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

Announcing The Last House on Needless Street, a New Novel from Catriona Ward

Catriona Ward’s The Last House on Needless Street, a gothic thriller with a horrifying psychological twist, will be published by Nightfire in October 2021! […]

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September 11, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcing Dark Stars, a Horror Anthology Edited by John Taff

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

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August 17, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 February 2022! […]

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July 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcing Black Tide, a New Novel from KC Jones

KC Jones’ Black Tide, a character-driven science fiction/horror novel about a world crawling with nightmares, will be published by Nightfire in May 2022! […]

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June 15, 2020

Strolling on the Moors: 5 Modern Gothic Horror Novels with Vintage Chills

Five contemporary horror novels that prove that the gothic can still terrify. […]

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June 10, 2020

9 Books to Read If You Love Shirley Jackson

Nine spooky, haunting novels and collections to read once you’ve made your way through all of Shirley Jackson’s work. […]

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June 5, 2020

This Month in New Horror Books: June 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in June 2020, from Max Brooks and Silvia Moreno-Garcia to Todd Keisling and Ann Dávila Cardinal. […]

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June 3, 2020

Announcing Slewfoot, a New Illustrated Novel from Brom

Brom’s Slewfoot – a tale of magic, mystery, and terror in Colonial America – will be published by Nightfire in September 2021! […]

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June 3, 2020

5 Funny Horror Books to Lift Your Mood

What could be better for our current moment than stories that recognizes the absurdity of awfulness? Here are five picks for horror books as funny as they are scary. […]

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May 27, 2020

Announcing Just Like Mother, a New Novel from Anne Heltzel

Anne Heltzel’s Just Like Mother – a spine-chilling debut about women linked by horrific secrets – will be published by Nightfire in January 2022! […]

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May 26, 2020

5 YA Horror Novels Full of Adult Scares

Even hardened, jaded grown-up horror readers can find a YA horror novel to keep them up at night. Here are five picks that serve up scares for all ages. […]

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May 22, 2020

Writing Your Dreams: Where to Start with Jeffrey Ford’s Short Fiction

Underwater cities, model towns, love affairs with demons, and more: a guide to the weird, wonderful, dark short story collections of Jeffrey Ford. […]

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May 20, 2020

Reading the Master: Where to Start With Stephen King

If you haven’t started read any of Stephen King’s novels, novellas, or short stories, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some recommendations from a Constant Reader! […]

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May 14, 2020

Announcing Manhunt, a New Novel from Gretchen Felker-Martin

Gretchen Felker-Martin’s Manhunt – a post-apocalyptic novel about trans women fighting for their very existence – will be published by Nightfire in Spring 2022! […]

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May 12, 2020

The Horror of Motherhood: 5 Novels of Maternal Horror

Motherhood can be downright scary – these five novels explore the relationships between mothers and their children, and the power of maternal instinct. […]

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May 8, 2020