Horror

Dead Zone (1st edition)

Dead Zone (1st edition)

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A supernatural thriller that plunges the reader into the fate awaiting all mankind -- The Dead Zone.

A #1 New York Times bestseller about a man who wakes up from a five-year coma able to see people’s futures and the terrible fate awaiting mankind—a “compulsive page-turner” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people’s futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems.

When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future. With “powerful tension that holds the reader to the story like a pin to a magnet” (The Houston Post), The Dead Zone is a “faultlessly paced…continuously engrossing” (Los Angeles Times) novel of second sight.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; edges have some small closed tears and chipping; price clipped; black cloth spine over black boards; gilt lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/G

The Exorcist (1st edition)
The Exorcist (1st edition)

Exorcist (1st edition)

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Inspired by a true story of a child's demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; head of spine slightly creased; small closed tear at front top near spine; front top corner chipped with 1" closed tear running vertically; maroon cloth spine over marron boards; silver lettering on spine; slight cant to binding; text clean and bright. G+/G

House  of  the  Worm
House  of  the  Worm
House  of  the  Worm

House of the Worm

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The House of the Worm is a collection of stories by American writer Gary Myers. It was published in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,144 copies and was the author's first book. The book is a close stylistic pastiche of H. P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany, and is effectively an expansion of Lovecraft's Dream Cycle.While presented by the publisher as if a novel of the Cthulhu Mythos, it is, in fact, a collection of linked stories.

Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1975. 1st ed. Dust jacket in protective cover; edges very lightly worn; price sticker on inside front flap; black cloth with gilt lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

IF IT BLEEDS

IF IT BLEEDS

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas--Mr. Harrigan's Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds--each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places.

The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including "The Body" (Stand By Me) and "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.

Misery (USED)

Misery (1st UK edition)

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The #1 New York Times bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage in a remote location by his “number one fan.” One of “Stephen King’s best…genuinely scary” (USA TODAY).

Bestselling novelist Paul Sheldon thinks he’s finally free of Misery Chastain. In a controversial career move, he’s just killed off the popular protagonist of his beloved romance series in favor of expanding his creative horizons. But such a change doesn’t come without consequences. After a near-fatal car accident in rural Colorado leaves his body broken, Paul finds himself at the mercy of the terrifying rescuer who’s nursing him back to health—his self-proclaimed number one fan, Annie Wilkes. Annie is very upset over what Paul did to Misery and demands that he find a way to bring her back by writing a new novel—his best yet, and one that’s all for her. After all, Paul has all the time in the world to do so as a prisoner in her isolated house...and Annie has some very persuasive and violent methods to get exactly what she wants...

First UK edition, Hodder & Stoughton, 1987. Dust jacket in protective cover; blue cloth with silver lettering on spine; slight cant to binding. G/VG

Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (USED)
Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (USED)
Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (USED)
Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (USED)

Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition

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Imagine America devastated by a vast killer plague that moves from coast to coast. Imagine the countryside destroyed and great cities decimated as the entire population desperately and futilely seeks safety. Imagine then an even greater evil rising to threaten the survivors---and a last embattled group of men and women coming together to make a last stand against it.

1st trade edition; illustrated by Bernie Wrightson; dust jacket has only slight signs of use; black cloth over black boards with red design and lettering on front cover and gilt lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

The Final Girl Support Group

The Final Girl Support Group

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"The horror master...puts his unique spin on slasher movie tropes."-USA Today

A can't-miss summer read, selected by The New York Times, Oprah Daily, Time, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN, LitHub, BookRiot, Bustle, Popsugar and the New York Public Library

In horror movies, the final girls are the ones left standing when the credits roll. They made it through the worst night of their lives...but what happens after?

Like his bestselling novel The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix's latest is a fast-paced, frightening, and wickedly humorous thriller. From chain saws to summer camp slayers, The Final Girl Support Group pays tribute to and slyly subverts our most popular horror films--movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream.

Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre. For more than a decade, she's been meeting with five other final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, working to put their lives back together. Then one woman misses a meeting, and their worst fears are realized--someone knows about the group and is determined to rip their lives apart again, piece by piece.

But the thing about final girls is that no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

TRANSMUTATION: STORIES

TRANSMUTATION: STORIES

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Transgressive, transformative short stories that explore the margins of trans lives.

Building on the success of All City, here is a wry, and at the same time dark and risk-taking, story collection from author (and baker) Alex DiFrancesco that pushes the boundaries of transgender awareness and filial bonds. Here is the hate between 16-year-old Junie, who is transitioning, and their mom's boyfriend Chad when the family moves into Chad's house on Lake Erie. And here is the love being tested between Sawyer and his dad, who named his boat after his child and resists changing it from Sara to Sawyer now. There is DiFrancesco's willingness to enter lands that are violent and comfortless in some of these stories, testing the limits of what it means to be human, sometimes returning stronger and wiser and sometimes not returning at all as their characters surge forward into unknown spaces.
DiFrancesco's first novel All City (Seven Stories 2019) was praised by Publishers Weekly as a loving, grieving warning [that] thoughtfully traces the resilience, fragility, and joy of precarious communities in an immediate, compassionate voice. All City was one of BookRiot's Best Post-Apocalyptic Books of 2019, Entropy Mag's Best of 2019, and Largehearted Boy's Favorite Novels of 2019. It was a finalist for the 2019 Ohioana Book Award for Fiction.

Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh (USED)
Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh (USED)
Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh (USED)

Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

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Uncle Silas, subtitled "A Tale of Bartram-Haugh", is a Victorian Gothic mystery-thriller novel by the Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Despite Le Fanu resisting its classification as such, the novel has also been hailed as a work of sensation fiction by contemporary reviewers and modern critics alike. It is an early example of the locked-room mystery subgenre, rather than a novel of the supernatural (despite a few creepily ambiguous touches), but does show a strong interest in the occult and in the ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish scientist, philosopher and Christian mystic.

London: The Cresset Press, 1947. 1st edition. With an introduction by Elizabeth Bowen. Dust jacket in protective cover; spine edges lightly worn; top corners lightly chipped; top of flaps tanned; blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine; binding good; text clean and bright. G+/G+