When We Were Animals

Bookshots: 'When We Were Animals' by Joshua Gaylord

Review by Christopher Shultz
For the three nights of the full moon, the teenagers of Pale Miranda run wild...

'The Babadook': A Lesson In Subtext

Column by Christopher Shultz April 10, 2015
One of 2014's most celebrated films may seem like just a slick, supernatural tale, but there's so much more going on between the lines.
IndieGoGo Campaign Hopes to Fund ‘Scary Stories to tell in the Dark’ Documentary

IndieGoGo Campaign Hopes to Fund ‘Scary Stories to tell in the Dark’ Documentary

News by Raine Winters
The book that terrorized our childhoods is coming for us again!

Bookshots: 'The Doll Collection' edited by Ellen Datlow

Column by Richard Thomas March 11, 2015
Stories about dolls that will certainly get under your skin.
Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of the short story collection "Shotguns v. Cthulhu" from Stone Skin Press.
Bookshots: 'Dark Screams Volume Two' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James F

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams Volume Two' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

Review by Christopher Shultz March 3, 2015
Part two in the 'Cemetery Dance'-related 'Dark Screams' series tops its predecessor with five horror tales from big name authors.
Bookshots: 'The Visible Filth' by Nathan Ballingrud

Bookshots: 'The Visible Filth' by Nathan Ballingrud

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
The latest novella from This Is Horror is an unsettling journey beneath the skin.
LitReactor Book Club

March Book Club Selection: 'Bird Box' by Josh Malerman

News by Joshua Chaplinsky February 3, 2015
March's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Bird Box' by Josh Malerman.
Bookshots: 'Fearworms: Selected Poems' by Robert Payne Cabeen

Bookshots: 'Fearworms: Selected Poems' by Robert Payne Cabeen

Review by Brian McGackin
Horror graphics poetically graphed. No, that's not right: graphic graphic horror poetry. Almost. Wait, I have it this time: graphic horror poetry told graphically.
Bookshots: "120 Doses" by Neil Krolicki

Bookshots: "120 Doses" by Neil Krolicki

Review by Richard Thomas
Port Drogo is known for criminals and radical reconstructive surgeries. Can Owen Jelinsky find his story, and get out alive?

I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas: 7 Horror Books to Read Over the Holidays

Column by Max Booth III December 23, 2014
Grab some chocolate milk, decapitate the Elf on the Shelf once and for all, and settle in for your required dose of holiday horror.
Writing Contest: David Wellington's Fear Project ($1000 prize)

Writing Contest: David Wellington's Fear Project ($1000 prize)

News by Max Booth III December 12, 2014
Terrify David Wellington and win $1000.

How NOT to Edit a Shared-World Anthology

Column by Max Booth III December 9, 2014
With a shared-world anthology, continuity is critical. Too bad Max was too busy getting drunk and watching Netflix to actually pay attention the first time around.
Dark Screams: Volume One

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume One' edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

Review by Christopher Shultz
Five tales that blur reality to some degree, featuring Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell, amongst others.
Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Review by Leah Dearborn
A woman is summoned to the deathbed of her dying uncle, who informs her that the father who abandoned her at birth is a vampire.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories To Watch In The Dark: Book Series Being Adapted

News by Peter Derk November 19, 2014
The classic Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell collaboration, 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark', is being adapted for film by a new screenwriter.

LURID: The Horror of 'Heart of Darkness'

Column by Karina Wilson November 13, 2014
'Heart Of Darkness' was first published in book form on this day in 1902. Lurid takes a look at why it is still so terrifying.

Storyville: Avoiding Tropes in Horror

Column by Richard Thomas November 12, 2014
What are horror tropes, and how can you avoid them?

Ten More Well-Written Horror Films

Column by Christopher Shultz October 31, 2014
One year later...IT RETURNS!!!!
Grady Hendrix's 'Horrorstor' Moving To Television

Grady Hendrix's 'Horrorstor' Moving To Television

News by Peter Derk October 30, 2014
Grady Hendrix's Ikea-based horror novel 'Horrorstor' is being adapted for television.

Happy Halloween: 5 Creepy Regional Stories

Column by John Jarzemsky October 30, 2014
A grab-bag of spine-tingling tales to make you go "WTF!"

Dressing the Part: A Look at Literary Halloween Costumes for the Family

Column by Leah Rhyne October 28, 2014
I thought I was going to be Luna Lovegood for Halloween...my daughter decided otherwise...so now I'm judging ALL literary Halloween costumes. Look out, costumes! I'm coming!

For the Love of Monsters: Werewolves

Column by Max Booth III October 27, 2014
Shapeshift into a wolf, howl at the full moon, turn your local city into an all-night buffet. You are always hungry, always thirsty, eager to hump anything that moves.

5 Creepy Comics To Suit Every Predilection

Column by Kelly Thompson
Five creepy comics—ranging from dark fairy tales to true crime—to suit all your Halloween needs.
Gemma Files, Horror, Writing Craft, Class

10 Questions with LitReactor Instructor and Horror Writer Gemma Files

Still afraid of the monsters underneath your bed? So are we. Want to write about it? We caught up with acclaimed horror writer, Gemma Files, to find out how she confronts the monstrous.