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
Column by Meredith Borders August 15, 2012
Kids can handle being scared. Adults, on the other hand? Here are ten books that kids eat up that could creep out the most stoic adult.
Column by Karina Wilson August 3, 2012
Bug season is upon us! LURID takes a look at three classic pulp horror novels featuring things that crawl and ooze. You're going to need a bigger can of Raid.
News by Kimberly Turner July 25, 2012
Mark Wheaton, screenwriter of the 2009 reboot of 'Friday The 13th' and 'The Messengers,' has signed a multi-book deal for a young adult series. How tough is the jump from horror to YA?
News by Rob Hart July 20, 2012
We're past the halfway point on our first official writing challenge. Time to take a measure of where we are. There's no turning back now--but there's still plenty of time to get in on the fun.
Column by Karina Wilson July 3, 2012
Packing for your long-dreamed-about summer vacay? You might want to take heed of some of these cautionary reads before you get on the plane.
News by Dennis Widmyer July 2, 2012
LitReactor launches its first official writing challenge. Be afraid. Then make us afraid. And maybe win stuff!