10 Film Scores to Listen to While Writing

Column by Max Booth III February 17, 2017 (15) comments
Screw you, silence!

Vampire Love is the Best Kind

Column by Stephanie Bonjack February 10, 2017 (4) comments
Let's be honest: nothing compares to vampire love.
Ania Ahlborn, Horror, Interview

A Conversation with Ania Ahlborn About Creepy Houses, Strange Old Ladies, and Her New Novel 'The Devil Crept In'

Interview by Rob Hart
Rob chats with Ania Ahlborn about her creepy new novel, and they team up to give away some signed copies. But you're going to have to earn them through a little writing exercise...
Bookshots: 'Powers of Darkness: The lost Version of Dracula' by Bram Stoker and

Bookshots: 'Powers of Darkness: The lost Version of Dracula' by Bram Stoker and Valdimar Asmundsson

Review by JS Breukelaar
Dracula lives again in this resurrected Icelandic adaptation of the Gothic classic.
Bookshots: 'The Twenty Days of Turin' by Giorgio De Maria

Bookshots: 'The Twenty Days of Turin' by Giorgio De Maria

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Our review of the cult Italian novel, translated into English for the first time.
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.

Writing the Crime Scene: Arson

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic depictions of arson and fire investigation in crime fiction.

Why People Shouldn't Fear Academic Essay Collections

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at how to get your academic essay published, and why they're not as inaccessible to read as the layman might think.

9 Gothic Novels Less than 40 Years Old

Column by Annie Neugebauer January 23, 2017 (4) comments
Gothic fiction may be a genre born of tradition, but these 9 atmospheric novels aren’t even over the hill!

Dystropia: A Family Moves Into THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE!!!

Column by Christopher Shultz January 17, 2017 (4) comments
In the realm of horror, there are haunted houses all over the country just waiting for new tenants to gobble up. Be careful not to steer your characters into this nightmarish trope.

The 16 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2017

Column by Max Booth III January 13, 2017 (1) comments
A look at the best horror coming your way this year.
Bookshots: 'Little Heaven' by Nick Cutter

Bookshots: 'Little Heaven' by Nick Cutter

Review by Max Booth III January 11, 2017 (2) comments
A mashup of Stephen King's greatest hits.

Writing the Crime Scene: Gunshot Wounds

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic depictions of gunshot wounds, as well as their treatment and recovery, in crime and horror fiction.

Writing the Crime Scene: Autopsies

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to researching and writing about autopsies in crime and horror fiction.

A Literary Gift Guide for Witches

Column by George Cotronis December 14, 2016 (1) comments
Some book and film suggestions for the special witch in your life this holiday season.

11 Nasty Women Dominating Weird Fiction

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 9, 2016 (1) comments
When it comes to weird fiction, these women are making great things happen.
Bookshots: 'Fungoid' by William Meikle

Bookshots: 'Fungoid' by William Meikle

Review by Leah Rhyne December 5, 2016 (1) comments
What happens when genetically engineered fungi (or maybe aliens taking the shape of genetically engineered fungi) take over the world? Seriously, y'all. There's a fungus among us.

5 Horrifying Monsters That Aren't Vampires, Zombies or Werewolves!

Column by Repo Kempt
Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission.
Bookshots: ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’ By Paul Michael Anderson

Bookshots: ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’ by Paul Michael Anderson

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of Paul Michael Anderson's debut short story collection, ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’.

Creepypasta: Is Any of it Worth Reading?

Column by George Cotronis November 29, 2016 (3) comments
We look into the best that internet phenomenon creepypasta has to offer. At least according to this guy.
Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

Review by Gabino Iglesias
Beukes offers a wonderful mix of science fiction, horror, and smart writing in her latest collection.
Bookshots: 'They Don't Come Home Anymore' by T.E. Grau

Bookshots: 'They Don't Come Home Anymore' by T.E. Grau

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
This is not another teen vampire story.

10 Great Horror Books That Will Never Be Movies

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 18, 2016 (7) comments
Some horror books prove that not every novel can be turned into a film.
The Origins of T.E. Grau’s 'They Don't Come Home Anymore': An Interview

The Origins of T.E. Grau’s 'They Don't Come Home Anymore': An Interview

Interview by Michael David Wilson November 16, 2016 (1) comments
We chat with T.E. Grau about his forthcoming This Is Horror novella, "They Don't Come Home Anymore" and learn about the origins of the story.

The Horror Stigma

Column by Annie Neugebauer November 15, 2016 (12) comments
What's up with the stigma attached to horror? A deeper look at the problem through examples and analysis.