Stephen King’s 10 Most Underrated Novels From a Guy Who's Read Them All

Column by Jay Wilburn January 10, 2022
Stephen King has written a lot of novels over the past half century. You may have opinions about his best or his worst books. But what about his most underrated? The hidden treasures?

Cheers for Fears: 10 Book and Cocktail Pairings to Celebrate the New Year

Column by Sadie Hartmann December 27, 2021
I can't think of a better way to usher in the new year than with a good book and a tasty cocktail in your hand.

Writing Lessons Learned from 80s Horror Movies

Column by Jay Wilburn
1980 was over 40 years ago. 80s horror movies are now all classics or didn't stand the test of time. Either way, they can teach us a lot about good and bad writing.

10 Indie Holiday Horror Reads

Column by Andrew Fowlow
'Tis the season to be scary, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with some spine-chilling tales of nightmare-inducing terror?

10 Holiday Gifts to Give Your Horror Hound

Column by Sadie Hartmann December 6, 2021
Need suggestions on what to buy the Horror Hound in your life this holiday season? Have no fear. I have some great ideas!

The Hunt for Horror: Using Short Fiction to Navigate A Genre

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Here's how to build your horror library and discover new favorite authors without spending all your money, wasting precious reading time, or taking up space on your shelves.

Storyville: The Books You Should Read Every Year

Column by Richard Thomas November 11, 2021
Some suggestions on the books writers should read every year.
The Science of Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence

The Science of Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
The hosts of the genre-specific, hit podcast Horror Rewind have written a series of non-fiction books, "The Science of..." Find out more about the women behind all this spooky research.

10 Indie Halloween Horror Reads

Column by Andrew Fowlow October 29, 2021
Here are my recommendations for all you Halloween fiends who want truly terrifying stories by indie authors.

Storyville: My Top 12 Horror Films of the Last Four Years

Column by Richard Thomas
A nice list of recent horror, just in time for Halloween.

Writing Good Gore

Column by Peter Derk October 27, 2021
Your scary story needs gore, and it needs gore done right. Check out these tips and exercises to get your gore game on (knife) point.

The 10 Scariest Horror Books of 2021 — Ranked!

Column by Emmanuel Nataf October 22, 2021
Happy Halloween! It's October, and here are the ten scariest books of the year to help you celebrate.

Special Delivery: 9 Horror Scenes of Labor and Birth

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Witness the miracle of life in all its glory! Scenes of labor, birth, and delivery in horror.

Stick the Landing: How to End a Horror Story

Column by Peter Derk October 20, 2021
Endings are the make or break of horror stories. Stop blowing it.

The Three Seasons of Stephen King

Column by Jay Wilburn October 18, 2021
Jay Wilburn reread all of Stephen King's books in order, discovering three distinct seasons of the horror maestro's career. Are we in the best phase of his writing yet?
Curating Horror: An Interview with Ellen Datlow

Curating Horror: An Interview with Ellen Datlow

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
What can we expect from the desk of the most knowledgeable editor in horror for this year's spooky season?

DYI Horror: 10 Haunted Fixer-Uppers

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Not so much a list of haunted house horror, but a list of books featuring a very specific trope within a trope.

Screenplay Lessons Learned Adapting My Own Fiction

Column by Max Booth III
Turning a book...into a MOVIE? What the hell kind of a witchcraft is this?

The Raw Emotion of Aaron Dries

Column by Jay Wilburn
Aaron Dries is a talented horror author who tells stories with raw emotion and great bloody skill.
Farah Rose Smith by Lucy La Riot

Farah Rose Smith: Of One Pure Will

Interview by Autumn Christian September 1, 2021
An interview with weird fiction writer Farah Rose Smith.
Kirstyn Petras (L), NB Turner (R)

An interview with NB Turner and Kirstyn Petras of Dark Waters Podcast

Interview by Gabriel Hart
The hosts of Dark Waters Podcast open up about their frenetic process.
Mark Allen Gunnells on Crafting Suspense & Diversity in Reading

Mark Allen Gunnells on Crafting Suspense & Diversity in Reading

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
Author Mark Allen Gunnells discusses crafting a tale steeped in heart-palpitating suspense and the importance of reading diversely.

The Loss of Joe McKinney

Column by Jay Wilburn August 19, 2021
Joe McKinney, one of the most talented storytellers in horror, passed away in 2021. His story and legacy are complex.