The Top 10 Craft Books on Storytelling

Column by Christoph Paul May 11, 2017 (3) comments
The top ten craft books of a craft book fanatic.

Book vs. Film vs. Film: 'Trucks' vs. 'Maximum Overdrive' vs. 'Trucks'

Column by Christopher Shultz
Keep your brains for the story, check 'em at the door for the film, then pine for their cells after watching the TV movie.

Six Stephen King Villains Who Were Ridiculously Easy to Defeat

Column by Fred Venturini May 1, 2017 (3) comments
Stephen King has haunted our dreams with dozens of memorable villains, but these six were ridiculously and sometimes hilariously easy to defeat.

Every Stephen King Short Story Summarized in 140 Characters or Less (Part 2)

Column by Max Booth III
Boners, cat-swallowing, and punching kids in the face.
Float On: New Trailer for ‘It’ Released

Float On: New Trailer for ‘It’ Released

News by Peter Derk March 29, 2017 (3) comments
A new trailer for 'It' (2017) is here!

Dementia, Pee Fetishes, and the Horrors of Obesity: A Month With Stephen King

Column by Max Booth III March 29, 2017 (3) comments
This is what happens when you read every Stephen King short story in one month.

Horror and Crime: A Writer's Education

Column by Gabino Iglesias March 24, 2017 (1) comments
I've wanted to be a writer since I can remember, and there are six authors who shaped me early on and whose teachings still resonate with me today.

Every Stephen King Short Story Summarized in 140 Characters or Less (Part 1)

Column by Max Booth III March 13, 2017 (1) comments
Yup. We're doing this again.

'The Long Walk': Stephen King's Best Novel

Column by George Cotronis February 22, 2017 (16) comments
You've always wondered: What's Stephen King's best book? I'm about to tell you.

The Odd Jobs of 7 Famous Writers

Column by Max Booth III January 26, 2017 (3) comments
Oyster pirates and potato chip inspectors, oh my!

Top Ten Novels about Cold Weather

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 20, 2017 (4) comments
Wind. Snow. Ice. Sometimes these things can be boring, but sometimes they can be crucial to a story. Here are the ten books that deal with them the best.

7 Highly Anticipated Book Adaptations of 2017

Column by Max Booth III
Why read the book when you can just watch the movie, right? [ducks tomato]

Dystropia: A Family Moves Into THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE!!!

Column by Christopher Shultz January 17, 2017 (4) comments
In the realm of horror, there are haunted houses all over the country just waiting for new tenants to gobble up. Be careful not to steer your characters into this nightmarish trope.

10 Books to Distract You From the Awful Shit Happening Right Now

Column by Christopher Shultz November 22, 2016 (2) comments
If you have no more fucks to give, why not curl up with some "happy place" books?

Storyville: 10 Lesser-Known Stephen King Books Worth Reading

Column by Richard Thomas October 28, 2016 (8) comments
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.

Happy Birthday, Stephen King

Column by Max Booth III September 21, 2016 (2) comments
A love letter from A Constant Reader.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Children of the Corn'

Column by Christopher Shultz
Whoever decided voice-over narration in this film would be a good idea needs a visit from He Who Walks Behind the Rows.

10 Famous Writers Reimagined as Professional Wrestlers

Column by Max Booth III June 7, 2016 (4) comments
Because why not?

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing

Column by Christopher Shultz April 8, 2016 (21) comments
If good writing is succinct and concise, then shouldn't the same be true of writing advice?

Dealing With Self-Doubt: Tips from 7 Popular Authors

Column by Michael David Wilson March 25, 2016 (6) comments
If you deal with self-doubt you're in good company. Here are tips from seven popular authors to help you deal with it.

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

Column by Christopher Shultz March 4, 2016 (9) comments
Audiences are up in arms about whether or not 'The Witch' is scary, and in doing so, ignoring how good it is.
'The Dark Tower' Movie Is Definitely, Really, Totally A Thing

'The Dark Tower' Movie Is Definitely, Really, Totally A Thing

News by Peter Derk
'The Dark Tower' movie? It's real. It's happening. It's time to celebrate.

LURID: Fear The Preacher — In Fiction and Beyond

Column by Karina Wilson February 22, 2016 (2) comments
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.

Writing Tag Teams: How to Collaborate on a Novel

Column by Max Booth III
A look into why and how to collaborate on a novel, with advice from some of the best in the business.