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 (15) 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 (8) 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.

5 Famous Bestsellers That Were Rejected (And 50 More)

Column by Michael David Wilson
Rejection is hard, but it's universal. We highlight 55 bestsellers that were rejected.

Storyville: My 8 Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Column by Richard Thomas January 8, 2016 (6) comments
My list of most anticipated books for 2016.

The 5 Books I Wish Someone Would Write in 2016

Column by Cath Murphy January 5, 2016 (14) comments
Forget about the books which are actually going to be published in 2016. Here are the ones I wish someone would write instead.

A Look At The Morning Rituals and Daily Habits of 9 Popular Authors

Column by Michael David Wilson December 22, 2015 (7) comments
An exploration of the morning rituals and daily habits of authors including Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Tremblay.

'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'.

Splatterpunks, Expanded Universes and 'Book of the Dead'

Column by Bart Bishop
An examination of the first true zombie literature, John Skipp and Craig Spector's anthology 'Book of the Dead', as an example of splatterpunk and an intellectual property's expanded universe.