LURID: vivid in shocking detail; sensational, horrible in savagery or violence, or, a guide to the merits of the kind of Bad Books you never want your co-workers to know you're reading.
Column by Karina Wilson March 30, 2012
Haunted house stories have always been a mainstay of horror fiction. Lurid surveys some of the prime real estate in this durable subgenre.
Column by Karina Wilson March 15, 2012
On the 75th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death, Lurid takes a look at his ever-shifting legacy. Xenophobic hack? Post-structuralist plaything? Master of the macabre? You decide.
Column by Karina Wilson February 24, 2012
Think female killers are rare, IRL or on the page? They're more common than you imagine. Lurid looks at the deadly women skulking in the shadows of popular fiction.
Column by Karina Wilson February 14, 2012
Happy ever after? How dull can you get?! Lurid's Top Ten pick of the bloodiest, most doomed, destructive and messed up relationships in literature. Happy Valentine's Day!
Column by Karina Wilson February 3, 2012
Worried about your cute crush crossing the line into De Clerambault's Syndrome? Let Lurid keep you clear of restraining orders in the lead-up to Valentine's Day.
Column by Karina Wilson January 20, 2012
My personal Bad Book: V.C. Andrews' "spellbinding classic", Flowers In The Attic.
Column by Karina Wilson January 6, 2012
2012 is here. Before you cash out your 401(K) and start stockpiling weaponry (don’t forget the ammo!), let Lurid get all eschatological on your ass.
Column by Karina Wilson December 14, 2011
Psychopaths - more common than you think, both IRL and in fiction. LURID looks at how religion and science have shaped the outlines of the ultimate villain, who's now become a hero to many.
Column by Karina Wilson December 7, 2011
Home for the holidays? Take a look at some literary psychopaths and learn to spot the real thing amongst members of your own family with Lurid's handy field guide. First up, the junior editions.
Column by Karina Wilson November 18, 2011
This month's LURID column: Has Twilight sucked all the fun out of vampire sex?