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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books, On Screen

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books, News

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 Books

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 Books, On 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