The Rare Occurrence of the "Final Boy" in Horror

Column by Bart Bishop
Men, Women and Chain Saws: A look at the rare case of the "final boy" in horror movies.

Storyville: Activities to Feed Your Dark Creative Soul Around Halloween

Column by Richard Thomas
A few ideas on how to tap into your inner darkness, as we approach Halloween.

13 Halloween Themed Anthologies to Fill Your Season with Fright

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 17, 2017
A list of yummy seasonal reading. Books on this list are overtly Halloween-themed multi-author anthologies focusing on short stories. 13 lucky options to fill your October with creepy fiction!

13 Reasons Charles Addams is an Unsung Master of Horror

Column by Peter Derk
If you're a true horror fan, you need more Charles Addams in your life.
Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton on Women in Horror, Juggling a Broad Career, and Becoming a Halloween Expert

Interview by Annie Neugebauer
An interview with Bram Stoker Award-winning author, screenwriter, Halloween expert, and president of the Horror Writers Association: Lisa Morton.

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.

Community SPOOKlight: October 2016

Column by Peter Derk October 27, 2016
What have LitReactor's best and brightest been up to this Halloween season?

12 Horror Novellas to Read on Halloween Night

Column by Max Booth III October 24, 2016
Short spooks perfect for Halloween night.

5 Spooky Non-Fiction Reads for Halloween

Column by George Cotronis
Truly spooky non-fiction books. Do they exist? Join me as I go through five terrifying offerings from the non-fiction shelf.

Well-Written Horror Films: Part IV

Column by Christopher Shultz October 19, 2016
Looking for scares alongside quality storytelling? Look no further...

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Halloween'

Column by Christopher Shultz October 13, 2016
Are Carpenter and Hill guilty of expository dialogue...or is there something more SINISTER going on?

10 Spooky Horror Stories for Halloween Night

Column by George Cotronis
Check out these spooky stories, perfect for lonely Halloween nights.

5 Chilling Books Set on Halloween

Column by George Cotronis
Books for and about Halloween.

5 Scary Books to Read This Halloween (Plus 100 more)

Column by Michael David Wilson October 22, 2015
Michael Wilson picks out five scary books to read this Halloween and then lists 100 more.
J.K. Rowling Releases Halloween Short

Take Umbridge: J.K. Rowling Releases Halloween Short

News by Peter Derk
J.K. Rowling releases a short Halloween story featuring the cheerfully evil Dolores Umbridge.

Happy Halloween: 5 Creepy Regional Stories

Column by John Jarzemsky October 30, 2014
A grab-bag of spine-tingling tales to make you go "WTF!"

Dressing the Part: A Look at Literary Halloween Costumes for the Family

Column by Leah Rhyne October 28, 2014
I thought I was going to be Luna Lovegood for Halloween...my daughter decided otherwise...so now I'm judging ALL literary Halloween costumes. Look out, costumes! I'm coming!

5 Creepy Comics To Suit Every Predilection

Column by Kelly Thompson
Five creepy comics—ranging from dark fairy tales to true crime—to suit all your Halloween needs.

5 Scary Comics To Suit Every Predilection

Column by Kelly Thompson October 11, 2013
5 horror comics ranging from subtle to grotesque to suit every Halloween comic need!

LURID: Happy Halloween! Whatever that means...

Column by Karina Wilson October 31, 2012
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.
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.