Welcome Back to Skillute, WA: S.P. Miskowski’s The Best of Both Worlds

With The Best of Both Worlds, S.P. Miskowski introduces us to more residents of her fictional Pacific Northwest town, where nothing is what it seems. […]

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November 24, 2020 Books

Short Sharp Shocks: 6 Horror Short Story Collections for Longer Nights

2020 has been a banner year for short-form horror fiction – here are six of the best horror short story collections and anthologies to dive into right now. […]

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November 20, 2020 Books

This is Not a Ghost Story Delivers Contemporary Chills

Andrea Portes’ YA horror novel is a great entry to the horror genre for new readers. […]

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November 18, 2020 Books

Humanity, Desire, and Unease in the Work of Junji Ito

Gabino Iglesias delves into the work of master horror illustrator Junji Ito, and what it is about his work that leaves such a lasting impact on readers. […]

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November 13, 2020 Books

Tales From the Backlist: In The Beast of Vaccarès, the Spirit of a Lonely Place

Jóusè d’Arbaud’s 1926 novella, now translated into English for the first time, is a classic of Provençal literature & a must-read for fans of Arthur Machen. […]

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November 12, 2020 Books

Dark Sangre: Five Latinx Horror Writers You Should Know

Five Midnights author Ann Dávila Cardinal expounds on five Latinx authors of horror and dark fiction you should read right now. […]

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November 10, 2020 Books

Announcing The Dead Take the A Train, a New Novel from Richard Kadrey & Cassandra Khaw

Richard Kadrey and Cassandra Khaw’s The Dead Take the A Train, about a freelance psychic operative tracking an ever-morphing supernatural serial killer in New York City, will be published by Nightfire in Summer 2022! […]

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November 10, 2020 BooksNews

The Nesting Is a Gothic Thriller with a Memorable, Modern Voice

C.J. Cooke’s Norwegian gothic novel is an entertaining read and a testament to the power of stupid characters in horror stories. […]

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November 6, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: November 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in November 2020, featuring new books from Craig DiLouie, Joe R. Lansdale, Andrea Portes, and more. […]

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November 2, 2020 Books

When a Period is More Than Punctuation: Menstruation in Horror Fiction

The Unsuitable author Molly Pohlig examines menstruation as a turning point in her own novel, as well as Stephen King’s Carrie & Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books

Gabino Iglesias on the Three Books That Made Him a Horror Fan

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “The Song of the Lady Rose” author Gabino Iglesias writes about Lovecraft, Laymon, and Quiroga. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books

Tales From the Backlist: From the Dust Returned is Ray Bradbury’s Underappreciated Masterpiece

From the Dust Returned is in many ways a culmination of Ray Bradbury’s entire body of work, at once creepy and comforting. […]

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October 28, 2020 Books

9 Halloween Horror Books Set in October

Obviously, October is the perfect horror reading month. That said, if you’re like me these days, you require a constant reminder of which month it is. Keeping track of time […]

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October 27, 2020 Books

Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire Injects New Life into the Undead

Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire, edited by Nicole Givens Kurtz, is a collection of vampire short stories as diverse as the African diaspora itself. […]

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October 26, 2020 Books

Tiny Nightmares is an Anthology That Knows What Scares You

Tiny Nightmares, edited by Nadxieli Nieto and Lincoln Michel, is an anthology of bite-size horror stories that are short on word count and long on impact. […]

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October 22, 2020 Books

Edendale Weaves a Tale of Climate Change and Control

Read our review of Edendale by Jacquelyn Stolos, a new ecohorror novel about four roommates navigating wildfire season in Los Angeles. […]

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October 20, 2020 Books

Tales From the Backlist: Roger Zelazny Wrote the Best Halloween Novel You’ve Never Read

A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny’s final novel, is a wild, funny, spooky celebration of the Halloween season. […]

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October 13, 2020 Books

Jo Kaplan’s It Will Just Be Us Reads Like a Funhouse Mirror From Hell

Jo Kaplan’s new haunted house supernatural thriller contains shades of Shirley Jackson – read our full review. […]

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October 9, 2020 Books

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 BooksOn Screen

Stephen Graham Jones’ Night of the Mannequins is a Supernatural Slasher Delight

Stephen Graham Jones’ newest novella, Night of the Mannequins, is equal parts slasher, creature feature, and coming-of-age story – read our full review! […]

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October 6, 2020 Books

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

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

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