Horror Is Metal: Birmingham, Black Sabbath, and the Birth of Metal

Meghan Ball’s new column on horror in music–metal, punk, goth, and beyond–debuts with a dive into Black Sabbath’s humble, horrifying origins in 1970s Britain. […]

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August 12, 2021 Miscellaneous

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

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

Lovecraft Country Serves Up a Season of Multifaceted Horror

The first season of Misha Green’s adaptation of Matt Ruff’s novel is a mixed bag, with stunning performances and storytelling stumbles – read our review. […]

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November 9, 2020 On Screen

Gabino Iglesias on the Three Books That Made Him a Horror Fan

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “The Song of the Lady Rose” author Gabino Iglesias writes about Lovecraft, Laymon, and Quiroga. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books

What You Need to Know Going Into HBO’s Lovecraft Country Adaptation

A primer on Matt Ruff’s novel Lovecraft Country & what you’ll need to know going into Sunday’s premiere of the HBO series from Misha Green & Jordan Peele. […]

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August 14, 2020 Books, On Screen

Stop Giving Awards to Dead Racists: On Lovecraft and the Retro Hugos

It’s well past time for the horror community to move beyond H.P. Lovecraft – Meghan Ball lays out why awarding him a Retro Hugo in 2020 is a huge mistake. […]

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August 5, 2020 Books, News

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

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Color Out of Space

No flesh shall be spared in this psychedelic Lovecraft adaptation from iconic goth-shaman director Richard Stanley and the producers of 2018’s similarly lurid horror hit, Mandy. A relatively straightforward science […]

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February 11, 2020 On Screen

5 Frightfully Delicious Horror Cookbooks

Bring your love of horror to the dinner table with these creepy, freaky, scary horror cookbooks. […]

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November 26, 2019 Books

Annihilation Meets Mandy in the Color Out of Space Trailer

There have been a number of attempts to adapt Lovecraft to the screen over the years, but I wouldn’t personally call many of them “successful,” or “good,” or even “watchable.” […]

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November 7, 2019 On Screen