Twas a dark and stormy night…



Many horror stories started this way, and we knew what was coming, yet we kept reading. This winter will be darker than usual so why not ramp it up and make the worst of it. Enjoy!


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Text: Susan Jessen Spiele


Beauty and horror intertwined

Reprieve

By James Han Mattson

Quigley House is a full-contact escape room where actors are permitted to lay hands on the guests. A group tries to finish and win 60.000 dollars, but an actual murder interferes, and true horror might not lie with monsters but humans.


Primal, uncanny and lyrical

Old Country

By Matt Quary

Harry and Sasha buy a remote farm unseen, longing for a simple rural life in the middle of nowhere. The farm and nature are all they hoped for until a neighbour warns them they are not alone. Something is coming for them.


Vicious, empathic and funny

The Final Girl Support Group

By Grady Hendrix

The final girl is the survivor of a serial killer. Lynnette is one, and she has been meeting with five others and a therapist regularly for a decade. Then, one day one of them doesn’t show up - somebody out there has found them.


Chilling, poignant and human

When Things Get Dark

Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson

Whether you know of Shirley Jackson’s writing, this anthology will satisfy most readers. It has many of the hallmarks she was and is loved for today; dark emotions, the terror of the supernatural and strange.


Did you know?

Pub quizzes are a thing in Denmark, too, and here at Roskilde Library, we do them in English. The next one is Friday, 25th of November, from 19:00-22:00. You can gather your team (max six people) or come alone - we will help you find a team. There will, of course, be a bar and free tickets here: Pub quiz at the library! | Roskilde Bibliotekerne

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