'American Horror Story: Hotel' and Why Hotel Horror Works

Column by Michael David Wilson
Michael Wilson examines the appeal of the hotel horror sub-genre and provides some mid-season thoughts on 'American Horror Story: Hotel'.

'Scream: The TV Series' – Exploring Character Archetypes and Story Conventions in Slashers

Column by Michael David Wilson
"Scream: The TV Series" just went live on Netflix. We have a look at slasher archetypes and conventions and see how they translate to the latest outing for the Scream franchise.
The Subterranean Season

Bookshots: 'The Subterranean Season' by Dale Bailey

Review by Christopher Shultz
How is a sociopath made? Dale Bailey explores this question as well as this country's higher learning problem in his latest novel.
Bookshots: 'The Black Tongue' by Marko Hautala

Bookshots: 'The Black Tongue' by Marko Hautala

Review by Leah Dearborn
Envision bits of 'The Ring', the Brothers Grimm, and Gillian Flynn rolled together, and that comes close to the impression left by 'The Black Tongue'. It's a little strange, but it appears to work.

Where Nightmares Are Born: The Offices of 23 Kickass Horror Writers

Column by Max Booth III October 30, 2015
Do horror writers dress up their desks to match their genre preferences? Is every day Halloween?

10 Spooky Horror Stories for Halloween Night

Column by George Cotronis
Check out these spooky stories, perfect for lonely Halloween nights.

UPDATED WITH WINNERS - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Kanye West—Reanimator Edition

Column by Taylor Houston October 30, 2015
Yeezus and H.P. You CAN'T get any better than that. Well, you can try. Here's your chance.

13 Things Book Covers Can Learn From Horror VHS Covers

Column by Peter Derk October 28, 2015
Why don't we remember book covers with the terror we remember 80's horror VHS covers? Short answer: Evil dolls.

Bookshots: 'The Monstrous' edited by Ellen Datlow

Column by Richard Thomas
Electrifying tales that redefine monsters from mere things that go bump in the night to inexplicable, deadly reflections of our day-to-day lives.

5 Chilling Books Set on Halloween

Column by George Cotronis October 23, 2015
Books for and about Halloween.

Storyville: 10 of the Scariest Moments of 2015

Column by Richard Thomas October 23, 2015
The books and films that scared me the most in 2015.

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.