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
by Christopher O’Halloran (@BurgleInfernal) Gone are the days of the chonky novel. The thousand-page tome is losing its appeal among readers. People want a nice, quick, story. All action, right now. The Final Reconciliation pulls that off with no wasted space. BEHIND THE PEN TODD KEISLING was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior… Continue reading The Final Reconciliation by Todd Keisling
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
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
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