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.
The Subterranean Season

Bookshots: 'The Subterranean Season' by Dale Bailey

Review by Christopher Shultz
How is a sociopath made? Dale Bailey explores this question as well as this country's higher learning problem in his latest novel.
Bookshots: 'The Black Tongue' by Marko Hautala

Bookshots: 'The Black Tongue' by Marko Hautala

Review by Leah Dearborn
Envision bits of 'The Ring', the Brothers Grimm, and Gillian Flynn rolled together, and that comes close to the impression left by 'The Black Tongue'. It's a little strange, but it appears to work.

Where Nightmares Are Born: The Offices of 23 Kickass Horror Writers

Column by Max Booth III October 30, 2015
Do horror writers dress up their desks to match their genre preferences? Is every day Halloween?

10 Spooky Horror Stories for Halloween Night

Column by George Cotronis
Check out these spooky stories, perfect for lonely Halloween nights.

UPDATED WITH WINNERS - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Kanye West—Reanimator Edition

Column by Taylor Houston October 30, 2015
Yeezus and H.P. You CAN'T get any better than that. Well, you can try. Here's your chance.

13 Things Book Covers Can Learn From Horror VHS Covers

Column by Peter Derk October 28, 2015
Why don't we remember book covers with the terror we remember 80's horror VHS covers? Short answer: Evil dolls.

Bookshots: 'The Monstrous' edited by Ellen Datlow

Column by Richard Thomas
Electrifying tales that redefine monsters from mere things that go bump in the night to inexplicable, deadly reflections of our day-to-day lives.

5 Chilling Books Set on Halloween

Column by George Cotronis
Books for and about Halloween.

Storyville: 10 of the Scariest Moments of 2015

Column by Richard Thomas October 23, 2015
The books and films that scared me the most in 2015.

5 Scary Books to Read This Halloween (Plus 100 more)

Column by Michael David Wilson October 22, 2015
Michael Wilson picks out five scary books to read this Halloween and then lists 100 more.

The Undead Don't Need Hall Passes: 7 YA Zombie Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland October 22, 2015
There’s something here for every YA horror fan, from humorous tales of zombie infestation to gory accounts of undead attacks. There’s no doubt about it; zombies are hot.

10 Well-Written Horror Films Part III: Season of the Witch

Column by Christopher Shultz October 20, 2015
The Halloween horror continues...and the earth will run with blood again!

LURID: Bible Bloodshed - 5 of the Goriest Episodes in Scripture

Column by Karina Wilson October 19, 2015
It's Donald Trump's favorite book. How bloodthirsty, really, is The Bible? Lurid takes a look at some of the goriest episodes in Scripture.

Every Goosebumps Book Summarized In One Sentence

Column by Peter Derk
In honor of Goosebumps, a sentence for every book in the original series.

Readers Beware, You’re In For A Scare: How Goosebumps Saved My Life

Column by Max Booth III October 13, 2015
I doubt I’ll be the first to make such an accusation, but how certain are we that R.L. Stine isn’t actually some kind of robot?
Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Bookshots: 'Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe' by Thomas Ligotti

Review by Christopher Shultz
The first two groundbreaking collections from Thomas Ligotti get the Penguin Classics paperback treatment.
Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ in the Works

Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ in the Works

News by Raine Winters October 12, 2015
First Goosebumps, now this. My childhood dreams are complete.