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October Reading Schedule

October reading schedule includes: Behold the Void by Philip Fracassi starting on 10/4, The Fisherman by John Langan starting on 10/11, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn & Perfume by Patrick Suskind starting on 10/18, and Subcutanean by Aaron A Reed starting on 10/25
Behold the Void by Philip Fracassi starting on 10/4
The Fisherman by John Langan starting on 10/11
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn & Perfume by Patrick Suskind starting on 10/18
Subcutanean by Aaron A Reed starting on 10/25

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

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Recent Reviews

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

by @SemaphoreRaven Picture, if you will, the stereotype of the ‘50s American Housewife. The perfect hair and makeup, the ever-present smile, the look of joy when presented with the newest in cooking and cleaning products. Her house is spotless. She always has dinner hot and ready for her husband when he gets home from work.… Continue reading The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Pin by Andrew Neiderman

by @Asenath Ah, incest. The Gothic’s favorite taboo, there from the very beginning. Much like the function of incest in the original Gothic novels, the horror in Pin is less focused on the perverse acts themselves than on the ways in which a young woman is forced to exchange one captor for another. Here, teenage… Continue reading Pin by Andrew Neiderman


Recent Blogs

HOWL Society Chats with Philip Fracassi

Note: HOWL Society (HS abbreviated) is represented here by multiple members. To take part in discussions like this one, talk books, and join an ever growing writer collective, join our Discord. HOWL Society: Phillip Fracassi is the author of award-winning story collection, Behold the Void, 2021’s Beneath the Pale Sky, and his debut novel, Boys… Continue reading HOWL Society Chats with Philip Fracassi


Book Club Nominees

6 Horror Novels that Push the Boundaries of Form

by @Joan, curator of HOWL Book Club nominees for October’s “Hideous Experiments” category Storylines stitched together in mad patterns, truth grafted onto fiction, uncanny voices speaking from the shadows — sometimes horror pushes the boundaries of narrative as well as subject matter. The books in this list all have experimental elements or gimmicks that could… Continue reading 6 Horror Novels that Push the Boundaries of Form

6 Chances to Fear Thy Family And Friends

by @cstephensauthor, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for October’s “Fear Thy Family And Friends” category I’ve always been fascinated by the harm done by those closest to us, those whose betrayals slice the deepest. This category represents a peek into that world, and how our most intimate relationships shape us and sometimes destroy us.… Continue reading 6 Chances to Fear Thy Family And Friends


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