5 Scary Books to Read This Halloween (Plus 100 more)

Column by Michael David Wilson October 22, 2015
Michael Wilson picks out five scary books to read this Halloween and then lists 100 more.

The Undead Don't Need Hall Passes: 7 YA Zombie Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland October 22, 2015
There’s something here for every YA horror fan, from humorous tales of zombie infestation to gory accounts of undead attacks. There’s no doubt about it; zombies are hot.

10 Well-Written Horror Films Part III: Season of the Witch

Column by Christopher Shultz October 20, 2015
The Halloween horror continues...and the earth will run with blood again!

LURID: Bible Bloodshed - 5 of the Goriest Episodes in Scripture

Column by Karina Wilson October 19, 2015
It's Donald Trump's favorite book. How bloodthirsty, really, is The Bible? Lurid takes a look at some of the goriest episodes in Scripture.

Every Goosebumps Book Summarized In One Sentence

Column by Peter Derk October 15, 2015
In honor of Goosebumps, a sentence for every book in the original series.

Readers Beware, You’re In For A Scare: How Goosebumps Saved My Life

Column by Max Booth III October 13, 2015
I doubt I’ll be the first to make such an accusation, but how certain are we that R.L. Stine isn’t actually some kind of robot?
Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Bookshots: 'Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe' by Thomas Ligotti

Review by Christopher Shultz
The first two groundbreaking collections from Thomas Ligotti get the Penguin Classics paperback treatment.
Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ in the Works

Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ in the Works

News by Raine Winters October 12, 2015
First Goosebumps, now this. My childhood dreams are complete.
Bookshots: 'The Rim of Morning' by William Sloane

Bookshots: 'The Rim of Morning' by William Sloane

Review by Cath Murphy
Stephen King thinks these reissued horror novellas from the 1930s are remarkable. So do I.

'Haunted', the Album inspired by Mark Z. Danielewski's 'House of Leaves'

Column by Bart Bishop
A comparison of Mark Z. Danielewski's book 'House of Leaves' and Poe's album 'Haunted'.
Goosebumps Rap Is Here

Goosebumps Rap Is Here

News by Peter Derk
Step aside, Hammer. Chill out, Vanilla Ice. New Goosebumps rap hits the internet. Featuring Jack Black.

Five Situations Horror Characters Get Themselves Into (and What Would Happen in Real Life)

Column by Raine Winters October 8, 2015
Among the lessons you will learn: Karma's a bitch, don't piss off serial killers, and never under any circumstances enter a basement.

Five New (and Newish) Horror Markets for Short Fiction

Column by George Cotronis
It is almost Halloween and you need some new markets to send those spooky stories of yours.

Mmm, Delicious: 10 Books to Read After Watching 'The Green Inferno'

Column by Max Booth III October 5, 2015
Books to devour now that you're in the cannibal mood.
Dark Screams: Volume Five

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

Review by Christopher Shultz
The fifth installment of the Dark Screams series serves up horror tales from Mick Garris, Kealan Patrick Burke, and Bentley Little.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Column by Christopher Shultz October 2, 2015
We're going back to rural Texas to examine Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's seminal horror masterpiece from a writerly standpoint.

How To Scare Your Reader: 11 Tips From 11 Horror Writers

Column by Michael David Wilson September 23, 2015
How do you scare your reader? Perhaps the ultimate question. 11 horror writers tackle the question and provide their expert advice.

Book vs. Film: Cabal vs. Nightbreed

Column by Christopher Shultz September 18, 2015
Clive Barker's 1990 cult classic has seen a resurgence thanks to last year's director's cut release, but does the original novel deserve as much praise?

6 Reasons Everyone Should Read "A Head Full of Ghosts" by Paul Tremblay

Column by Michael David Wilson September 9, 2015
'A Head Full of Ghosts' by Paul Tremblay is the horror book of the summer. It's so frightening a story, it even scared the hell out of Stephen King! Find out why you should be reading it right now.
John Carpenter's New Horror Anthology Comic

5 Very Good Reasons To Pick Up John Carpenter's New Horror Anthology Comic

News by Peter Derk
Just in case you needed convincing, here's 5 reasons to pick up John Carpenter's new horror anthology, out October 31st.
Andersonville by Edward M. Erdelac

Bookshots: 'Andersonville' by Edward M. Erdelac

Review by Christopher Shultz
History meets horror in this exciting and engrossing Civil War-era novel.
LitReactor Book Club

September Book Club Selection: 'A Head Full of Ghosts' by Paul Tremblay

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
September's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'A Head Full of Ghosts' by Paul Tremblay.

How to Become a Better Writer (By Reading One-Star Reviews of Your Favorite Books)

Column by Max Booth III August 7, 2015
The life of a writer is a series of punches to the genitals. Use one-star reviews of your favorite books to treat the pain.
Dark Screams: Volume 4

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume 4' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

Review by Christopher Shultz
The latest entry to the 'Dark Screams' series features several big names in horror—including Clive Barker and Lisa Morton.

Horror and Comedy: Unlikely Bedfellows

Column by Michael David Wilson
A discussion on the most unlikely of companions: horror and comedy.