Vacation Turns Sinister Yet Disappointing in The Rental

The Rental, Dave Franco’s directorial debut, feels a lot like a disappointing Airbnb—pretty but kind of empty, and not really scary once you’re in it. […]

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September 29, 2020 On Screen

Jeremy Robert Johnson’s The Loop is a Tense, Brutal, Emotional Thrill Ride

Read our review of The Loop, a survive-the-night horror/thriller novel with surprising emotional stakes. […]

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September 28, 2020 Books

Let’s Face It: 2020 is a Horror Novel

Time to face facts: we’re living in a horror novel, now more than ever. Here are three books that resonate with the hell that is 2020. […]

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September 24, 2020 Books, General

Tales From the Backlist: The Problem with T.E.D. Klein’s The Ceremonies

T.E.D. Klein’s influential 1984 novel is revered by authors and readers alike – but one narrative choice lays bare much of what was wrong with ’80s horror. […]

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September 22, 2020 Books

What to Read Next Based on Your Favorite Stephen King Novel

Once you’ve leveled up in Stephen King’s indelible horror fiction backlist, expand your horizons with these readalikes based on your favorite King novel! […]

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September 21, 2020 Books

Come Join Us By The Fire Returns for a Second Terrifying Season

Announcing season two of Nightfire’s free audio horror anthology, with 27 terrifying tales streaming exclusively on Google Play this October! […]

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September 17, 2020 Books, News

Six Horror Books About the Nastier Side of Suburbia

We’re all familiar with the suburbs in horror. They’re a place of white picket fences, of idyllic surroundings, of neighbors who love each other. They tend to be a place […]

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September 14, 2020 Books

Announcing The Last House on Needless Street, a New Novel from Catriona Ward

Catriona Ward’s The Last House on Needless Street, a thriller with a horrifying psychological twist, will be published by Nightfire in September 2021! […]

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September 11, 2020 Books, News

When History is Horror, and Horror is History

Errick Nunnally argues that American history – from genocide and slavery to racist violence encoded in law – is more frightening than any horror fiction. […]

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September 11, 2020 Books, General

Why Host is the Horror Movie We Need Right Now

Shudder’s innovative video-chat horror movie is precisely what we all need in quarantine. […]

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September 9, 2020 On Screen

This Month in New Horror Books: September 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in September 2020, featuring a White House ghost story, a slasher novella, a viral outbreak novel, and much more. […]

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September 1, 2020 Books