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. 


Dan Trachtenberg, J. J. Abrams, Lindsey Weber, Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken
Description: A young woman wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she's locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe. Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Paul Tremblay
Description: When her fourteen-year-old son disappears during a summer sleepover at Devil's Rock, Elizabeth and other residents of the town begin to see his ghost throughout the town, which leads her to believe that he is dead. She tries to maintain a sense of calm to help her younger daughter, Katie, but her anxiety builds when she begins to find crumpled pages of Tommy's journal which contain disturbing connections between Tommy's father's death, a stranger named Arnold, and a macabre folk tale.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Elizabeth Hand
Description: "Fleeing Reykjavik and a cluster of cult murders, Cass lands in London to rendezvous with her longtime lover Quinn, a person of interest to both Interpol and the Russian mob. Only Quinn doesn t show up. Alone in London and fearing the worst, Cass hooks up with a singer-songwriter with her own dark past, who brings her to the wrong party. Cass becomes entangled with the party's host, Mallo Tierney, an eccentric gangster with a penchant for cigar cutters and neatly-wrapped packages, and a trio of dissolute groupies connected to a notorious underground filmmaker"--dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Leo Braudy
Description: This book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, Leo Braudy explores four major types: the monster from nature (King Kong), the created monster (Frankenstein), the monster from within (Mr. Hyde), and the monster from the past (Dracula). He discusses the lasting presence of fearful imaginings in an age of scientific progress, viewing the detective genre as a rational reply to the irrational world of the monstrous.--From statement by publisher.
Call Number: 398.45 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2017
Tom Deady
Description: In 1961, the small town of Haven thought they'd gotten rid of their monster. After a series of child killings, Paul Greymore was caught carrying a wounded girl. His face, disfigured from a childhood accident, seemed to confirm he was the monster the community hoped to banish. With Paul in prison, the killings stopped. For seventeen years, Haven was peaceful again. But Paul served his time and has now returned to Haven--the town where he grew up, and the scene of his alleged crimes. Paul insists he didn't commit those crimes, and several townspeople believe him including the local priest, a young boy named Denny, and his best friend Billy. Trouble is, now that Paul is back home, the bizarre killings have started again--and the patterns match the deaths from Haven's past. If Paul isn't the killer, who is? Or WHAT is?
Call Number: FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Elle Cosimano
Description: John "Smoke" Conlan uses his supernatural ability to travel outside the walls of a juvenile detention center to try to clear his name and help his fellow inmates find redemption.
Call Number: YA FIC Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Greg S. Chapman
Description: No one in Willow Street pays it any notice, not the disgruntled Campbell family next door, not Alice Cowley and her suicidal daughter, or Mr. and Mrs. Markham down the road. Not even Darryl, the loner at number seventy, who is abnormal himself, thinks much about it. It is just the old Kemper House, forgotten and abandoned. Until it makes itself known. When the stench of death wafts from Kemper House through Willow Street, and comes to the attention of recent resident and newspaper reporter, Ben Traynor, it starts a chain of horrors that brings Kemper House's curse into their own homes and leads others direct to its door. Kemper House not only haunts its neighbours, it infects them with an evil that traverses time and reality itself.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
W. Scott Poole
Description: The Life, Death, And Extraordinary Afterlife Of H.P. Lovecraft
Call Number: B Lov
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason
Description: "Xibalba, home of torture and sacrifice, is the kingdom of the lord of death. He stalked the night in the guise of a putrefied corpse, with the head of an owl and adorned with a necklace of disembodied eyes that hung from nerve cords. He commanded legions of shapeshifting creatures, spectral shamans, and corpses hungry for the flesh of the living. The Mayans feared him and his realm of horror. He sat atop his pyramid temple surrounded by his demon kings and demanded sacrifices of blood and beating hearts as tribute to him and his ghostly world. These legends, along with those that lived in fear of them, have been dead and gone for centuries. Yet now, a doorway has been opened in Georgia. A group of college students seek their missing professor, a man who has secretly uncovered the answer to one of history's greatest mysteries. However, what they find is more than the evidence of a hidden civilization. It's also a gateway to a world of living nightmares"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Stephen Graham Jones
Description: Poor yet resilient, the boy lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. Always on the move across the South, living a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes, one step ahead of the law. But everything is about to change. The boy will be turning sixteen, and he will need to understand his family and his place in the world. A world that shuns and fears werewolves.
Call Number: FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2017
Ruth Franklin
Description: Still known to millions only as the author of the "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) remains curiously absent from the American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America better than anyone. Now, biographer Ruth Franklin reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author behind such classics as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Placing Jackson within an American Gothic tradition of Hawthorne and Poe, Franklin demonstrates how her unique contribution to this genre came from her focus on "domestic horror" drawn from an era hostile to women. Shirley Jackson, with its exploration of astonishing talent shaped by a damaged childhood and a troubled marriage to literary critic Stanley Hyman, becomes the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary giant.--From statement provided by publisher
Call Number: B Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2017
David J. Skal
Description: First published in 1897, Dracula has had a long and multifaceted afterlife--one rivaling even its immortal creation; yet Bram Stoker has remained a hovering specter in this pervasive mythology. Cultural historian David J. Skal exhumes the inner world and strange genius of the writer who birthed an undying cultural icon, painting an astonishing portrait of the age in which Stoker was born--a time when death was no metaphor but a constant threat, easily imagined as a character existing in flesh and blood. Skal draws on a wealth of newly discovered documents to challenge much of our accepted wisdom about Dracula, Stoker, and the late Victorian age. Born into a middle-class Protestant family in Dublin in "Black 47"--the year the potato famine swept the country--Stoker's early years unfold alongside a parade of Victorian medical mysteries and horrors: cholera and typhus, frantic bloodletting, mesmeric quack cures and the gnawing obsession with "bad blood" that colors Dracula. While destined to become best known for his legendary undead Count, Stoker would become a prolific writer, critic, and theater producer, rubbing shoulders with Henry Irving, Hall Caine, and Lady lane Wilde and her salon set--including her fated-to-he-infamous son Oscar. Perhaps the most frightening thing about Dracula, Skal writes, "is the strong probability that it meant far less to Bram Stoker than it has come to mean to us."--Adapted from dust jacket.
Call Number: B Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2017
Bracken MacLeod
Description: "Badly battered by an apocalyptic storm, the crew of the Arctic Promise find themselves in increasingly dire circumstances as they sail blindly into unfamiliar waters and an ominously thickening fog. Without functioning navigation or communication equipment, they are lost and completely alone. One by one, the men fall prey to a mysterious illness. Deckhand Noah Cabot is the only person unaffected by the strange force plaguing the ship and her crew, which does little to ease their growing distrust of him. Dismissing Noah's warnings of worsening conditions, the captain of the ship presses on until the sea freezes into ice and they can go no farther. When the men are ordered overboard in an attempt to break the ship free by hand, the fog clears, revealing a faint shape in the distance that may or may not be their destination. Noah leads the last of the able-bodied crew on a journey across the ice and into an uncertain future where they must fight for their lives against the elements, the ghosts of the past and, ultimately, themselves" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Barbara Barnett
Description: "In Victorian London, the fates of physician Simon Bell and apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune entwine when Simon gives his wife an elixir created by Gaelan from an ancient manuscript. Meant to cure her cancer, it kills her. Suicidal, Simon swallows the remainder--only to find he cannot die. Five years later, hearing rumors of a Bedlam inmate with regenerative powers like his own, Simon is shocked to discover it's Gaelan. The two men conceal their immortality, but the only hope of reversing their condition rests with Gaelan's missing manuscript. When modern-day pharmaceutical company Transdiff Genomics unearths diaries describing the torture of Bedlam inmates, the company's scientists suspect a link between Gaelan and an unnamed inmate. Gaelan and Transdiff Genomics geneticist Anne Shawe are powerfully drawn to each other, and her family connection to his manuscript leads to a stunning revelation. Will it bring ruin or redemption?"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2017
Victor D. LaValle
Description: "People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there. Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping. A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?"--provided from Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC LaV
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Joyce Carol Oates
Description: Six terrifying tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. A young boy plays with dolls instead of action figures. But as he grows older, his passion takes on a darker edge. A white man shoots dead a black boy creating a media frenzy. But could it be that it was self-defense as he claims? A nervous woman tries to escape her husband. He says he loves her, but she's convinced he wants to kill her. These quietly lethal stories reveal the horrors that dwell within us all.
Call Number: FIC Oat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Stephanie M. Wytovich
Description: The Eighth combines the traditional elements of religious horror within a story woven around the Hell that Dante Alighieri created in his classic literary tale, The Inferno. The protagonists, Paimon and Rhea, are each put through obstacles that test their psyche as much as their bodies, and by making them responsible for their actions in both their current life, and their past life, the two of them are faced with a series of trials that test their ability to handle sin. Through moments of seduction, violence, and torturous rage they challenge the critical question of what it means to forgive, and more importantly, what it means to be trapped in their own personal definition of hell.
Call Number: FIC Wyt
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2017
John Langan
Description: "In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It's a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Alexandra Sirowy
Description: A series of murders that are eerily similar to the dark stories Lana's deceased brother used to tell start happening in her home town, threatening her newfound popularity.
Call Number: YA FIC Sir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Robert Eggers, Jay Van Hoy, Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond
Description: A family in 1630s New England faces destruction by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. When one of their five children goes missing and their life-sustaining crops fail, they fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Jeyn Roberts
Description: "Brutally murdered in the early 1970s, Molly can fade back to earth for a few fleeting moments as teenage hitchiker who can see the future. When Tatum, bullied at school and dumped by her best friend, picks up Molly and hears 'You're going to die. It will hurt and you'll be alone. And no one will help you,' Tatum and Molly must figure out how to help the other in order to save themselves."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
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10 Cloverfield Lane [DVD]
Dan Trachtenberg, J. J. Abrams, Lindsey Weber, Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken
Horror
Something In The Blood: The Untold Story Of Bram Stoker, The Man Who Wrote Dracula
David J. Skal
B Sto
Disappearance At Devil's Rock
Paul Tremblay
FIC Tre
Stranded
Bracken MacLeod
FIC Mac
Hard Light
Elizabeth Hand
FIC Han
The Apothecary's Curse
Barbara Barnett
FIC Bar
Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, And Other Monsters Of The Natural And Supernatural Worlds
Leo Braudy
398.45 Bra
The Ballad Of Black Tom
Victor D. LaValle
FIC LaV
Haven
Tom Deady
FIC Dea
The Doll-Master: And Other Tales Of Terror
Joyce Carol Oates
FIC Oat
Holding Smoke
Elle Cosimano
YA FIC Cos
The Eighth
Stephanie M. Wytovich
FIC Wyt
Hollow House
Greg S. Chapman
FIC Cha
The Fisherman
John Langan
FIC Lan
In The Mountains Of Madness [Audiobook]
W. Scott Poole
B Lov
The Telling
Alexandra Sirowy
YA FIC Sir
Mayan Blue
Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason
FIC Gar
The Witch: A New England Folktale [DVD]
Robert Eggers, Jay Van Hoy, Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond
Horror
Mongrels
Stephen Graham Jones
FIC Jon
When They Fade
Jeyn Roberts
YA FIC Rob
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Ruth Franklin
B Jac