The Entropy That Binds: Nick Harkaway on Magic and Darkness in Crime Fiction

Nick Harkaway’s Seven Demons (as Aidan Truhen) is a cri de coeur against the chaotic misery of living in what well may be the darkest timeline. […]

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May 11, 2021 Books

Announcing Piñata, a New Novel from Leopoldo Gout

Leopoldo Gout’s Piñata, a terrifying new novel about possession and the long repercussions of the past, will be published by Nightfire in April 2022! […]

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May 11, 2021 Books, News

Get Lost: Fictional and True Stories of Forest Horror

Take a hike into horror with these documentaries, podcasts, movies, and books about getting lost in the woods–forever. […]

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May 10, 2021 Books, On Screen

White Picket Fences Make for Bad Neighbors in Whisper Down the Lane

Clay McLeod Chapman’s Whisper Down the Lane is a chilling tale of hysteria, groupthink, and the cycles of behavior we can never quite escape. […]

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May 5, 2021 Books

V. Castro’s Goddess of Filth is a Tale of Possession Gone Right

Colonialism, faith, heritage, sexuality, and agency intersect (often brutally) in V. Castro’s new short novel, Goddess of Filth. […]

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May 4, 2021 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: May 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in May 2021, featuring new books from Rivers Solomon, Hailey Piper, Josh Malerman, and more! […]

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May 3, 2021 Books

Jobs From Hell: Five Works Of Horror About The Horror Of Work

Five horror books about jobs that just might kill you. Labor is entitled to all it produces, but sometimes, labor might say “nah, I’m good.” […]

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April 30, 2021 Books

Scares Across America Part II: Hawaii to Maryland

Travel across America with the second installation of our compendium of horror books set in every state of the union (plus Puerto Rico & Washington, D.C.). […]

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April 28, 2021 Books

Still Scary After All These Years: A History of Tor Horror

Nightfire isn’t Tom Doherty Associates’ first dance with darkness: Tor has been publishing horror since the 1980s. Take a look back through years of scares. […]

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April 22, 2021 Books

There’s No I in Succubus: Why Men Fall for Sexy Monsters

From No Escape Room to Dracula to Buffy, men in horror are remarkably vulnerable to death by horniness. We unpack the deadly appeal of the female monster. […]

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April 12, 2021 On Screen

They Never Asked to Be Born: Seven Teenage Terrors

It’s hard being a teenager at the best of times, but at the worst, it’s downright horrifying. These seven books capture what a nightmare adolescence can be. […]

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April 7, 2021 Books

Isabel Yap’s Never Have I Ever Strikes at the Heart of Folkloric Horror

Isabel Yap’s Never Have I Ever is an outstanding short fiction collection that occupies the space where horror, surrealism, and folklore overlap. […]

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April 5, 2021 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: April 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in April 2021, featuring new books from Clay McLeod Chapman, Emily A. Duncan, Jennifer McMahon,Christina Henry, and more. […]

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April 1, 2021 Books

Announcing Night’s Edge, a New Novel from Liz Kerin

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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March 30, 2021 Books, News

5 New Books From Old Favorite Authors Coming This Year

Yearning for new books from your favorite authors? Here are five books hitting shelves this year from Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, and more. […]

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March 25, 2021 Books

Read the First Chapter of The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

Camilla Sten’s The Lost Village is on sale now – read the first chapter and watch the book trailer here! […]

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March 23, 2021 Books

Eden Royce’s Root Magic is the Book I Needed Growing Up

Eden Royce’s middle grade novel is a triumph of storytelling, representation, and Black childhood – read our full review. […]

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March 22, 2021 Books

5 Witchy Horror Books to Bewitch Your Bookshelf

Whether you’re a good witch or a bad witch, these five witchy horror books will leave you with only one conundrum: witch one to read next. […]

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March 18, 2021 Books

Scares Across America Part I: Alabama to Georgia

Travel across America with the first part in our our compendium of horror books set in every state of the union (plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.). […]

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March 11, 2021 Books

6 Works of Horror Memoir True Enough to Be Terrifying

These six books look at the ways in which horror influences and is influenced by our culture, our history, and ourselves. […]

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March 10, 2021 Books

Read the First Chapter of Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s vampire noir returns to shelves this fall in a brand new paperback edition from Nightfire – read the first chapter now! […]

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March 8, 2021 Books

She Frightened Me With Science: 6 Sci-Fi Horror Novels

Science fiction is so often optimistic, but these six sci-fi horror novels explore the genre’s darker side, from deep space to Arctic wastes and beyond. […]

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March 4, 2021 Books

Faith, Trauma, and Memory in The Children of Red Peak

Craig DiLouie’s newest novel, The Children of Red Peak, is a cult horror story that digs deep into grief, survivor’s guilt, and the need for answers. […]

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March 3, 2021 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: March 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in March 2021, featuring new books from V. Castro, Stephen King, Premee Mohamed, Kevin Brockmeier, Jeffrey Ford, and more. […]

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March 1, 2021 Books

Mariana Enriquez’s Stories Echo with the Shrieks of Women

In her short stories, Mariana Enriquez acts as a doula for the grotesque and ghoulish, ushering into the world visions of horrors enacted upon and by women. […]

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February 24, 2021 Books

The Science of Women in Horror Brilliantly Dissects Horror Movie Tropes and Traditions

From final girls to femme fatales, The Science of Women in Horror is a great dissection of tropes and traditions in horror movies. […]

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February 23, 2021 Books, On Screen

The Heartbeat of Horror: Interviewing Cassandra Khaw

Cassandra Khaw, author of Nothing But Blackened Teeth and The All-Consuming World, talks about their horror influences, writing style, and new projects. […]

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February 22, 2021 Books

In Cynthia Pelayo’s Children of Chicago, A City’s Darkness Shines

In Children of Chicago, Cynthia Pelayo has written a horrifying true crime fairy tale grounded in Chicago’s criminal past. […]

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February 10, 2021 Books

Interviewing Ellen Datlow, the Doyenne of Short Horror Fiction

We caught up with legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow about her storied career, current trends, and upcoming projects. […]

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February 9, 2021 Books

Becoming the Wolf: Rose Szabo on Monsters, Queerness, and Euphemism

What Big Teeth author Rose Szabo writes about getting comfortable with ambiguity when it comes to horror, and when it comes to queerness. […]

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February 2, 2021 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: February 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in February 2021, featuring new books from Cynthia Pelayo, Isabel Yap, Gemma Files, Ramsey Campbell, and more. […]

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February 1, 2021 Books

Color in Horror: The Grim Rainbow of American Gothic Fiction

How does a non-visual form of storytelling make a visual phenomenon both vibrant and disturbing? Chelsea Davis explores the use of color in horror fiction in this essay series. […]

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January 26, 2021 Books, On Screen

You Might Not Want to Go Home Again: 6 Tales of Homecoming Horror

VIsiting the place you grew up is rich fodder for horror stories – here are six horror books about the oddness of coming home. […]

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January 20, 2021 Books

The Route of Ice and Salt is a Vampire Classic Back From the Dead

José Luis Zárate’s queer Dracula novella, The Route of Ice and Salt, is available in English for the first time–here’s why you should read it. […]

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January 20, 2021 Books

Announcing Nightfire’s First Season of Books, Coming This Fall

Nightfire’s first season of books is coming to a shelf near you in Fall 2021 – learn more about these thrilling, chilling books and preorder now! […]

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January 11, 2021 Books, News

This Month in New Horror Books: January 2021

Check out the scariest new horror books out in January 2021, featuring new books from Josh Malerman, Eden Royce, Camilla Bruce, José Luis Zárate, and more. […]

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January 5, 2021 Books

All the Horror Books We’re Excited About in 2021

Get your TBR list ready: we’ve rounded up all of 2021’s new horror books from Stephen Graham Jones, Cassandra Khaw, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Brian Evenson, and more. […]

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January 4, 2021 Books

The Blade Between Puts A Human Face on Gods And Monsters

The Blade Between, Sam J. Miller’s relentless new novel, offers a much-needed fresh spin on the gothic, folk horror, and horror-noir genres. […]

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December 21, 2020 Books

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve is a No-Skips Anthology

Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve continues to deliver, with phenomenal short horror fiction from 22 talented authors. […]

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December 18, 2020 Books

Secret Santa Gives the Greatest Gifts of All: Christmas Horror and ‘80s Nostalgia

Andrew Shaffer’s Secret Santa is a delightful horror comedy set in the 80s publishing scene. […]

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December 14, 2020 Books