Grady Hendrix is the Modern Master of Everyday Horror

Nicole Hill explains just what makes Grady Hendrix’s horror novels so compelling, from Horrorstor and My Best Friend’s Exorcism to his newest, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. […]

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April 7, 2020

Surreal Horror: A Seven-Book Starter Pack

Embrace the weird side of horror with these seven books, which range from the absurd to the darkly fantastic to the truly, disturbingly surreal. […]

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April 3, 2020

Watch the Flashy, Frightening Trailer for Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Four years after the events of Train to Busan, return to the devastated Korean peninsula in this trailer for the sequel to Sang-ho Yeon’s zombie masterpiece. […]

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April 2, 2020

This Month in New Horror Books: April 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in April, from genteel vampire slayers and gothic mysteries to remote eco-horror and bloody pitch-dark fantasy. […]

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April 1, 2020

6 Vampire Horror Books Without Any Romance

From OG splatterpunk to Dracula in Mexico, here are six horror novels about vampires without an iota of romance. […]

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March 31, 2020

5 Works of Horror by Women That Need Film Adaptations Now

Five horror novels, collections, and stories written by women we’d like to see on screen, featuring spiders, gothic boarding schools, snake-handling cults, & more. […]

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March 27, 2020

What Writing Horror Can Teach All Writers

Most people think about fear and monsters when horror fiction comes up. Mention horror and you’ll conjure images of haunted houses, creepy woods covered in fog, and blood stains in […]

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March 27, 2020

Nightfire Writer Picks: What to Read in Self-Isolation

Recommendations from Nightfire writers for what to read while you’re self-isolating. […]

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March 25, 2020

String Pullers: 6 Books Featuring Creepy Dolls and Puppets

Six novels and short story collections featuring creepy dolls and puppets, from anatomical dummies to life-sized Grand Guignol puppetry. […]

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March 24, 2020

The 12 Best Movies to Watch on Shudder Right Now

Horror streaming service Shudder is offering a 30 day free trial – here are a dozen of the best movies to watch on the platform. […]

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March 20, 2020

4 Works of Swamp Horror Like The Boatman’s Daughter

If you love Andy Davidson’s newest novel, The Boatman’s Daughter, here are four more swamp horror tales you won’t be able to help but sink into. […]

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March 16, 2020

Enter to Win a Nightfire Swag Bag Today!

Want to know how to enter our Nightfire swag bag social media sweepstakes? Look no further! […]

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March 9, 2020

9 Tales of Tentacle-Free Cosmic and Existential Horror

Nine books, stories, and illustrated works of non-Lovecraftian cosmic and existential horror, and nary an Elder God in sight. […]

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March 9, 2020

Tales from the Backlist: The Man on the Ceiling

In this edition of Tales From the Backlist, we revisit The Man on the Ceiling, the 2008 fictionalized horror memoir from Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem. […]

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March 4, 2020

This Month in New Horror Books: March 2020

Check out the coolest new horror books out in March, from Warhammer zombies and two friends battling elder gods to ghosts on the Titanic and girls’ trips gone horribly wrong. […]

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March 2, 2020

6 Creepy Books About Time Loops and Time Travel

These sci-fi and horror novels about time loops, time travel, and other forms of time manipulation will have you checking your watch nervously. […]

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March 2, 2020

Buyer’s Market: 5 Creepy Small Towns to Avoid

There’s nothing like the horror of a small town where everyone – human or otherwise – knows your name. Here are 5 small towns we’ll skip on our next trip. […]

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February 27, 2020

Stephen King on How Richard Chizmar Helped Gwendy Escape Oblivion

Stephen King explains how he and Richard Chizmar brought Gwendy to life in Gwendy’s Magic Feather, the second book in the Gwendy’s Button Box trilogy. […]

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February 24, 2020

In Alma Katsu’s The Deep, Something Sinister Haunts the Titanic

In The Deep, Alma Katsu’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Hunger, something stalks the decks of the Titanic. […]

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February 21, 2020

Horrifying History: 6 Nonfiction Stories Behind the Scares

The best horror stories have a kernel of truth – we’ve paired 6 nonfiction historical books with 6 horror novels to illustrate these horrifying histories. […]

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February 14, 2020

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Color Out of Space

No flesh shall be spared in this psychedelic Lovecraft adaptation from iconic goth-shaman director Richard Stanley and the producers of 2018’s similarly lurid horror hit, Mandy. A relatively straightforward science […]

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February 11, 2020

Our Bodies, Our Scares: 7 Intimate Works of Body Horror

There’s no horror more inescapable or universal than body horror – here are seven of our favorite body horror stories and novels. […]

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February 10, 2020

This Month in New Horror Books: February 2020

Check out the coolest new horror books out in February, from shocking reissues and monstrous anthologies to 19th century zombies and cursed waterways. […]

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February 3, 2020

Movie Review: Luz, a Lucid Nightmare of ’80s Euro-horror

Our review of Luz, a nightmarish, visually striking ’80s throwback horror movie you can stream right now. […]

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January 31, 2020

War is Hell: 8 Military Horror Books

When I left a screening of Sam Mendes’s World War I epic 1917 last week, I found myself thinking that, more than anything else, he’d made a horror movie. So […]

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January 23, 2020

The Horror of Ambiguity: Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World

The Cabin at the End of the World, Tremblay’s tale of a family vacation gone very wrong, will have you second-guessing reality, morality, and identity. […]

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January 17, 2020

Five Lightly Creepy Movies on Disney+ for the Burgeoning Horror Fan

Five mildly to moderately creepy movies currently streaming on Disney+ that helped us become the horror fans we are today. […]

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January 14, 2020

Six Works of Meta-Horror That Break All the Rules

Horror is one of those genres that loves to comment on itself and its tropes – here are six works of meta-horror that break the rules and the fourth wall. […]

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January 10, 2020

6 Haunting Podcasts for Horror Fans

Podcasts are the perfect medium for scares aplenty – get your headphones and download these six terrifying horror podcasts post-haste. […]

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January 10, 2020

This Month in New Horror Books: January 2020

Get your TBR in shape with a list of January’s new horror releases! […]

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January 8, 2020

5 Horror Books That Are All About Family

Family is central to the holidays, but not all families are happy ones – read on for five tales of familial terror. […]

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December 20, 2019

Lifting the Black Rock: 5 Great Dark Reads

These five works of dark fiction from Han Kang, Brian Evenson, Helen Oyeyemi, and others, will engross, enchant, and horrify. […]

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December 17, 2019

Six Wintry Ghost Stories from Ellen Datlow’s Echoes

Telling ghost stories around the winter holidays is a venerable tradition – here are 6 wintry ghost stories from Ellen Datlow’s Echoes anthology. […]

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December 13, 2019

Our Favorite Horror Movies of December 2019

Horror author Nadia Bulkin is back with capsule reviews of the newest horror movies in theaters and on streaming services this month. […]

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December 9, 2019

Krampusnacht: The Most Horrible Time of the Year

To get to the Feast of St. Nicholas, you’re gonna need to get through Krampus Night first. Good luck. […]

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December 4, 2019

Enter to Win to Win Two Terrifying Cherie Priest Books

We’re giving away a Cherie Priest prize pack – enter for your chance to win now! […]

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December 2, 2019

5 Frightfully Delicious Horror Cookbooks

Bring your love of horror to the dinner table with these creepy, freaky, scary horror cookbooks. […]

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November 26, 2019

5 YA Horror Books That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Featuring fantasy worlds, folklore, murders, monsters, and the undead, these YA horror books are sure to chill and delight readers of all ages. […]

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November 22, 2019

5 Horror Reads for Fall

November is still autumn, and autumn is still the perfect time for horror. Get into it with these five horror books. […]

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November 20, 2019

Horror in the Hollers: T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones

The Twisted Ones, a tale of folk horror inspired by Arthur Machen, is one of the year’s best horror novels. […]

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November 18, 2019