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.
Dark Moon Digest

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing Acquires Dark Moon Digest

News by Max Booth III July 20, 2015
A small press and a horror magazine have joined together to create an adorable skull child.

Academia vs. Imagination: The Problem of Intellectualism in the Works of Stephen King

Column by Bart Bishop July 17, 2015
An examination of the throughline of intellectual characters portrayed negatively in the works of Stephen King.
Finders Keepers

Bookshots: "Finders Keepers" by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas July 14, 2015
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes way too far.
Mr. Suicide by Nicole Cushing

Bookshots: 'Mr. Suicide' by Nicole Cushing

Review by Christopher Shultz
How many times in your life have you wanted to slap someone? Really, literally strike them? You can’t even begin to count the times. Hundreds. Thousands. You’re not exaggerating...

The 5 Best Horror Comics On Shelves Right Now

Column by George Cotronis May 22, 2015
Some have just finished, some are ongoing: Horror comics that are hot right now which you can pick up at your local comic book store.
Bookshots: 'The Scarlet Gospels' by Clive Barker

Bookshots: 'The Scarlet Gospels' by Clive Barker

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky May 19, 2015
Clive Barker returns to his most famous creation for the first time in almost thirty years, and throws in his second most famous creation for good measure.
Dark Screams Volume Three

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume 3' Edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

Review by Christopher Shultz
This third entry in the 'Dark Screams' series of mini-anthologies reminds us that good things come in threes.
Will Poulter Cast as Pennywise in Stephen King's 'It'

Will Poulter Cast as Pennywise in Stephen King's 'It'

News by Emily Rose Lathrop May 6, 2015
Cary Fukunaga has reportedly found his Pennywise.
Stephen King’s 'Mr. Mercedes' Among Edgar Award Winners

Stephen King’s 'Mr. Mercedes' Among Edgar Award Winners

News by Raine Winters
Get the lowdown on The Edgar Awards!

Wake Up and Stop Writing Dream Sequences

Column by Max Booth III April 23, 2015
All books and movies possess individual universes fabricated with their own set of rules. Dreams allow these rules to be broken. When not handled well, they can be viewed as a sign of weakness.
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.