10 Scary Children’s Books that Might Still Keep You Up at Night

Column by Leah Dearborn
There’s nothing more lastingly creepy than books with the ability to scar your early childhood.

5 Ghost Stories to Help You Haunt the Holidays

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Spend the longest night of the year enveloped in tales of specters, mischievous fairies, and ancient deities.

20 Ghost and Horror Stories for Christmas

Column by Michael David Wilson December 18, 2018
'Tis the season to scare the shit out of yourself and others... or something like that. With that in mind, here are 20 horror stories for Christmas.

Book vs. Film: "The Little Stranger" - When Interpretation Goes Too Far

Column by Annie Neugebauer September 5, 2018
How does the movie version of "The Little Stranger" stand up to the brilliance of Sarah Waters' beloved gothic novel?
Springtime: A Ghost Story

Bookshots: 'Springtime: A Ghost Story' by Michelle de Kretser

Review by Christopher Shultz
A woman, uprooted from her home in Melbourne and transplanted to Sydney, begins to see a strange woman standing in a garden during her long walks around the city...
The Boy Who Drew Monsters

Bookshots: "The Boy Who Drew Monsters"

Review by Ed Sikov October 6, 2014
Similar to seeing dead people, the boy in 'The Boy Who Drew Monsters' draws dead people. Shipwreck dead people, to be exact.
'Rooms' by Lauren Oliver

Bookshots: 'Rooms: A Novel' by Lauren Oliver

Review by Leah Dearborn
Whether or not you’re able to enjoy 'Room's depends on how you answer one question: does a book need likable characters in order to be an excellent reading experience?

LURID: Macabre Christmas - M.R. James

Column by Karina Wilson
M.R. James is acknowledged as King of The Christmas Ghost Story. Lurid takes a look at the chills his tales have been generating since the Edwardian era.