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July Reading Schedule

July reading schedule includes: Pin by Andrew Neiderman starting on 6/28, The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin starting on 7/5, Affinity by Sarah Waters starting on 7/12, Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti starting on 7/19, The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix starting on 7/26
Pin by Andrew Neiderman starting on 6/28
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin starting on 7/5
Affinity by Sarah Waters starting on 7/12
Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti starting on 7/19
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix starting on 7/26

July artwork by P. L. McMillan (shop her merch!)

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Recent Reviews

Maynard’s House by Herman Raucher

by Molly Collins (@mollyec) A cold, snowy landscape; a protagonist grappling with the ghosts of his past; a witch tree surrounded by animals acting strangely; and a long history of tenants fleeing a haunted house. These are the ingredients Herman Raucher makes use of in his novel Maynard’s House, and by all means, it ought… Continue reading Maynard’s House by Herman Raucher

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

by @Asenath Children have been a longstanding part of horror. Whether you clutch your pearls at the thought of precious innocents in danger or find little kids to be extremely creepy to begin with, few things bring the terror like the involvement of a child. Helen Oyeyemi plays with both tropes at once in The… Continue reading The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven

by @SemaphoreRaven “Our sires’ age was worse than our grandsires’.We, their sons, are more worthless than they;so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.” Book III of Odes, Horacecirca 20 BC1300 AD Pretentiousness aside, the point is that adults have been complaining about Kids These Days for thousands of… Continue reading Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven


Recent Blogs


Book Club Nominees

6 Romantic Horrors

by psyche, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for July’s “Be Still My Heart: The Intersection of Horror and Romance” category Horror romance and romantic horror are small but intriguing subgenres that don’t get a ton of attention, but there’s some really interesting ground to tread in stories where love and fear intersect. As a big… Continue reading 6 Romantic Horrors

6 Horror Stories from the Suburbs

by C.B. Jones, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for July’s “The Monsters on Nextdoor” category In the middle of the 20th Century, the suburbs emerged as the pinnacle of family living.  Close enough to the city to reap its benefits, but far enough away to have a separate set of perks, the suburbs vowed to… Continue reading 6 Horror Stories from the Suburbs


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