10 MORE Poems to Old-School Your Halloween

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 24, 2017
Looking for a screen-free way to celebrate the creepiest time of year? Reading poems aloud around a campfire is the most atmospheric way ever! Here are ten poems for suggested reading.

A Gothic Literature Primer: Suggested Reading

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Despite its rich history & cult following, people still don’t really understand what gothic fiction is. This primer includes: definition of the genre, 20 novels for suggested reading, & your gothic IQ

The Horror Fiction Atlas: 7 Spooky Books with Settings You Can Actually Visit

Column by Leah Dearborn
There are exciting stops for the more macabre among us all over the country, so here are just a few to start Halloween off with.

10 Poems to Old-School Your Halloween

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 27, 2016
Watching horror movies is an obvious way to celebrate the 31st, but if you want something a little more atmospheric, gathering around a campfire and reading some creepy poems aloud can’t be beat.

16 Books About Madness

Column by Christopher Shultz March 21, 2016
Forget basketball and go crazy for real!!!

10 Albums Based on Books and Literature

Column by Christopher Shultz November 13, 2015
Musicians with library cards, and the records they make...

Five Real Book Thieves

Column by Leah Dearborn September 29, 2014
Who doesn’t love a good heist story? Markus Zusak may have popularized the idea in his YA novel, 'The Book Thief,' but literary theft isn’t exclusive to the realm of fiction.

Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers

Column by Christopher Shultz September 9, 2014
Nightmare-fueled narratives and "literary merit" are not so unfamiliar as one might believe. As a matter of fact, they make quite excellent bedfellows.
Epic Rap Battles of History: Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

Epic Rap Battles of History: Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

News by Joshua Chaplinsky June 3, 2014
Two horror mister/meister/masters face off in an epic battle of linguistic prowess.

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.
Boston Is Getting An Amazingly Cool Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Boston Is Getting An Amazingly Cool Edgar Allan Poe Statue

News by Sean May
Artist Stefanie Rocknak is creating an impressively badass statue of Edgar Allan Poe to display in Boston, Poe's place of birth.

Five Great Literary Pranksters

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's April Fools Day, and to celebrate, we'll take a look at the antics of five authors who loved a good troll.

Footnotes: The Clues Poe Left Behind

Column by Ryan Peverly January 20, 2014
Poe is the father of the detective story and countless other things, but he's also responsible for society's crazed interest in cryptography and the most mysterious story of all -- his death.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Guillermo del Toro Curates New Horror Covers For Penguin Classics

News by Christopher Shultz October 2, 2013
The 'Hellboy' and 'Pacific Rim' director puts his seal of approval on six classic novels/collections.

LURID: Dead Sexy Valentine - Necrophilia In Fiction

Column by Karina Wilson February 14, 2013
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.

LURID: Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!

Column by Karina Wilson January 18, 2013
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.
Corman Plans Remakes of Edgar Allan Poe Films

Roger Corman Plans to Remake Seminal Edgar Allan Poe Films

News by Christopher Shultz December 21, 2012
The legendary producer/director revisits past adaptations, hoping for future success.

LURID: Spine-Tingling Victorian Ghost Stories

Column by Karina Wilson December 14, 2012
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.

LURID: Furry Monsters - When Good Pets Go Bad

Column by Karina Wilson November 7, 2012
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...

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.
Edgar Allan Poe's Hair Auction

Profiles in History to Auction a Lock of Edgar Allan Poe's Hair

News by Christopher Shultz October 23, 2012
Though it may seem arcane and a little weird, chunks of the macabre author's hair are highly sought after by memorabilia collectors.
Free Poe Stories For Halloween

Poe Pro Bono: Free Scary Stories For Halloween

News by Dave Reuss October 15, 2012
To get you in the Halloween spirit, here's everything Edgar Allan Poe has ever written. For free.
Poe House Poor House

Baltimore Sends The Edgar Allan Poe House To The Poor House

News by Kimberly Turner September 12, 2012
Two years after the city of Baltimore cut its funding, the small Baltimore row house where Poe lived and wrote is struggling to survive.

Passing Strange: 15 Of The Most Bizarre Author Deaths On Record

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky June 27, 2012
A list of authors whose passing couldn't have been stranger if they'd written it themselves.

LURID: Autopsy Moxie

Column by Karina Wilson May 3, 2012
Do you read dead people? Lurid looks at our fascination with violent deaths and the fine forensic minds who make sense out of senseless killing.