Conjuring Strength Through Poetry: Battling the Slasher Movie in Your Head

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Horror poetry reaches out into the darkness in hopes that understanding the shadows will shed light on our fears.

What's Scary In Small, Indie, and Self-Pub

Column by Peter Derk
If you're looking for big thrills, you have to go small.
"Writing in the Dark" by Tim Waggoner

"Writing in the Dark" by Tim Waggoner

Review by Cina Pelayo
A guide to understanding the horror genre that provides advice and tools for the beginner and refreshing tips for the veteran.

Too Young for Horror?

Column by Peter Derk
If the purpose of horror is to scare us, then you might be missing out on a rite of passage if you don't get a taste before you're ready.
Blood in the Gears: Jeremy Robert Johnson on "The Loop" & the Craft of Writing

Blood in the Gears: Jeremy Robert Johnson on "The Loop" & the Craft of Writing

Interview by Tyler Jones
Jeremy Robert Johnson talks writing habits and his weird new novel, 'The Loop.'

8 Women Business Owners in Horror

Column by Sadie Hartmann
September 22nd is American Business Women's Day. To celebrate, I've gathered a list of women-owned businesses in my preferred genre of horror. I hope you find something to support!

Halloween 2020 Reading List

Column by Sadie Hartmann September 18, 2020
With October just a few weeks away, it's time to collect all those seasonal, Halloweenish books you want to enjoy!

The Art of the Gross Out Contest — from a Two Time Reigning Champ

Column by Jay Wilburn
Gross out contests have a long and storied tradition in horror. Jay Wilburn, the 2019 and 2020 winner of the KillerCon Gross Out Contest, shares his thoughts on doing "gross" well.

It's Hard to Be Scared of the Man with the Knife, Anymore

Column by Paul Michael Anderson
How do you make a slasher scary, and why do so many fail?
Review: "The Only Good Indians" by Stephen Graham Jones

"The Only Good Indians" by Stephen Graham Jones

Review by Christopher Shultz August 31, 2020
SGJ's latest novel is a graphically violent supernatural slasher narrative bound together with poignant heart and drama.

Confessions of a Short Story Addict: More, More, More

Column by Sadie Hartmann August 25, 2020
An anthology is a perfect package; introducing readers to their next favorite author one short story at a time.

Best Self-Published Horror Books of 2020 So Far

Column by Sadie Hartmann August 11, 2020
There is a wealth of talent in self-published horror fiction. You just need to know where to look (because there is a lot of crap too).

The Bloody New Nostalgia of Splatter Westerns

Column by Jay Wilburn
A number of horror authors have begun exploring the western genre with their own bloody twists, leading to some very interesting results.
Kathe Koja on Godmothers of Horror: Emily Brontë & Mary Shelley

Kathe Koja on Godmothers of Horror: Emily Brontë & Mary Shelley

Interview by Leza Cantoral
Leza Cantoral and Kathe Koja discuss the importance and influence of two titans of horror.

The Ladies of Horror BookTube

Column by Sadie Hartmann July 10, 2020
The horror fiction industry sees its fair share of dudes sitting around talking about scary books. But what do the ladies think? Here are my favorite voices from the Horror BookTube sisterhood.

Stephen King's Nine Worst Books and Why I Still Love Them

Column by Jay Wilburn
Even Stephen King's most loyal readers have their least favorite books. These nine are the ones Jay Wilburn puts at the bottom of his list, but he still loves many things about them.
"Final Cuts: New Tales Of Hollywood Horror And Other Spectacles" Edited By Ellen

"Final Cuts: New Tales Of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles" Edited By Ellen Datlow

Review by Christopher Shultz
Six years ago, an anthology of film-themed horror stories crept into readers hands, and their nightmares were never the same. Now...it’s back.

Let’s Talk About Trigger Warnings

Column by Max Booth III May 14, 2020
What exactly is a trigger warning, and how are they useful?

Horror Book Recommendations for Geminis

Column by Sadie Hartmann
The strongest attribute of Geminis is their duality, symbolized by the twins. This reading list will appease even the most fickle Gemini reader.

10 Horror Novels You Should Not Try to Reinvent Unless You Are Awesome, Brave, and a Little Stupid

Column by Jay Wilburn
These 10 novels represent popular, important, or classic works of horror that might prove difficult for an author to reinvent, for a wide variety of reasons.

10 Horror Bookstagrammers You Should Be Following

Column by Sadie Hartmann
The Instagram app is home to many niche hashtags, but probably none are as prolific as #bookstagram. Here are some Horror Genre bookstagrammers you should be following.
Polis Books Announces ‘Lockdown: Stories of Terror, Crime, and Hope During a Pan

EXCLUSIVE: Polis Books Announces ‘Lockdown: Stories of Terror, Crime, and Hope During a Pandemic’ Charity Anthology

News by Joshua Chaplinsky April 6, 2020
Give yourself some great entertainment—and support a worthy cause at the same time.

13 Indie Publishers Producing Fresh, Hot, Horror Fiction

Column by Sadie Hartmann March 25, 2020
A baker's dozen of indie publishers changing the landscape of horror fiction for the better.
An Interview with the Women Who Wrote ‘Monster, She Wrote’

An Interview with the Women Who Wrote ‘Monster, She Wrote’

Interview by Annie Neugebauer February 25, 2020
An interview with Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson, the authors of 'Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction.'

This Genre is on Fire! 13 Fiesty Females Fanning Fear into Flame!

Column by Sadie Hartmann February 4, 2020
These 13 authors are at the top of their game—fearlessly writing horror fiction, gathering a loyal fanbase, and looking ahead to the future.