20 Women in Horror: Recommended Reading

Column by Annie Neugebauer February 6, 2018
A selection of recommended books and stories to read in celebration of Women in Horror Month.

Celebrating Dallas Mayr: The Wisdom of Jack Ketchum (1946–2018)

Column by Michael David Wilson
A wonderful writer and a wonderful human being.

Writing the Crime Scene: Winter Forensics

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic crime and horror fiction when your manuscript is set in the winter.

The 15 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2018

Column by Max Booth III January 5, 2018
New Paul Tremblay! New King! New McCammon!

All the Way There: The Best Books of 2017...Part 2

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The year is almost over and it's time to look back at the best books of the second half of the year.
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An Interview with Author-Editor Dan Coxon

Interview by Annie Neugebauer
An interview with Dan Coxon--an award-winning editor, author, copy-editor and proofreader--about his fields, genres, and new weird literary journal, "Tales From the Shadow Booth."

Shakin’ in my Boots: 13 Horror Films with Roots in Texas

Column by Annie Neugebauer
From crooked hillbillies to Mexican vampires to Satan-worshiping cults, here are 13 horror films set in Texas to add to your watch list.

Gory, Bizarre, Cheesy Horror Movies and Their Book Matches Pt. 2

Column by Peter Derk
Malls that menstruate and chop, horror nerd argument material, the best blood in the biz and, of course, none other than Chuck Tingle.

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.

5 Reasons Jigsaw is the Perfect Writing Mentor

Column by Christoph Paul
Forget an MFA, Jigsaw will be your writing mentor for free.

Gory, Bizarre, Cheesy Horror Movies and Their Book Matches Pt. 1

Column by Peter Derk October 26, 2017
Are you a fan of horror movies like 'The Stuff,' 'Suspiria," or 'Frankenhooker?' Then you'll want to check out these book pairings.

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.

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.

7 Beloved Authors Who Occasionally Dabbled in Horror

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Seasoned horror fans might know the complete works of Lovecraft & Poe, but how familiar are they with chilling works by Edith Wharton & Truman Capote? Find out as we get into some Horror deep cuts.

The Walking Dead Pilot: Saying Hello Again to "Days Gone Bye"

Column by Fred Venturini October 20, 2017
A craft-based look at The Walking Dead pilot, "Days Gone Bye," examining how time, silence, and intelligent storytelling choices helped create a launching pad for one of the most popular shows on TV.

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.

"It's Not a Horror Movie, It's a Psychological Thriller!"

Column by Max Booth III October 18, 2017
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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!

Blood, Parasites, and Mutilation: Celebrating 10 Masters of Body Horror

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Body horror is a rich subgenre. Here are some of its best purveyors.

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.

The 7 Greatest Fears of Horror Writers

Column by Emmanuel Nataf October 9, 2017
But what chilling thoughts keep horror writers awake at night? What thing scares Stephen King? What makes R.L. Stine lose his mind?

13 Tourist Destinations for Horror Lovers

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 6, 2017
A list of 13 destinations for fans of the macabre, strange, and creepy. These locations are real – and really disturbing.

The 10 Best Scenes From The First 10 Anita Blake Books

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Ten stand-out scenes from the first ten books in Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. Vampires, zombies, and werewolves -- oh my!

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.

So I Heard Y'all Want to Float: The Past, Present, and Future of Stephen King's IT

Column by Max Booth III
We dig deep into the novel, miniseries, and film adaptation of Stephen King's killer clown novel.