I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas: 7 Horror Books to Read Over the Holidays

Column by Max Booth III December 23, 2014
Grab some chocolate milk, decapitate the Elf on the Shelf once and for all, and settle in for your required dose of holiday horror.
Writing Contest: David Wellington's Fear Project ($1000 prize)

Writing Contest: David Wellington's Fear Project ($1000 prize)

News by Max Booth III December 12, 2014
Terrify David Wellington and win $1000.

How NOT to Edit a Shared-World Anthology

Column by Max Booth III December 9, 2014
With a shared-world anthology, continuity is critical. Too bad Max was too busy getting drunk and watching Netflix to actually pay attention the first time around.
Dark Screams: Volume One

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume One' edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

Review by Christopher Shultz
Five tales that blur reality to some degree, featuring Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell, amongst others.
Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Review by Leah Dearborn
A woman is summoned to the deathbed of her dying uncle, who informs her that the father who abandoned her at birth is a vampire.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories To Watch In The Dark: Book Series Being Adapted

News by Peter Derk November 19, 2014
The classic Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell collaboration, 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark', is being adapted for film by a new screenwriter.

LURID: The Horror of 'Heart of Darkness'

Column by Karina Wilson November 13, 2014
'Heart Of Darkness' was first published in book form on this day in 1902. Lurid takes a look at why it is still so terrifying.

Storyville: Avoiding Tropes in Horror

Column by Richard Thomas November 12, 2014
What are horror tropes, and how can you avoid them?

Ten More Well-Written Horror Films

Column by Christopher Shultz October 31, 2014
One year later...IT RETURNS!!!!
Grady Hendrix's 'Horrorstor' Moving To Television

Grady Hendrix's 'Horrorstor' Moving To Television

News by Peter Derk October 30, 2014
Grady Hendrix's Ikea-based horror novel 'Horrorstor' is being adapted for television.

Happy Halloween: 5 Creepy Regional Stories

Column by John Jarzemsky October 30, 2014
A grab-bag of spine-tingling tales to make you go "WTF!"

Dressing the Part: A Look at Literary Halloween Costumes for the Family

Column by Leah Rhyne October 28, 2014
I thought I was going to be Luna Lovegood for Halloween...my daughter decided otherwise...so now I'm judging ALL literary Halloween costumes. Look out, costumes! I'm coming!

For the Love of Monsters: Werewolves

Column by Max Booth III October 27, 2014
Shapeshift into a wolf, howl at the full moon, turn your local city into an all-night buffet. You are always hungry, always thirsty, eager to hump anything that moves.

5 Creepy Comics To Suit Every Predilection

Column by Kelly Thompson October 23, 2014
Five creepy comics—ranging from dark fairy tales to true crime—to suit all your Halloween needs.
Gemma Files, Horror, Writing Craft, Class

10 Questions with LitReactor Instructor and Horror Writer Gemma Files

October 20, 2014
Still afraid of the monsters underneath your bed? So are we. Want to write about it? We caught up with acclaimed horror writer, Gemma Files, to find out how she confronts the monstrous.

Writing Horror Without the Blood

Column by Max Booth III October 15, 2014
Horror is meant to get your heart beating. Forget coffee and cocaine. There is no stronger upper in the world than fear.

BookShots: 'Mr. Mercedes' by Stephen King

Column by Richard Thomas
In the first book of a new trilogy, Bill Hodges chases a new killer, one with a taste for mass executions.
The Boy Who Drew Monsters

Bookshots: "The Boy Who Drew Monsters"

Review by Ed Sikov October 6, 2014
Similar to seeing dead people, the boy in 'The Boy Who Drew Monsters' draws dead people. Shipwreck dead people, to be exact.
Bookshots: "The Glob Who Girdled Granville" and "The Secret Lives of Actors": A

Bookshots: "The Glob Who Girdled Granville" and "The Secret Lives of Actors": A Double Monster Feature, by Peter Grandbois

Review by Chris Rosales October 2, 2014
Peter Grandbois's latest Monster Double Feature collection of novellas will amuse and terrify you at the same time.

The Joy of Horror Novelizations

Column by Grady Hendrix September 22, 2014
Before the days of home video, there was the novelization.

Every Stephen King Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

Column by Max Booth III September 19, 2014
One day, Max will have to explain to his grandchildren why he spent an entire Sunday writing this article.

Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers

Column by Christopher Shultz September 9, 2014
Nightmare-fueled narratives and "literary merit" are not so unfamiliar as one might believe. As a matter of fact, they make quite excellent bedfellows.

What Ever Happened To The Oscar-Nominated Horror Film?

Column by Christopher Shultz August 22, 2014
There was a time when at best horror films were Acadamey Award darlings, at worst the subject of token nominations. But at least horror was present on Oscar night. Not so much anymore...
Bookshots: 'The Supernatural Enhancements' by Edgar Cantero

Bookshots: 'The Supernatural Enhancements' by Edgar Cantero

Review by Leah Dearborn August 13, 2014
Spirits, ciphers, secret societies, and some funky pseudoscience involving the dangers of dreams make 'Supernatural Enhancements' a fun and addictive read.
Bookshots: 'We Are All Completely Fine' by Daryl Gregory

Bookshots: 'We Are All Completely Fine' by Daryl Gregory

Review by Rajan Khanna
Daryl Gregory's 'We Are All Completely Fine' tells the story of a victims support group and the hidden secret that ties them all together.