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.
News by Max Booth III December 12, 2014
Terrify David Wellington and win $1000.
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.
Review by Christopher Shultz
Five tales that blur reality to some degree, featuring Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell, amongst others.
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.
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.
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.
Column by Richard Thomas November 12, 2014
What are horror tropes, and how can you avoid them?
Column by Christopher Shultz October 31, 2014
One year later...IT RETURNS!!!!
News by Peter Derk October 30, 2014
Grady Hendrix's Ikea-based horror novel 'Horrorstor' is being adapted for television.
Column by John Jarzemsky October 30, 2014
A grab-bag of spine-tingling tales to make you go "WTF!"
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!
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.
Column by Kelly Thompson October 23, 2014
Five creepy comics—ranging from dark fairy tales to true crime—to suit all your Halloween needs.
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.
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.
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.
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 Double Monster Feature, by Peter GrandboisReview 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.
Column by Grady Hendrix September 22, 2014
Before the days of home video, there was the novelization.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.