House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski--A story within a story within a story, centering around a house that's bigger on the inside.  This was easily the most frightening book I've ever read, as well as the most immersive--the layout of the text actually draws the reader into the experience.  If you're like me and usually prefer e-books, this is one novel where the medium of the printed book is used as an art form.  Check it out at the Main Branch of HCPL.

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman--The ongoing saga of a group of survivors navigating the zombie apocalypse.  Never forget that the real monsters aren't the zombies, but other people.  Read these comics at the Main Branch of HCPL or check them out digitally from Overdrive.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill--A rock star is hunted by a murderous ghost. Read it at the Main, Palmyra, and Lanesville branches of HCPL, or check out an e-book or audiobook from Overdrive.

Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist--Also called Let the Right One In, this Swedish vampire story has been made into a movie twice, first in 2008 in Sweden, then in the USA in 2010.  Read the original book at the Main and Palmyra branches of HCPL.

The Terror by Dan Simmons--The crew of a polar exploration vessel is lost in the Arctic in the 1840s and stalked by a monster.  By the award-winning author of the Hyperion Cantos.  Read it at the Main Branch or check it out on Overdrive.

And for some classics:

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice--Exactly what the title says.  Read it at the Main and Palmyra branches of HCPL, or check it out on Overdrive.  If you like this one, there are eleven more books in the series.


Don't forget the works of Stephen King!

It--A killer clown hunts children.  Read it at Main or Elizabeth, or check out an e-book or audiobook on Overdrive.

The Shining--A writer moves into a haunted hotel.  Read the book or listen to the audio CD at Main, or check out an e-book or audiobook from Overdrive.

'Salem's Lot--A small town is infested by vampires.  Read it at Main or Lanesville, or check out an e-book or audiobook from Overdrive.

Pet Sematary--If you weren't already afraid of cemeteries, you will be now.  Read it at Main or Elizabeth, or check out an e-book from Overdrive.

Carrie--An abused teenager develops telekinetic powers.  Read it at Main or Elizabeth, or check out an e-book or audiobook from Overdrive.

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