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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

War is Hell: 8 Military Horror Books

When I left a screening of Sam Mendes’s World War I epic 1917 last week, I found myself thinking that, more than anything else, he’d made a horror movie. So […]

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January 23, 2020 Books

The Horror of Ambiguity: Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World

The Cabin at the End of the World, Tremblay’s tale of a family vacation gone very wrong, will have you second-guessing reality, morality, and identity. […]

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January 17, 2020 Books

The Kids Are Not All Right: Brian Evenson on Making Monstrous Children

Author Brian Evenson lists ten of the creepiest children in horror, from Shirley Jackson and Stephen King to Josh Malerman and Zoje Stage. […]

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January 15, 2020 Books

Six Works of Meta-Horror That Break All the Rules

Horror is one of those genres that loves to comment on itself and its tropes – here are six works of meta-horror that break the rules and the fourth wall. […]

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January 10, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: January 2020

Get your TBR in shape with a list of January’s new horror releases! […]

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January 8, 2020 Books

5 Horror Books That Are All About Family

Family is central to the holidays, but not all families are happy ones – read on for five tales of familial terror. […]

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December 20, 2019 Books

Lifting the Black Rock: 5 Great Dark Reads

These five works of dark fiction from Han Kang, Brian Evenson, Helen Oyeyemi, and others, will engross, enchant, and horrify. […]

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December 17, 2019 Books

Six Wintry Ghost Stories from Ellen Datlow’s Echoes

Telling ghost stories around the winter holidays is a venerable tradition – here are 6 wintry ghost stories from Ellen Datlow’s Echoes anthology. […]

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December 13, 2019 Books

All the Horror Books We’re Excited About in 2020

Get your TBR list ready: we’ve rounded up 65+ of 2020’s most exciting horror books from Stephen King, Paul Tremblay, Alma Katsu, Max Brooks, and more. […]

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December 11, 2019 Books

6 Modern Takes on Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s foundational horror novel is still inspiring writers two centuries later – here are six great modern takes on Frankenstein. […]

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December 6, 2019 Books

Enter to Win to Win Two Terrifying Cherie Priest Books

We’re giving away a Cherie Priest prize pack – enter for your chance to win now! […]

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December 2, 2019 Books

5 Frightfully Delicious Horror Cookbooks

Bring your love of horror to the dinner table with these creepy, freaky, scary horror cookbooks. […]

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November 26, 2019 Books

5 YA Horror Books That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Featuring fantasy worlds, folklore, murders, monsters, and the undead, these YA horror books are sure to chill and delight readers of all ages. […]

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November 22, 2019 Books

5 Horror Reads for Fall

November is still autumn, and autumn is still the perfect time for horror. Get into it with these five horror books. […]

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November 20, 2019 Books

Horror in the Hollers: T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones

The Twisted Ones, a tale of folk horror inspired by Arthur Machen, is one of the year’s best horror novels. […]

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November 18, 2019 Books

3 Terrifying Tales of Lycanthropy

Read these werewolf horror books by the light of the full moon – if you dare. […]

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November 15, 2019 Books

5 Scary Books We Wish Were Real

Five scary books from film and literature that don’t exist (yet). […]

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November 13, 2019 BooksOn Screen

Five Post-Halloween Horror Reads

Halloween is over, but there’s still plenty of time to reach for a creepy read! Whether your taste runs to the psychological, the spectral, the gothic, or the weird, here’s […]

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November 11, 2019 Books

Sweepstakes- Hell House by Richard Matheson

Halloween may be over, but we’re ready to be spooked all year long. Here at Nightfire, we’re plumbing the depths of the formidable Tor backlist to bring you the opportunity […]

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November 1, 2019 BooksGeneral

Why Horror Now?

Horror thrives in times of cultural or political or economic distress. Universal monsters crept in right along with The Great Depression. Slashers boomed during the Reagan years, and then had […]

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October 31, 2019 BooksGeneralMiscellaneous

Tell Us: What’s the Scariest Book You’ve Ever Read?

Happy Halloween, you fiends! Scary is so subjective – what scares you might not ruffle my feathers at all, and vice versa. Weirdly enough, I have a really hard time […]

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October 31, 2019 BooksNews

Announcement: Come Join Us by the Fire

Announcing Nightfire’s first project: a free audio horror anthology in partnership with Google Play! […]

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October 17, 2019 BooksNews

5 Horror Books We’d Love to See On Screen

We’d offer up several limbs (not necessarily our own) to see these books on the big screen. […]

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October 16, 2019 BooksOn Screen

Sweepstakes: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Enter for a chance to win one of twenty four copies of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt! […]

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October 14, 2019 Books

5 Books to Celebrate the Spookiest Season

Spooky season is here again (though it’s always in our hearts). Here are five books to get you in the October mood. […]

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October 9, 2019 Books

Welcome to the Nightfire Blog!

Back in April, Tom Doherty Associates (the home of Tor Books, Tor.com, and more) announced Nightfire, a brand new horror imprint. While Nightfire won’t have books on shelves until 2021 […]

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October 7, 2019 BooksMiscellaneousNewsOn Screen