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Shocktober 2016: Garish Tales of Unnatural Beings

Branch North East Branch

Created by Matthew Lowder
  • Details about The Damned: A Novel

    The Damned: A Novel

    Andrew Pyper

    ALREADY OPTIONED FOR FILM BY LEGENDARY PICTURES ( Inception , the Dark Knight movies, Interstellar ) From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist , called "smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving" by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, comes a spine-tingling supernatural thriller about a survivor of a near-death experience haunted by his beautiful, vindictive twin sister. Most people who have a near-death experience come back alone... After he survived a fire that claimed the li……more

  • Details about Disappearance at Devil's Rock

    Disappearance at Devil's Rock

    Paul Tremblay

    A family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale, a blend of literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror from the author of A Head Full of Ghosts. "A Head Full of Ghosts scared the living hell out of me, and I'm pretty hard to scare," raved Stephen King about Paul Tremblay's previous novel. Now, Tremblay returns with another disturbing tale sure to unsettle readers. Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives th……more

  • Details about The Binding

    The Binding

    Nicholas Wolff

    When a rare mental disorder begins to consume his small-town neighbors, a young psychiatrist digs up the past for clues to the epidemic's bone-chilling source in this brilliant supernatural horror debut, written in the bestselling tradition of Peter Straub. Convinced that evil spirits have overtaken his daughter, a desperate father introduces her to Nat Thayer, a young psychiatrist in their sleepy blue-blooded Massachusetts college town. Thayer quickly diagnoses the girl with Cotard Delusion, a……more

  • Details about The Bell Tower

    The Bell Tower

    Sarah Rayne

    A 400-year-old crime continues to menace the present in this spine-chilling tale of supernatural suspense. When Nell West starts extending her Oxford antiques shop, she is not expecting to uncover strange fragments of its past: fragments that include a frightened message scribbled on old plasterwork, dated 1850 and referring to someone called Thaisa. She also uncovers a mysterious link with a village on the Dorset coast - a village with an ancient bell tower and dark memories of a piece of mu……more

  • Details about Welcome to Deadland

    Welcome to Deadland

    Zachary Tyler Linville

    ""Engaging, heartbreaking, and thrilling, with an expert pace that never touches the brakes." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) In a thrilling debut from Nerdist, a ragtag group of survivors struggles to hold onto hope. A widespread disease has ravaged humanity--symptoms include: animalistic rage, violent outbursts, and a ravenous hunger for human flesh. The few people left are thrust together to fight for their lives, before the world becomes overrun by the infected. Asher, Wendy, and Ri……more

  • Details about Horrorstor

    Horrorstor

    Grady Hendrix

    After strange things start happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, three employees volunteer to work an overnight shift to investigate, but what they discover is more horrifying than they could have imagined.…more

  • Details about The Passenger

    The Passenger

    F. R. Tallis

    1941. A German submarine, U-471, patrols the stormy inhospitable waters of the North Atlantic. It is commanded by Siegfried Lorenz, a maverick SS officer who does not believe in the war he is bound by duty and honor to fight in.U-471 receives a triple-encoded message with instructions to collect two prisoners from a vessel located off the Icelandic coast and transport them to the base at Brest--and a British submarine commander, Sutherland, and a Norwegian academic, Professor Bjornar Grimstad, a……more

  • Details about The Crooked House

    The Crooked House

    Christobel Kent

    IN THE CHILLING TRADITION of Daphne du Maurier and with the acuity of Kate Atkinson comes an atmospheric psychological thriller about an isolated British village and the sinister abandoned house that holds the key to its most shameful secrets. Alison is as close to anonymous as you can get: she has no ties and no home, and her only anchors are her boyfriend and her small backroom job in publishing. Which is exactly how she wants it. Because once, Alison was a teenager named Esme who lived in a ……more

  • Details about The House of Small Shadows

    The House of Small Shadows

    Adam Nevill

    Catherine's last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top TV network saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and a few therapists later, things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself -- to catalogue the late M. H. Mason's wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and puppets. Rarest of all, she'll get to examine his elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals, depicting bloody scenes……more

  • Details about The Deep

    The Deep

    Nick Cutter

    From the acclaimed author of The Troop-- which Stephen King raved "scared the hell out of me and I couldn't put it down....old-school horror at its best"--comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining . A strange plague called the 'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget--small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things, like how to drive or the letters of the alphabet. Their bodies forget how to funct……more

  • Details about The Classic Horror Stories

    The Classic Horror Stories

    H. P. Lovecraft; Roger Luckhurst (Editor)

    'Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come - but I must not and cannot think!' H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of'weird fiction'. Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven ……more