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What is Horror?
Horror is a feeling and reaction as much as a genre. Horror fiction may elicit fear and surprise, and contains any one or a combination of the following elements: mystery, gore, dark atmosphere, creeping dread, and unease. Some consider terror a separate genre while others believe it’s an aspect of horror.
No genre has defined borders and that’s perhaps truer for horror than other genres.
Back Pocket Picks: Under the radar suggestions for the patron who's read everything.
Universal Harvester by
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
Life in a small town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut...
Down among the Sticks and Bones by
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children ... Jacqueline was her mother's perfect daughter--polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it's because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline. Jillian was her father's perfect daughter--adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got. They were five when they learned that grown-ups can't be trusted. They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.
John Dies at the End by
Publication Date: 2009-09-29
This may be the story of John and David, a drug called soy sauce, and other-worldly beings invading the planet. Or, it may be the story of two beer-drinking friends who live in an unnamed Midwestern town and only think something horrific is going on. But the important thing is, according to the narrator, "None of this is my fault."