Project Redlight: Part 2

Column by David James Keaton May 24, 2018
The continuing adventures of David James Keaton in the screen(writing) trade.

11 of the Best Indie Horror Presses

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 18, 2018
There is a lot of great horror out there, and most of it is coming from indie presses. Here are some that need to be on your radar.
"Corpsepaint" by David Peak

"Corpsepaint" by David Peak

Review by Christopher Shultz
A convergence of metal and horror as black and bitter as the music itself.
Review "Unbury Carol" by Josh Malerman

"Unbury Carol" by Josh Malerman

Review by Christopher Shultz
The "Bird Box" author's latest novel is a wonderful and often horrifying blend of supernatural western and revisionist fairy tale.

Writing the Crime Scene: Blood

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic crime and horror fiction when your manuscript involves blood.

Book vs. Film: 'The Ritual'

Column by Max Booth III
Comparing Adam Nevill's novel and its recent film adaptation.

Revisiting Brian Garfield’s “Death Wish”

Column by Max Booth III
A look back at Garfield's blood-soaked meditation on vigilantism.

Book Vs. Film: "-30-" Vs. "They Remain"

Column by Christopher Shultz
How does the very first Laird Barron film adaptation stand up to its source material?

Horror: Defining the Genre, Sub-genres, Styles, and More

Column by Annie Neugebauer February 22, 2018
How do we define horror? Is it speculative? What does style have to do with it? Does intensity matter? What's the difference between a sub-genre and a trend? All of your horror questions, answered.

Fun in the Funhole: Exploring Kathe Koja’s “The Cipher”

Column by Max Booth III February 19, 2018
An analysis of Dell/Abyss's first horror paperback.

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.
Tales from the Shadow Booth, Dan Coxon, Being Dad

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.