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6 Jewish Horror Novels

by @Mantis Shrimp, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for August's “Horror Nagila” category Judaism is not exactly devoid of the ghastly and macabre. The Torah mentions the mysterious Azazel, which may or may not be a goat-eating demon. An aggadah (legend) tells of two ghosts who, to stave off boredom in their cemetery, would tell… Continue reading 6 Jewish Horror Novels

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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

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Spotlight from Hell: A Look at Grady Hendrix

by Christopher O’Halloran For years, society decided that apathy was cool. Cynicism was in, and anyone who dared show enthusiasm was a nerd. We lauded figures like Happy Days’s Fonzie, Fight Club’s Tyler Durden, and any character played by James Dean, Steve McQueen, or John Wayne. If you cared about anything or anyone, you had… Continue reading Spotlight from Hell: A Look at Grady Hendrix

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6 Workplace Horrors (as if the workplace itself wasn’t horrifying enough)

by @drthoss, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for July's "9-5 Horror" category Work has always been seen as a necessary part of life. Even in the Bible, God says to Adam, ‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, til thou return to the ground.’ A day’s labour was a way of… Continue reading 6 Workplace Horrors (as if the workplace itself wasn’t horrifying enough)

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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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Last Days by Brian Evenson

by Christopher O’Halloran (@BurgleInfernal) Sometimes it’s advisable to skip trailers. They hold all sorts of spoilers for the movie you’re probably already going to watch. The trailer for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace spoiled Darth Maul’s double-ended lightsaber. The trailer for Thor: Ragnarok spoiled the inclusion of the Incredible Hulk. The trailer for… Continue reading Last Days by Brian Evenson

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Cover Reveal: Cats of the Pacific Northwest by J.W. Donley

Beware! A new book of unbelievable horror is on the horizon! A book about the most terrifying of creatures: CATS! J.W. Donley unleashes Cats of the Pacific Northwest on the world Tuesday, July 20th, 2021. "Thanks to Donley, I'll have to look at my cats with a raised eyebrow from now on. Cats of the… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Cats of the Pacific Northwest by J.W. Donley