They Never Asked to Be Born: Seven Teenage Terrors

It’s hard being a teenager at the best of times, but at the worst, it’s downright horrifying. These seven books capture what a nightmare adolescence can be. […]

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April 7, 2021 Books

5 New Books From Old Favorite Authors Coming This Year

Yearning for new books from your favorite authors? Here are five books hitting shelves this year from Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, and more. […]

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March 25, 2021 Books

5 Witchy Horror Books to Bewitch Your Bookshelf

Whether you’re a good witch or a bad witch, these five witchy horror books will leave you with only one conundrum: witch one to read next. […]

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March 18, 2021 Books

Scares Across America Part I: Alabama to Georgia

Travel across America with the first part in our our compendium of horror books set in every state of the union (plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.). […]

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March 11, 2021 Books

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

She Frightened Me With Science: 6 Sci-Fi Horror Novels

Science fiction is so often optimistic, but these six sci-fi horror novels explore the genre’s darker side, from deep space to Arctic wastes and beyond. […]

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March 4, 2021 Books

Faith, Trauma, and Memory in The Children of Red Peak

Craig DiLouie’s newest novel, The Children of Red Peak, is a cult horror story that digs deep into grief, survivor’s guilt, and the need for answers. […]

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March 3, 2021 Books

Mariana Enriquez’s Stories Echo with the Shrieks of Women

In her short stories, Mariana Enriquez acts as a doula for the grotesque and ghoulish, ushering into the world visions of horrors enacted upon and by women. […]

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February 24, 2021 Books

In Cynthia Pelayo’s Children of Chicago, A City’s Darkness Shines

In Children of Chicago, Cynthia Pelayo has written a horrifying true crime fairy tale grounded in Chicago’s criminal past. […]

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February 10, 2021 Books

The Route of Ice and Salt is a Vampire Classic Back From the Dead

José Luis Zárate’s queer Dracula novella, The Route of Ice and Salt, is available in English for the first time–here’s why you should read it. […]

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January 20, 2021 Books

The 10 Best Horror Poetry Collections of 2020

2020 was a bad year in many respects, but a great year for horror poetry – here are some of the best collections. […]

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January 12, 2021 Books

The Blade Between Puts A Human Face on Gods And Monsters

The Blade Between, Sam J. Miller’s relentless new novel, offers a much-needed fresh spin on the gothic, folk horror, and horror-noir genres. […]

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December 21, 2020 Books

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve is a No-Skips Anthology

Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve continues to deliver, with phenomenal short horror fiction from 22 talented authors. […]

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December 18, 2020 Books

Secret Santa Gives the Greatest Gifts of All: Christmas Horror and ‘80s Nostalgia

Andrew Shaffer’s Secret Santa is a delightful horror comedy set in the 80s publishing scene. […]

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December 14, 2020 Books

This Woman’s Work: 7 Works of Feminist Horror

Seven novels, anthologies, and short story collections celebrating feminist horror from women writers the world over. […]

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December 9, 2020 Books

We Hear Voices Plots an Eerie Pandemic Mystery

Evie Green’s debut novel, We Hear Voices, is an unsettling blend of mystery, social drama, creepy kids, and pandemic thriller. […]

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December 8, 2020 Books

Festive Frights: Five Holiday Horror Novels

These five works of holiday horror are a guaranteed remedy to the cloyingly gingerbread saturated cuteness of classic holiday tales. […]

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December 7, 2020 Books

Horror for the Holidays: The Best Gifts for Horror Readers

If you need the perfect gift for the horror reader in your life, these 14 2020 horror books will guarantee you champion gift-giver status. […]

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December 2, 2020 Books, On Screen

Welcome Back to Skillute, WA: S.P. Miskowski’s The Best of Both Worlds

With The Best of Both Worlds, S.P. Miskowski introduces us to more residents of her fictional Pacific Northwest town, where nothing is what it seems. […]

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November 24, 2020 Books

Short Sharp Shocks: 6 Horror Short Story Collections for Longer Nights

2020 has been a banner year for short-form horror fiction – here are six of the best horror short story collections and anthologies to dive into right now. […]

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November 20, 2020 Books

Humanity, Desire, and Unease in the Work of Junji Ito

Gabino Iglesias delves into the work of master horror illustrator Junji Ito, and what it is about his work that leaves such a lasting impact on readers. […]

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November 13, 2020 Books

Dark Sangre: Five Latinx Horror Writers You Should Know

Five Midnights author Ann Dávila Cardinal expounds on five Latinx authors of horror and dark fiction you should read right now. […]

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November 10, 2020 Books

The Nesting Is a Gothic Thriller with a Memorable, Modern Voice

C.J. Cooke’s Norwegian gothic novel is an entertaining read and a testament to the power of stupid characters in horror stories. […]

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November 6, 2020 Books

Tales From the Backlist: From the Dust Returned is Ray Bradbury’s Underappreciated Masterpiece

From the Dust Returned is in many ways a culmination of Ray Bradbury’s entire body of work, at once creepy and comforting. […]

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October 28, 2020 Books

9 Halloween Horror Books Set in October

Obviously, October is the perfect horror reading month. That said, if you’re like me these days, you require a constant reminder of which month it is. Keeping track of time […]

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October 27, 2020 Books

Tiny Nightmares is an Anthology That Knows What Scares You

Tiny Nightmares, edited by Nadxieli Nieto and Lincoln Michel, is an anthology of bite-size horror stories that are short on word count and long on impact. […]

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October 22, 2020 Books

Edendale Weaves a Tale of Climate Change and Control

Read our review of Edendale by Jacquelyn Stolos, a new ecohorror novel about four roommates navigating wildfire season in Los Angeles. […]

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October 20, 2020 Books

Tales From the Backlist: Roger Zelazny Wrote the Best Halloween Novel You’ve Never Read

A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny’s final novel, is a wild, funny, spooky celebration of the Halloween season. […]

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October 13, 2020 Books

Jo Kaplan’s It Will Just Be Us Reads Like a Funhouse Mirror From Hell

Jo Kaplan’s new haunted house supernatural thriller contains shades of Shirley Jackson – read our full review. […]

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October 9, 2020 Books

Stephen Graham Jones’ Night of the Mannequins is a Supernatural Slasher Delight

Stephen Graham Jones’ newest novella, Night of the Mannequins, is equal parts slasher, creature feature, and coming-of-age story – read our full review! […]

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October 6, 2020 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

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books

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 Books