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Gothic and Horror - One and the Same?
Where has horror literature come from? In tracing the genre to its gothic counterpart, its tempting to question: Are the genres of gothic and horror literature one and the same? Take the journey and answer for yourself...if you dare.
Deliver Us From Evil by Ralph Sarchie Review
Before it became a film loosely inspired by true events, Deliver Us From Evil chronicled the real-life paranormal investigations of New York City cop, demonologist, and author Ralph Sarchie as he faced off against demonic forces and assisted in exorcisms.
If you are interested in writing horror but donīt know where to begin, inspiration from your own life can suddenly strike you where you least expect it!
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain Review
Highway 16, otherwise known as the Highway of Tears, has long held deadly secrets. Countless aboriginal women have gone missing even as dark and sinister forces rally in a small town set in the mountains of British Columbia - beware - for A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain.
Dread by Clive Barker Review
Clive Barkerīs short story "Dread," originally published as part of his popular "Books of Blood" series, serves as a close examination of the collective fascination with being scared and indicts each of us in our own twisted and perverse pleasure of anothers misery.
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.
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