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Looking for a good scare? Check out library books and videos guaranteed to get you into Spooky Season mode.

Browse Print Horror Books

His Hideous Heart

Thirteen of YA's most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe's most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation.  Whether the stories are familiar to readers or discovered for the first time, readers will revel in both Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales, and in the 13 unique and unforgettable ways that they've been brought to life.

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The Perfect Place to Die

In order to save her sister, Zuretta takes a job at an infamous house of horrors--but she might never escape. With real, terrifying quotes in front of each chapter, strong female characters, and unbearable suspense, The Perfect Place to Die is perfect for fans of true crime, horror, and the Stalking Jack the Ripper series.

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Plain Bad Heroines

The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls--a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit. 

The Walking Dead Compendium

Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York TimesBest Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! This is the perfect collection for any fan of the EmmyAward-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror.


While investigating police brutality and corruption in 1970s Detroit, journalist Elena Abbott uncovers supernatural forces being controlled by a secret society of the city's elite. In the uncertain social and political climate of 1972 Detroit, hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces.

Through the Woods

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection of fairy tales gone seriously wrong.  Creator Emily Carroll's stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

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Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! is the darkest, the living-deadliest, scariest--and dare we say most tasteful--collection of zombie stories ever assembled. It's so good, it's a no-brainer.   There is never a dull moment in the world of zombies. They are superstars of horror and they are everywhere, storming the world of print and visual media. Their endless march will never be stopped. 

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Frankenstein: Lost Souls

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz raises the stakes--and the suspense--taking his Frankenstein saga to a dynamic new level with the riveting story of a small town under siege, where good and evil, destruction and creation, converge as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. 

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Eat Your Heart Out

Shaun of the Dead meets Dumplin' in this bitingly funny YA thriller about a kickass group of teens battling a ravenous group of zombies. In the next few hours, one of three things will happen. 1--We'll be rescued (unlikely) 2--We'll freeze to death (maybe) 3--We'll be eaten by thin and athletic zombies (odds- excellent).

The Library of the Dead

The Library of the Dead follows a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh. Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker - and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh's dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl's gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone's bewitching children - leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. 

Check out DVDs from the SCC Library

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The Conjuring

A demonic entity lays claim to family living in a secluded farmhouse, prompting them to seek the aid of two renowned paranormal researchers in this tale of possession inspired by actual events. 

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music, all rolled into one deliciously decadent morsel.

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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.

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The Cabin in the Woods

A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. With their efforts continually thwarted by an all-powerful 'eye in the sky,' do they have any chance of escape?

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The Birds

When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds.

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Night of the Living Dead

A classic horror tale in which the dead rise to walk on the earth in search of living human flesh.

Stream Horror Movies from the SCC Library Databases

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100 Bloody Acres

Brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertilizer business going.  When Reg stumbles upon 3 stranded travelers, he cooks up a radical solution to their problem.  But when Reg starts to fall for Sophie, one of the intended victims, things get complicated. A bloody good time, the Cairnes’ brothers witty horror-comedy blends sly Australian humor, gory fun, and a clever storyline that gives "recycling" a whole new context.

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Vampire Clay

Absurdity and gore ensue as a possessed pile of clay begins terrorizing students at an art school.

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The Alchemist Cookbook

Young outcast Sean has isolated himself in a trailer in the woods with his cat Kaspar. When he turns from chemistry to black magic to crack nature’s secret, things go awry and he awakens something far more sinister and dangerous.

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Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

Lars’ art dealer Ronny arranges a teaching job in a small town as a "therapeutic measure" to stir up his creative juices, At first, life is peaceful. But Lars soon discovers that the façade of serenity hides something unimaginable: Eddie, the town mute suffers from a rare form of sleepwalking that transforms him from a docile, cereal-obsessed art student into a ravenous sleepwalking cannibal.

Stream Horror Films

Browse the complete collection of horror films from the Films on Demand streaming video database. 

Discovering Horror

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Discovering Horror

In this video, Ian Nathan, author of “Stephen King at the Movies”; Neil Norman, film critic and writer; Stephen Armstrong, writer and film critic of The Sunday Times; and Bonnie Greer, writer and critic, discuss and review their top 20 horror films of the last 100 years. Films discussed include Nosferatu, Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie, and more.