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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Midnight Club and Queer Personhood

How Christopher Pike’s The Midnight Club introduced one reader to queer agency and the grand tradition of queer horror stories. […]

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November 15, 2022 Books, On Screen

Good Gourd! On Our Fascination With Pumpkins

What is it about those iconic orange gourds that brings us so much joy? Don’t miss Ally Russell’s paean to pumpkins. […]

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October 27, 2022 Miscellaneous

The Ghosts of Segregation: Interviewing India Hill Brown

India Hill Brown talks The Girl in the Lake, writing historical horror for middle grade and young adult audiences, and more! […]

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March 22, 2022 Books

Summer Scares 2022, Coming Soon to a Haunted Library Near You

Konrad Stump, co-chair of the Horror Writers Association’s Library Committee, introduces the 2022 edition of the Summer Scares program! […]

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February 16, 2022 News

Reader Beware: The Art of Goosebumps is a Nostalgic Retrospective for Former Young Ghouls

Tim Jacobus’s iconic cover art shines in this comprehensive history of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series–it’s more fun than a day trip to Horrorland! […]

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February 10, 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

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

On The Loneliness of the Young Horror Fan

Growing up as a horror-loving kid isn’t always easy, especially for non-white children. But it’s getting better – Ally Russell on why kids should stay spooky. […]

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July 26, 2021 Books, On Screen

Eden Royce’s Root Magic is the Book I Needed Growing Up

Eden Royce’s middle grade novel is a triumph of storytelling, representation, and Black childhood – read our full review. […]

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March 22, 2021 Books

The Beauty of the Macabre: Interviewing Crystal Connor, A Trusted Name in Terror

Author Crystal Connor talks about being over zombies, writing horror for both kids and adults, and finding horror in the Bible. […]

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February 26, 2021 Books

8 Spooky Middle Grade Horror Books to Read with Your Kids

A selection of spooky, age-appropriate horror books for middle grade readers, from classics like Bunnicula to new favorites like The Jumbies. […]

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October 2, 2020 Books

Five Lightly Creepy Movies on Disney+ for the Burgeoning Horror Fan

Five mildly to moderately creepy movies currently streaming on Disney+ that helped us become the horror fans we are today. […]

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January 14, 2020 On Screen