Review by Rajan Khanna
In 'Lovecraft's Monsters,' editor Ellen Datlow manages to avoid pastiche and keep the stories fresh while still honoring H. P. Lovecraft's legacy.
Column by Ryan Peverly April 3, 2014
You saw the show, loved it, and you've had a few weeks to digest it. Now, let's revisit the darkness that was HBO's 'True Detective'-where it came from and what it's done for the weird fiction genre.
Review by Cath Murphy
What if Jekyll was the bad guy and Hyde the goodie? Daniel Levine flips Stevenson's classic tale to intriguing effect.
News by Joshua Chaplinsky March 14, 2014
Stephen's supernatural spinetingler is the latest chapbook release from the fine folks over at This Is Horror.
News by Riki Cleveland
Anne Rice announces new novel, 'Prince Lestat'.
Column by Karina Wilson February 28, 2014
Hannibal Lecter, AKA the Chesapeake Ripper, returns to TV tonight. Lurid takes a look at his non-linear genesis and his extraordinary appeal.
Review by Keith Rawson February 25, 2014
A review of Nick Cutter's brutal horror novel, 'The Troop'.
Column by Leah Rhyne February 21, 2014
There's no other way to put it. Richard Thomas and I read one of the most brutal, most violent, most disturbing books I've ever experienced. Read on for our thoughts about 'The Girl Next Door'.
Column by Ryan Peverly January 20, 2014
Poe is the father of the detective story and countless other things, but he's also responsible for society's crazed interest in cryptography and the most mysterious story of all -- his death.
Column by Karina Wilson January 17, 2014
Lifetime Movies have always been a guilty pleasure, but this month the female-centered network surpasses itself with all-new 'Flowers In The Attic' and Lizzie Borden adaptations. Lurid takes a look.
Review by Cath Murphy
Editor Christopher Golden describes this horror anthology as a 'mad experiment'. But does this strange rough beast have real teeth, or just dentures?
Column by Cameron Pierce
In 1986, Robert Devereaux wrote the first book in a trilogy of weird, erotic Christmas novels. Nearly thirty years and some censorship controversy later, the trilogy has finally come to a close.
Column by Karina Wilson
M.R. James is acknowledged as King of The Christmas Ghost Story. Lurid takes a look at the chills his tales have been generating since the Edwardian era.
Column by Christopher Shultz December 10, 2013
For an offbeat, weird, macabre and twisted holiday, look no further than this list.
Column by Leah Rhyne December 5, 2013
In the first Prose & Conversation column, Richard and Leah talk 'The Shining,' 'Doctor Sleep,' and why we think Stephen King hates Kubrick's movie.
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
The dead are coming back to life, but they don't want to eat your brain, they want to destroy the economy.
Column by Christopher Shultz November 27, 2013
Perhaps you've written down all the writers who've inspired you over the years. Utilizing Minh Le's Author Alphabet, I'll discuss why organizing your influences is an important endeavor.
News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 28, 2013
Ancient classics and modern masterpieces of horror done as if they were part of R.L. Stine's beloved 'Goosebumps' series.
Column by Brian McGackin October 25, 2013
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
Column by Robbie Blair October 23, 2013
Why do we use little girls as a way to scare people? This article gives a quick look at the concept of "the uncanny" and examines the trope of the creepy little girl.
Column by John Jarzemsky October 22, 2013
Halloween is almost here, and so begins another round of pleas for letting your kids get a little scared this year.
Column by Rajan Khanna October 21, 2013
Horror is one of the most versatile genres—despite its ability to scare, it plays well with others. We look at some of these combinations.
Column by Leah Rhyne October 17, 2013
As Halloween approaches, it begs the question: what truly scares people? I spoke to a group of dark fiction writers to find out.
Column by Karina Wilson October 16, 2013
On Oscar Wilde's 159th birthday, Lurid takes a look at 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' his only novel. In turns chilling and beautiful, does it really reveal the identity of Jack The Ripper?