Multcolib Staff Picks: Best horror, 2013
Annotation:Two type-A personalities drive this story that at first seems like a psychological thriller. Soon you realize that Frank and Graham are headed for a seething, almost supernatural battle of mental fortitude...with fangs.
Annotation:I’ve decided to shelve this novel in a horror sub-genre I call “Teatime Horror” because it straddles the very thin line between classic English mystery and subtle spectral spookfest.
Annotation:While the story of a man dealing with his depressed, suicidal wife as well as his own demons may seem like a downer of a read, it is poetic and singularly beautiful in its depiction of a man trying to keep his family and his own sanity together in the foggy North Carolina wilderness.
Annotation:Upon completion, you might think you just read the equivalent of watching a two-hour Twilight Zone marathon. Highly recommended.
Annotation:Djinns! Zombie-babies! An Irish wolfhound! Ahh, I can smell the candied apples and hear the calliope now…
Annotation:Before cloning was ‘cool,’ there were a couple of great popcorn clone films that produced entertaining what-if’s: 1978’s “The Boys From Brazil” and “Clonus: The Parts Horror” from 1979. Girard's inventive horror/sci-fi mix could be the next great horror disguised as thriller movie if it wanted to be.
Annotation:A sumptuous, grimacing read, this slithery narrative takes you from London to France and wraps up in the Sonoran desert. You’ll never again visit Bisbee without looking over your shoulder.
Annotation:The stitchy Frankenstein’s monster on the cover is the perfect personification of all the ogres within, so please, judge this book by its cover.