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 Books, News

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 Books

The 5 Worst Horror Tales to Read During Quarantine

Five horror novels & stories that you absolutely shouldn’t read while stuck at home during a global pandemic (unless you’re a masochist, in which case, do you). […]

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May 6, 2020 Books

No Monster is an Island: 9 Island Horror Novels

Nine horror novels set on islands large and small, tropical and otherwise, that’ll make you rethink that relaxing beach vacation. […]

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May 4, 2020 General

This Month in New Horror Books: May 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in May 2020, from Max Booth III and Jeffrey Ford to Julianne Pachico. […]

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May 4, 2020 Books

6 Horror Novels in Which the Past Won’t Stay Dead

In these six horror novels, what’s past is prologue — and the stories that follow aren’t pretty. Just as it should be. […]

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April 30, 2020 General

Announcing Cassandra Khaw’s Novella Nothing But Blackened Teeth

Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing But Blackened Teeth – a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale steeped in Japanese folklore – will be published by Nightfire in Oct 2021! […]

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April 28, 2020 Books, News

5 Long Horror Novels for Long Days Spent Inside

There’s vast, dark ocean of long horror boks available for times when you’re stuck inside. Here are five of our favorites 500-page-plus horror novels. […]

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April 24, 2020 Books

It’s Just The Cat: Molly Tanzer On Skeptics and Believers

Molly Tanzer writes about the tropes of the skeptic and the believer in horror fiction and in her new novel, Creatures of Charm and Hunger. […]

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April 23, 2020 Books

Springing Up Horror: 10 Terrifying Tales of Nature

Ten horror novels and stories set in lush, beautiful, dangerous, often deadly nature. […]

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April 20, 2020 Books

Express Checkout: 5 Horror Novels Set in Creepy Hotels

You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave these five horrifying hotels. Whether they’re haunted by spirits or by their own guests, you’re better off elsewhere. […]

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April 15, 2020 Books

Travel Hell: 6 International Horror Books to Take You Around the World

Books can take us places we cannot go, and these globe-trotting horror books take us to locales we can’t visit right now. […]

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April 10, 2020 Books

Hereditary Horror: Interviewing Danielle Trussoni About The Ancestor

Sadie Hartmann interviews horror author and reviewer Danielle Trussoni about her new novel The Ancestor, genetic inheritance, and horror in horrifying times. […]

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April 9, 2020 Books

Grady Hendrix is the Modern Master of Everyday Horror

Nicole Hill explains just what makes Grady Hendrix’s horror novels so compelling, from Horrorstor and My Best Friend’s Exorcism to his newest, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. […]

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April 7, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: April 2020

Check out the scariest new horror books out in April, from genteel vampire slayers and gothic mysteries to remote eco-horror and bloody pitch-dark fantasy. […]

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April 1, 2020 Books

6 Vampire Horror Books Without Any Romance

From OG splatterpunk to Dracula in Mexico, here are six horror novels about vampires without an iota of romance. […]

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March 31, 2020 General

5 Works of Horror by Women That Need Film Adaptations Now

Five horror novels, collections, and stories written by women we’d like to see on screen, featuring spiders, gothic boarding schools, snake-handling cults, & more. […]

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March 27, 2020 Books

What Writing Horror Can Teach All Writers

Most people think about fear and monsters when horror fiction comes up. Mention horror and you’ll conjure images of haunted houses, creepy woods covered in fog, and blood stains in […]

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March 27, 2020 Books

Nightfire Writer Picks: What to Read in Self-Isolation

Recommendations from Nightfire writers for what to read while you’re self-isolating. […]

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March 25, 2020 Books

String Pullers: 6 Books Featuring Creepy Dolls and Puppets

Six novels and short story collections featuring creepy dolls and puppets, from anatomical dummies to life-sized Grand Guignol puppetry. […]

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March 24, 2020 Books

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

9 Tales of Tentacle-Free Cosmic and Existential Horror

Nine books, stories, and illustrated works of non-Lovecraftian cosmic and existential horror, and nary an Elder God in sight. […]

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March 9, 2020 Books

Tales from the Backlist: The Man on the Ceiling

In this edition of Tales From the Backlist, we revisit The Man on the Ceiling, the 2008 fictionalized horror memoir from Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem. […]

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March 4, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: March 2020

Check out the coolest new horror books out in March, from Warhammer zombies and two friends battling elder gods to ghosts on the Titanic and girls’ trips gone horribly wrong. […]

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March 2, 2020 Books

6 Creepy Books About Time Loops and Time Travel

These sci-fi and horror novels about time loops, time travel, and other forms of time manipulation will have you checking your watch nervously. […]

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March 2, 2020 Books

Buyer’s Market: 5 Creepy Small Towns to Avoid

There’s nothing like the horror of a small town where everyone – human or otherwise – knows your name. Here are 5 small towns we’ll skip on our next trip. […]

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February 27, 2020 Books

Horrifying History: 6 Nonfiction Stories Behind the Scares

The best horror stories have a kernel of truth – we’ve paired 6 nonfiction historical books with 6 horror novels to illustrate these horrifying histories. […]

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February 14, 2020 Books

Our Bodies, Our Scares: 7 Intimate Works of Body Horror

There’s no horror more inescapable or universal than body horror – here are seven of our favorite body horror stories and novels. […]

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February 10, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: February 2020

Check out the coolest new horror books out in February, from shocking reissues and monstrous anthologies to 19th century zombies and cursed waterways. […]

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February 3, 2020 Books

This Month in New Horror Books: January 2020

Get your TBR in shape with a list of January’s new horror releases! […]

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January 8, 2020 Books

All the Horror Books We’re Excited About in 2020

Get your TBR list ready: we’ve rounded up 65+ of 2020’s most exciting horror books from Stephen King, Paul Tremblay, Alma Katsu, Max Brooks, and more. […]

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December 11, 2019 Books

6 Modern Takes on Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s foundational horror novel is still inspiring writers two centuries later – here are six great modern takes on Frankenstein. […]

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December 6, 2019 Books

Enter to Win to Win Two Terrifying Cherie Priest Books

We’re giving away a Cherie Priest prize pack – enter for your chance to win now! […]

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December 2, 2019 Books

5 YA Horror Books That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Featuring fantasy worlds, folklore, murders, monsters, and the undead, these YA horror books are sure to chill and delight readers of all ages. […]

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November 22, 2019 Books

Horror in the Hollers: T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones

The Twisted Ones, a tale of folk horror inspired by Arthur Machen, is one of the year’s best horror novels. […]

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November 18, 2019 Books

5 Scary Books We Wish Were Real

Five scary books from film and literature that don’t exist (yet). […]

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November 13, 2019 Books, On Screen

Five Post-Halloween Horror Reads

Halloween is over, but there’s still plenty of time to reach for a creepy read! Whether your taste runs to the psychological, the spectral, the gothic, or the weird, here’s […]

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November 11, 2019 Books

Tell Us: What’s the Scariest Book You’ve Ever Read?

Happy Halloween, you fiends! Scary is so subjective – what scares you might not ruffle my feathers at all, and vice versa. Weirdly enough, I have a really hard time […]

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October 31, 2019 Books, News

Sweepstakes: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Enter for a chance to win one of twenty four copies of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt! […]

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October 14, 2019 Books

Welcome to the Nightfire Blog!

Back in April, Tom Doherty Associates (the home of Tor Books, Tor.com, and more) announced Nightfire, a brand new horror imprint. While Nightfire won’t have books on shelves until 2021 […]

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October 7, 2019 Books, Miscellaneous, News, On Screen