Bookshots: Bookshots: 'A HouseA House at the Bottome of a Lake' by Josh Malerman

Bookshots: 'A House at the Bottom of a Lake' by Josh Malerman

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky November 4, 2016
A review of Malerman's followup to the eminently creepy 'Bird Box'.
Bookshots: 'Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror' Edited By Ellen Datlow

Bookshots: 'Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror' Edited By Ellen Datlow

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of the new anthology, 'Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror'.

Storyville: 10 Lesser-Known Stephen King Books Worth Reading

Column by Richard Thomas October 28, 2016
10 lesser-known books by the master of horror that are worth your attention.

The Horror Fiction Atlas: 7 Spooky Books with Settings You Can Actually Visit

Column by Leah Dearborn
There are exciting stops for the more macabre among us all over the country, so here are just a few to start Halloween off with.

10 Poems to Old-School Your Halloween

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 27, 2016
Watching horror movies is an obvious way to celebrate the 31st, but if you want something a little more atmospheric, gathering around a campfire and reading some creepy poems aloud can’t be beat.

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.