Laugh ‘Til You Scream: David Quantick on Comedy and Horror

Night Train author and comedy television writer David Quantick argues that horror and comedy are two sides of the same bloody, laughing coin. […]

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October 5, 2020 Books

8 Spooky Middle Grade Horror Books to Read with Your Kids

A selection of spooky, age-appropriate horror books for middle grade readers, from classics like Bunnicula to new favorites like The Jumbies. […]

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October 2, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: October 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in October 2020, featuring new books from T. Kingfisher, Ellen Datlow, Emily M. Danforth, and more. […]

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October 1, 2020 Books

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 BooksGeneral

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 BooksNews

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 BooksNews

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 BooksGeneral

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

Bright Days, Dark Fiction: 5 Horror Reads for Summer

Five spinetingling stories of shock suitable for the savvy summer skeptic. […]

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August 31, 2020 Books

Tales From the Backlist: Let’s Go Play At The Adams’ Is The Book You Were Warned About

Mendal W. Johnson’s infamous novel about five children who imprison and torture their babysitter is as brutally efficient now as it was when it was first published. […]

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August 27, 2020 Books

Slasher in the Rye: Adam Cesare Talks Clown in a Cornfield

Adam Cesare talks about his debut YA horror novel Clown in a Cornfield, growing up on horror movies, and what makes a slasher a slasher. […]

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August 26, 2020 Books

5 Books That Explore the Horrors of Racism

Horror fiction has much to say about real-world racism — if we’re willing to listen. […]

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August 18, 2020 Books

Announcing Dark Stars, a Horror Anthology Edited by John Taff

Dark Stars, a new anthology of horror novelettes from today’s most noteworthy authors & edited by John Taff, will be published by Nightfire in November 2021! […]

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August 17, 2020 BooksNews

What You Need to Know Going Into HBO’s Lovecraft Country Adaptation

A primer on Matt Ruff’s novel Lovecraft Country & what you’ll need to know going into Sunday’s premiere of the HBO series from Misha Green & Jordan Peele. […]

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August 14, 2020 BooksOn Screen

Morbid Manga: 4 Must-Read Horror Manga

Four frighteningly good horror manga for when you need to think outside the book. […]

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August 13, 2020 Books

Visual Terrors: 4 Must-Read Horror Comics For Your Reading List

Four frighteningly good horror comics for when you need to think outside the book. […]

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August 7, 2020 Books

Stop Giving Awards to Dead Racists: On Lovecraft and the Retro Hugos

It’s well past time for the horror community to move beyond H.P. Lovecraft – Meghan Ball lays out why awarding him a Retro Hugo in 2020 is a huge mistake. […]

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August 5, 2020 BooksNews

Daniel Kraus Talks Romero’s Impact and Resurrecting The Living Dead

Daniel Kraus talks about what George A. Romero and Night of the Living Dead meant to him – plus, watch a video homage from Daniel’s youth. […]

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August 4, 2020 BooksOn Screen

Announcing Nightmare Fuel, a Scientific Examination of Fear from Nina Nesseth

Nightmare Fuel, a pop science exploration by scientist Nina Nesseth on fear, horror, and why we seek it out, will be published by Nightfire in July 2022! […]

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August 4, 2020 BooksNews

This Month in New Horror Books: August 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in August 2020, from John Langan and David Quantick to histories of horror and George Romero’s posthumous epic. […]

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August 3, 2020 Books

6 Horror Short Stories That Haunt Us

Scary things come in small packages. Some of the most frightening horror we’ve ever read has come in the form of short stories – here are six we can’t shake. […]

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July 28, 2020 Books

John Hornor Jacobs Talks Murder Ballads and Other Horrific Topics

Author John Hornor Jacobs talks cosmic horror, writing standalone stories in a shared universe, and his new collection, Murder Ballads and Other Horrific Tales. […]

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July 27, 2020 Books

5 Books About the Horror of the Unreliable Narrator

If you revel in the uncertainty of a story told by an unreliable narrator, here are five horror books for your next reading journey. […]

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July 22, 2020 Books

Girls Grow Up Too: 10 Female Coming-of-Age Horror Books

So many coming-of-age horror stories focus on young boys – here are ten of our favorites featuring teen girls. […]

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July 21, 2020 Books

5 Horror Books About Cursed Films

Mysterious disappearances, fatal films, and dead cast members abound in these five horror books about cursed films and filmmakers. […]

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July 15, 2020 BooksOn Screen

Announcing Dead Silence, a New Novel from S.A. Barnes

S.A. Barnes’ Dead Silence, a sci-fi horror novel with a chilling psychological twist, will be published by Nightfire in January 2022! […]

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July 14, 2020 BooksNews

Eden Royce Talks Root Magic, Southern Gothic, and Black Horror

In our interview with Eden Royce, the author talks about what horror should do, how it builds empathy, and the myth of the monolithic Black experience. […]

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July 10, 2020 Books

5 Historical Horror Novels to Help You Escape 2020

Five horror books set in the past to help you escape the horrors of our present moment. […]

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July 9, 2020 Books

Announcing Hex and Echo, Two Novels from Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Nightfire is thrilled to be publishing Echo, the new novel from Thomas Olde Heuvelt, in October 2021, plus a new edition of Hex in September 2021! […]

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July 6, 2020 BooksNews

Friday Night Frights: Interviewing John Fram About The Bright Lands

John Fram talks about his debut horror-mystery novel The Bright Lands, how to keep your main character separate from yourself, & that “Stephen Queen” nickname. […]

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July 6, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: July 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in July 2020, from Paul Tremblay and Rory Power to Stephen Graham Jones and Alexis Henderson. […]

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July 1, 2020 Books

Announcing the Resurrection of Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Nightfire is thrilled to be republishing Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – one of NPR’s Best Books of 2016 – in May 2021! […]

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June 26, 2020 BooksNews

In Mona Awad’s Bunny, Your MFA Won’t Save You

Body horror meets Heathers in Bunny, a dark fairy tale from Mona Awad that explores and skewers witchcraft, female friendships, and MFA programs. […]

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June 24, 2020 Books

Timely Terror: Interviewing The Loop Author Jeremy Robert Johnson

Author Jeremy Robert Johnson talks about the future of his previous fiction, sensory deprivation tanks, and his timely new novel, The Loop. […]

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June 22, 2020 Books

6 Folk Horror Books for Your Summer Solstice Needs

Six folk horror books where the woods are dark, the communities are small, and occasionally someone just has to die for the good of this year’s harvest. […]

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June 18, 2020 Books

5 Horror Reads to Keep the Sunshine Away

If summer’s not really your thing, curl up in the shade or in front of the air conditioner with these five scary reads. […]

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June 16, 2020 Books