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?

Five Great Folk Horror Novels

Column by George Cotronis March 11, 2016
Stories of witchcraft, old gods and old religions, the blurred lines between the natural and the supernatural; this is folk horror.

On "The Witch," Great Cinematic Writing and The Tenets of Horror

Column by Christopher Shultz March 4, 2016
Audiences are up in arms about whether or not 'The Witch' is scary, and in doing so, ignoring how good it is.

LURID: Fear The Preacher — In Fiction and Beyond

Column by Karina Wilson February 22, 2016
The Preacher is a fixture in American film and fiction. Lurid takes a look at why he's such an inherently sinister - or totally badass - figure in our cultural landscape.
Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Review by Christine J. Schmidt February 16, 2016
This short story collection will linger in your head long after you've put it down.

Is the Supernatural My Security Blanket?

Column by Leah Rhyne February 10, 2016
I've been writing for over six years now. I've still never written anything without a touch of the speculative. So I wonder: is the supernatural my security blanket?

One Month of Reading Stephen Graham Jones: A Primer

Column by Michael David Wilson February 1, 2016
An introduction to the work of Stephen Graham Jones.

One Month of Reading Joe Hill: A Primer

Column by Michael David Wilson January 4, 2016
An introduction to the work of Joe Hill and the result of reading his work for one month.
Bookshots: 'The Children's Home' by Charles Lambert

Bookshots: 'The Children's Home' by Charles Lambert

Review by Christopher Shultz
This novel reads like a dream -- a Gothic horror, weird fiction dream.

The Call is Coming From Inside the House: Why the Home-Invasion Genre is Still Scary

Column by Max Booth III December 22, 2015
How to make old genre tropes new again.

The Horrors of Children's Christmas Books

Column by Peter Derk December 17, 2015
A rundown of children's Christmas books and the horrors contained therein.
LitReactor Book Club

January Book Club Selection: 'Brother' by Ania Ahlborn

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
January's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Brother' by Ania Ahlborn.

One Month of Reading Ryu Murakami: A Primer

Column by Michael David Wilson December 1, 2015
An introduction to the work of Ryu Murakami and the result of reading his work for one month.
Bookshots: 'Sour Candy' by Kealan Patrick Burke

Bookshots: 'Sour Candy' by Kealan Patrick Burke

Review by Christopher Shultz
A man's simple existence becomes a nightmare when a strange child enters his life...

'American Horror Story: Hotel' and Why Hotel Horror Works

Column by Michael David Wilson
Michael Wilson examines the appeal of the hotel horror sub-genre and provides some mid-season thoughts on 'American Horror Story: Hotel'.

'Scream: The TV Series' – Exploring Character Archetypes and Story Conventions in Slashers

Column by Michael David Wilson
"Scream: The TV Series" just went live on Netflix. We have a look at slasher archetypes and conventions and see how they translate to the latest outing for the Scream franchise.