Editor, Producer, and Writer Tonia Ransom Shines a Nightlight on Black Horror

Tonia Ransom talks about the Nightlight podcast, lifting up other Black writers, and her own writing journey. […]

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February 25, 2021 Books, Miscellaneous

Mariana Enriquez’s Stories Echo with the Shrieks of Women

In her short stories, Mariana Enriquez acts as a doula for the grotesque and ghoulish, ushering into the world visions of horrors enacted upon and by women. […]

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February 24, 2021 Books

The Science of Women in Horror Brilliantly Dissects Horror Movie Tropes and Traditions

From final girls to femme fatales, The Science of Women in Horror is a great dissection of tropes and traditions in horror movies. […]

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February 23, 2021 Books, On Screen

The Heartbeat of Horror: Interviewing Cassandra Khaw

Cassandra Khaw, author of Nothing But Blackened Teeth and The All-Consuming World, talks about their horror influences, writing style, and new projects. […]

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February 22, 2021 Books

Phantom Wavelengths: Three Tales of Invisible Color

Continuing her series on color in horror, Chelsea Davis explores three fictional uses of invisible hues from Bierce, London, and Lovecraft. […]

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February 17, 2021 Books

In Cynthia Pelayo’s Children of Chicago, A City’s Darkness Shines

In Children of Chicago, Cynthia Pelayo has written a horrifying true crime fairy tale grounded in Chicago’s criminal past. […]

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February 10, 2021 Books

Interviewing Ellen Datlow, the Doyenne of Short Horror Fiction

We caught up with legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow about her storied career, current trends, and upcoming projects. […]

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February 9, 2021 Books

On Being the Other in an Outsider Genre: Interviewing Chesya Burke

This Women in Horror Month, we spoke to horror author and academic Chesya Burke talks Black horror, Octavia Butler, and writing rituals. […]

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February 8, 2021 Books

Ania Ahlborn Would Like You to Ouija Responsibly

For Women in Horror Month, we talked to Ania Ahlborn, author of If You See Her and more, about teaching, inspiration, typewriters, and Ouija boards. […]

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February 3, 2021 Books

Becoming the Wolf: Rose Szabo on Monsters, Queerness, and Euphemism

What Big Teeth author Rose Szabo writes about getting comfortable with ambiguity when it comes to horror, and when it comes to queerness. […]

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February 2, 2021 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: February 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in February 2021, featuring new books from Cynthia Pelayo, Isabel Yap, Gemma Files, Ramsey Campbell, and more. […]

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February 1, 2021 Books

Color in Horror: The Grim Rainbow of American Gothic Fiction

How does a non-visual form of storytelling make a visual phenomenon both vibrant and disturbing? Chelsea Davis explores the use of color in horror fiction in this essay series. […]

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January 26, 2021 Books, On Screen

You Might Not Want to Go Home Again: 6 Tales of Homecoming Horror

VIsiting the place you grew up is rich fodder for horror stories – here are six horror books about the oddness of coming home. […]

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January 20, 2021 Books

The Route of Ice and Salt is a Vampire Classic Back From the Dead

José Luis Zárate’s queer Dracula novella, The Route of Ice and Salt, is available in English for the first time–here’s why you should read it. […]

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January 20, 2021 Books

The 10 Best Horror Poetry Collections of 2020

2020 was a bad year in many respects, but a great year for horror poetry – here are some of the best collections. […]

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January 12, 2021 Books

Announcing Nightfire’s First Season of Books, Coming This Fall

Nightfire’s first season of books is coming to a shelf near you in Fall 2021 – learn more about these thrilling, chilling books and preorder now! […]

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January 11, 2021 Books, News

This Month in New Horror Books: January 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in January 2021, featuring new books from Josh Malerman, Eden Royce, Camilla Bruce, José Luis Zárate, and more. […]

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January 5, 2021 Books

All the Horror Books We’re Excited About in 2021

Get your TBR list ready: we’ve rounded up all of 2021’s new horror books from Stephen Graham Jones, Cassandra Khaw, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Brian Evenson, and more. […]

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January 4, 2021 Books

The Blade Between Puts A Human Face on Gods And Monsters

The Blade Between, Sam J. Miller’s relentless new novel, offers a much-needed fresh spin on the gothic, folk horror, and horror-noir genres. […]

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December 21, 2020 Books

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve is a No-Skips Anthology

Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve continues to deliver, with phenomenal short horror fiction from 22 talented authors. […]

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December 18, 2020 Books

Secret Santa Gives the Greatest Gifts of All: Christmas Horror and ‘80s Nostalgia

Andrew Shaffer’s Secret Santa is a delightful horror comedy set in the 80s publishing scene. […]

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December 14, 2020 Books

Blue Light of the Screen Is a Hauntingly Good Horror Memoir

Claire Cronin’s book is a fascinating blend of memoir and horror criticism – a must for any horror fan who likes the why just as much as the what. […]

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December 10, 2020 Books

This Woman’s Work: 7 Works of Feminist Horror

Seven novels, anthologies, and short story collections celebrating feminist horror from women writers the world over. […]

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December 9, 2020 Books

We Hear Voices Plots an Eerie Pandemic Mystery

Evie Green’s debut novel, We Hear Voices, is an unsettling blend of mystery, social drama, creepy kids, and pandemic thriller. […]

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December 8, 2020 Books

Festive Frights: Five Holiday Horror Novels

These five works of holiday horror are a guaranteed remedy to the cloyingly gingerbread saturated cuteness of classic holiday tales. […]

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December 7, 2020 Books

Horror for the Holidays: The Best Gifts for Horror Readers

If you need the perfect gift for the horror reader in your life, these 14 2020 horror books will guarantee you champion gift-giver status. […]

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December 2, 2020 Books, On Screen

This Month in New Horror Books: December 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in December 2020, featuring new books from Sam J. Miller, Evie Green, Christopher Golden, and more. […]

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December 1, 2020 Books

Welcome Back to Skillute, WA: S.P. Miskowski’s The Best of Both Worlds

With The Best of Both Worlds, S.P. Miskowski introduces us to more residents of her fictional Pacific Northwest town, where nothing is what it seems. […]

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November 24, 2020 Books

Short Sharp Shocks: 6 Horror Short Story Collections for Longer Nights

2020 has been a banner year for short-form horror fiction – here are six of the best horror short story collections and anthologies to dive into right now. […]

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November 20, 2020 Books

This is Not a Ghost Story Delivers Contemporary Chills

Andrea Portes’ YA horror novel is a great entry to the horror genre for new readers. […]

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November 18, 2020 Books

6 Free Classic Horror Books to Read on Project Gutenberg

Books for the budget-conscious–read these six horror classics for free right now, courtesy of Project Gutenberg. […]

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November 16, 2020 Books

Humanity, Desire, and Unease in the Work of Junji Ito

Gabino Iglesias delves into the work of master horror illustrator Junji Ito, and what it is about his work that leaves such a lasting impact on readers. […]

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November 13, 2020 Books

Tales From the Backlist: In The Beast of Vaccarès, the Spirit of a Lonely Place

Jóusè d’Arbaud’s 1926 novella, now translated into English for the first time, is a classic of Provençal literature & a must-read for fans of Arthur Machen. […]

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November 12, 2020 Books

Dark Sangre: Five Latinx Horror Writers You Should Know

Five Midnights author Ann Dávila Cardinal expounds on five Latinx authors of horror and dark fiction you should read right now. […]

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November 10, 2020 Books

Announcing The Dead Take the A Train, a New Novel from Richard Kadrey & Cassandra Khaw

Richard Kadrey and Cassandra Khaw’s The Dead Take the A Train, about a freelance psychic operative tracking an ever-morphing supernatural serial killer in New York City, will be published by Nightfire in Summer 2022! […]

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November 10, 2020 Books, News

The Nesting Is a Gothic Thriller with a Memorable, Modern Voice

C.J. Cooke’s Norwegian gothic novel is an entertaining read and a testament to the power of stupid characters in horror stories. […]

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November 6, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: November 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in November 2020, featuring new books from Craig DiLouie, Joe R. Lansdale, Andrea Portes, and more. […]

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November 2, 2020 Books

When a Period is More Than Punctuation: Menstruation in Horror Fiction

The Unsuitable author Molly Pohlig examines menstruation as a turning point in her own novel, as well as Stephen King’s Carrie & Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books

Gabino Iglesias on the Three Books That Made Him a Horror Fan

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “The Song of the Lady Rose” author Gabino Iglesias writes about Lovecraft, Laymon, and Quiroga. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books

Camilla Grudova on the Monstrousness of the Midcentury Woman

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Ghost Bread” author Camilla Grudova writes about the tragic fates of women in midcentury horror movies. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books, On Screen