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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
A look at Faulker's time-honored Gothic tale of love, loss, and murder set against the backdrop of a decaying southern town.
Thirty years after the alleged story took place, “The Amityville Horror” continues to haunt the American consciousness. With a new film just released and reportedly more accurate to the novel than its 1979 predecessor, Jay Anson’s “true story” on a family tormented by an evil house has forged itsel
Anne Rice's Vampires
The vampire gets a conscious.
A brief look at Bentley Little and his contribution to horror literature.
Bitten by Dan O’Brien
This is a review of Dan O'Brien's novel Bitten. It is a story about an F.B.I. agent, Lauren Westlake, and her search for a mysterious murder. This book throws a completely different spin on werewolves and is well worth the read.
Children and Horror Stories
Should children read or hear horror stories? This is a question that is asked by parents quite frequently. There are several things to consider when deciding whether your child should read or hear horror stories. This article examines the question about horror stories and children.
Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance
As part of our countdown to Halloween horror, we review the young adult horror anthology "Daemon Hall" by Andrew Nance.
Demon Thief by Darren Shan
We review the second book of the Demonata series by Darren Shan
European Werewolf Lore
Werewolves are a key horror story element in many horror stories. This article looks at the origins of the werewolf. There are some facts that might surprise you, such as werewolves not always being considered monsters.
Evil in Horror Literature
A cornerstone of the horror literature movement, “evil” has existed in numerous forms throughout horror’s history. Yet defining what "evil" actually is becomes tricky, if not altogether elusive.
Mary Shelly penned the novel Frankenstein when she was nineteen in a time when men supposedly ruled the roost of interesting and intelligent literature. Since then, this "girly" tale has been credited with launching the science fiction genre and continues to hold a heavyweight place in horror.
Stephen King, James Herbert, Mary Shelley - we know who they are. We know their names and their works. I consistently tell people to pick up a Graham Masterton novel. Not only is he prolific, but he's just as good as these other household names. I dare you to read one.
Horror and I
After writing a few articles for BellaOnline, I thought my peers would like to know a little about me, why I became interested in horror literature, and what role it has played in my life.
Horror Book Shop
The Horror Shop - a place to browse through the books or gadgets reviewed on the Horror Literature Site. Stop by and stay awhile.
Horror Literature v The Movie
Which is better: a horror movie or a horror novel? Why does literature have more of an after effect than a film and are the characters and plots woven better in the written word?
Horror or Romance
Are we limiting ourselves by ignoring what some of today's authors are offering? There is a new influx of authors that are writing books for women. They combine romance and horror in series of books that create strong women as main characters.
Lord Loss by Darren Shan
On first appearance, Grubitsch “Grubbs” Grady seems like your typical teenager; he rebels against his parents, fights with his sister, succumbs to peer pressure, and struggles with a horrific family curse. We look at author Darren Shan´s first book of the "Demonata" series.
Paragon by E.F. Watkins
A Review of E. F. Watkins´ Paragon
Project Pulp [offsite link]
A bookstore for the small press. You will find books, chapbooks, collections, art and more at this awesome site. There are items here you won´t be able to find anywhere else. A great source to start your small press collection.
Review - Born of the Sea by Victor Kelleher
Born of the Sea by Victor Kelleher is one of my favourite books. It is surprisingly well written and had me hooked within the first few pages. Highly recommended for lovers of Frankenstein.
Santa Steps Out by Robert Devereaux
A review of the epic holiday tale of Santa, nymphos, and mayhem.
Some of My Favorite Horror Authors
This article is about some of my favorite authors. You might find your favorite author listed here, or maybe find a new author to read. Several of these authors are quite well-known and I am sure that you will find them familiar.
Stephen King Comics
Stephen King and comic book fans: take a heart. Marvel recently announced several up-and-coming partnerships with the modern master of horror.
The Curse of the Campfire Weenies by David Lubar
The Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales, published by Tor Books, is the third and latest installment in David Lubar’s popular Campfire Weenies series geared towards children.
The Nightmarist by Duncan Rouleau
The Nightmarist Review - A look at the disturbing graphic novel by acclaimed writer/artist Duncan Rouleau
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
Imagine if you will, 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 lake away. Welcome, children, to Holiday House.
The Tower by Simon Clark
A recent change of management has led a young rock band to the dark walls of what is affectionately known as The Tower, an ancient and large dwelling in the middle of nowhere. The mansion boasts an extensive history of brutal violence and death, and it is about to add some fresh blood to its resume
Types of Horror Literature
Horror may arguably be divided into many categories and sub-genres...here are three of the more common types of horror literature.
We’re used to vampires who are both deadly and benign, the types of characters that we actually want sucking our blood. In his latest vampire novel, "Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale," David Wellington reminds us why we were really frightened of them in the first place.
Where the Wild Things Grow
Is horror a genre, and why do we keep turning the page? What is the scariest part about horror literature: the story, the idea, or where they came from?
If you are interested in writing horror but don´t know where to begin, inspiration from your own life can suddenly strike you where you least expect it!
Have a burning desire to write horror or are you simply wanting to analyze it to death? Here are a few ideas to get you started!
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