A Gothic Literature Primer: Suggested Reading

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Despite its rich history & cult following, people still don’t really understand what gothic fiction is. This primer includes: definition of the genre, 20 novels for suggested reading, & your gothic IQ
Vampires Need to be Scary: An Interview with Andy Davidson

Vampires Need to be Scary: An Interview with Andy Davidson

Interview by Max Booth III July 26, 2017
Vampires, serial killers, and West Texas.

A Head Full of Tropes: Finding New Life in Dead Ideas

Column by JS Breukelaar
Some horror tropes refuse to die. And that's a good thing.

5 More Horrifying Monsters That Aren't Vampires, Zombies or Werewolves!

Column by Repo Kempt
Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five more horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission.

Vampire Love is the Best Kind

Column by Stephanie Bonjack February 10, 2017
Let's be honest: nothing compares to vampire love.

5 Horrifying Monsters That Aren't Vampires, Zombies or Werewolves!

Column by Repo Kempt
Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission.
Bookshots: 'They Don't Come Home Anymore' by T.E. Grau

Bookshots: 'They Don't Come Home Anymore' by T.E. Grau

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
This is not another teen vampire story.
The Origins of T.E. Grau’s 'They Don't Come Home Anymore': An Interview

The Origins of T.E. Grau’s 'They Don't Come Home Anymore': An Interview

Interview by Michael David Wilson November 16, 2016
We chat with T.E. Grau about his forthcoming This Is Horror novella, "They Don't Come Home Anymore" and learn about the origins of the story.
Bookshots: 'Certain Dark Things' by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Bookshots: 'Certain Dark Things' by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Review by Max Booth III October 25, 2016
A review of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's new narco vampire novel.

Vampires in Wuthering Heights

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 15, 2016
Within Wuthering Heights there’s evidence to interpret this plot: Cathy becomes a vampire, haunting Heathcliff for years before turning him into one so they can roam the moors together eternally.

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.

Forgotten Authors: Why John Steakley's 'Armor' and 'Vampire$' are Worth Remembering

Column by Bart Bishop December 11, 2015
A look back at John Steakley, who died in 2010 after only writing two novels. These books, Armor and Vampire$, oddly enough share two lead characters even though they are set hundreds of years apart.

Blood and Cigarettes: Charlie Huston's Use of Time in the Joe Pitt Casebooks

Column by Bart Bishop
An analysis of Charlie Huston's stylistic handling of time in the Joe Pitt Casebooks.
Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Review by Leah Dearborn
A woman is summoned to the deathbed of her dying uncle, who informs her that the father who abandoned her at birth is a vampire.
Universal Options Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles

Anne Rice Finally Getting Some of That Sweet, Sweet Vampire Money

News by Joshua Chaplinsky August 8, 2014
And you thought the vampire craze was over...

LURID: Dracula - The Grandaddy Of Them All

Column by Karina Wilson May 26, 2014
Happy birthday Dracula! Since his first appearance in print on this day in 1897 he has never relinquished his hypnotic hold on our imaginations. Lurid takes a look at his genesis and legacy.
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Anne Rice Announces New Vampire Novel: ‘Prince Lestat’

News by Riki Cleveland
Anne Rice announces new novel, 'Prince Lestat'.

Culling The Classics: Dracula

Column by Brian McGackin October 25, 2013
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
Mermaids are the next big thing

Mermaids Are the New Vampires – for Girls and Women

News by Dean Fetzer January 25, 2013
A sea-change for the females of the species suggests mermaids are replacing vampires in YA literature.

The Archetype of The Eternal Wanderer

Column by Rajan Khanna November 27, 2012
A look at the archetype of the Eternal Wanderer in fantasy fiction and what makes this type of character so attractive.
FX Orders Pilot Based On Guillermo del Toro's Vampire Novels

FX Orders Pilot Based On Guillermo del Toro's Vampire Novels

News by Rob Hart September 21, 2012
The series would follow the three books del Toro wrote with Chuck Hogan, about scary-ass vampires and a nuclear holocaust and other cool stuff.
Abigail Gibbs 'The Dark Heroine'

18-Year-Old Signs Six-Figure Deal With HarperCollins For Vampire Series

News by Kimberly Turner September 13, 2012
After hitting 17 million readers on Wattpad, 18-year-old Abigail Gibbs scores big with her bloodier, edgier, more British version of 'Twilight.'
'I Am Legend' Vampire Novel Of The Century

Richard Matheson's 'I Am Legend' Named Vampire Novel Of The Century

News by Rob Hart April 5, 2012
Matheson's novel, about a lone human surviving a world overrun by vampires, was picked for the award that was created in conjunction with the estate of Bram Stoker.

Book Brawl: The Strain vs. The Passage

Column by Meredith Borders February 21, 2012
Duking it out in the ring this month, we have the first novels in concurrent vampire trilogies: THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin and THE STRAIN by Guillermo del Toro.

Beyond the Zombie: Something Ominous is Missing from Horror Fiction

Column by Jack Joslin February 8, 2012
An analysis of what's missing in our conception of "horror" — should we drop zombies and vampires and return to the essence of being terrified?