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

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

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November 8, 2021 Books

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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July 2, 2021 Books

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

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

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June 2, 2021 Books

Angela Carter’s ‘The Lady of the House of Love’ is the Vampire Story to End All Vampire Stories

How Angela Carter captured the entirety of vampire fiction and the violent clash of antiquity and modernity in a single short story. […]

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May 24, 2021 Books

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

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

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet has to offer in this new monthly series. […]

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May 6, 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

Chronic Chills: In Praise of the Stoner Horror Movie

Cannabis and horror go together like slashers and masks – this 4/20, celebrate with these ten classic stoner horror movies. […]

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April 20, 2021 On Screen

A Single Point of Light: The Lost Mystery of Faces in the Window

Pseudopod editor Shawn M. Garrett continues his ongoing series about the history of horror audio with an investigation into the lost TV show Faces in the Window. […]

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April 14, 2021 Miscellaneous, On Screen

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

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

Scary Personalities: Why Horror Hosts Will Never Die

From the Cryptkeeper and Vampira to Terry Carnation and Zena Dixon, join us in this celebration of horror hosts past, present, and future. […]

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March 2, 2021 Miscellaneous, On Screen

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

Phantom Wavelengths: Three Tales of Invisible Color

Continuing her series on color in horror, Chelsea Davis explores three fictional uses of invisible hues from Bierce, London, and Lovecraft. […]

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February 17, 2021 Books

The Chiming of the Witching Hour: Dreadful John at Midnight

In his first entry in an ongoing series about the history of horror audio, Shawn M. Garrett uncovers the backstory of Dreadful John at Midnight. […]

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February 10, 2021 Miscellaneous

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

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

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

Home Haunting: Halloween Inspiration for a Socially Distant Year

Get inspired for a socially distant Halloween with these documentaries, movies, and TV shows that’ll get you in the mood for some spooky decorating. […]

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October 7, 2020 Miscellaneous, On Screen

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 Books, General

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

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

Revisiting the Ocean House Hotel, Bloodlines’ Scariest Level

How Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines turned exploring the abandoned Ocean House Hotel into an all-time classic of horror gaming. […]

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May 19, 2020 On Screen