A Genre for the Individual: Bethany Clift on Accidentally Writing a Horror Novel

Last One at the Party author Bethany Clift explores the indefinability of horror, her own formative experiences with fear, & realizing she’d written a horror novel. […]

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October 21, 2021 Books

Eight Strange Tales of Appalachian Gothic Weirdness

With its strange history, isolated communities, and a sense of place all its own, Appalachia represents the perfect backdrop for a uniquely American brand of folk horror. […]

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October 20, 2021 Books

Ellen Datlow’s Body Shocks Will Make You Uncomfortable in Your Own Skin

Body Shocks, edited by Ellen Datlow, contains 29 skin-crawling tales of body horror from Carmen Maria Machado, Brian Evenson, Alyssa Wong, and many more. […]

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October 19, 2021 Books

Old Ghosts and New Traumas Stalk Stuart Neville’s House of Ashes

In The House of Ashes, Stuart Neville’s first standalone novel in almost a decade, the greatest gift that one woman can offer another is to believe her. […]

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October 18, 2021 Books

No One Here Knows I’m a Vampire: A Spooky Matt Berry Reading List

In honor of the funniest man on television, the list you never knew you needed: what to read next based on your favorite Matt Berry project. […]

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October 14, 2021 Books, On Screen

The Couple That Slays Together: 5 of Horror’s Unlikeliest Duos

This Thing Between Us author Gus Moreno picks five of horror’s best odd couples, from Ben and Barbara to Clarice and Hannibal and beyond. […]

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October 13, 2021 Books

Cackle is a Darkly Charming Tale of Finding Magic in Female Friendship

Cackle, the sophomore novel from Rachel Harrison, is a witty tale of friendship and finding yourself – with a dark twist. […]

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October 12, 2021 Books

Frankenstein’s Manuscript, or: How to Write Satisfying Crossover Horror

The Death of Jane Lawrence author Caitlin Starling offers writing tips for creating crossover horror that respects both genres. […]

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October 6, 2021 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: October 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in October 2021, featuring new books from Cassandra Khaw, Rachel Harrison, Caitlin Starling, Christopher Golden, Josh Malerman, and more! […]

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October 1, 2021 Books

10 Shorter, Sharper Stories For A Quick Hit of Horror

Ten super-short horror stories to scare the shorts off you in four pages or less. […]

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September 30, 2021 Books

Richard Chizmar is Still Chasing the Boogeyman Decades Later

Richard Chizmar talks Cemetery Dance, true crime, and his latest novel Chasing the Boogeyman in a new interview. […]

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September 29, 2021 Books

Alex Pheby’s Trope-Shredding Mordew is Gothic Fantasy at Its Finest

Mordew’s insistence on subverting familiar genre tropes about power and magic makes it a can’t-miss read for dark fantasy fans. […]

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September 20, 2021 Books

Into the Night: August 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet has to offer in our monthly series. […]

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September 16, 2021 Books

The Same Old Fears: Crafting a Horror Short Story Collection

Aliya Whiteley writes about the tricky process of choosing and compiling short stories for her new collection, From the Neck Up. […]

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September 16, 2021 Books

“The Final Girl is the Vessel We Keep Our Hope In”: Interviewing Stephen Graham Jones

My Heart is a Chainsaw author Stephen Graham Jones stops by to talk writing excuses, sharp objects, and final girls in this new interview. […]

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September 15, 2021 Books

Announcing Maeve, a Debut Novel from CJ Leede

CJ Leede’s Maeve, a provocative blend of transgressive horror, upmarket thriller, and slasher romance, will be published by Nightfire in Summer 2023! […]

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September 15, 2021 Books, News

David Liss Talks Victorian Magic, Terrifying Rabbits, and The Peculiarities

David Liss, author of The Peculiarities, talks research, fear of change, and bunnies in a new interview. […]

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September 14, 2021 Books

Lover’s Leap and Vana Mohini: Ghost Stories from Sri Lanka

Amanda Jayatissa introduces some of Sri Lanka’s spookiest ghost stories & haunted locations, including Vana Mohini, featured in her new novel My Sweet Girl. […]

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September 13, 2021 Books

My Heart is a Chainsaw is an Anthem for Slasher Superfans

Stephen Graham Jones’ newest novel, My Heart is a Chainsaw, is a masterclass in voice and character and a love letter to the slasher genre. […]

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September 8, 2021 Books

Alone in the Garden of Good and Evil: Daryl Gregory on the Southern Gothic

Revelator author Daryl Gregory investigates why Southern gothic horror is such an interesting proving ground for humanity. […]

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September 8, 2021 Books

Broken Windows to the Soul: 5 Books Featuring Eye Horror

Eric LaRocca’s most recent novella asked the question “What have you done today to deserve your eyes?” Now he rounds up five horror books about all the horrible things that can happen to your delicate eyeballs. […]

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September 7, 2021 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: September 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in September 2021, featuring new books from Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Catriona Ward, John Langan, Eric LaRocca, and more! […]

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September 1, 2021 Books

Revelator Captures the Horror of Men, Monsters, and the Women Caught In Between

Daryl Gregory’s unnerving Southern Gothic novel Revelator is a beautiful, disquieting work of folk horror about the evil that men do. […]

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August 31, 2021 Books

Red X is a Relentless Urban Nightmare Full of Heart and Righteous Fury

David Demchuk’s Red X traces a series of murders in Toronto’s Gay Village that span centuries, perpetrated and aided by forces both supernatural and mundane. […]

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August 30, 2021 Books

When We Were Monsters: How the Monster Child Teaches Us How to Live with Darkness

The horror trope of the monstrous child can be a welcome mirror and a comforting reminder, as well as a way to dig for lessons in the dark. […]

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August 26, 2021 Books

Hailey Piper’s Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy is an Eclectic, Absorbing Short Story Collection

Hailey Piper showcases her versatility and talent across eighteen lively, dark stories in Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy. […]

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August 25, 2021 Books

Someone’s Definitely Home: 6 Unusual Haunted House Books

Six horror stories that defy all expectations about what a haunted house book should be. […]

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August 24, 2021 Books

Megan Abbott’s The Turnout Stars Ballerina Sisters in a Horrifying Dance of Sex and Death

Megan Abbott’s latest novel, The Turnout, set at a ballet academy run by polar-opposite sisters, doesn’t shy away from the gruesome truths and secrets between women. […]

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August 23, 2021 Books

Author Zoje Stage Gives Us a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Getaway

Author Zoje Stage gives us a behind-the-scenes look at some of the equipment used in her Grand Canyon-set horror thriller, Getaway. […]

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August 18, 2021 Books

Announcing Screams From the Dark, a New Anthology Edited by Ellen Datlow

Screams From the Dark, a thrilling anthology featuring new tales of monsters compiled & edited by Ellen Datlow, will be published by Nightfire in June 2022! […]

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August 11, 2021 Books, News

Your Inside(s) Aren’t Safe: Killer Color in the Domestic Gothic

Continuing her series on color in horror, Chelsea Davis dives deep into fatal hues in Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic and more. […]

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August 9, 2021 Books

Announcing Mary, a New Novel from Nat Cassidy

Nat Cassidy’s debut horror novel Mary, which blends Midsommar, American Psycho, and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, will be published by Nightfire in July 2022! […]

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August 9, 2021 Books, News

Unhappily Ever After: 6 Terrifying Reimagined Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are the original horror stories – here are six books of reimagined fairy tales and folklore that will unnerve, disturb, and delight you. […]

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August 5, 2021 Books

Into the Night: July 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet has to offer in our new monthly series. […]

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August 3, 2021 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: August 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in August 2021, featuring new books from Stephen Graham Jones, Brian Evenson, Hailey Piper, Zoje Stage, & more! […]

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August 2, 2021 Books

On The Loneliness of the Young Horror Fan

Growing up as a horror-loving kid isn’t always easy, especially for non-white children. But it’s getting better – Ally Russell on why kids should stay spooky. […]

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July 26, 2021 Books, On Screen

The Book of Accidents Cements Chuck Wendig’s Status as a Master of Horror

This book has two fucking prologues. Two. You may just want to stand back a few feet from this review, because it might get a little cussy and I tend […]

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July 20, 2021 Books

Download a Free Digital Preview of Catriona Ward’s The Last House on Needless Street

Starting today, download a free sneak peek of Catriona Ward’s highly anticipated novel The Last House on Needless Street from your favorite retailer. […]

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July 20, 2021 Books, News

Scares Across America Part III: Massachusetts to New Jersey

Travel across America with the third installation of our compendium of horror books set in every state of the union (plus Puerto Rico & Washington, D.C.). […]

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July 19, 2021 Books

Big Dark Hole is Jeffrey Ford at His Hallucinatory Best

Jeffrey Ford’s latest story collection a heartfelt, weird, and melancholy tour of the furthest reaches of the author’s imagination. […]

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July 15, 2021 Books