On The Road: A Look Back At HBO’s The Hitchhiker

For our Small Screen Horror series, Shawn M. Garrett takes a close look at the first season of HBO’s 1980s horror anthology series The Hitchhiker. […]

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January 19, 2021 On Screen

O Christmas Scream: 6 Offbeat Christmas Horror Movies to Haunt Your Holidays

These Christmas horror movies (and two bonus TV episodes) are perfect for anyone who likes a little blood in their eggnog. […]

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December 23, 2020 On Screen

Is it Demons or Bad Pipes? Reviewing Evil’s First Season

Evil is a spooky procedural that mixes technology and faith, perfect for fans of The X-Files and Black Mirror – read our full review. […]

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December 4, 2020 On Screen

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

7 Family Gathering Horror Movies To Take The Edge Off The Holidays

Things can get tense at family holiday gatherings – here are 7 horror movies that’ll make you thank your lucky stars your family is only a little quirky. […]

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November 23, 2020 On Screen

Lovecraft Country Serves Up a Season of Multifaceted Horror

The first season of Misha Green’s adaptation of Matt Ruff’s novel is a mixed bag, with stunning performances and storytelling stumbles – read our review. […]

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November 9, 2020 On Screen

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

Salem Prevails: A Remote Halloween Guide to Witch City, USA

Couldn’t make it to Salem this October? Let us guide you through a virtual multimedia Halloween tour of the Witch City! […]

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October 30, 2020 Books, Miscellaneous, On Screen

Damien Angelica Walters on Growing Up on Horror

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Tooth, Tongue, and Claw” author Damien Angelica Walters writes about the horror books and movies of her childhood. […]

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October 29, 2020 Books, On Screen

Matthew Lyons on How Evil Dead 2 Changed His Life

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Blood Daughter” author Matthew Lyons writes about Evil Dead 2 opened his eyes to horror. […]

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October 28, 2020 Books, On Screen

Nibedita Sen on the Art of Restraint

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Pigeons” author Nibedita Sen writes about how horror can hinge on knowing when to hold back. […]

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October 28, 2020 Books, On Screen

Announcing Trick or Trivia, Our First-Ever Halloween Horror Trivia Night

On October 30th, join Tor Nightfire & Den of Geek for a screamingly good time at our Halloween horror author trivia event, hosted by Richard Kadrey! […]

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October 21, 2020 News, On Screen

Seanan McGuire on the Unsung Heyday of Horror TV

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Emergency Landing” author Seanan McGuire writes about small scares and the heyday of 1980s TV horror. […]

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October 20, 2020 Books, On Screen

Shaun Hamill’s Introduction to Dark Wonder: A Syllabus

Shaun Hamill’s guiding concept as a writer is “Dark Wonder” – here are five short stories, novellas, and movies to get you started in this niche genre. […]

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October 8, 2020 Books, On Screen

Home Haunting: Halloween Inspiration for a Socially Distant Year

Get inspired for a socially distant Halloween with these documentaries, movies, and TV shows that’ll get you in the mood for some spooky decorating. […]

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October 7, 2020 Miscellaneous, On Screen

Vacation Turns Sinister Yet Disappointing in The Rental

The Rental, Dave Franco’s directorial debut, feels a lot like a disappointing Airbnb—pretty but kind of empty, and not really scary once you’re in it. […]

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September 29, 2020 On Screen

Why Host is the Horror Movie We Need Right Now

Shudder’s innovative video-chat horror movie is precisely what we all need in quarantine. […]

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September 9, 2020 On Screen

6 Horror Movies That Feel Like Vintage Paperbacks

Enjoy some visual comfort food with these six vintage horror movies that capture the comforting feeling of a well-loved paperback pulp horror novel. […]

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August 26, 2020 On Screen

Review: Lovecraft Country Creates a Whole New System of Reality in “Sundown”

The much-anticipated premiere of HBO’s Lovecraft Country adaptation offers scares of both the mundane and supernatural varieties. […]

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August 19, 2020 On Screen

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 Books, On Screen

Can You Help Solve a Mystery? The Best Original Unsolved Mysteries Episodes

We’ve pulled together some of the best episodes from the original run of Unsolved Mysteries, plus the movies and books that capture those same eerie vibes. […]

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August 14, 2020 On Screen

6 Relaxing PC Horror Games For When You Need To Chill

A relaxing horror game sounds counterintuitive, we know, but these six PC games provide atmosphere without going too heavy on the jump scares. […]

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August 10, 2020 On Screen

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 Books, On Screen

A Rollercoaster of Timelines Haunt Ju-On: Origins

The Ju-On franchise’s first episodic entry is an interesting, if slightly disappointing, exercise in TV horror. […]

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July 24, 2020 On Screen

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 Books, On Screen

Say His Name, Say His Name: Breaking Down the Candyman 2020 Trailers

We’re immensely excited for Nia DaCosta’s new Candyman film, due out in October – get the skinny on all the trailers here. […]

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July 14, 2020 On Screen

5 of the Best International Horror TV Shows on Netflix

Chill yourself to the core with these five horror series from across the globe, now streaming on Netflix. […]

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July 2, 2020 On Screen

You Should Have Left is Half of a Great Horror Movie

A modernist haunted house story, You Should Have Left has a lot of potential but doesn’t quite stick the landing. Read our full review. […]

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June 25, 2020 On Screen

Scream, Queen!: A Documentary About Fandom, Accountability and Queer History

Scream, Queen! tracks what A Nightmare on Elm Street II: Freddy’s Revenge did to actor Mark Patton’s career & serves as a history of homophobia in Hollywood. […]

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June 23, 2020 On Screen

Shirley Provides a Window Into Jackson’s Own Haunted House

Meditations on lost girls, small towns, & female intimacy in Shirley, a fictionalized movie of Shirley Jackson’s life, on Hulu. […]

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June 9, 2020 On Screen

[Postponed] Join Us for a Night of the Living Dead Screening & Author Discussion

On June 13th, join Tor, Nightfire, and Den of Geek for a screening of Night of the Living Dead and author discussion! […]

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June 1, 2020 News, On Screen

Revisiting the Ocean House Hotel, Bloodlines’ Scariest Level

How Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines turned exploring the abandoned Ocean House Hotel into an all-time classic of horror gaming. […]

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May 19, 2020 On Screen

What We Do in the Shadows is Even Better in Season Two

The faux-documentary vampire series both expands and deepens its mythos (and the bounds of the horror-comedy genre) in its second season on FX. […]

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May 13, 2020 On Screen

Watch the Flashy, Frightening Trailer for Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Four years after the events of Train to Busan, return to the devastated Korean peninsula in this trailer for the sequel to Sang-ho Yeon’s zombie masterpiece. […]

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April 2, 2020 On Screen

The 12 Best Movies to Watch on Shudder Right Now

Horror streaming service Shudder is offering a 30 day free trial – here are a dozen of the best movies to watch on the platform. […]

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March 20, 2020 On Screen

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

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Color Out of Space

No flesh shall be spared in this psychedelic Lovecraft adaptation from iconic goth-shaman director Richard Stanley and the producers of 2018’s similarly lurid horror hit, Mandy. A relatively straightforward science […]

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February 11, 2020 On Screen

Movie Review: Luz, a Lucid Nightmare of ’80s Euro-horror

Our review of Luz, a nightmarish, visually striking ’80s throwback horror movie you can stream right now. […]

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January 31, 2020 On Screen

Five Lightly Creepy Movies on Disney+ for the Burgeoning Horror Fan

Five mildly to moderately creepy movies currently streaming on Disney+ that helped us become the horror fans we are today. […]

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January 14, 2020 On Screen

Our Favorite Horror Movies of December 2019

Horror author Nadia Bulkin is back with capsule reviews of the newest horror movies in theaters and on streaming services this month. […]

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December 9, 2019 On Screen