5 Funny Horror Books to Lift Your Mood

What could be better for our current moment than stories that recognizes the absurdity of awfulness? Here are five picks for horror books as funny as they are scary. […]

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May 27, 2020

Announcing Just Like Mother, a New Novel from Anne Heltzel

Anne Heltzel’s Just Like Mother – a spine-chilling debut about women linked by horrific secrets – will be published by Nightfire in January 2022! […]

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May 26, 2020

5 YA Horror Novels Full of Adult Scares

Even hardened, jaded grown-up horror readers can find a YA horror novel to keep them up at night. Here are five picks that serve up scares for all ages. […]

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May 22, 2020

Writing Your Dreams: Where to Start with Jeffrey Ford’s Short Fiction

Underwater cities, model towns, love affairs with demons, and more: a guide to the weird, wonderful, dark short story collections of Jeffrey Ford. […]

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May 20, 2020

Reading the Master: Where to Start With Stephen King

If you haven’t started read any of Stephen King’s novels, novellas, or short stories, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some recommendations from a Constant Reader! […]

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May 14, 2020

Announcing Manhunt, a New Novel from Gretchen Felker-Martin

Gretchen Felker-Martin’s Manhunt – a post-apocalyptic novel about trans women fighting for their very existence – will be published by Nightfire in Spring 2022! […]

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May 12, 2020

The Horror of Motherhood: 5 Novels of Maternal Horror

Motherhood can be downright scary – these five novels explore the relationships between mothers and their children, and the power of maternal instinct. […]

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May 8, 2020

The 5 Worst Horror Tales to Read During Quarantine

Five horror novels & stories that you absolutely shouldn’t read while stuck at home during a global pandemic (unless you’re a masochist, in which case, do you). […]

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May 6, 2020

This Month in New Horror Books: May 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in May 2020, from Max Booth III and Jeffrey Ford to Julianne Pachico. […]

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May 4, 2020

Announcing Cassandra Khaw’s Novella Nothing But Blackened Teeth

Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing But Blackened Teeth – a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists – will be published by Nightfire in Fall 2021! […]

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April 28, 2020

5 Long Horror Novels for Long Days Spent Inside

There’s vast, dark ocean of long horror boks available for times when you’re stuck inside. Here are five of our favorites 500-page-plus horror novels. […]

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April 24, 2020

It’s Just The Cat: Molly Tanzer On Skeptics and Believers

Molly Tanzer writes about the tropes of the skeptic and the believer in horror fiction and in her new novel, Creatures of Charm and Hunger. […]

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April 23, 2020

Springing Up Horror: 10 Terrifying Tales of Nature

Ten horror novels and stories set in lush, beautiful, dangerous, often deadly nature. […]

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April 20, 2020

Express Checkout: 5 Horror Novels Set in Creepy Hotels

You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave these five horrifying hotels. Whether they’re haunted by spirits or by their own guests, you’re better off elsewhere. […]

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April 15, 2020

Enduring Horror: Tim Lebbon on Writing Your Passions

Tim Lebbon writes about how his passion for endurance running and environmentalism factored into his new eco-horror novel, Eden. […]

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April 14, 2020

Travel Hell: 6 International Horror Books to Take You Around the World

Books can take us places we cannot go, and these globe-trotting horror books take us to locales we can’t visit right now. […]

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April 10, 2020

Hereditary Horror: Interviewing Danielle Trussoni About The Ancestor

Sadie Hartmann interviews horror author and reviewer Danielle Trussoni about her new novel The Ancestor, genetic inheritance, and horror in horrifying times. […]

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April 9, 2020

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

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

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

Nightfire Staff Picks: What to Read in Self-Isolation

Recommendations from Nightfire staffers for what to read (and watch) while you’re self-isolating. […]

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March 18, 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

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

Announcement: More Seats Around the Fire

Nightfire’s free audio-only horror anthology, Come Join Us By The Fire, is now available on Spotify and other digital audiobook retailers! […]

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February 12, 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

9 Female Horror Authors You Should Read This Women in Horror Month

Gwendolyn Kiste, author of The Rust Maidens, on nine truly terrifying women authors you should be reading during Women in Horror Month – and all year round. […]

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February 7, 2020

My Bloody Valentine: 4 Novels That Mix Love and Horror

Love hurts, sucks, and sometimes kills in these four horror novels about the dangers of romance, perfect for lovers and troubled hearts alike. […]

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February 6, 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

Scary Tales: Seven Dark Fairy Tale Retellings

The fairy tales we tell children are often full of death & suffering – in these seven collections & novels, those stories get a decidedly darker treatment. […]

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January 31, 2020