Flip The Script: H. P. Lovecraft

Column by Sadie Hartmann July 23, 2020
Five books that flip the script on musty 'ole Howard P.

Excited About "Lovecraft Country"? Read Victor LaValle's "The Ballad Of Black Tom" First

Column by Christopher Shultz July 7, 2020
Released on the exact same day, Matt Ruff's 'Lovecraft Country' and Victor LaValle's 'The Ballad Of Black Tom' share some DNA, with one major difference.

8 Conventions For Horror Writers in 2019

Column by Max Booth III November 28, 2018
If you're wondering what this article is about, read the title again.

15 Famous Authors I Wouldn't Want to Have a Beer With

Column by Gabino Iglesias August 1, 2017
I love authors. I love beer. I love having beers with authors. However, those rules don't apply to all authors. Here are fifteen I wouldn't want to share a beer with.
Bookshots: 'The Night Ocean' by Paul La Farge

Bookshots: 'The Night Ocean' by Paul La Farge

Review by Bart Bishop
A review of Paul La Farge's Lovecraft-inspired 'The Night Ocean.'
Bookshots: 'Pirate Utopia' by Bruce Sterling

Bookshots: 'Pirate Utopia' by Bruce Sterling

Review by Max Booth III
A look at Bruce Sterling's anticipated new novella.

Horror While Black: Race in Matt Ruff's 'Lovecraft Country'

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at America through the eyes of black men and women in 'Lovecraft Country', a clever inversion of the antiquated racism of H.P. Lovecraft's writing.
Nick Mamatas

A Conversation with Nick Mamatas About Lovecraft's Legacy, Writing Conventions, and His New Novel 'I Am Providence'

Interview by Rob Hart
Want to know where to start with Lovecraft, how horror differs from mystery, and about narrative flexibility? Then check out this interview with Nick Mamatas.

On "The Witch," Great Cinematic Writing and The Tenets of Horror

Column by Christopher Shultz March 4, 2016
Audiences are up in arms about whether or not 'The Witch' is scary, and in doing so, ignoring how good it is.

Sad Puppies and The Goosebumps Rap: The Best and Worst Things to Happen to Literature in 2015

Column by Max Booth III December 14, 2015
Here are the only important things that happened in 2015.

5 Public Domain Works of Classic Horror You Can Read For Free

Column by George Cotronis August 20, 2015
Who doesn't like free books? Nobody. Let's go back to the 18th century.
Kanye West—Reanimator by Joshua Chaplinsky

Lovecraft Meets Yeezy in Joshua Chaplinsky's 'Kanye West—Reanimator'

News by Joshua Chaplinsky August 20, 2015
An exciting announcement from LitReactor's Managing Editor.
Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of the short story collection "Shotguns v. Cthulhu" from Stone Skin Press.

11 Authors Who Became Famous After They Died

Column by Daniel Hope April 28, 2014
Sometimes the fame doesn't come until after rigor mortis has set in.

5 Famous Authors Who Became Infamous

Column by John Jarzemsky December 17, 2012
Sometimes authors--both talented and otherwise--become famous due to circumstances wholly unrelated to their work or craft.

What Scares You? 30 Terrifying Horror Stories Straight Out Of Your Worst Nightmares

Column by Kimberly Turner October 31, 2012
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.

The Prometheus Effect: Examining The Film's Literary Ancestry

Column by Jon Korn June 14, 2012
While arguments about Prometheus rage across the internet, Jon Korn looks at some of the science fiction classics that inspired it.

LURID: It's Alive! The Top 10 Mad Scientists of Literature!

Column by Karina Wilson May 18, 2012
From Prometheus (Aeschylus) to Prometheus (Scott): Top ten pick of the most enduringly mad scientists in horror fiction, both before and after the reality of Dr. Josef Mengele.

Interdimensional Hit Parade: Sci-Fi Influenced Pop Music

Column by Jon Korn April 12, 2012
There are good songs, there are great songs, and then there are songs that reference Kurt Vonnegut. Jon Korn explores science fiction influenced music.

LURID: Love Love Lovecraft

Column by Karina Wilson March 15, 2012
On the 75th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death, Lurid takes a look at his ever-shifting legacy. Xenophobic hack? Post-structuralist plaything? Master of the macabre? You decide.