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Penny Dreadful, a new supernatural thriller series on Showtime, brings together some of horror literature's heavyweights onto the small screen and set against the backdrop of Jack the Ripper's Victorian London.
Mary Shelly penned the novel Frankenstein when she was nineteen in a time when men supposedly ruled the literary roost of interesting and intelligent literature. Since then, the tale, often credited with launching the science fiction genre, has become a horror literature classic.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill Review
In Joe Hillīs Heart-Shaped Box, we find a satisfying and original ghost story mixed with themes of love, sadness, anger, betrayal and rock - not to mention, of course, lots and lots of rock.
The horror story often depends on a charismatic horror villain to drive the terror. Join the horror literature site as we put our horror villain profile to the test with Dracula!
Types of Horror Literature
Horror literature may be divided into many categories and sub-genres...here are three of the more common types of horror literature.
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
Ira Levin's prolific tale of horror, love, betrayal, corruption, and the dangers of having the Devil's baby. Now a miniseries, Rosemary's Baby continues to remind us that darkness is everywhere and is never more evident than in the oppression of others.
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
A look at classic children's novel The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. Imagine a house where every morning was Christmas and every night was Halloween. A special place where fantasies are reality, reality is fantasy, and horror is just a short walk away. Welcome, children, to Holiday House.
Stephen King's Randall Flagg
A discussion on Stephen Kingīs epic character Randall Flagg, an exploration of his complex nature, and a look at how the antagonist has made the world of horror a better place.
Interview with the Vampire - Claudia's Story
With story credited to Anne Rice of The Vampire Chronicles fame, Ashley Marie Witter offers a graphic novel adaptation of the classic Interview with the Vampire tale, this time told from the perspective of immortal child-turned vampire, Claudia.
The Deep by Karen Wiesner Book Review
A review of The Deep - A Woodcutter's Grim Novel by Karen Wiesner. When her father unleashes a mythological evil on a broken family and the mysterious town of Woodcutter's Grim, it is up to Cheyenne Welch to return to the origins of her recurring fairy tale nightmares to finally face The Deep.
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