Seattle Picks: Horror
Annotation:A motley band of privateers in war-torn Iraq are caught in a desperate battle for survival not from insurgents, but rather from the results of an experiment authorized by Saddam Hussein himself.
Annotation:After a group of teenage outcasts barely survive an initial zombie outbreak, they find that the undead are now mutating to become even more deadly to the few remaining humans.
Annotation:Award-winning author Laird Barron presents a short story collection that melds horror, hard-boiled noir and the weird into unforgettable tales.
Annotation:Ex-cop Mona Bright inherits a house after her mother dies, only to discover that it’s in the unmapped town of Wink, New Mexico, whose residents are very peculiar.
Annotation:A young governess arrives at her house of employment to find only two children and no adults on the estate; a menacing series of events soon leads to some terrifying revelations.
Annotation:After an irreverent wizard inadvertently kills the wrong man, he finds himself stalked by an unrelenting terror that won’t stop until everything and everyone he loves is in ruins.
Annotation:An exploitative television host gains the ire of a psychic investigator who soon links him to the disappearance of a young girl, thus setting in motion a nightmarish series of events of passion and pain.
Annotation:A group of isolated space miners stationed on the colony Aegis VII are caught between the greed of the corporation that employs them and a dangerous entity native to the strange planet.
Annotation:A teenager and his five-year-old brother search the mountains of West Virginia for other survivors of a zombie apocalypse as part of a strange game instigated by the mysterious Game Master.
Annotation:A documentary filmmaker hired to investigate a violent cult from the 1970s discovers that his inquiries have stirred up something so horrific he may lose his sanity, even if he keeps his life.
Annotation:Alex and Leslie Twisden subject themselves to an experimental fertility treatment in the hopes of finally conceiving. Their resulting beautiful children, however, must be locked up at night—to protect them from their parents!
Annotation:Antiques dealer Nell West hears eerie piano music in her dead husband’s childhood home, which is said to be haunted after a horrific crime was committed there.
Annotation:Safe Haven is a new, state-of-the-art housing facility for the wealthy who want the finer things in life, but enhanced security may not stop an ancient evil from hunting the residents to extinction.
Annotation:Two meth addicts coming down from a high find the world in the grip of a zombie apocalypse, where staying alive is almost as hard as scoring their next hit.
Annotation:Ten-year-old Rainey Teague is a shape-shifting, time-travelling little handful for his adoptive parents. What role does he play in the increasing violence and disappearances in Niceville? Sequel to Niceville.
Annotation:Hired by grieving relatives, Henry Marco travels the western Evacuated States delivering a merciful death to the undead and running afoul of the nightmarish denizens of the post-Resurrection world.
Annotation:Heidi Hawthorne, popular radio DJ and recovering addict, is plagued by a string of murders that happen around her after she plays a mysterious record on air by a band called The Lords of Salem.