Beyond the Zombie: Something Ominous is Missing from Horror Fiction

Column by Jack Joslin February 8, 2012
An analysis of what's missing in our conception of "horror" — should we drop zombies and vampires and return to the essence of being terrified?

LURID: Crazy, in Love.

Column by Karina Wilson February 3, 2012
Worried about your cute crush crossing the line into De Clerambault's Syndrome? Let Lurid keep you clear of restraining orders in the lead-up to Valentine's Day.

LURID: Flowers In The Attic

Column by Karina Wilson January 20, 2012
My personal Bad Book: V.C. Andrews' "spellbinding classic", Flowers In The Attic.

LURID: The End Of The World As We Know It

Column by Karina Wilson January 6, 2012
2012 is here. Before you cash out your 401(K) and start stockpiling weaponry (don’t forget the ammo!), let Lurid get all eschatological on your ass.
Jack Ketchum, photographed by Steve Thornton

Essay By Jack Ketchum: 'Splat Goes the Hero: Visceral Horror'

News by Dennis Widmyer
In this essay by legendary writer Jack Ketchum, he explores the impact of writing visceral horror and the effect it has on both him and his readers.
Harbor Review

"Harbor" by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky November 30, 2011
The author of 'Let The Right One In' ups the ante with 'Harbor', a haunting tale about the ancient power of the sea and the inescapable sins of the father.

Vampires: No Longer “The Ultimate Zipless Fuck?”

Column by Karina Wilson November 18, 2011
This month's LURID column: Has Twilight sucked all the fun out of vampire sex?

The Top 10 Scenes In Literature To Bring You Terrorsleep: Part 2

Column by Tina Estlin Page October 31, 2011
Books that go bump in the night. The conclusion of the top 10 most terrifying scenes in literature.

LURID: Does King Deserve The Crown?

Column by Karina Wilson October 31, 2011
LURID: vivid in shocking detail; sensational, horrible in savagery or violence, or a monthly guide to the merits of all those Bad Books you never want your co-workers to know you're reading.
'Double Dexter' by Jeff Lindsay

'Double Dexter' by Jeff Lindsay

Review by Brandon Tietz October 20, 2011
In the sixth installment of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter series, Dexter Morgan continues dispensing his personal brand of justice, but everything changes when he’s caught in the act by a mysterious witness.

The Top 10 Scenes In Literature To Bring You Terrorsleep: Part 1

Column by Tina Estlin Page October 17, 2011
Books that go bump in the night.
Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee's "The Woman" Contest Giveaway

Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee's "The Woman" Contest Giveaway

News by Tina Estlin Page October 4, 2011
Go see Jack Ketchum's newest film adaptation, 'The Woman,' between 10/14-16. Mail him your ticket stub, & get a page from the rough draft of the script, signed by Ketchum & Lucky McKee (director)!