20 Scary Stories For Halloween That You Can Read Online For Free

Column by Michael David Wilson October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween! Today we're treating you with twenty scary stories to read this Halloween. FOR FREE.

Giving ARCs Instead of Candy and Other Halloween Hacks for Writers

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 30, 2019
There are many reasons why Halloween is the perfect time to be a writer. Here are some hacks to help you maximize the experience.

A Brief History Of Halloween In Fiction

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are just as many Halloween books as there are movies, but they're not as well known...yet.

All Hail the Slasher: The Rise and Legacy of an Iconic Subgenre of Horror

Column by Fred Venturini
Freddy. Michael. Jason. How did slasher films dominate the horror genre in the 70's and 80's? Let's examine the rise of the subgenre and it's legacy as pure cinematic experience.

Tag Yourself: Writers’ Halloween Costumes

Column by Annie Neugebauer
It’s Halloween. You’re a writer. You're wearing one of eight costumes. Which one are you?

Crappy, Ben-Cooper-Style Literary Costumes

Column by Peter Derk
Bukowski, Dickens, Gilman. They're all hear in crappy, plastic glory.

Halloween Vibes: Build Your Perfect Night at Home

Column by Annie Neugebauer
The parties are over, the hangovers faded like unfriendly ghosts, and you have work first thing in the morning. What to do when Halloween falls on a weekday? Suggestions to get 5 different vibes.

A History Of The Halloween Franchise In Print

Column by Christopher Shultz
You can't kill the Boogeyman, either onscreen or on the page.

The 15 Best Costumes for Writers

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 31, 2017
Are you a writer? In need of a last-minute costume? You're in luck!

A Horror Novel Novice Takes a Stab at Halloween-y Books

Column by Karis Rogerson
A dyed-in-the-wool YA happy-book reader experiments with some horror novels. It's...not promising.

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.

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.