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“Az emberek azt akarják olvasni, amit szívesen elképzelnek, és nem szeretik, ha a valóság ellentmond ennek.”
(Rejtő Jenő)


Korunk ​legerőteljesebb írója azt ábrázolja, miként férkőzik az értelembe az abszurd, és miként irányítja iszonyatos logikával.

A ​kilencéves Melanie öntudatlanul kóborol az utcán, amikor rátalálnak. Mint kiderül, a kislány két, közvetlen környezetéhez tartozó személy megmagyarázhatatlanul brutális meggyilkolását élte túl. Az egyik áldozat az apja. Házuk átkutatása során találják meg azt a szürke szobát, melyben a megszállott pszichológus apa éveken át teljesen titokban kísérletezett saját leányán, nem kímélve őt a legszörnyűbb szenvedésektől sem. Melanie élete is veszélyben forog. Csak anyjára számíthat, aki hat év után kapja vissza az annak idején apjával együtt nyomtalanul eltűnt kislányt. A nőnek minden szeretetére és odaadására szüksége van leánya mellett, akit különös, paranormális jelenségek kísérnek.

Amikor ​a fiatal orvosnő megérkezik a hegyi üdülőhelyre, ahol nemrég nyitotta meg rendelőjét, a virágzó kis településre érthetetlen csend borul. Mintha kihalt volna... És valóban. A lakóknak, üdülőknek nyomaveszett, s a doktornő és húga úgy érzi, hogy valaki figyeli őket. A megyei seriff és csapata segítségével elkezdődik a kutatás, mely már-már kilátástalannak tűnő harcba torkollik. De ki ellen? Valami ismeretlen természeti erő? Netán egy rejtőzködő őslény? Vagy maga a Gonosz az, aki a megfejthetetlen szörnyűségek mögött áll? A válasz tudója egyetlen ember: egy szerencsétlen régész, aki húsz éve könyvet írt a történelem rejtélyes tömeges eltűnéseiről, s ezért a szakma sarlatánnak kiáltotta ki, és kiközösítette.

Edgar ​Allan Poe új műfajt teremtett: joggal tekinthetjük őt a krimi atyjának, s művei egyik főhősét, C. Auguste Dupin-t a világirodalom detektívjei előfutárának. Poe novellái több mint másfél évszázaddal az írásuk után is hátborzongatóan izgalmasak. Misztikus rém)történetekkel, titokzatos (bűn)esetekkel találkozunk műveiben, s a sci-fi irodalom egyik első alkotóját is tisztelhetjük benne. Az Alinea Kiadó Klasszik sorozatában megjelenő válogatás Poe legjobb novelláinak felújított fordításait tartalmazza. A fekete macska, A Morgue utcai kettős gyilkosság, Az ellopott levél, Az áruló szív és a kötetben szereplő további novellák számos filmes feldolgozása is jelzi, a szerző ma is érdeklődésre számot tartó klasszikus történeteket alkotott. „Poe műveiből egy új irodalom fejlődött ki… Hol voltak a detektívtörténetek, míg Poe nem lehelt életet beléjük?” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Aojamának ​a felesége halála óta nem volt senkije. Ám ez csak akkor válik számára igazán nyomasztóvá, amikor már tinédzser fia is azt javasolja neki, hogy nősüljön újra. Megoldásként barátja egy őrült ötlettel áll elő: szervezzenek meghallgatásokat egy kitalált filmhez, hogy a férfi a jelentkezők közül választhasson új feleséget magának. A castingon megjelenő nők többsége teljesen hidegen hagyja Aojamát, kivéve egy gyönyörű, törékeny, titokzatos teremtést. Ahogy egyre közelebb kerülnek egymáshoz, a nehéz sorsú, finom modorú balerina egyre jobban elbűvöli a férfit. Ám a látszat néha végzetesen megtévesztő lehet. Csak az a kérdés, hogy mire a szerelemtől vak Aojama ráébred a rémálomnál is rosszabb valóságra, nem lesz-e túl késő... A Casting Murakami Rjú eddigi legkifinomultabb, leglenyűgözőbb regénye. Takashi Miike legendás filmfeldolgozásával kiegészülve a szerzőt a japán pszicho-thriller nagymesterévé avatta.

From ​the author of the popular Weather Warden series. Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Just don't stay out after dark. College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

Calderon ​kapitány élete pokol: a sajtó árulónak hiszi, a nemesi körök megvetik, ráadásul még az űrhajón is próbára teszi türelmét a nőkből álló legénység. Calderon el akar jutni a hadgyakorlatra, nehogy merényletet kövessenek el a császár ellen, de áldásos tevékenységének hála a Ferrero Ház a bukás szélén táncol. Ami a legbosszantóbb, Taina körül is felbukkan egy jóképű, szőke szamuráj. Calderon kénytelen cselekedni, bár nem épp úgy, ahogy mások várják… Taina élete is kemény. A nagyapja férjjelölteket válogat, ám a lány megsejti, hogy a szamurájokat nem a keze érdekli, hanem egy érthetetlen politikai játszma. Kicsoda ő? Miért irtották ki a család Tivesgei-ágát? Barátja vagy gyilkosa a szamuráj, aki a nyomában jár? Taina csak két dolgot szeretne: nyugalmat és Calderont. A fiatal főnemes és a makacs japán lány összefog a Birodalom megmentéséért. Azonban most Sexert báró az ellenség, aki mindenkinél ügyesebben űzi a Játékot. Vajon sikerül megvédeni a császárt a merénylőktől? És önmagukat a császártól? De legfőképpen, ki kerül ki győztesen abból a harcból, ahol a szerelmi ötszög tagjai rajtuk kívül egy nemes hölgy, egy szamuráj és egy élő kard? A Calderon, avagy hullajelölt kerestetik várva várt folytatása.

A ​regény alapötlete elég bizarr. A szigeten minden fiatalt feláldoznak egy magasztosabb cél érdekében. Ezzel csak hárman szállnak szembe. Kalandos és veszélyes módon jutnak el az útjuk végéhez.

It's ​a dark and scary world. Its fans are rabid. Blood, guts, and gore are the norm. Welcome to the horror genre. Horror classics have been scaring people for years. Nowadays, who doesn't know about Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Dean Koontz? Profiled in a special section, the "Big Three" have turned horror into best-sellers. For all the horror fans that haunt your library, this is the must-have guide. Readers' advisors and reference librarians will appreciate the key tools provided to expand upon this genre, including listings of top books, authors, and award winners within eleven horror subgenres - like mummies, biomedical, monsters, and splatterpunk. Clear descriptions of characteristics within subgenres are provided throughout. To further help you engage new renders, expert horror mavens Spratford and Clausen draw a savvy connection between film and horror as a potent reminder that the scariest movies have been adapted from novels. Their classic and contemporary recommendations reinforce activities between readers' advisors and library programming and open up the door for further patron involvement. Horror may be an acquired taste, but under the guidance of two passionate aficionados, any librarian can master the basics to add horror into readers' advisory services.

From ​Daryl Gregory, whose Pandemonium was one of the most exciting debut novels in memory, comes an astonishing work of soaring imaginative power that breaks new ground in contemporary fantasy. Switchcreek was a normal town in eastern Tennessee until a mysterious disease killed a third of its residents and mutated most of the rest into monstrous oddities. Then, as quickly and inexplicably as it had struck, the disease–dubbed Transcription Divergence Syndrome (TDS)–vanished, leaving behind a population divided into three new branches of humanity: giant gray-skinned argos, hairless seal-like betas, and grotesquely obese charlies. Paxton Abel Martin was fourteen when TDS struck, killing his mother, transforming his preacher father into a charlie, and changing one of his best friends, Jo Lynn, into a beta. But Pax was one of the few who didn’t change. He remained as normal as ever. At least on the outside. Having fled shortly after the pandemic, Pax now returns to Switchcreek fifteen years later, following the suicide of Jo Lynn. What he finds is a town seething with secrets, among which murder may well be numbered. But there are even darker–and far weirder–mysteries hiding below the surface that will threaten not only Pax’s future but the future of the whole human race.

Before ​Buffy...before Blade...there was one name that was whispered in fear and awe among the undead: The Frog Brothers. Edgar and Alan Frog, the no-nonsense vampire slayers from the cult film THE LOST BOYS, are back with a vengeance in an original graphic novel that bridges the gap between their adventures in the original film and the sequel THE LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE.. Find out what's happened since the first film, brought to you in various shades of crimson by Hans Rodionoff (Mnemovore) and Joel Gomez (Wetworks)!

Revivers. ​Able to wake the recently dead, and let them bear witness to their own demise. Twelve years after the first reviver came to light, they have become accepted by an uneasy public. The testimony of the dead is permitted in courtrooms across the world. Forensic revival is a routine part of police investigation. In the United States, that responsibility falls to the Forensic Revival Service. Despite his troubled past, Jonah Miller is one of their best. But while reviving the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is watching. Waiting. His superiors tell him it was only in his mind, a product of stress. Jonah is not so certain. Then Daniel Harker, the first journalist to bring revival to public attention, is murdered, and Jonah finds himself getting dragged into the hunt for answers. Working with Harker's daughter Annabel, he becomes determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice. Soon they uncover long-hidden truths that call into doubt everything Jonah stands for, and reveal a threat that if not stopped in time, will put all of humanity in danger ...

Philadelphia, ​the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind? The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.

"The ​Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror movies."-Stephen Prince, editor of The Horror Film and author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality "An impressive array of distinguished scholars ...gazes deeply into the darkness and then forms a Dionysian chorus reaffirming that sexuality and the monstrous are indeed mated in many horror films."-Choice "An extremely useful introduction to recent thinking about gender issues within this genre."-Film Theory

Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Tragedy ​fell much too frequently on those who lived in the house next door. It was as if the house knew the essence of an individual, what made a person good, then proceeded to destroy that slowly, driving its inhabitants to scandal, madness, even death. Reissue.

Winner ​of the 2014 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a First Novel! Las Vegas suburbanite, Stacy Troy, dreams that everyone is dead. She dismembers the bodies of loved ones, stuffs them into a shopping cart, then takes them two at a time to the pile where she will burn their remains and say her last goodbyes. Waking nightly to her own screams, Stacy is convinced she’s on the brink of a mid-life crisis and begins secretly seeing a psychiatrist. Dr. Light and his methods seem strange and unconventional, but his treatments work, and her circumstances improve. Until the nightmares return with a vengeance, taking on a life of their own. Uncertain what to believe, Stacy carries on living the only life she remembers. Nosebleeds and head-splitting alarms only she can hear, become a regular occurrence. In physical and mental decline, the nocturnal world in her mind refuses to die. The images it reveals hold clues that lead her to a shocking discovery. Threatening to unravel the last thread of her sanity, Stacy must make a heartrending decision...before her post-apocalyptic nightmares come true. “Rena Mason is a fine writer. Write her name down, underline it, stick it on the fridge with the other reminders. Then, buy everything she writes. You will not be disappointed, because she is indeed a: Rising Star.” —Gene O’Neill, THE BURDEN OF INDIGO and FROZEN SHADOWS “The next time somebody tells me there’s nothing new in genre fiction, I’m going to hand them this and ask that they let me get a safe distance away before their presumptions are blown to smithereens.” —Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award Winning author of THE CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES and TRICK OR TREAT. "In this bold debut, Rena Mason has constructed an upper middle-class nightmare for the entire human race that will long stay with me. Read this book, and be prepared!” —Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award Winning author of BLACK & ORANGE and DUNGEON BRAIN. "Rena Mason’s The Evolutionist is one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read. A psychological thrill ride that is both literary and visceral. Wildly original, smart as hell, and highly recommended!" —Peter Giglio, author of Stealing Night and Sunfall Manor "The Evolutionist runs its icy fingers up your spine, grabs you by the brain, and compels you to read on to the final chilling page." —Fran Friel, Two-Time Bram Stoker Award Finalist. "Riveting, intense, smart, and thought-provoking. THE EVOLUTIONIST burns with such ferocity, it feels as if the pages might spontaneously combust!" —R.J. Cavender, editor of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated +Horror Library+ anthology series.

A ​collection of adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe's The Conqueror Worm, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven, and more by Eisner Award Hall of Fame 2012 inductee Richard Corben! A collection of Edgar Allan Poe's classics adapted by master horror comics artist and Eisner Hall of Fame inductee, Richard Corben.

„Úgy ​akarnak rajtunk abortuszt végrehajtani, hogy már régen megszülettünk.” Perzselő, kora nyári nap, és egy filozófiatanár, akinek elhullnak az érettségizői. Az egyik holnap nélkül, öntudatlanul várja a halált. A másik végigvágja az ereket a csuklóján. Nincs más nyom, csak az óránkénti SMS, ez tudatja, hogy a lány még nem vérzett el. Mi ez, egy különös hatalmi játszma? Vajon hol a pendrive, ami kulcsot ad mindenhez, és megállíthatja a pusztulást? A cinikus, fiatal filozófiatanár küzd, kutat, megpróbálja megakadályozni a megakadályozhatatlant, és visszafordítani a visszafordíthatatlant. Válaszokat keres olyan kérdésekre, melyeket senki sem szeretne feltenni. Útján nem csak halál, de nagy filozófusok gondolatai is elkísérik. A létezés új értelmet nyer, ha közel a pusztulás. Egy olyan világban, ami a szeretet tagadására épül, létezhetnek még hősök? Vajon akad bárki köztünk, aki ártatlan? „Ha az ember elgondolja, milyen végtelen az idő és a tér, ami a világot alkotja, és ha belegondol, hogy mennyire apró és megmagyarázhatatlan pontja ő e végtelenségnek, megrémül. Ha nincs hazugság, csak a rémület marad. A végtelen térségek örök hallgatása ugyanis rettegéssel tölt el bennünket.” (Pascal) Intellektuális thriller azoknak, akik szeretik a kihívásokat

In ​every generation, there is a Chosen One. A slayer destined to protect the human race. She alone must fight the demons of hell. She alone must risk her life to stop the spread of evil. Buffy is the Chosen One. In Halloween Rain, as if Halloween at the Hellmouth isn’t bad enough, a brewing storm threatens to bring new demons to life, just in time for a celebratory massacre. A curse on the school’s rummage sale causes strange behavior in the halls of Sunnydale High in Bad Bargain. Buffy and her friends are looking forward to the revival of the old drive-in theater, but when people start slipping into comas in Afterimage, this late show may be their last….

Tessék, ​csak tessék! Nem csalás, nem ámítás, íme a mosolygó zsonglőr első trükkjei! Nehogy azt higgyék, hogy papíron zsonglőrködni veszélytelen mutatvány. Fekete I. Alfonz felkap bármit, ami a keze ügyébe kerül, egyszerre játszik mágikussal és hétköznapival, hogy az egyik pillanatban még az éjszakai buszon zötykölődjünk a gyrosszagban, a másikban pedig már krétarajzzal bírjuk szóra a budapesti házakat. Ezen a porondon Kaczor király dörzsölt politikus, Róka Rudi pubertáskori problémákkal küzd, és megfér egymás mellett Vitéz László és Pancimanci, a középkori Bizánc és Kun Béla. Néha ikonikus, máskor a társadalom vagy az emlékezet pereméről verbuvált alakokért nyúl, akiknél biztosan lehetne találni dicsőbbeket, de pont ezzel a nyers őszinteséggel, ezzel az öniróniával tudnak a legjobban beszélni az itt és mostról. Figyeljék a labdákat, figyeljék a kezét! Mondtam, hogy nem veszélytelen a mutatvány, de ne csak a zsonglőrért izguljanak. Felkavaró trükkök következnek. Nyomot hagynak abban is, aki nézi, aki forgatja.(Moskát Anita) Fekete I. Alfonz 1986-ban született Szabadkán, Szegeden és Budapesten végezte egyetemi tanulmányait. 2016-ban elnyerte a JAKkendő-díjat A mosolygó zsonglőr című kéziratával, prózán kívül kritikát ír.

It's ​1879, and James, a time-wasting escapist, is trying to win a bet. His challenges include purchasing a lighthouse, hosting a séance, and spending the night with his father's prize-winning stallion in a notoriously haunted attic. But the Carnival is in town for the All Hallows' Eve celebrations, and the London fog has other ideas for James. Something vicious is waiting to pounce and lead him unwittingly towards a destiny he could never have imagined.

The ​whole world has become a prison, and Alfred Furnace is its master. Monsters rule the streets, leaving nothing but murder in their wake. Those who do not die become slaves to Furnace’s reign of cruelty. I am a monster too. I am the only one who can stop him, but in doing so I could destroy everything. Am I the executed or the executioner? Who will die? Me, Furnace or the entire human race? All I know is that one way or another, it all ends today.

Alex's ​second attempt to break out of Furnace Penitentiary failed. This time, his punishment will be much worse than before. Because in the hidden, bloodstained laboratories beneath the prison, he will be made into a monster. As the warden pumps something evil into his veins--a sinisterly dark nectar--Alex becomes what he most fears . . . a superhuman minion of Furnace. How can he escape when the darkness is inside him? How can he lead the way to freedom if he is lost to himself?

Naponta ​hány olyan óra van, amit nem a tévé előtt töltünk? Mikor tettünk utoljára valódi erőfeszítéseket azért, hogy elérjük, amit akarunk? És tényleg szükségünk is van mindarra, amit akarunk? Most azonban minden megváltozott. Az anyagias, léha fogyasztói lét helyébe a túlélés és a felelősség lépett. Rettenetes járvány söpört végig a bolygón. Visszatértek a holtak, és az élőkre vadásznak. Hónapok alatt összeomlott az emberi civilizáció. A társadalomnak vége. Kihaltak a boltok. Nem hoz levelet a postás, üresen sistereg a tévé. Meg kell próbálnunk végre tényleg élni - egy halottak által uralt világban.

Penpal ​began as a series of short and interconnected stories posted on an online horror forum. Before long, it was adapted into illustrations, audio recordings, and short films; and that was before it was revised and expanded into a novel! How much do you remember about your childhood? In Penpal, a man investigates the seemingly unrelated bizarre, tragic, and horrific occurrences of his childhood in an attempt to finally understand them. Beginning with only fragments of his earliest years, you'll follow the narrator as he discovers that these strange and horrible events are actually part of a single terrifying story that has shaped the entirety of his life and the lives of those around him. If you've ever stayed in the woods just a little too long after dark, if you've ever had the feeling that someone or something was trying to hurt you, if you remember the first friend you ever made and how strong that bond was, then Penpal is a story that you won't soon forget, despite how you might try.

From ​malevolent snowmen to Father Christmas - with a difference... Chris Priestley is on absolute top form in these atmospheric, clever and thoroughly chilling stories. Add a new kind of thrill to the fluffiest of seasons with seven brilliantly conceived examples of why you'd better be good at Christmas time. For stories which can be enjoyed by the whole family, unwrap these perfectly formed festive tales of terror, each with a gripping yarn and genius twist. Singing carols may never seem quite the same again... especially after dark.

“I ​plead the blood.” Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad's throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely Cattle Ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest. Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won't leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who’s behaving like they’re old friends. Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity...or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.

“A ​wonderful nightmare of a book: tender and frightening, disturbing but compassionate. Fever Dream is a triumph of Schweblin’s outlandish imagination.” –Juan Gábriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling and Reputations A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.

When ​her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline. But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day is a new standalone urban fantasy novella from New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire.

An ​all-new epic tale of terror and redemption set in the hinterlands of midcentury New Mexico from the acclaimed author of _The Troop_—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down...old-school horror at its best.” From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's _Blood Meridian_ and Stephen King’s It, in which a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman for a deceptively simple task: check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven. Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. Stirrings in the woods and over the treetops—the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust grips the settlement. The escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral towards madness. Hell—or the closest thing to it—invades Little Heaven. The remaining occupants are forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is now marshaling its powers...and it wants them all.

After ​being betrayed and captured by the most heinous survivors of the human race, B Smith lands back in the clutches of a fiend she had hoped to never see again, someone who is intent on making her suffer in the most tortuous ways. Discovering the fate of loved ones from B's past adds to the agony and calls into question just how much B is willing to sacrifice in the name of justice.