The Silverberg Business Is a Perfectly Weird Western

Robert Freeman Wexler’s The Silverberg Business is a masterclass in the art and science of the weird Western. […]

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December 22, 2022 Books

8 Surreal Books to Introduce You to Southwestern Gothic Horror

An eight-book primer to the haunting genre of southwestern gothic horror, a roadmap to the strange, sinister places of the west.  […]

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December 22, 2022 Books

11 Of Our Favorite Horror Collections And Anthologies From 2022

2022 was an incredible year for horror short fiction–here are nine of the year’s best anthologies and single-author collections. […]

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December 16, 2022 Books

Announcing A Mask of Flies, A New Novel from Matthew Lyons

Matthew Lyons’ A Mask of Flies – a crime horror novel which blends It Follows and Reservoir Dogs, with a pinch of The Evil Dead – will be published by Nightfire in Summer 2024! […]

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December 15, 2022 Books, News

A Tasting Menu of 9 Awful Meals from Horror Fiction

We’ve sorted through a cookbook’s worth of unappetizing food to create a tasting menu of some of the worst meals in horror fiction. Bon appétit! […]

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December 12, 2022 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: December 2022

Check out the scariest new horror books out in December 2022, featuring new books from Rachel Harrison, V. Castro, Ellen Datlow, Luke Dumas, Christina Sng, and more! […]

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December 1, 2022 Books

In Breakable Things, Cassandra Khaw Creates a Modern Mythology

Breakable Things, the new short story collection by Cassandra Khaw, is a book of modern myths–not in the sense that it updates older tales for the modern day, but in […]

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November 28, 2022 Books

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Midnight Club and Queer Personhood

How Christopher Pike’s The Midnight Club introduced one reader to queer agency and the grand tradition of queer horror stories. […]

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November 15, 2022 Books, On Screen

The Longest, Darkest Night: Stephanie Feldman and M. Rickert on Holiday Horror

M. Rickert and Stephanie Feldman discuss holiday ghost stories, the persistence of the past, and their new holiday horror books, Saturnalia and Lucky Girl. […]

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November 14, 2022 Books

Don’t Miss Nightfire’s November eBook Deals

This month’s ebook deals include can’t-miss prices on books by P. Djèlí Clark, Catriona Ward, and Nina Nesse […]

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November 10, 2022 eBook Deals

The Haunting of Camp Winter Falcon is Full of Sharp Teeth and Sharper Truths

The Haunting of Camp Winter Falcon, a surreal cosmic horror story about an experimental treatment program for traumatized vets, is the most disturbing thing Jonathan Raab has written – and the best. […]

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November 4, 2022 Books

Short, Not Sweet: Five of the Creepiest Themed Anthologies of 2022

From classic monsters to horrifying colors, here are five of the best themed horror anthologies of 2022. […]

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November 3, 2022 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: November 2022

Check out the scariest new horror books out in November 2022, featuring new books from V. Castro, Cassandra Khaw, Erika Wurth, Chuck Wendig, and more! […]

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November 1, 2022 Books

Announcing Schrader’s Chord, A Debut Novel from Scott Leeds

The Haunting of Hill House meets We Sold Our Souls in Schrader’s Chord, a chilling debut from Scott Leeds about cursed records that open a gateway to the land of the dead, coming from Nightfire in September 2023! […]

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October 27, 2022 Books, News

7 Creepy Cabins We Wouldn’t Spend The Night In

Every good horror fan knows not to go in the basement, but there’s a good argument for staying out of cabins, too. Here are seven of the creepiest. […]

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October 25, 2022 Books, On Screen

How Agustina Bazterrica’s Tender Is the Flesh Warps Your Brain with Language

Agustina Bazterrica’s acclaimed dystopian novel masterfully uses the artificially neutral language of fascism to immerse the reader in the same moral dilemma as its characters. […]

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October 24, 2022 Books

Introducing Everything the Darkness Eats, Eric LaRocca’s Debut Novel

Bram Stoker nominated author Eric LaRocca’s debut novel Everything the Darkness Eats hits shelves in June 2023–here’s a sneak preview. […]

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October 17, 2022 Books

The Horror of Nostalgia: Chasing Ghosts in The Hollow Kind

The Hollow Kind author Andy Davidson on childhood, forgetting and remembering, and the subtle, melancholy horror of nostalgia. […]

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October 13, 2022 Books

How Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes Resurrected America’s Invisible Women

Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes’ new nonfiction book on the afterlife of America’s women is an enlightening, infuriating look into our past. […]

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October 7, 2022 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: October 2022

Check out the scariest new horror books out in October 2022, featuring new books from Catriona Ward, Rachel Harrison, Jennifer Thorne, Ronald Malfi, Cynthia Pelayo, Andy Davidson, and more! […]

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October 3, 2022 Books

Your Body is a Haunted House: Hiron Ennes on the Discomfiting Tradition of Medical Horror

Leech author Hiron Ennes writes about the terrifying history of medicine and the peculiarly intimate horror of having a mortal body. […]

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September 28, 2022 Books

Introducing The Shoemaker’s Magician, Cynthia Pelayo’s Follow-Up to Children of Chicago

Cynthia Pelayo introduces the cover of The Shoemaker’s Magician, the second book in her Chicago Saga that started with Children of Chicago. […]

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September 22, 2022 Books, On Screen

10 Slasher Novels to Send Off Summer Right

Ten slasher novels both old and new, well-known and obscure, to keep your spine tingling all the way through spooky season. […]

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September 15, 2022 Books

Download a Free Digital Preview of Catriona Ward’s Little Eve

Download a free sneak peek of Little Eve, Catriona Ward’s chilling new psychological horror novel, from your favorite retailer. […]

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September 7, 2022 Books, News

This Month in New Horror Books: September 2022

Check out the scariest new horror books out in September 2022, featuring new books from Clay McLeod Chapman, Hailey Piper, Eric LaRocca, Gemma Amor, Josh Malerman, and more! […]

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September 1, 2022 Books

Parasocial Delusion: Welcome to the Basement of Your Number One Fan

Number One Fan author Meg Elison explores the parasocial paradox between creator and fan, and how easily it slips into a toxic–and even deadly–dynamic. […]

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August 30, 2022 Books

Tales from the Backlist: Necroscope’s Focus on Consent Recontextualizes 80s Horror

Brian Lumley’s classic Cold War vampire thriller approaches consent (both physical and mental) in a surprisingly modern way. […]

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August 16, 2022 Books

Beneath the Ground and Under the Skin: Three Contemporary Novels That Reimagine the Gothic

How three contemporary novels–Mexican Gothic, Abigale Hall, and Leech–build new structures on traditional Gothic foundations. […]

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August 11, 2022 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: August 2022

Check out the scariest new horror books out in August 2022, featuring new books from Gabino Iglesias, Megan Giddings, Gwendolyn Kiste, Adam Cesare, and more! […]

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August 1, 2022 Books

The Long History (and Bright Future) of the Found Footage Horror Novel

The “found footage” horror story is a popular genre for filmmakers, but there’s more of it in the literary world than you’d think–Nightmare Fuel author Nina Nesseth explores this slippery subgenre. […]

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July 28, 2022 Books, On Screen

A Scent of Flowers: The Perennial Appeal of the Haunted House

Haunted houses never die–here are just a few of the elements that make for an indelible haunted house story. […]

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July 21, 2022 Books

Other Terrors and Terror of the Other: A New Anthology Examines the Duality of Horror

Vince A. Liaguno and Rena Mason, editors of the Other Terrors anthology, on why horror is the perfect lens to examine otherness, drawing inspiration from the Final Girl, and more. […]

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July 20, 2022 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: July 2022

Check out the scariest new horror books out in July 2022, featuring new books from T. Kingfisher, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Paul Tremblay, and more! […]

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July 13, 2022 Books

Reclaiming the “F” Word: Why We Need Fat Positivity in Horror

Nico Bell and Sonora Taylor, editors of Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology, lay out why we need better fat representation in horror, and how to do it right. […]

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June 23, 2022 Books, On Screen

5 Perfect Readalikes for Your Favorite Horror Movie Subgenres

Nightmare Fuel author Nina Nesseth suggests five novels to pair perfectly with five subgenres of horror movie, from The Bay to American Psycho. […]

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June 15, 2022 Books, On Screen

Earthly Terrors: 9 International Novels of Translated Horror

A starter selection of nine amazing horror novels from around the world and recently translated into English to start you off right.  […]

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June 13, 2022 Books

Read the Second Chapter of What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

T. Kingfisher’s Poe-inspired novella What Moves the Dead hits shelves on July 12, 2022, but you can read the first two chapters now! […]

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June 1, 2022 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: June 2022

Check out the scariest new horror books out in June 2022, featuring new books from Ellen Datlow, Riley Sager, Eric LaRocca, Craig Laurance Gidney, and more! […]

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June 1, 2022 Books

Bethany C. Morrow’s Thriller Cherish Farrah Gets Behind the Mask of Race and Class

Bethany C. Morrow’s thrilling novel of race and social status is a cerebral, gripping narrative of a very dark friendship. […]

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May 31, 2022 Books

The HOWL Society and the New Way to Publish an Anthology

The founder of the HOWL Society and editor of Howls From the Dark Ages talks about creating an anthology out of a community of horror enthusiasts. […]

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May 25, 2022 Books