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
Interview by Max Booth III July 26, 2017
Vampires, serial killers, and West Texas.
Column by JS Breukelaar
Some horror tropes refuse to die. And that's a good thing.
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.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack February 10, 2017
Let's be honest: nothing compares to vampire love.
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.
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
This is not another teen vampire story.
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.
Review by Max Booth III October 25, 2016
A review of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's new narco vampire novel.
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.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 19, 2016
The Anne Rice oeuvre gets the Twitter treatment for the uninitiated.
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.
Column by Bart Bishop
An analysis of Charlie Huston's stylistic handling of time in the Joe Pitt Casebooks.
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.
News by Joshua Chaplinsky August 8, 2014
And you thought the vampire craze was over...
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.
News by Riki Cleveland
Anne Rice announces new novel, 'Prince Lestat'.
Column by Brian McGackin October 25, 2013
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
News by Dean Fetzer January 25, 2013
A sea-change for the females of the species suggests mermaids are replacing vampires in YA literature.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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?