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

White Picket Fences Make for Bad Neighbors in Whisper Down the Lane

Clay McLeod Chapman’s Whisper Down the Lane is a chilling tale of hysteria, groupthink, and the cycles of behavior we can never quite escape. […]

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May 5, 2021 Books

Still Scary After All These Years: A History of Tor Horror

Nightfire isn’t Tom Doherty Associates’ first dance with darkness: Tor has been publishing horror since the 1980s. Take a look back through years of scares. […]

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April 22, 2021 Books

Salem Prevails: A Remote Halloween Guide to Witch City, USA

Couldn’t make it to Salem this October? Let us guide you through a virtual multimedia Halloween tour of the Witch City! […]

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October 30, 2020 Books, Miscellaneous, On Screen

Brian Evenson on Drawing Fiction from a Stone

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “The Cabin” author Brian Evenson writes about how a mysterious archeological find evolved into a short story. […]

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October 22, 2020 Books

Indrapramit Das on the Monstrousness of the Real

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author series, “You Will Survive This Night” author Indrapramit Das writes about the horror intrinsic to all art. […]

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October 21, 2020 Books

Craig Laurance Gidney on Loving a Haunted City

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Spyder Threads” author Craig Laurance Gidney writes the Black, queer, haunted Washington, DC, he knows. […]

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October 20, 2020 Books

When History is Horror, and Horror is History

Errick Nunnally argues that American history – from genocide and slavery to racist violence encoded in law – is more frightening than any horror fiction. […]

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September 11, 2020 Books, General

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

5 Historical Horror Novels to Help You Escape 2020

Five horror books set in the past to help you escape the horrors of our present moment. […]

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July 9, 2020 Books

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

War is Hell: 8 Military Horror Books

When I left a screening of Sam Mendes’s World War I epic 1917 last week, I found myself thinking that, more than anything else, he’d made a horror movie. So […]

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January 23, 2020 Books