Resident Evil 2

By Capcom
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Rated by Sam S.
Oct 31, 2019

Originally released in 1998, Resident Evil 2 quickly became a favorite among horror game fans and critics alike. This 2019 remake recreates the unique magic of the original while creating new conveniences and additional content for a new generation. The game is bigger, sleeker, and more frightening than ever. Play as either Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield as they navigate the zombie infested Raccoon City and try to find the source of the outbreak.

This game is a complete remake of the original – not purely a graphical update – so settings, audio, mechanics, and controls have all been updated

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire

By Daniel Kraus

Rated by Library Staff (not verified)
Feb 11, 2016

Zebulon Finch, known as "the Black Hand," is a seventeen-year-old gangster operating on the streets of 19th-century Chicago, dealing death and visiting whorehouses. His lifestyle earns him a bullet in the back of the head and a one-way trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan. Only Finch does not die. His ability to move, think, and speak stays, but his body is slowly decomposing. Think Warm Bodies, but with not as nice a protagonist. With no clue why this has happened, Finch sets off on a long journey in search of... what? Love? Atonement?

Through the rotting eyes of his leading man, Kraus leads

The Last of Us

By Naughty Dog Inc.

Rated by Library Staff (not verified)
Feb 4, 2015

The Last of Us won well over 200 awards for very good reasons.  Both the original, and the PS4 remake, are stunning examples of the power of immersive storytelling.  The game is visually breathtaking, the atmospheric sound effects are perfectly suited, the acting is top-notch, the gameplay is reasonably responsive, and the world-building is fantastic.

Twenty years after the world went mad, you play as Joel, a smuggler in a dystopian future where a fungal infection can render anyone into a zombie-like creature.  Joel and his partner Tess are hired to smuggle a girl out of the military

Warm Bodies

By Isaac Marion

Rated by Library Staff (not verified)
Aug 13, 2014

Most zombie stories have more to do with braaaaains than heart, but Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies is different—quirky, poetic by spells, and lovely.

R has been shambling around as a zombie for an indeterminate amount of time—not that it matters how long since little matters to the undead. One day, R devours the brains of a young man named Perry and gets full memories, more powerful than any he’s experienced before during the course of devouring brains—including memories of the lovely Julie. R makes the decision to save Julie from the ambush, protect her, and eventually love her, bringing

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Rated by Library Staff (not verified)
Jan 22, 2012

Isaac Marion’s debut novel, Warm Bodies is a love story with a twist.  One half of the couple is a zombie and the other is a “warm body”.  A zombie love story was one reason the book presents a fresh perspective on this genre.  Critics have compared this to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  "R", the main zombie, by circumstances introduced in the book, has visions of being in love with Julie.  Because of these visions he’s compelled to “be” with her no matter what.  "R" has always been unique even with his own kind, so when Julie's life is threatened he rescues and cares for her.  This book is

Goodbye William Sleator

By Kate M.
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Rated by Kate M.
Aug 5, 2011

Earlier this week, readers everywhere were saddened to hear about the death of author William Sleator.

The Harvard graduate, and classical pianist, was well known for writing macabre and scary stories for kids and teens. His book House of Stairs was widely read and critically acclaimed book about a group of teens who are trapped in a house containing nothing but endless flights of stairs. Sleator described his books as "gleefully icky", and that they were, creepy and gross and fantastic!

To celebrate Sleator's work please go and read some of my favorite books by him. And look for his last

Undead Books

By Max Brooks

Rated by Kate M.
Jun 3, 2011

There really isn't anything better than a good zombie story. I can't tell you how many times I have lost myself in the story of the undead plague. I think of this as research for the future. It preparation for the inevitable. I have my escape all planned out (and no I won't tell you my plans!), have you throught about packing your outbreak bag and figuring out where you will go? Maybe you should read some of these books and figure it out! Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack (From The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks)

  1. Organize before they rise!
  2. They feel no fear, why should you?
Jan 22, 2010

Generation Dead by Daniel WatersGeneration Dead by Daniel Waters is another take on teen vampires. In this vampire tale, teens, and only some teens, who die are coming back as the living dead. These living dead teens have lost a lot of their previous personality and functionality however, in Oakvale; there is a significant number of "living impaired" or "differently biotic" teens attending Oakvale High. For the most part they are ignored by the rest of the student body and tolerated by the teachers until Tommy Williams, living impaired junior, tries out for the football team. Goth girl, Phoebe takes an interest in Tommy

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

By Seth Grahame Smith
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Rated by Kate M.
Aug 11, 2009

The romantic classic with ultra violent zombie mayhem! Think, jaded boyfriend forced to read sappy, period love story by (now ex) girlfriend and wants to get back all all women for upholding unrealistic ideas romance, inspired by the original Pride and Prejudice.

Pride and Prejudice = Awesome. Zombies = Awesome. Pride and Prejudice + Zombies = Really Awesome.

Trained in the art of Kung Fu, Elizabeth Bennett is one of the most skilled women in England when it comes to sending the unfortunate stricken back to Hell. But she meets her match in the proud and reserved, Mr. Darcy, also know for his

Zombie Attack!

By Daniel Waters
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Rated by Kate M.
Sep 17, 2008

Have you planned your escape route in case of a zombie attack? I know I have. But there is no need to run from the zombies of Daniel Waters' new book Generation Dead. This is the sweet, heart-warming story of a goth chick, Phoebe and her zombie boyfriend. OK, maybe it isn't all that sweet. The world changed two years ago when teens stopped dying. Well, more accurately, they wouldn't stay dead. A few hours after a teenager dies the are reanimated. This only happens to teenagers and scientists still aren't sure what is cause, some say it is the devil some say it is a type of fungus. Who knows