Shaun Hamill’s Introduction to Dark Wonder: A Syllabus

Shaun Hamill’s guiding concept as a writer is “Dark Wonder” – here are five short stories, novellas, and movies to get you started in this niche genre. […]

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October 8, 2020

What to Read Next Based on Your Favorite Stephen King Novel

Once you’ve leveled up in Stephen King’s indelible horror fiction backlist, expand your horizons with these readalikes based on your favorite King novel! […]

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September 21, 2020

Six Horror Books About the Nastier Side of Suburbia

We’re all familiar with the suburbs in horror. They’re a place of white picket fences, of idyllic surroundings, of neighbors who love each other. They tend to be a place […]

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September 14, 2020

Bright Days, Dark Fiction: 5 Horror Reads for Summer

Five spinetingling stories of shock suitable for the savvy summer skeptic. […]

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August 31, 2020

6 Horror Movies That Feel Like Vintage Paperbacks

Enjoy some visual comfort food with these six vintage horror movies that capture the comforting feeling of a well-loved paperback pulp horror novel. […]

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August 26, 2020

5 Books That Explore the Horrors of Racism

Horror fiction has much to say about real-world racism — if we’re willing to listen. […]

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August 18, 2020

Morbid Manga: 4 Must-Read Horror Manga

Four frighteningly good horror manga for when you need to think outside the book. […]

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August 13, 2020

6 Relaxing PC Horror Games For When You Need To Chill

A relaxing horror game sounds counterintuitive, we know, but these six PC games provide atmosphere without going too heavy on the jump scares. […]

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August 10, 2020

Visual Terrors: 4 Must-Read Horror Comics For Your Reading List

Four frighteningly good horror comics for when you need to think outside the book. […]

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August 7, 2020

6 Horror Short Stories That Haunt Us

Scary things come in small packages. Some of the most frightening horror we’ve ever read has come in the form of short stories – here are six we can’t shake. […]

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July 28, 2020

5 Books About the Horror of the Unreliable Narrator

If you revel in the uncertainty of a story told by an unreliable narrator, here are five horror books for your next reading journey. […]

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July 22, 2020

Girls Grow Up Too: 10 Female Coming-of-Age Horror Books

So many coming-of-age horror stories focus on young boys – here are ten of our favorites featuring teen girls. […]

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July 21, 2020

5 Horror Books About Cursed Films

Mysterious disappearances, fatal films, and dead cast members abound in these five horror books about cursed films and filmmakers. […]

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July 15, 2020

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

5 of the Best International Horror TV Shows on Netflix

Chill yourself to the core with these five horror series from across the globe, now streaming on Netflix. […]

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July 2, 2020

6 Folk Horror Books for Your Summer Solstice Needs

Six folk horror books where the woods are dark, the communities are small, and occasionally someone just has to die for the good of this year’s harvest. […]

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June 18, 2020

5 Horror Reads to Keep the Sunshine Away

If summer’s not really your thing, curl up in the shade or in front of the air conditioner with these five scary reads. […]

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June 16, 2020

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

9 Books to Read If You Love Shirley Jackson

Nine spooky, haunting novels and collections to read once you’ve made your way through all of Shirley Jackson’s work. […]

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June 5, 2020

5 Funny Horror Books to Lift Your Mood

What could be better for our current moment than stories that recognizes the absurdity of awfulness? Here are five picks for horror books as funny as they are scary. […]

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May 27, 2020

5 YA Horror Novels Full of Adult Scares

Even hardened, jaded grown-up horror readers can find a YA horror novel to keep them up at night. Here are five picks that serve up scares for all ages. […]

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May 22, 2020

Writing Your Dreams: Where to Start with Jeffrey Ford’s Short Fiction

Underwater cities, model towns, love affairs with demons, and more: a guide to the weird, wonderful, dark short story collections of Jeffrey Ford. […]

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May 20, 2020

Reading the Master: Where to Start With Stephen King

If you haven’t started read any of Stephen King’s novels, novellas, or short stories, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some recommendations from a Constant Reader! […]

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May 14, 2020

The Horror of Motherhood: 5 Novels of Maternal Horror

Motherhood can be downright scary – these five novels explore the relationships between mothers and their children, and the power of maternal instinct. […]

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May 8, 2020

The 5 Worst Horror Tales to Read During Quarantine

Five horror novels & stories that you absolutely shouldn’t read while stuck at home during a global pandemic (unless you’re a masochist, in which case, do you). […]

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May 6, 2020

No Monster is an Island: 9 Island Horror Novels

Nine horror novels set on islands large and small, tropical and otherwise, that’ll make you rethink that relaxing beach vacation. […]

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May 4, 2020

6 Horror Novels in Which the Past Won’t Stay Dead

In these six horror novels, what’s past is prologue — and the stories that follow aren’t pretty. Just as it should be. […]

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April 30, 2020

5 Long Horror Novels for Long Days Spent Inside

There’s vast, dark ocean of long horror boks available for times when you’re stuck inside. Here are five of our favorites 500-page-plus horror novels. […]

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April 24, 2020

Springing Up Horror: 10 Terrifying Tales of Nature

Ten horror novels and stories set in lush, beautiful, dangerous, often deadly nature. […]

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April 20, 2020

Express Checkout: 5 Horror Novels Set in Creepy Hotels

You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave these five horrifying hotels. Whether they’re haunted by spirits or by their own guests, you’re better off elsewhere. […]

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April 15, 2020

Travel Hell: 6 International Horror Books to Take You Around the World

Books can take us places we cannot go, and these globe-trotting horror books take us to locales we can’t visit right now. […]

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April 10, 2020

6 Vampire Horror Books Without Any Romance

From OG splatterpunk to Dracula in Mexico, here are six horror novels about vampires without an iota of romance. […]

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March 31, 2020

5 Works of Horror by Women That Need Film Adaptations Now

Five horror novels, collections, and stories written by women we’d like to see on screen, featuring spiders, gothic boarding schools, snake-handling cults, & more. […]

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March 27, 2020

Nightfire Writer Picks: What to Read in Self-Isolation

Recommendations from Nightfire writers for what to read while you’re self-isolating. […]

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March 25, 2020

String Pullers: 6 Books Featuring Creepy Dolls and Puppets

Six novels and short story collections featuring creepy dolls and puppets, from anatomical dummies to life-sized Grand Guignol puppetry. […]

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March 24, 2020

Nightfire Staff Picks: What to Read in Self-Isolation

Recommendations from Nightfire staffers for what to read (and watch) while you’re self-isolating. […]

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March 18, 2020

9 Tales of Tentacle-Free Cosmic and Existential Horror

Nine books, stories, and illustrated works of non-Lovecraftian cosmic and existential horror, and nary an Elder God in sight. […]

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March 9, 2020

6 Creepy Books About Time Loops and Time Travel

These sci-fi and horror novels about time loops, time travel, and other forms of time manipulation will have you checking your watch nervously. […]

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March 2, 2020

Buyer’s Market: 5 Creepy Small Towns to Avoid

There’s nothing like the horror of a small town where everyone – human or otherwise – knows your name. Here are 5 small towns we’ll skip on our next trip. […]

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February 27, 2020

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