for a fresh start. But ever since the town's only factory shut down, Kettle Springs has been cracked in half. Most of the town believes that the kids are to blame. After all, the juniors and seniors at Kettle Springs High are the ones who threw the party where Arthur Hill's daughter died. They're the ones who set the abandoned factory on fire and who spend all their time posting pranks on YouTube. They have no respect and no idea what it means to work hard. For the kids, it's the other way around. And now Kettle Springs is caught in a constant battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It's a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until one homicidal clown with a porkpie hat and a red nose decides to end it for good. Because if your opponents all die, you win the debate by default."-- book jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Ces
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Richard Stanley, Scarlett Amaris, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa (Lisa Wolk) Whalen
Description: After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare.
Call Number: Horror
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Erica Waters
Description: Shady Grove inherited her father's ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle's tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness. But when her brother is accused of murder, she can't let the dead keep their secrets. In order to clear his name, she's going to have to make those ghosts sing.
Call Number: YA FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Misha Green, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Courtney B. Vance
Description: Based on Matt Ruff's novel, this series follows Korean war vet Atticus Freeman, his friend Letitia and his Uncle George on a journey across 1950's Jim Crow America where they face racist terrors and the terrifying monsters of an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
Call Number: Horror
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Josh Malerman
Description: "Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. There remains no explanation. No solution. All Malorie can do is survive—and impart her fierce will to do so on her children. But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. Malorie has already lost so much. But getting her life back means returning to a world full of unknowable horrors—and risking the lives of her children again. Because the creatures are not the only thing Malorie fears: There are the people who claim to have caught and experimented on the creatures. Murmerings of monstrous inventions and dangerous new ideas. And rumors that the creatures themselves have changed into something even more frightening. Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Description: After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemi Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She's not sure what she will find--her cousin's husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemi knows little about the region. Noemi is also an unlikely rescuer: She's a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she's also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin's new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemi; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi's dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family's youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemi, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family's past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family's once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemi digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Doug Murano
Description: "What happens when we make monsters? What happens when we make monsters of ourselves? Grotesque beings lurch from our darkest dreams. Vicious beasts stalk our twisted pasts. Lost souls haunt our deepest regrets. They are the blood on our hands. They are the obsessions in our heads. They are the vengeance in our hearts. They are Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities, & Other Horrors"--Publisher marketing.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2021
Stephen Graham Jones
Description: We thought we'd play a fun prank on her, and now most of us are dead. One last laugh for the summer as it winds down. One last prank just to scare a friend. Bringing a mannequin into a theater is just some harmless fun, right? Until it wakes up. Until it starts killing. Luckily, Sawyer has a plan. He'll be a hero. He'll save everyone to the best of his ability. He'll kill as many people as he needs to so he can save the day. That's the thing about heroes - sometimes you have to become a monster first.
Call Number: FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Patricia Lillie
Description: Mothers and daughters. Sisters. Legacies and prophecies. The inevitable and the avoidable. The sixteen stories in Patricia Lillie's debut collection feature female protagonists of various ages. Young or old, they must deal with the expectations of their twisted worlds. Some can't escape their fate, some accept it-and some will burn it down.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2021
Alma Katsu
Description: "Surviving the sinking of the Titanic, Annie takes a job as a nurse on the Britannic before encountering a fellow survivor who forces her to reckon with past demons."- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Kylie Du Fresne, Emily Seresin, Benjamin Wallfisch
Description: Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Stephen Graham Jones, Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Description: Four American Indian men from the Blackfeet Nation, who were childhood friends, find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives, against an entity that wants to exact revenge upon them for what they did during an elk hunt ten years earlier by killing them, their families, and friends.
Call Number: FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Rachel Harrison
Description: "Julie is missing, and the missing don't often return. But Elise knows Julie better than anyone, and she feels in her bones that her best friend is out there, and that one day she'll come back. She's right. Two years to the day that Julie went missing, she reappears with no memory of where she's been or what happened to her. Along with Molly and Mae, their two close friends from college, the women decide to reunite at the eccentric, remote Red Honey Inn. But the second Elise sees Julie, she knows something is wrong--she's emaciated, with sallow skin, chipped teeth and odd appetites. In so many ways, Julie seems to be the friend they all loved and lost. But in others, she seems to be a stranger. When bad weather traps them inside the hotel, tensions flare. Elise begins to hear scratching within the walls, to see the slither of shadows cast by nothing. And as the weekend unfurls, it becomes impossible to deny that the Julie who vanished two years ago is not the same Julie who came back. But then who--or what--is she?" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Polly Hall
Description: Caught up in a passionate love affair, Scarlett unravels her obsession with her lover's taxidermy. The delicate balance of loneliness and jealousy, entrapment and freedom that they so intimately share tips when her twin brother shows up.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2021
Kate Reed Petty
Description: "A gifted and reclusive ghostwriter, Alice Lovett makes a living helping other people tell their stories. But she is haunted by the one story she cannot tell: the story of, as she puts it, "the things that happened while I was asleep." Back in 1999, Nick Brothers and his high school lacrosse team return for their senior year in a well-to-do Baltimore suburb as the reigning state champs. The afterglow of their big win is bound to last until graduation; not even the pressure of college applications can get in the way of their fun. But when a private school girl attempts suicide in the wake of one of the team's "legendary" parties, and a rumor begins to circulate that two of Nick's teammates sexually assaulted her, it seems like it might ruin everything--until the team circles the wagons, casts doubt on the story, and the town moves on. But not everyone does. Fifteen years later, four people--Alice, Nick, a documentary filmmaker, and a wealthy entrepreneur--remain haunted by the roles they played, the things they still don't understand, and how the story has shaped their lives."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Kathe Koja
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2021
Tim Waggoner
Description: "In this comprehensive textbook devoted to the craft of writing horror fiction, award-winning author Tim Waggoner draws on thirty years' experience as a writer and teacher. Writing in the dark offers advice, guidance, and insights on how to compose horror stories and novels that are original, frightening, entertaining, and well-written"--Back cover.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2021
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Bent Heavens
Daniel Kraus
YA FIC Kra
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors
Doug Murano
Black Cranes: Tales Of Unquiet Women
Nadia Bulkin
Night Of The Mannequins
Stephen Graham Jones
FIC Jon
Black Stars Above
Lonnie Nadler, Jenna Cha, Brad (Bradley Darwin) Simpson
FIC Nad
The Cuckoo Girls
Patricia Lillie
Cemetery Boys
Aiden Thomas
YA FIC Tho
The Deep
Alma Katsu
FIC Kat
Children Of The Fang And Other Genealogies
John Langan
The Invisible Man
Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Kylie Du Fresne, Emily Seresin, Benjamin Wallfisch
Horror
Clown In A Cornfield
Adam Cesare
YA FIC Ces
The Only Good Indians Stephen Graham Jones.
Stephen Graham Jones, Shaun Taylor-Corbett
FIC Jon
Color Out Of Space
Richard Stanley, Scarlett Amaris, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa (Lisa Wolk) Whalen
Horror
The Return
Rachel Harrison
FIC Har
Ghost Wood Song
Erica Waters
YA FIC Wat
The Taxidermist's Lover
Polly Hall
Lovecraft Country. Season 1
Misha Green, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Courtney B. Vance
Horror
True Story : A Novel
Kate Reed Petty
FIC Pet
Malorie : A Bird Box Novel
Josh Malerman
FIC Mal
Velocities : Stories
Kathe Koja
Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
FIC Mor
Writing In The Dark
Tim Waggoner