horror

Cover for Mother!

Mother!

Darren Aronofsky
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Rated by
Zachary C
Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

On a disturbance scale, Mother! falls somewhere between other Darren Aronofsky films, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, with a story more comparable to Noah combined with an all-out assault on social etiquette and political correctness that creates the strangest kind of satire.

a young man standing with his back to us holding a lantern and facing Dracula with the face of Wolfman on Dracula's left and a face of Frankenstein on Dracula's right.

The Monster Squad (DVD)

Shane Black and Fred Dekker
4
Rated by
Melody M.K.
Friday, Aug 19, 2016

For those of us ready for autumn, cool weather and Halloween, The Monster Squad, released by Tri Star Pictures in August of 1987, is for you.

It's less a Stephen King horror story, and more like Scooby Doo. With a splash of cult classic, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Black and white cover. Title in red on right. Main character on left, shown from shoulders up, see horn growing out of to of head.

Horns

Joe Hill
4
Rated by
Diane H.
Friday, Dec 4, 2015

Don’t watch Horns if you can’t, or don’t want to, imagine Daniel Radcliffe as anyone but Harry Potter. Admittedly Horns has supernatural elements. And it does deal with moral issues – doing what’s right even if it means a personal sacrifice. But there the similarities end. Horns is a murder-mystery/dark fantasy/horror/revenge/love story.

cover of Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. a rose spirlilng staircase with a girl running down in a bright red dress

Cruel Beauty

Rosamund Hodge
4
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015

Before she was even born, Nyx was sold by her brutish father to the demon Gentle Lord that rules over Arcadia. He made a bet with the Gentle Lord, and lost, like many other foolish people in Arcadia. It has suffered for almost 1000 years under the Gentle Lord's rule and the demons that escape his castle from time to time. When a person lays eyes on a demon they either die or go insane. So things don't look too good for Nyx. She arrives at his castle, ready to kill him, as she has been trained, but things of course don't go according to plan.

cover of The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco. teal cover with silhouettes of crows on tree branches

The Girl From the Well

Rin Chupeco
4
Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Okiku is a vengeance spirit. Her story is the one that inspired countless Japanese films and horror stories, and now it's her turn to tell it. Okiku spends her days traveling the world seeking out child-murders and giving them her form of justice (often involving drowning and/or the ripping off of heads). She's content with this existence until she meets Tark. The boy with the strange tattoos and the demon on his back. Tark ignites feelings that Okiku hasn't experienced in over 300 years, and she's not about to let some demon take them away so easily.

A girl's hand with what appears to be a tattoo of the title on her wrist, set against a mottled blue background

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
5
Rated by
Bethany T.
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013

When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up hungover from a wild party at a remote farmhouse, surrounded by dead classmates, she thinks things can't get any worse...until she discovers a mysterious vampire named Gavriel chained up in the same room as her bitten ex-boyfriend Aiden, who is about to turn into a full-fledged bloodsucker at any moment.

Horror Boot Camp

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Rated by
Helen H.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

Follow along with us on Facebook this month for an in-depth introduction to the Horror genre. Each month we’re suggesting books, posting quizzes and infographics, and generally stirring up discussion about your favorite genres. All you need is a Facebook page – no extra sign-up necessary.

The Devil in Silver

Victor D. LaValle
3
Rated by
Michelle H.
Saturday, Feb 2, 2013

Pepper (we only ever know him as Pepper) gets into a fight with three police officers who admit him to Hyde Park mental hospital in Queens, New York because a trip to the precinct would involve too much paperwork. Pepper isn’t crazy. He’s just unlucky, and he gets less lucky as things go.

Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Norman Partridge
4
Rated by
Helen H.
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013

I freely admit it—I had to make a second, running start at Dark Harvest. But once I got past the idea that the evil presence holding the entire town captive was a pumpkin-headed boy with a butcher knife, the story was plenty creepy for my taste. Every Halloween, all boys between the ages of sixteen and nineteen are set loose on the town to prevent the October Boy from getting to the church before midnight. The winner earns the one and only ticket out of town.

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

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Rated by
Helen H.
Monday, Jan 28, 2013

I picked up I am Legend when I learned that the Horror Writer’s Association had recently voted it Best Vampire Novel of the Century. First published in 1954, the only thing dated that I noticed was the records the main character played at night to drown out the sounds of the marauding vampires.

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