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Highlighter: Frightening Finds at Falvey

  • Posted by: Kallie Stahl
  • Posted Date: October 31, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News


Welcome to a special guest version of “The Highlighter,” where we explore the various new and old services and resources available through Falvey! I, William Repetto, typically compile these resources and bring them to you. This week, however, Kallie Stahl has come across some frightening finds in the stacks and couldn’t wait to share them!


Though Halloween is still a couple of days away, the most horrifying event of the month is over: Midterms. So, with your (still rather limited) free time, enjoy some of these seasonal titles available at Falvey Memorial Library.

Horror novels: 

Christine – Stephen King

Stephen King’s tale of a possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury. Arnie buys an old Plymouth that has mystical powers to possess and destroy. She purrs like a kitten…but watch out when she roars.

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Is a description really needed? Nonetheless, the novel centers around a “young English solicitor who finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents during a business visit to Count Dracula’s castle in Transylvania.”

Selected Tales – Edgar Allan Poe

The book includes several stories penned by Poe.

Tales of Terror and Mystery – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The books features numerous tales written by Doyle.

American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

The novel, recounted by the main character, Patrick Bateman, tells readers of his days spent on Wall Street and evenings torturing and killing his murder victims.

The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty

The novel is inspired by “a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s.”

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

The novel recounts the story of “a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.”

The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

Four seekers look for haunting evidence at the abandoned old mansion called Hill House. Their stay begins as a spooky encounter, but the house is gathering its powers and will choose one of them to make its own.

Coraline – Neil Gaiman

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

The Missing – Sarah Langan

When schoolteacher Lois Larkin takes her third grade class on a trip to Bedford, a town destroyed by an environmental catastrophe, one of the children unearths an ancient, contagious plague that transforms its victims into something violent, inhuman, and hungry.

Horror films: 

The Sixth Sense 

A noted child psychologist attempts to help a frightened 8 year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead.

Let Me In

Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl, emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Owen, an alienated 12-year-old boy, recognizes a fellow outcast and opens up to her, forming a unique bond. But as a string of grisly murders occupy his town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl might be hiding an unthinkable secret.

Psycho

Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother.

The Silence of the Lambs

A psychopath is murdering young women across the Midwest. Believing that it takes one to know one, the FBI sends Agent Clarice Starling to interview a demented prisoner, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Lecter is willing to provide clues to the killer’s actions if Clarice will feed his morbid curiosity by telling him about her own complicated life.

Get Out

A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist’s bidding in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured on this videodisc is an excerpt of “Genuine: a tale of a vampire”, a 1920 release which reunited “Caligari’s” creative team.

Cujo 

Vic and Donna Trenton struggle to repair their crumbling marriage. Their young son, Tad, befriends a hulking, lovable, 200-pound St. Bernard named Cujo. With Vic away on business, Donna and Tad take their rundown car to be fixed at the remote farm of their mechanic. As their Pinto dies, Cujo appears. But the once docile dog has undergone a hideous transformation, and becomes a slavering, demonic, implacable killer possessed by almost supernatural strength, not to mention cunning.

Frankenstein

Based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

The Host

In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more than a few minutes. Soon, his daughter, Hyun-Seo returns from school. Then a monster appears in the river and starts to attack the people lounging at its banks.

Diary of a Madman

A 19th century magistrate (Price) is possessed by an evil spirit called the Horla, which compels him to murder.

 


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