3, 2, 1… Horror

Librarians recommend 3 novels, 2 non-fiction titles, and 1 movie all in the horror genre in time for Halloween. Fiction Brother by Ania Ahlborn The Setting: small town, rural America in the 80's. Who does what? A sadistic redneck family from the Appalachian region with an unfortunate hobby - murdering young runaways. Why you might like…
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Halloween: Scarily fun

Dig out your fake cobwebs, black lipstick, and broomsticks - it's that time of year again. While it's true that spooky, scary stuff is not everyone's cup of witch's brew I cannot count myself in that group. I love of bit of dressing up and harmless horror. If you're a Halloween fan too, then here's…
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Your Halloween Soundtrack

It's that time of year again for us to celebrate all things dark, sinister, and macabre, and what a lot of options you have from us here at Christchurch City Libraries! We have Horror, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy booklists covering all your favourite subgenres, plenty of horror films available on DVD, Pru has done an excellent sum-up…
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Eat, Drink And Be Scared: Halloween – Wednesday 31 October 2018

On the 31st of October we celebrate Halloween. Also known as Hallowe'en; All Hallow's Eve; Allhalloween and All Saint's Eve. Although not everybody recognises this contentious holiday, I will celebrate by scaring myself to death with a selection of horror films. Halloween Events Spooky Halloween Day - Wednesday 31 October 3.30pm to 5pm Christchurch City…
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The doctor (of horror) is in

Dr. Erin Harrington is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Canterbury. Her area of expertise? Monsters, murderers and all things sinister and unsettling - or more specifically, the horror genre.  Harrington is giving a free talk at the university next week on just this topic. Being something of a horror enthusiast myself I…
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A novella idea…

Well the new year is underway and it's another year of excellent reading ahead! But if you're struggling to get back into the rhythm of reading, or if the idea of a thick tome after weeks of recreation has you daunted, then I've got an idea for you; why not try a novella or two!? A…
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