Column by Leah Rhyne December 5, 2013 (11) comments
In the first Prose & Conversation column, Richard and Leah talk 'The Shining,' 'Doctor Sleep,' and why we think Stephen King hates Kubrick's movie.
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
The dead are coming back to life, but they don't want to eat your brain, they want to destroy the economy.
Column by Christopher Shultz November 27, 2013 (2) comments
Perhaps you've written down all the writers who've inspired you over the years. Utilizing Minh Le's Author Alphabet, I'll discuss why organizing your influences is an important endeavor.
News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 28, 2013 (2) comments
Ancient classics and modern masterpieces of horror done as if they were part of R.L. Stine's beloved 'Goosebumps' series.
Column by Brian McGackin October 25, 2013 (6) comments
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
Column by Robbie Blair October 23, 2013 (7) comments
Why do we use little girls as a way to scare people? This article gives a quick look at the concept of "the uncanny" and examines the trope of the creepy little girl.
Column by John Jarzemsky October 22, 2013 (7) comments
Halloween is almost here, and so begins another round of pleas for letting your kids get a little scared this year.
Column by Rajan Khanna October 21, 2013 (4) comments
Horror is one of the most versatile genres—despite its ability to scare, it plays well with others. We look at some of these combinations.
Column by Leah Rhyne October 17, 2013 (13) comments
As Halloween approaches, it begs the question: what truly scares people? I spoke to a group of dark fiction writers to find out.
Column by Karina Wilson October 16, 2013 (7) comments
On Oscar Wilde's 159th birthday, Lurid takes a look at 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' his only novel. In turns chilling and beautiful, does it really reveal the identity of Jack The Ripper?
Column by Kelly Thompson October 11, 2013 (5) comments
5 horror comics ranging from subtle to grotesque to suit every Halloween comic need!
Column by Christopher Shultz October 11, 2013 (34) comments
Looking for some Halloween movies that pack a solid writerly punch? These films deliver the scares as well as satisfy the snob in us, offering fantastic nuances in character, dialogue and plot.
Review by Richard Thomas October 8, 2013 (16) comments
In the long-awaited sequel to 'The Shining,' Stephen King gives us the story of Danny Torrance all grown up, wielding his abilities to defeat the True Knot.
Column by Richard Thomas October 4, 2013 (39) comments
Here are ten of the scariest, darkest, and most disturbing books I've read.
News by Christopher Shultz October 2, 2013 (2) comments
The 'Hellboy' and 'Pacific Rim' director puts his seal of approval on six classic novels/collections.
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky October 1, 2013 (1) comments
The Scandanavian horror master's short story collection, 'Paper Walls,' finally receives an English language release, with the addition of a new title story.
Column by Kimberly Turner September 24, 2013 (1) comments
Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to 'The Shining' is released today. LitReactor takes a look at how terror has changed and how 'Doctor Sleep' taps into our most primal fears.
Column by Karina Wilson
Roll up! Roll up! The circus is always in town for writers and readers of lurid fiction. Send in the clowns - and the dude in the tight pants cracking the enormous whip...
Column by Kim Newman September 13, 2013 (2) comments
'Anno Dracula' author Kim Newman discusses his metafictional universe and making other people's characters your own.
Column by Leah Rhyne August 13, 2013 (24) comments
After living in fear of clowns and storm drains for over two decades, re-reading Stephen King's "It" finally brought me some peace. But just some...
News by Christopher Shultz August 9, 2013 (1) comments
Even the idyllic town of Riverdale cannot escape the zombie apocalypse.
Column by Cameron Pierce August 9, 2013 (1) comments
Don't wait for October to break out the horror fiction. Here are fifteen scary novels and short stories for the hottest time of the year.
Column by Kimberly Turner June 21, 2013 (27) comments
If you have a taste for more braaaains after seeing 'World War Z,' the summer blockbuster based on Max Brooks's 2006 post-apocalyptic novel, satisfy your hunger with these 10 must-read zombie books.
Column by Karina Wilson June 11, 2013 (2) comments
Are you a charismatic rogue with delusions of grandeur and a criminal record? Got followers? Religious cults make for compelling storytelling on both sides of the fact/fiction borderline.
News by Christopher Shultz
Kids and grown-ups alike will revel in every illustrated page of this macabre little book.