LURID: Season Of The Witch

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.

Book vs. Film: Warm Bodies

Column by Meredith Borders February 22, 2013
The zom-rom-com book faces off against the zom-rom-com movie.

Sequel Status: ‘This Book Is Full Of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don’t Touch It’

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.

LURID: Dead Sexy Valentine - Necrophilia In Fiction

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.

Watch Out For That First Step – It’s A Doozy: The Top 10 Time Loop Stories

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!

LURID: Slaughterhouse Blues - The Abattoir in Horror

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...

LURID: Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!

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.

LURID: Spine-Tingling Victorian Ghost Stories

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.

LURID: Furry Monsters - When Good Pets Go Bad

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...
10 Questions with Sean Beaudoin

10 Questions with Sean Beaudoin

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.

What Scares You? 30 Terrifying Horror Stories Straight Out Of Your Worst Nightmares

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.

LURID: Happy Halloween! Whatever that means...

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.
Click-clack the Rattle Bag Gaiman

Download Neil Gaiman's New AudioBook For Free and Help Public Schools

News by Christopher Shultz October 31, 2012
Halloween is here, and this spooky tale piles on the treats without any tricks.

Guess The Plot Episode V: Thrills, Chills, and Me-ows!

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.

Death Turns The Page: Seven Notable Literary Kills

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?

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'World War Z - An Oral History of the Zombie War'

Column by Meredith Borders October 26, 2012
Get ready to get angry: Meredith cannot abide your favorite zombie book.
Little Green God of Agony

Stephen Kings Collaborates with Artist Dennis Calero on Web Comic

News by Christopher Shultz October 26, 2012
Horror fans and comic book nerds rejoice! This serialized adaptation offers plenty of suspense and striking visuals.
Free Poe Stories For Halloween

Poe Pro Bono: Free Scary Stories For Halloween

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.

LURID: Scream If You Want To Go Faster - The Live Horror Experience

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.

LURID: Saucy Jack - The Ripper In Horror Fiction

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.

LURID: Books, Covers, Judgment - Top Ten Horror Designs

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.

Guest Blog Post by Jack Ketchum: 'That Word'

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.'
LitReactor Book Club: 'The Exorcist'

October Book Club Selection: 'The Exorcist' by William Peter Blatty

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 World

Column 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?

LURID: Welcome to the Dollhouse, Pediophobes and Agalmatophiles!

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