Archives for: October 2010


Categories: Movies/DVDs

10 Overlooked Horror Films

The CBC website has a really fascinating article celebrating 10 overlooked horror films that the writers promise will "deliver a good fright on a cold dark night". Check out the list and let us know what you think.


Review: Legends: The Enchanted

Courtesy of the Graphic Novels Blog...

Legends: the Enchanted by Nick Percival

May's Review: Wow! If you prefer your fairy tales extremely dark mixed with steampunk elements, then this graphic novel is for you!

A band of supernatural but very familiar fairy tale characters including as Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, and the giant-killer Jack have been charged with the protecting the lands from the never-ending horde of nightmarish creatures. Unfortunately, this supernatural band of heroes' greatest weapon--their immortality spell--has been broken and now they must race against time to identify and stop their mysterious nemesis before it's too late.

This is an incredibly dark and gritty story with multiple references to torture and sexual violence that may cause some to be slightly squeamish. This is certainly not the "happily ever after" type of graphic novel. The artwork is gorgeous but slightly twisted in a surreal kind of way. Definitely a recommended read for the Fables fan who is looking for a more adult graphic novel series.


Categories: Reading Lists

Celebrating Saskatchewan Library Week

The theme for this year's Saskatchewan Library Week (October 18-25, 2010) is "Libraries=Possibilities". To help celebrate our favorite week of the year, here is a select list of library-themed horror novels for you to check out:

Overdue by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Summary: Disturbed when five books about death are returned overdue to the library, slashed and containing a warning on a bookmark, library employee Kathleen is terrified when people close to her start falling victim to tragic "accidents".

Personal Demons by Christopher Fowler

Summary: Check out the story Dracula's Library where a vampire library starts to attacks its own readers. The rest of the anthology include a hotel offers a taboo service for its troubled clients; a young man winding a thousand clocks before sunset; and a shy young man loses a dog and discovers the cutlery of the Marquis de Sade.

The Book of the Damned by D. A. Fowler

Summary: After borrowing "The Book of the Damned" from the library, horror novel aficionado Rosalyn Vaughn finds herself living in shrieking, relentless nightmares of madness.

Open Season by Linda Howard

Summary: On her thirty-fourth birthday, Daisy Minor decides to make over her entire life. The small-town librarian has had it with her boring clothes, her ordinary looks, and nearly a decade without so much as a date. It's time to get a life -- and a sex life. The perennial good girl, Daisy transforms herself into a party girl extraordinaire -- dancing the night away at clubs, laughing and flirting with abandon -- and she's declared open season for manhunting. But her free-spirited fun turns to shattering danger when she witnesses something she shouldn't -- and becomes the target of a killer.

In the Dark by Richard Laymon

Summary: Nothing much happens to Jane Kerry, a young librarian. Then one day Jane finds an envelope containing a fifty-dollar bill and a note instructing her to "Look homeward, angel." Jane pulls a copy of the Thomas Wolfe novel of that title off the shelf and finds a second envelope. This one contains a hundred-dollar bill and another clue. Both are signed, "MOG (Master of Games)." But this is no ordinary game. As it goes on, it requires more and more of Jane's ingenuity, and pushes her into actions that she knows are crazy, immoral or criminal--and it becomes continually more dangerous. More than once, Jane must fight for her life, and she soon learns that MOG won't let her quit this game. She'll have to play to the bitter end.

University by Bentley Little

Summary: Reluctantly returning for another semester at UC, campus editor Jim Parker and library assistant Faith Pullen are alarmed by a series of bloody accidents that seem to be linked to an eerie and sinister force.

The Demon's Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow

Summary: Demons are preying on schoolchildren in her city, so Francesca Barnes does what any red-blooded librarian would do-she does some research and goes hunting. But the books she finds in a secret cache don't tell her the whole story. Chess has no idea what she's just stepped into or just how special she is. Orion is Drakul, part demon, and a loyal servant of the Order. He doesn't expect a motorcycle-riding librarian to be messing around with demonic forces, and he doesn't expect her to smell so damn good. But Ryan's got bigger problems. His partner has disappeared, and the forces of Darkness are rising. Now Chess is Ryan's only hope of finding his partner, and Ryan is Chess's only hope of survival because the demons now know Chess exists and that she is the heir to a long-lost power that could push back their dark tide. If Ryan can keep her alive long enough!

Looking for more? Check out Michael Dahl's Zone Books--Library of Doom series featuring all sorts of evil books or scary events at the library. Enjoy!


Important Announcement Regarding Friday, October 22, 2010

Please note that all of Regina Public Library branches, including the Prairie History Room, will be closed this Friday, October, 22 for a staff conference. We apologize for the inconvenience and will resume normal business hours starting on Saturday, October 23.


Categories: Zombies

Zombie Month at RPL!!!

Throughout the month of October, there are a number of zombie-related events to entertain yourselves...

Zombie I.Q.
Pit your zombie knowledge against our 20 multiple-choice question devised by zombie expert Cassie Ozog! Top scores will be entered to win prizes from Comic Readers and Madame Yes Dark Fashion that are guaranteed to bring you back from the dead! Also, tell us the title of your favorite zombie novel, and why like it, to be entered for more great prizes. Contest is open to Regina-area residents, ages 12 and up.

Face Your Fears: a Zombie Makeup Workshop
Saturday, October 23, 1 pm to 4 pm
Albert Branch, 1401 Robinson Street, 777-6076

Zombie Movie featuring Fido
Wednesday, October 27, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Albert Branch, 1401 Robinson Street, 777-6076

Zombie Talk!
Wednesday, October 27, 7 pm to 9 pm
Lifelong Learning Centre, Room GA 106
College Aveune & Scarth Street (next to Darke Hall)

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