The 20 Best Horror Stories Available Online for Free

Column by Max Booth III
It’s Halloween, so let’s celebrate by reading some spooky stories.

Road Trip Horror: 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' and 'Nocturnal Animals'

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and the movie 'Nocturnal Animals' as the Beginning and End of a Subgenre.

Southern Gothic: A Primer

Column by George Cotronis January 27, 2017
Southern Gothic: Crumbling plantations and dying lineages.

LURID: Fear The Preacher — In Fiction and Beyond

Column by Karina Wilson February 22, 2016
The Preacher is a fixture in American film and fiction. Lurid takes a look at why he's such an inherently sinister - or totally badass - figure in our cultural landscape.

Storyville: Writing the Grotesque

Column by Richard Thomas March 11, 2013
Damaged, deformed, and dysfunctional characters—we still have compassion for them. This is the grotesque.

What Makes A Southern Novel?

Column by Meredith Borders December 28, 2012
Quentin Tarantino's slave revenge epic 'Django Unchained' asks, what makes a southern film? We ask the same of books!