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?
Joe Hill Remembers Where He Came From

Joe Hill Remembers Where He Came From (Part One)

Interview by Paul Michael Anderson May 20, 2016
Part one of our in-depth discussion with the author of 'Locke & Key', 'Horns' and 'The Fireman'.

Every Anne Rice Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 19, 2016
The Anne Rice oeuvre gets the Twitter treatment for the uninitiated.
The Fireman

Bookshots: 'The Fireman' by Joe Hill

Review by Christopher Shultz
The latest novel from Joe Hill, and it's a scorcher (sorry).

How to Create an Award-Winning Magazine Without Ever Spending a Dime

Column by Max Booth III May 13, 2016
Call us when you have a real challenge.
Mongrels

Bookshots: 'Mongrels' by Stephen Graham Jones

Review by Max Booth III May 10, 2016
We dig our claws deep into SGJ's 'Mongrels', AKA 'French Fry Bandits of the Game Show Revolution'.

"Some folks sure got a strange idea of entertainment...": The Unlucky History of Friday the 13th Books

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at the fits and starts of 'Friday the 13th's' Jason Voorhees in novel form.
Springtime: A Ghost Story

Bookshots: 'Springtime: A Ghost Story' by Michelle de Kretser

Review by Christopher Shultz
A woman, uprooted from her home in Melbourne and transplanted to Sydney, begins to see a strange woman standing in a garden during her long walks around the city...

Literary Orphanages: 5 Places to Find Open Calls for Submissions

Column by Max Booth III April 7, 2016
Now that you've written something, it's time to find a place to submit it.

Book vs. Film: 'Horns'

Column by Christopher Shultz March 30, 2016
Sometimes, a book adaptation's success hinges upon the casting. Did the filmmakers behind 'Horns' choose their actors wisely?