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.

Footnotes: Psycho

Column by Ryan Peverly
Robert Bloch introduced the modern Everyman psychopath with 1959s "Psycho", a seminal work that ushered a new fascination with horror into popular culture.
Epic Rap Battles of History: Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

Epic Rap Battles of History: Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

News by Joshua Chaplinsky June 3, 2014
Two horror mister/meister/masters face off in an epic battle of linguistic prowess.

LURID: Dracula - The Grandaddy Of Them All

Column by Karina Wilson May 26, 2014
Happy birthday Dracula! Since his first appearance in print on this day in 1897 he has never relinquished his hypnotic hold on our imaginations. Lurid takes a look at his genesis and legacy.

Stop Stressing Over Genre and Just Write

Column by Max Booth III May 22, 2014
Genre exists to limit writers. Break those walls down. There are no rules, only you and your story.

Selling Books in an Ocean of Sweat and Malort: Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014

Column by Max Booth III May 12, 2014
Max attended Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 and (barely) lived to tell the tale.

Guilty Pleasures: 6 Pulp Treasures You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of Reading On Your Daily Commute

Column by Cath Murphy April 24, 2014
Tired of taping a Dickens cover over your copy of Dan Brown? Defy intellectual snobbery with these excellent pulp choices for the daily commute.

LURID: Bardic Birthday Bloodfeast

Column by Karina Wilson
Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare! Lurid takes a look at the Bard's hard-on for violence and gore, which has been delighting bloodthirsty playgoers for centuries.