Column by Karina Wilson
Pointy hats? Wands? Green skin? Crones? Why is Hollywood still clinging to crude medieval stereotypes of witches? Lurid takes a look at a more intelligent class of witch lit.
Column by Meredith Borders February 22, 2013
The zom-rom-com book faces off against the zom-rom-com movie.
Column by Meredith Borders February 15, 2013
David Wong’s follow-up to ‘John Dies At The End’ holds up to its predecessor and then some.
Column by Karina Wilson February 14, 2013
Necrophilia - the source of cheap outrage, even cheaper jokes, and some spectacularly lurid writing. Is a corpse your ultimate Valentine? No flowers, chocolates or tacky jewelry required.
Column by Meredith Borders February 1, 2013
Celebrate this Groundhog Day the way Punxsutawney Phil intended: with a list of the best time loop books!
Column by Karina Wilson January 29, 2013
We are what we eat, and if that includes meat, we're in a world of pain. Lurid takes a look at the long, dark shadow cast by the slaughterhouse. Heifer whines could be human cries...
Column by Karina Wilson January 18, 2013
As we celebrate the 204th anniversary of Poe's birth on January 19th, Lurid looks at the impoverished, neurotic, beat-down poet's progress from obscurity to pop culture icon.
Column by Karina Wilson December 14, 2012
The Victorians perfected the art of the chilling ghost story, ideal for whiling away long winter evenings. Here's a selection to add some seasonal spice to your Yuletide reading.
Column by Karina Wilson November 7, 2012
LURID takes a look at what might happen if that cute furball companion transformed into a fanged monstrosity with a taste for human flesh. Think your good pet won't go bad? Think again...
Interview by Joe Daly November 5, 2012
Author Sean Beaudoin has released two buzzworthy titles in one year, co-founded a popular new literary site, and pissed off half of Salon.com. He now visits LitReactor to take on our 10 Questions.
Column by Kimberly Turner October 31, 2012
Nothing to fear but fear itself? What about dead things, evil dolls, darkness, madmen, water, spiders, and snakes? No matter what freaks you out, there's a book that'll scare the hell out of you.
Column by Karina Wilson October 31, 2012
We've been celebrating the dead at the end of October for over 3000 years. Does anyone even remember why? Lurid takes a look at the long-standing traditions and strange energy of All Hallow's Eve.
News by Christopher Shultz October 31, 2012
Halloween is here, and this spooky tale piles on the treats without any tricks.
Column by Jon Korn October 30, 2012
A special terror-filled edition of Guess The Plot asks you to deduce the story behind a classic horror novel's insane cover art.
Column by Jon Korn October 26, 2012
When better than this, the spookiest of all months, to examine 7 of the most memorable - and gruesome! - murders in literary history?
Column by Meredith Borders October 26, 2012
Get ready to get angry: Meredith cannot abide your favorite zombie book.
News by Christopher Shultz October 26, 2012
Horror fans and comic book nerds rejoice! This serialized adaptation offers plenty of suspense and striking visuals.
News by Dave Reuss October 15, 2012
To get you in the Halloween spirit, here's everything Edgar Allan Poe has ever written. For free.
Column by Karina Wilson October 12, 2012
It's Scare Season! That means horror stories are crawling out of books and movies, and into mazes, haunted houses and hayrides near you. Lurid takes a look at the ultimate transmedia experience.
Column by Karina Wilson September 28, 2012
On the anniversary of the 'double event,' Lurid takes a look at the long shadow that Jack The Ripper, the original caped crusader, has cast on horror fiction to the present day.
Column by Karina Wilson September 21, 2012
Ever had nightmares about a book cover? You will now. Here's a selection of the most disturbing book covers in the genre. Peek inside, if you dare.
Column by Jack Ketchum September 10, 2012
As part of his Blog Tour, Jack Ketchum, the scariest man in America, drops by to tell us a story about his upcoming novel with Lucky McKee, 'I'm Not Sam.'
News by Joshua Chaplinsky
October's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'The Exorcist' by William Peter Blatty. Read here for details on how you can participate in the discussion.
Why The Hell Do We Want Everyone To Die and Eat Our Brains?: Zombie Fiction and The American Obsession With The End of the WorldColumn by Keith Rawson August 27, 2012
Death! Consumerism! The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse! Oh My! Why is zombie fiction so popular among novelists and the American public?
Column by Karina Wilson
Dolls are meant to be cute, right? So why do we find them downright terrifying? Introducing our first Lurid competition giveaway, 'Diary of A Creepy Ass Doll' by Stacey Leigh Brooks