January Reading Schedule
by @Asenath Monsters in horror should disturb us. And what monster is more disturbing than . . . a human? Yes, the serial killer. No fangs, no fur, no claws, just an incredibly charismatic and charming exterior hiding the desire to destroy, hurt, and humiliate. And we can’t get enough of them; there are thousands… Continue reading Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
by Lindsey Ragsdale (@Leviathan15) The house is always innocuous at first appearance. It sits on a lonely piece of land, it’s usually quite large, and always a few generations old. The group that moves in, temporarily or permanently, is typically a family, although sometimes it’s a loose bunch of acquaintances. No one stays in a… Continue reading BURNT OFFERINGS BY ROBERT MARASCO
by Lindsey Ragsdale (@Leviathan15) Horror novels set in small, isolated towns are a dime a dozen. The idea of characters harboring their own dark secrets, while simultaneously wanting to know every bit of their neighbor’s business, is a familiar and successful trope in fiction. Perhaps this is because many readers are all-too-familiar with this setting,… Continue reading A Choir of Ill Children by Tom Piccirilli
by Paul Anders (@Senobyte) There is something about winter that makes people think of ghost stories. Maybe it’s something primal in us, the longer nights and the colder weather urging us to gather round the fire. Compelling us to tell stories about the dreaded things beyond the protective fortress of hearth and home. Regardless of… Continue reading Ghosts of Christmas Past: The Stories of M. R. James
by Amanda Nevada DeMel The first person who asked me why I love the horror genre was Judith O’Dea, the actress who played Barbara in Night of the Living Dead. I met her at a horror convention in my teenage years. I was so nervous to meet her. I’m always anxious, and even more so… Continue reading Why Are We Drawn to Horror Fiction?
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