Column by Max Booth III
How much writing would Charles Dickens have accomplished with FarmVille in his life?
Column by Annie Neugebauer
Even if poetry isn’t generally your reading of choice, there’s something pretty magical about finding the perfect poem to read at the perfect time. Here are 15 to get you started.
Column by Annie Neugebauer May 29, 2018
Writers rock. Cats rock. Together? No brainer. But really, what is it with writers and cats? Why the long-standing obsession?
Column by Meredith Borders
On this Look Alike Day (it's a thing), we review the best doppelgängers in fiction.
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.
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
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.
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.
Column by Christopher Shultz March 21, 2016
Forget basketball and go crazy for real!!!
Column by Christopher Shultz November 13, 2015
Musicians with library cards, and the records they make...
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.
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.
News by Joshua Chaplinsky June 3, 2014
Two horror mister/meister/masters face off in an epic battle of linguistic prowess.
Column by Daniel Hope April 28, 2014
Sometimes the fame doesn't come until after rigor mortis has set in.
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.
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.
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.
News by Christopher Shultz October 2, 2013
The 'Hellboy' and 'Pacific Rim' director puts his seal of approval on six classic novels/collections.
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.
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.
News by Christopher Shultz December 21, 2012
The legendary producer/director revisits past adaptations, hoping for future success.
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.
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...
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.
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.