Remembering Bill Landis, the Late, Great Scholar of Sleaze

Biographer Preston Fassel reintroduces the man behind the myth, the grandfather of modern genre criticism, Mr. Sleazoid himself: Bill Landis. […]

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December 14, 2021 Books, On Screen

A Genre for the Individual: Bethany Clift on Accidentally Writing a Horror Novel

Last One at the Party author Bethany Clift explores the indefinability of horror, her own formative experiences with fear, & realizing she’d written a horror novel. […]

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October 21, 2021 Books

How to Tell a True Ghost Story

Gabino Iglesias recounts his personal encounters with ghosts and what they mean to him both as a believer and a writer of horror. […]

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October 4, 2021 Miscellaneous

Running Up Those Stairs, or An Investigation Into Why Slasher Victims Make a Break for the Second Floor

Horror fans like to joke about slasher victims running upstairs – but what if it’s actually not such a bad idea? One writer’s modest proposal. […]

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August 19, 2021 Miscellaneous

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

Get Lost: Fictional and True Stories of Forest Horror

Take a hike into horror with these documentaries, podcasts, movies, and books about getting lost in the woods–forever. […]

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May 10, 2021 Books, On Screen

6 Works of Horror Memoir True Enough to Be Terrifying

These six books look at the ways in which horror influences and is influenced by our culture, our history, and ourselves. […]

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March 10, 2021 Books

The Science of Women in Horror Brilliantly Dissects Horror Movie Tropes and Traditions

From final girls to femme fatales, The Science of Women in Horror is a great dissection of tropes and traditions in horror movies. […]

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February 23, 2021 Books, On Screen

On Being the Other in an Outsider Genre: Interviewing Chesya Burke

This Women in Horror Month, we spoke to horror author and academic Chesya Burke talks Black horror, Octavia Butler, and writing rituals. […]

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February 8, 2021 Books

Blue Light of the Screen Is a Hauntingly Good Horror Memoir

Claire Cronin’s book is a fascinating blend of memoir and horror criticism – a must for any horror fan who likes the why just as much as the what. […]

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December 10, 2020 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

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