Horror Is Metal: Backstreet’s Pop-Gothic Detour

In a very special pop edition of her column on music and horror, Meghan Ball muses on an unconventional Halloween classic: the Backstreet Boys video for Everybody (Backstreet’s Back). […]

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October 26, 2021 On Screen

Eight Strange Tales of Appalachian Gothic Weirdness

With its strange history, isolated communities, and a sense of place all its own, Appalachia represents the perfect backdrop for a uniquely American brand of folk horror. […]

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October 20, 2021 Books

Old Ghosts and New Traumas Stalk Stuart Neville’s House of Ashes

In The House of Ashes, Stuart Neville’s first standalone novel in almost a decade, the greatest gift that one woman can offer another is to believe her. […]

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October 18, 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

Alex Pheby’s Trope-Shredding Mordew is Gothic Fantasy at Its Finest

Mordew’s insistence on subverting familiar genre tropes about power and magic makes it a can’t-miss read for dark fantasy fans. […]

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September 20, 2021 Books

Alone in the Garden of Good and Evil: Daryl Gregory on the Southern Gothic

Revelator author Daryl Gregory investigates why Southern gothic horror is such an interesting proving ground for humanity. […]

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September 8, 2021 Books

Your Inside(s) Aren’t Safe: Killer Color in the Domestic Gothic

Continuing her series on color in horror, Chelsea Davis dives deep into fatal hues in Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic and more. […]

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August 9, 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

6 Free Classic Horror Books to Read on Project Gutenberg

Books for the budget-conscious–read these six horror classics for free right now, courtesy of Project Gutenberg. […]

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November 16, 2020 Books

The Nesting Is a Gothic Thriller with a Memorable, Modern Voice

C.J. Cooke’s Norwegian gothic novel is an entertaining read and a testament to the power of stupid characters in horror stories. […]

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November 6, 2020 Books

Strolling on the Moors: 5 Modern Gothic Horror Novels with Vintage Chills

Five contemporary horror novels that prove that the gothic can still terrify. […]

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June 10, 2020 Books