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Oct 26

New Voices in Horror

Posted on October 26, 2020 at 10:07 AM by Maggie Witte

We all know the big names in horror. But there are several great stars in horror who have yet to be recognized as such. This week, we’ll introduce you to some of these authors as we round off our Horror in October blog series.

New Voices
Paul Tremblay
DB 92126 The cabin at the end of the world
One afternoon while seven-year-old Wen is playing outside her family's vacation cabin, four strangers appear. They carry unidentifiable weapons and tell Wen that although her two dads won't want to let them in, they need her help to save the world. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Stephen Graham Jones
DB 100116 The only good Indians
Ten years ago, four young Blackfeet men went on a prohibited elk hunt in lands reserved for the tribe's elders. As adults, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Josh Malerman

DB 90710 Unbury Carol
Since childhood, Carol has had attacks where she falls into a coma-like state that mimics death. Few besides her husband, Dwight, know about her condition, and Dwight decides Carol's latest attack is a chance for him to get rid of her, even if he has to bury her alive. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Ezekial Boone
DB 93428 The mansion
Computer programmers Shawn and Billy are friends and partners, but part on bad terms when Shawn's girlfriend leaves him for Billy. Years later, Shawn has developed a revolutionary smart home program, but when things go wrong, he asks for Billy's help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Nick Cutter
DB 87060 Little heaven
A woman hires three mercenaries to check on her nephew in the remote New Mexico town of Little Heaven. She fears the boy is being held by the religious cult that controls the town, but the mercenaries encounter a more supernatural menace. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Andy Davidson
DB 98593 The boatman’s daughter
Ever since her father was killed when she was just a child, Miranda Crabtree has ferried contraband for a mad preacher to make ends meet and to protect an old witch and a secret child from harm. But dark forces are at work in the bayou, both human and supernatural. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Grady Hendrix
DB 80227 Horrorstor
After strange things start happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, three employees volunteer to work an overnight shift to investigate. But what they discover is more horrifying than they could have imagined. 2014.

John Darnielle
DB 87298 Universal harvester
In the late 1990s, Jeremy works at the video store in a small town in Iowa. When customers begin to complain that the tapes they rent have creepy footage spliced in, Jeremy searches for the source. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Gemma Files
DB 92311 Experimental film
Former film critic Lois, depressed about the recent diagnosis of her son with autism, finds a fragment of silent film footage that might prove that a socialite who disappeared in 1918 was an early female filmmaker. Her research brings up strange links to her own life. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Thomas Olde Heuvelt
DB 86712 Hex
The town of Black Spring, New York, has been dealing with a curse for centuries. Residents have high-tech ways to cope, including an app to log sightings of the town's ghost, Katherine. Now a group of bored teens could ruin everything. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Zoje Stage
DB 91802 Baby teeth
Suzette is a stay-at-home mother desperate to bond with her mute daughter, Hanna. The seven-year-old is all smiles and love with her father, Alex, but seems to hate Suzette. It could be a phase, but Suzette begins to fear that Hanna is trying to get rid of her. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Gina Wohlsdorf
DB 95131 Security
When Manderley Resort opens, Santa Barbara's exclusive beachfront hotel will offer its patrons the ultimate in luxury and high-tech security. But all the money in the world can't really guarantee safety. As hotel staff readies for the invitation-only grand opening, a killer is in their midst. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sarah Lotz
DB 82389 The three
Four planes crash within hours of each other for no observable reason. The only correlation is the presence of a child survivor on three of the four planes. The leader of a rapture cult, however, insists that they are three of the four harbingers of the apocalypse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Kristen Roupenian
DB 94834 You know you want this: “Cat person” and other stories
A collection of short stories with a cast of celebrity narrators, including Aubrey Plaza, Amy Ryan, and Finn Wittrock. These stories explore the complex and darkly funny connections of gender, sex, and power across genres. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Mariana Enriquez
DB 89866 Things we lost in the fire: stories
A collection of stories that brings early twenty-first century Argentina to life. Three young friends distract themselves with drugs during a blackout. A girl doesn't reappear after entering an abandoned house. A group of women set themselves on fire to protest a new form of domestic violence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Carmen Maria Machado
A collection of short stories that tear down the boundaries between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. Sexually explicit, strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2017.