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.

Writing Horror Without the Blood

Column by Max Booth III October 15, 2014
Horror is meant to get your heart beating. Forget coffee and cocaine. There is no stronger upper in the world than fear.

BookShots: 'Mr. Mercedes' by Stephen King

Column by Richard Thomas
In the first book of a new trilogy, Bill Hodges chases a new killer, one with a taste for mass executions.
The Boy Who Drew Monsters

Bookshots: "The Boy Who Drew Monsters"

Review by Ed Sikov October 6, 2014
Similar to seeing dead people, the boy in 'The Boy Who Drew Monsters' draws dead people. Shipwreck dead people, to be exact.
Bookshots: "The Glob Who Girdled Granville" and "The Secret Lives of Actors": A

Bookshots: "The Glob Who Girdled Granville" and "The Secret Lives of Actors": A Double Monster Feature, by Peter Grandbois

Review by Chris Rosales
Peter Grandbois's latest Monster Double Feature collection of novellas will amuse and terrify you at the same time.

The Joy of Horror Novelizations

Column by Grady Hendrix September 22, 2014
Before the days of home video, there was the novelization.

Every Stephen King Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

Column by Max Booth III September 19, 2014
One day, Max will have to explain to his grandchildren why he spent an entire Sunday writing this article.

Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers

Column by Christopher Shultz September 9, 2014
Nightmare-fueled narratives and "literary merit" are not so unfamiliar as one might believe. As a matter of fact, they make quite excellent bedfellows.

What Ever Happened To The Oscar-Nominated Horror Film?

Column by Christopher Shultz August 22, 2014
There was a time when at best horror films were Acadamey Award darlings, at worst the subject of token nominations. But at least horror was present on Oscar night. Not so much anymore...
Bookshots: 'The Supernatural Enhancements' by Edgar Cantero

Bookshots: 'The Supernatural Enhancements' by Edgar Cantero

Review by Leah Dearborn August 13, 2014
Spirits, ciphers, secret societies, and some funky pseudoscience involving the dangers of dreams make 'Supernatural Enhancements' a fun and addictive read.
Bookshots: 'We Are All Completely Fine' by Daryl Gregory

Bookshots: 'We Are All Completely Fine' by Daryl Gregory

Review by Rajan Khanna
Daryl Gregory's 'We Are All Completely Fine' tells the story of a victims support group and the hidden secret that ties them all together.
Universal Options Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles

Anne Rice Finally Getting Some of That Sweet, Sweet Vampire Money

News by Joshua Chaplinsky August 8, 2014
And you thought the vampire craze was over...

Suspense and Spook: 5 Great YA Horror Titles

Column by Riki Cleveland
Five young adult horror novels to keep you up late at night.
Jack Black to Star as R.L. Stine in the Upcoming Goosebumps Movie

Jack Black to Star as R.L. Stine in the Upcoming Goosebumps Movie

News by Max Booth III July 21, 2014
It has not yet been confirmed who will play Slappy.

LURID: Barbecue Season - Cannibalism for Connoisseurs

Column by Karina Wilson
It's barbecue season. What exactly IS that sizzling on your neighbor's grill?
Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed' Rises From The Grave

Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed' Rises From The Grave

News by Peter Derk July 8, 2014
Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed' will be re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray in October and is being adapted into a TV series.

6 Horror Magazines You Should Be Reading

Column by Max Booth III June 13, 2014
Some horror magazines you just NEED to read. These are those magazines.