What To Do When Your Book Jumps the Shark

Column by Leah Rhyne October 26, 2016
Sometimes a story can get away from its author, going places it never should have dared. What can the author do to pull it back in and make it (hopefully) good again?
Bookshots: 'Certain Dark Things' by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Bookshots: 'Certain Dark Things' by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Review by Max Booth III October 25, 2016
A review of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's new narco vampire novel.

12 Horror Novellas to Read on Halloween Night

Column by Max Booth III October 24, 2016
Short spooks perfect for Halloween night.

Manga For Beginners: Horror!

Column by Christopher Irvin
Manga For Beginners! A column dedicated to introducing readers to a range of fantastic Japanese comics.

Post-Mortem: Can 80s YA Horror Stand the Test of Time?

Column by Leah Rhyne October 20, 2016
Can the 1980s YA horror novels that helped shape one girl's writing career stand the test of time?

Well-Written Horror Films: Part IV

Column by Christopher Shultz October 19, 2016
Looking for scares alongside quality storytelling? Look no further...

The Story Behind Kafka's Insect Infestation

Column by Leah Dearborn
Part of the horror the story inspires is derived in the manner in which it unfolds, after all, with the reader discovering what has happened to Gregor along with the protagonist himself.

The 10 Types of Horror Stories I’d Love To Read

Column by Richard Thomas October 11, 2016
Here are ten horror story ideas I'd love to see.
Bookshots: 'Stranded' By Bracken MacLeod

Bookshots: 'Stranded' By Bracken MacLeod

Review by Keith Rawson October 6, 2016
A brief review of 'Stranded' By Bracken MacLeod.
Bracken MacLeod

A Conversation With Bracken MacLeod About Work-For-Hire, Horror Versus Crime, and His New Novel 'Stranded'

Interview by Rob Hart October 5, 2016
Bracken MacLeod talks making the move from crime to horror, and the process of working on a novel that Macmillan pitched to him.

Happy Birthday, Stephen King

Column by Max Booth III September 21, 2016
A love letter from A Constant Reader.

10 Horror Stories Nobody Wants to Read

Column by Max Booth III September 9, 2016
Here's why your dumb story keeps getting rejected.
Bookshots: 'We Eat Our Own' by Kea Wilson

Bookshots: 'We Eat Our Own' by Kea Wilson

Review by Max Booth III
What if Cormac McCarthy had written "Cannibal Holocaust"?

The Use of Derogatory Language in Period Pieces

Column by Bart Bishop August 23, 2016
Asking the question, is it okay for authors to use "authentic" language in period pieces?

5 Story Opening Clichés That Need to Die

Column by Max Booth III August 15, 2016
Here's why your dumb story keeps getting rejected.

What 'Stranger Things' Can Teach Us About Characterization

Column by Max Booth III August 9, 2016
Not only is "Stranger Things" great television, it's also a required lesson in quality characterization.
Bookshots: 'Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories' edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexa

Bookshots: 'Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories' edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward

Review by JS Breukelaar
A collection of twisted and heartbreaking horror tales from Crystal Lake Publishing that explores what lies beneath this skin we’re in.

Lost Signals: The Terrifying Truth About Radios

Column by Max Booth III August 3, 2016
Why radios are scary and how they inspired the latest horror anthology from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.
Bookshots: 'Bite' by K.S. Merbeth

Bookshots: 'Bite' by K.S. Merbeth

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief review of "Bite" by K.S. Merbeth.

Storyville: Introducing Your Children to Horror

Column by Richard Thomas July 25, 2016
A guide to turning your kids on to horror.

How I More Than Doubled My Patreon Support in Less Than 30 Days

Column by Michael David Wilson July 14, 2016
A detailed summation of how the This Is Horror Podcast Patreon increased from $195 to $638 in under 30 days.
Bookshots: 'Disappearance at Devil's Rock' by Paul Tremblay

Bookshots: 'Disappearance at Devil's Rock' by Paul Tremblay

Review by Max Booth III
A look at Paul Tremblay's new creepy contribution to the horror genre.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's an enjoyable, fairly straightforward adventure plot with a solid Act III...or is it so much more than that?
Joe Hill Remembers Where He Came From (Part Two)

Joe Hill Remembers Where He Came From (Part Two)

Interview by Paul Michael Anderson May 27, 2016
Bestselling author Joe Hill concludes the sprawling discussion of his new book 'The Fireman', touching on his start as a writer, writing advice, and reading habits.

Book vs. Film: 'Psycho'

Column by Christopher Shultz May 25, 2016
Between Bloch's novel and Hitchcock's film, which version of 'Psycho' is the Mother?