Read to Survive!

imageedit_21_8001970432The Bram Stoker Awards were established in 1987 by the Horror Writers Association to recognize superior achievement in horror writing. The six original award categories were as follows: Novel, First Novel, Long Fiction, Short Fiction, Fiction Collection, and Nonfiction. Additional categories have been added over the years and now also recognize Young Adult Novel, Graphic Novel, Anthology, Screenplay, and Poetry Collections.

Below are some of the Bram Stoker Award winners in our collection:

 

Book JacketBallad of Ballard and Sandrine by Peter Straub

Book JacketThe Corn Maiden and OtherNightmares by Joyce Carol Oates

Book JacketA Dark Matter: a novel by Peter Straub

Book JacketFull Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

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Book JacketThe Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Book JacketGhost Road Blues by Jonathan Mayberry

Book JacketCreepers: a novel by David Morrell

Book JacketIn the night room: a novel by Peter Straub

Book JacketLovely Bones: a novel by Alice Sebold

Book JacketAmerican Gods By Neil Gaiman

Book JacketBag of Bones by Stephen King

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Horror fiction is a genre of literature intended to scare its readers or listeners by creating feelings of horror and terror. Much like horror literature, horror films play on the audience’s primal fears. The author/director works to create an eerie and frightening mood or situation. Usually, fear is established with a central menace, which represents the larger fears of a society. Many times the menace of the horror stories/films is a witch, vampire, werewolf, ghost, demonic pact, or inherently malevolent person and the story’s premise is centered on death, the afterlife, evil, the demonic, and the principle of the thing embodied in the person. So, if you are looking for a good scare, below is a list of some more horror literature and films available for check out at the Lake Bluff Public Library:

Adult Fiction

 

Interview with the Vampire

eBook, eAudiobook

 

Red Rain by R.L. Stine

Book

  This book is full of spiders: Seriously, dude, don’t touch it by David Wong

Book

 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

 Book, Audiobook, eBook, DVD

  The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

eAudiobook

 

Adult Nonfiction

 

Vampires: two centuries of great vampire stories

Book

 

Spirits of the New Orleans: Voodoo curses, vampire legends, and the cities of the dead by Kala Ambrose

 Book

 

Spooky and Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas from the editors of Country Living

 Book

 

Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook

 Book

 

Creative Costumes & Halloween Décor

Book

 

Teen Fiction

  Thirsty by M.T.  Anderson

 Book

  Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

 Book, eAudiobook

  The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

 eBook, eAudiobook

  Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Book

  The Enemy by Charles Higson

Book

 Juvenile Fiction

 

Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J. MacHale

Book

 

Undead by Kirsty McKay

Book

 

The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

 Book

 

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

 Book, eBook, eAudiobook, DVD

 

Thaw by Rick Jasper

 Book

 

Adult Graphic Novels

  The Darkness: Origins by Garth Ennis 

 Book

  100 Months by John Hickleton

 Book

  American Vampire by Scott Snyder

 Book

  Revival: Vol. 1 by Tim Seeley

 Book

  Alpha Girl: Vol 1 by Jeff Roenning

 Book

 

Teen Graphic Novels

  The Littlest Pirate King by David B.

Book

  Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino

 Book

  Black Butler by Yana Toboso

Book, DVD, Blu-ray

  The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

 Book

 

The Walking Dead: Book 1 by Robert Kirkman

 Book

 

Juvenile Graphic Novels

 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Jeff Zornow

 Book

 

Chilling Tales of Horror: Dark Graphic Novel Stories by Ped Rodriguez

Book

 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Jason Ho

 Book

 

Mummy by Bart A. Thompson

 Book

 

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Daniel Conner

 Book

 

Juvenile Picture Books

 

Splat the Cat: What Was That? By Rob Scotton

 Book

 

Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder

 Book

 

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Mélanie Watt

 Book

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