If you like The Mist by Stephen King

If you like The Mist by Stephen King

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The Mist by Stephen King
The morning after a violent thunderstorm, a thick unnatural mist quickly spreads across the small town of Bridgton, Maine, reducing visibility to near-zero and concealing numerous species of bizarre creatures which viciously attack anyone and anything that ventures out into the open. (catalog summary)

The Mist is being adapted by the American cable network, Spike TV, who has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of the series which will premiere on June 22nd. The cast includes Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, and Luke Cosgrove. Magic Rock Productions, founded by Michael Mahoney in 1998, has a successful history of productions including the limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles on the Lifetime network, and Bag of Bones, another King adaptation starring Pierce Brosnan.¹

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It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers—a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American—find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers—joined by the missing boy's female cousin—find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet—but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? (catalog summary)
 


Ararat by Christopher Golden
Ararat by Christopher Golden

When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah's Ark. But when a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark for the first time, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses . . . and when they break it open, they find that the cadaver within is an ugly, misshapen thing . . . and it has horns. A massive blizzard blows in, trapping them in that cave thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain . . . but they are not alone. (catalog summary)
 


The Boy Who Drew Monsters: A Novel by Keith DonohueThe Boy Who Drew Monsters: A Novel by Keith Donohue
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all. (catalog summary)
 


Cell by Stephen King

Cell by Stephen King

A single pulse is simultaneously transmitted through every cell phone on the planet. After the pulse, an unspeakable transformation occurs. People everywhere begin devolving into inhuman killing machines—and civilization as we know it grinds to a halt in a terrifying riot of violence. It falls to a small group of survivors to turn the tables and take back the streets—or die trying. (catalog summary)

 


The Deep by Nick CutterThe Deep by Nick Cutter
A strange plague called the "'Gets" is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys . . . then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily . . . and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered—a universal healer, from initial reports. It may just be the key to a universal cure. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea's surface. But now the station is incommunicado, and it's up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths. (catalog summary)
 


The Devil Crept In by Ania AhlbornThe Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn
Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They're well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark's youth, he knows that, too; he's seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend. That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen . . . the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes . . . and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. (catalog summary)
 


Disappearance at Devil's Rock: A Novel by Paul Tremblay

Disappearance at Devil's Rock: A Novel
by Paul Tremblay

When her fourteen-year-old son disappears during a summer sleepover at Devil's Rock, Elizabeth and other residents of the town begin to see his ghost throughout the town, which leads her to believe that he is dead. She tries to maintain a sense of calm to help her younger daughter, Katie, but her anxiety builds when she begins to find crumpled pages of Tommy's journal which contain disturbing connections between Tommy's father's death, a stranger named Arnold, and a macabre folk tale. (catalog summary)

 


Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King

A sampling of the stories included: "Riding the Bullet," is the story of Alan Parker, who's hitchhiking to see his dying mother but takes the wrong ride, farther than he ever intended. In "Lunch at the Gotham Café," a sparring couple's contentious lunch turns very, very bloody when the mátre d' gets out of sorts. In "1408," is about a successful writer whose specialty is "Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Graveyards" or "Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses," and though Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel doesn't kill him, he won't be writing about ghosts anymore. (catalog summary)

 


The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone


The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
A nuclear weapon explodes in China. A possible earthquake is detected in India. A guided tour of a national park goes horribly wrong. A billionaire tech genius is killed in a plane crash. Are these seemingly unrelated events connected in some way? An entomologist in Washington, DC, receives an unusual package from an archaeological dig in Peru; it is a calcified egg sac that's thousands of years old; it is also moving. At the same time, an FBI agent investigating the Minneapolis plane crash discovers an unusual type of spider, predatory and carnivorous. (from Library Journal)

 


Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear. The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated by being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers, decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into dark, medieval practices of the distant past. (catalog summary)
 


North American Lake Monsters: Stories by Nathan Ballingrud
North American Lake Monsters: Stories by Nathan Ballingrud

Monsters, real and imagined, external and internal, are the subject. They are us and we are them and Ballingrud's intense focus makes these stories incredibly intense and irresistible. These are love stories. And also monster stories. Sometimes these are monsters in their traditional guises, sometimes they wear the faces of parents, lovers, or ourselves. The often working-class people in these stories are driven to extremes by love. Sometimes, they are ruined; sometimes redeemed. All are faced with the loneliest corners of themselves and strive to find an escape. (catalog summary)

 


They Mostly Come Out at Night by Benedict Patrick

They Mostly Come Out at Night by Benedict Patrick

Lonan is an outcast, accused of letting the monsters that stalk the night into the homes of his fellow villagers. Now, he will not rest until he wins back the heart of his childhood love and reclaims the life that was stolen from him. However, locked safely in his cellar at night, in his dreams Lonan finds himself looking through the eyes of a young prince . . . (catalog summary)


 


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
by Neil Gaiman

This third collection of short fiction by Gaiman includes previously published pieces of short fiction—stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013—as well "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods. (catalog summary)