Giving ARCs Instead of Candy and Other Halloween Hacks for Writers

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 30, 2019
There are many reasons why Halloween is the perfect time to be a writer. Here are some hacks to help you maximize the experience.

10 Horror Books In Desperate Need of a Reprint

Column by Peter Derk
Start the presses! Please!

A Brief History Of Halloween In Fiction

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are just as many Halloween books as there are movies, but they're not as well known...yet.

All Hail the Slasher: The Rise and Legacy of an Iconic Subgenre of Horror

Column by Fred Venturini
Freddy. Michael. Jason. How did slasher films dominate the horror genre in the 70's and 80's? Let's examine the rise of the subgenre and it's legacy as pure cinematic experience.

Tag Yourself: Writers’ Halloween Costumes

Column by Annie Neugebauer
It’s Halloween. You’re a writer. You're wearing one of eight costumes. Which one are you?

Storyville: Finding Original Locations to Set Your Horror Stories

Column by Richard Thomas
How can you find original locations to set your horror stories? Here are a few ideas.

Women Are Reclaiming and Perfecting The Rape Revenge Narrative

Column by Christopher Shultz
Women writers are carving important narratives out of an exploitative subgenre.

What's With Stephen King and Farts?

Column by Peter Derk
Is the King of Horror also King of Farts?
"Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear" by Margee Kerr

"Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear" by Margee Kerr

Review by Cina Pelayo October 10, 2019
Sociologist Margee Kerr spent years coding responses to the question, What’s your biggest fear?

A Goosebumpy Celebration of R.L. Stine

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Wishing the master of children's horror a happy birthday.

Revisiting The Twilight Phenomenon

Column by Peter Derk October 2, 2019
What was it? Why was it? How was it?

10 Awful Movies We Should Turn Into Amazing Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias September 30, 2019
There are many movies out there that are awful but contain elements of greatness. Here are ten I would love to see turned into books at the hands of some of my favorite authors.

Tales From the Crust: Pizza My Skull

Column by David James Keaton August 27, 2019
"Tales From the Crust: An Anthology of Pizza Horror" is out today, and it is a plague unleashed upon the horror genre. Read the intro, for free, RIGHT HERE!

How Is Magical Realism Different From Fantasy?

Column by Christopher Shultz
If magical realism isn't straight-up fantasy, or any other speculative genre, then what, exactly, is it?
"Tales From the Crust" Exclusive TOC and Cover Reveal!

"Tales From the Crust" Exclusive TOC and Cover Reveal!

News by Joshua Chaplinsky July 26, 2019
The horror anthology you all thought was a joke is here and it is deadly serious. Courtesy of those maniacs over at Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

Horror Does Not Deserve Your Shame

Column by S.A. Bradley July 16, 2019
There is still a stigma associated with the horror genre, despite a long list of exceptional horror stories paving the way.

A Brief History Of Folk Horror In Literature

Column by Christopher Shultz
The term "folk horror" might have originally only referred to films, but there is a lush history of novels and short stories that definitely belong to the subgenre.

5 Horrifying Books Outside The Horror Genre

Column by Autumn Christian June 24, 2019
Horror is not just a genre, it is a feeling. And it is inescapable, no matter what kind of books you read.

10 Things Every Horror Writer Should Read

Column by Repo Kempt
Given the limited amount of reading time in our lives, it's important not to waste time consuming material that won't help us progress and develop.

Raised by Wolves: Examining Alcoholism and Werewolves

Column by Max Booth III
"A naked American man stole my balloons."
"Inspection" by Josh Malerman

"Inspection" by Josh Malerman

Review by Christopher Shultz
Though not without its flaws, "Inspection" upholds Malerman's premiere horror author status.

Writing Horror Using All Five Senses

Column by Repo Kempt April 22, 2019
How to effectively use sensory details to connect with readers and maximize the fear in your writing.

The Folkloric And Literary Roots Of La Llorona

Column by Christopher Shultz
The fabled bogey-woman stars in a new Conjuring Universe film, but perhaps we shouldn't fear her at all.
"A Hawk in the Woods": Witchy Shenanigans and Spooky Folk Songs

"A Hawk in the Woods": Witchy Shenanigans and Spooky Folk Songs

Review by Max Booth III
Say hello to the best debut novel you'll read all year.

The Literary Influences Behind Jordan Peele's "Us"

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are film references abound in Jordan Peele's latest, but the written word also plays an important role in its proceedings.