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Zombies are currently top dog in the world of horror literature. What is it about the walking dead that causes endless fascination and volumes of writing for their fans?
Born of the Sea by Victor Kelleher
The story is based on Madeleine Sauvage, the creature Dr Frankenstein created to afford his monster a bride. Kelleher lubricates the Frankenstein tale into a well oiled story which had me hooked in the first few pages.
Cthulhu and Human Nature
From the vast expanse of timeless darkness, an underlying murmur, a faint whisper that has been at the periphery of sanity and thought since human beings emerged from the muck of existence: Cthulhu. Does Lovecraft's Cthulhu symbolically underscore the more sinister aspects of human nature?
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!
Frankenstein - Lost Souls by Koontz Book Review
People in the town of Rainbow Falls, Montana are being duplicated and replaced with intruders engineered by the evil Victor Helios (i.e. Dr. Frankenstein). Lost Souls is Book 4 in the Frankenstein series by Dean Koontz.
Frankenstein's Confessional - Book Review
A collection of short horror stories from the monster's point of view.
Ghouls in Horror Literature
Ghouls – they just don’t get any respect. They are the scavengers of the dead, vultures of the graveyard, and consumers of the flesh. Zombies are getting all the attention these days, but ghouls are the real deal.
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
An updated examination of a prolific novel about one man’s survival in a post- apocalyptic, vampire-infested world. While vampires haunt the night, who is the real monster in Matheson's haunting tale?
Origins of the Werewolf
Specific origins of the werewolf legend are buried in history but there are stories and speculation that help us understand the superstitions and fears behind the folklore.
Stephen King's Randall Flagg
A discussion on Stephen King´s 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.
Under The Dome by Stephen King Book Review
If you're a Stephen King horror fan, be sure and check out my review of "Under the Dome".
Vampire Folklore – The Origins Horror Literature Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Horror Literature Site Map
Vampires, the irresistible creatures of Dracula fame, proudly flaunt their fangs through today’s pop culture. But where did the legend of the vampire originate?
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