Column by Karina Wilson May 10, 2013 (2) comments
Your Mom is lovely. Buy her some flowers. Meanwhile, Lurid takes a look at the not-so-lovely Moms who smash the maternal mold.
Column by John Jarzemsky May 2, 2013 (5) comments
Telling a great story involves a slow and controlled release of information, but sometimes, the questions we choose not to answer are even more important.
Column by Karina Wilson April 8, 2013 (1) comments
Documentary Room 237 explores some of the convoluted theories behind the meaning of "The Shining," wrenching it further away than ever from Stephen King's original authorship. What gives?
Column by Rajan Khanna April 2, 2013 (11) comments
In honor of Easter, a look at what keeps zombies popular and some examples of great zombie fiction.
Column by Karina Wilson
Pointy hats? Wands? Green skin? Crones? Why is Hollywood still clinging to crude medieval stereotypes of witches? Lurid takes a look at a more intelligent class of witch lit.
Column by Meredith Borders February 22, 2013 (1) comments
The zom-rom-com book faces off against the zom-rom-com movie.
Column by Meredith Borders February 15, 2013 (3) comments
David Wong’s follow-up to ‘John Dies At The End’ holds up to its predecessor and then some.
Column by Karina Wilson February 14, 2013 (3) comments
Necrophilia - the source of cheap outrage, even cheaper jokes, and some spectacularly lurid writing. Is a corpse your ultimate Valentine? No flowers, chocolates or tacky jewelry required.
Column by Meredith Borders February 1, 2013 (9) comments
Celebrate this Groundhog Day the way Punxsutawney Phil intended: with a list of the best time loop books!
Column by Karina Wilson January 29, 2013 (3) comments
We are what we eat, and if that includes meat, we're in a world of pain. Lurid takes a look at the long, dark shadow cast by the slaughterhouse. Heifer whines could be human cries...
Column by Karina Wilson January 18, 2013 (6) comments
As we celebrate the 204th anniversary of Poe's birth on January 19th, Lurid looks at the impoverished, neurotic, beat-down poet's progress from obscurity to pop culture icon.
Column by Karina Wilson December 14, 2012 (4) comments
The Victorians perfected the art of the chilling ghost story, ideal for whiling away long winter evenings. Here's a selection to add some seasonal spice to your Yuletide reading.
Column by Karina Wilson November 7, 2012 (1) comments
LURID takes a look at what might happen if that cute furball companion transformed into a fanged monstrosity with a taste for human flesh. Think your good pet won't go bad? Think again...
Interview by Joe Daly November 5, 2012 (4) comments
Author Sean Beaudoin has released two buzzworthy titles in one year, co-founded a popular new literary site, and pissed off half of Salon.com. He now visits LitReactor to take on our 10 Questions.
Column by Kimberly Turner October 31, 2012 (8) comments
Nothing to fear but fear itself? What about dead things, evil dolls, darkness, madmen, water, spiders, and snakes? No matter what freaks you out, there's a book that'll scare the hell out of you.
Column by Karina Wilson October 31, 2012 (3) comments
We've been celebrating the dead at the end of October for over 3000 years. Does anyone even remember why? Lurid takes a look at the long-standing traditions and strange energy of All Hallow's Eve.
News by Christopher Shultz October 31, 2012 (4) comments
Halloween is here, and this spooky tale piles on the treats without any tricks.
Column by Jon Korn October 30, 2012 (2) comments
A special terror-filled edition of Guess The Plot asks you to deduce the story behind a classic horror novel's insane cover art.
Column by Jon Korn October 26, 2012 (8) comments
When better than this, the spookiest of all months, to examine 7 of the most memorable - and gruesome! - murders in literary history?
Column by Meredith Borders October 26, 2012 (14) comments
Get ready to get angry: Meredith cannot abide your favorite zombie book.
News by Christopher Shultz October 26, 2012 (1) comments
Horror fans and comic book nerds rejoice! This serialized adaptation offers plenty of suspense and striking visuals.
News by Dave Reuss October 15, 2012 (6) comments
To get you in the Halloween spirit, here's everything Edgar Allan Poe has ever written. For free.
Column by Karina Wilson October 12, 2012 (4) comments
It's Scare Season! That means horror stories are crawling out of books and movies, and into mazes, haunted houses and hayrides near you. Lurid takes a look at the ultimate transmedia experience.
Column by Karina Wilson September 28, 2012 (2) comments
On the anniversary of the 'double event,' Lurid takes a look at the long shadow that Jack The Ripper, the original caped crusader, has cast on horror fiction to the present day.
Column by Karina Wilson September 21, 2012 (2) comments
Ever had nightmares about a book cover? You will now. Here's a selection of the most disturbing book covers in the genre. Peek inside, if you dare.