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

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

Into the Night: July 2022’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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August 29, 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

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

Into the Night: June 2022’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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July 18, 2022 Books

Into the Night: May 2022’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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July 18, 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

How The Phantom of the Opera Still Haunts Italian and Chinese Cinema

Everyone knows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage version, but Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel held a special fascination for Italian and Chinese filmmakers. […]

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June 16, 2022 On Screen

The U.S. Government, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, and You: A Truth Seeker’s Guide

The House Intelligence Committee recently held a hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena–but what form will the inevitable alien invasion take? […]

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June 6, 2022 News, On Screen

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

Horror Punk’s Not Dead: The Adams Family Reinvents Horror Cinema on Their Own Terms

An ode to the punk genius of the Adams, the indie family filmmaking team behind Hellbender and The Deeper You Dig. […]

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May 17, 2022 On Screen

Into the Night: April 2022’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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May 14, 2022 Books

With Special Guest Star Vincent Price: The Horror Icon on TV

Vincent Price will always be a favorite of horror fans for his iconic star-turns in classic horror movies, like the Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe films, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, […]

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April 21, 2022 On Screen

Into the Night: March 2022’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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April 19, 2022 Books

Into the Night: February 2022’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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March 21, 2022 Books

Tales From the Backlist: Anno Dracula is a Whole Introductory Course on Gothic Horror

Kim Newman’s vampire supergroup of a novel is still wildly influential thirty years later–and makes a perfect gateway into the gothic. […]

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March 7, 2022 Books

Into the Night: January 2022’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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February 3, 2022 Books

Come Celebrate Middle Grade Horror Alongside the Horror Writers Association

Kids are braver and tougher than we think, and the Horror Writers Association’s new Stoker Award category for middle grade novels is a great reflection of that. […]

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January 28, 2022 Books

Tales From the Backlist: Sara Gran’s Come Closer is Waiting For You

Sara Gran’s 2003 novel Come Closer is still luring readers in nearly two decades later–Drew Broussard examines how the book weaves its propulsive spell. […]

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January 25, 2022 Books

Scares Across America Part V: South Dakota to Washington D.C.

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

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January 18, 2022 Books

Into the Night: The Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry of 2021

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet had to offer in 2021, from our monthly series. […]

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January 14, 2022 Books

In Defense of Space Horror

Dead Silence author S.A. Barnes explores how and why horror set in space works, contrary to what you may have heard on Twitter. […]

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January 12, 2022 Books, On Screen

In Defense of Wendy, Barbra, and the Traumatized Women of Horror Cinema

Why do we regard certain female characters in horror as weak just because they visibly suffer and grieve? Gwendolyn Kiste reexamines Wendy, Barbra, and representations of trauma. […]

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January 6, 2022 On Screen

Into the Night: November 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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December 16, 2021 Books

Scares Across America Part IV: New Mexico to South Carolina

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

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November 22, 2021 Books

Into the Night: October 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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November 8, 2021 Books

Into the Night: September 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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November 8, 2021 Books

A Genre for the Individual: Bethany Clift on Accidentally Writing a Horror Novel

Last One at the Party author Bethany Clift explores the indefinability of horror, her own formative experiences with fear, & realizing she’d written a horror novel. […]

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October 21, 2021 Books

Frankenstein’s Manuscript, or: How to Write Satisfying Crossover Horror

The Death of Jane Lawrence author Caitlin Starling offers writing tips for creating crossover horror that respects both genres. […]

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October 6, 2021 Books

How to Tell a True Ghost Story

Gabino Iglesias recounts his personal encounters with ghosts and what they mean to him both as a believer and a writer of horror. […]

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October 4, 2021 Miscellaneous

Into the Night: August 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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September 16, 2021 Books

The Sublime Silliness of Shark Horror Movies

In a post-Jaws world, shark horror movies like 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and The Shallows are often pretty silly. Here’s why that’s great, actually. […]

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September 2, 2021 On Screen

When We Were Monsters: How the Monster Child Teaches Us How to Live with Darkness

The horror trope of the monstrous child can be a welcome mirror and a comforting reminder, as well as a way to dig for lessons in the dark. […]

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August 26, 2021 Books

Running Up Those Stairs, or An Investigation Into Why Slasher Victims Make a Break for the Second Floor

Horror fans like to joke about slasher victims running upstairs – but what if it’s actually not such a bad idea? One writer’s modest proposal. […]

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August 19, 2021 Miscellaneous

Into the Night: July 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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August 3, 2021 Books

Scares Across America Part III: Massachusetts to New Jersey

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

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July 19, 2021 Books

Into the Night: June 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

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July 2, 2021 Books