Blog posts tagged "horror"

Two lattes with ghost latte art, and a red fall leaf sitting on a table.
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Oct. 18, 2023 - 1:44 pm
Horror is easily my favorite genre. Each way of experiencing horror is unique. Everyone has unique tastes and certain things that scare them; only you know what is scary to you. Being a horror fan is all about celebrating these differences, being happy for people when they find something that gave...
Image of a desk covered in various paraphernalia. On the left, a stack of VHS tapes sit behind miniature game figurines. On the right is a clapboard, a vintage camera, and a pair of tickets.
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Apr. 18, 2023 - 5:08 pm
cult  [NOUN]  a relatively small group of people having beliefs or practices, especially relating to religion, that are regarded by others as strange or sinister or as imposing excessive control over members. a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular thing. a person or thing that...
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Jan. 18, 2020 - 2:51 pm
Each month, a group of teens gets together at our Anythink Wright Farms branch to discuss our favorite reads from the past month. Back in October, we gushed about our favorite spooky books. Despite all the horror enthusiasts in the room, most teens were excited about reading genre-bending works...
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Oct. 04, 2019 - 5:09 pm
Let me tell you how worth the wait for The Whisper Man by Alex North was. I couldn't put this book down. From the title of the book, which is in itself creepy, to the artwork on the cover, this book draws you in.   Before the first chapter, we're met with a letter to Jake with words that...
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Jul. 06, 2019 - 3:20 pm
Shirley Jackson was truly a master of weaving suspense and humor in her work. Known for her iconic short story, "The Lottery," I recommend you indulge in her wonderful writing. I love horror movies, but what I love most is good, old-fashioned horror books – most notably those by Jackson. Most...
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May. 22, 2019 - 5:04 pm
I know there are a lot of people out there that will question, Bird Box is a book? The answer is yes, and, as a completely proud book nerd, I almost always prefer the book to any movie. With that being said, I have not seen the film adapation. Considering the amount of language in the movie versus...
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Jul. 24, 2018 - 10:16 am
The heat of our fiery sun tends to weaken me this time of year. It's because of this that I harken back to a show I've long loved. It features "a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep."  Welcome, my...
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Oct. 13, 2017 - 4:16 pm
Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ed Harris, Mother! seemed like a no-brainer for a hit. Instead, it opened last month to a polarizing response from critics and audiences alike, and earned a rare F CinemaScore. The most likely...
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Oct. 13, 2016 - 2:06 pm
Stephen King is one of the most commercially successful authors of all time, and yet he regularly and enthusiastically works in one of the least commercial genres: short fiction. As he puts it – somewhat self-effacingly – in his introduction to Everything’s Eventual, “I’ve continued to write short...
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Jan. 30, 2015 - 1:09 pm
Let’s be honest. Valentine’s Day is not everyone’s favorite holiday. In fact, I hear more people on Facebook, Twitter, at work, and at school state negative things about this holiday than any other: “Happy Single-Awareness Day”; "A day created by Hallmark to sell cards and chocolate”; “Why have one...