Articles, book reviews, and links will be posted discussing the literary elements and the sub-genres of horror literature. Book reviews will have one star throughout this site.
Defining Horror Literature
What is horror literature, anyway? Is a universal definition of horror literature even possible? Individual fear, past and traumatic experiences, phobias, personal perception, and environment are all factors we must consider when discussing horror literature.
Dystopian - Apocalyptic - Post-Apocalyptic Novels
The terms dystopian, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic are often misused when describing a novel. Here are ways to tell them apart and narrow down your favorites.
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.
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.
Horror Literature Newsletter Update
A newsletter designed to keep the subscriber up-to-date on the latest articles, books, and fun from the world of horror writing and horror literature.
Pleasurable Fear – Horror Literature
Fine literary writing is often based on emotions. Fear is the greatest emotion of all and yet horror writers are looked down on when they bring fear to the table. But they continue to have untold numbers of fans. Maybe it's about time to re-examine the emotion of fear in literature.
Types of Horror Fiction
Organizing horror literature is tricky but there are two basic types - that of the supernatural world and that of the real, or non-supernatural, world. Within those basic types we can break it down even farther to find what we are looking for.
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.
What is Horror Fiction? [offsite link]
The Horror Writer´s Association explains in an essay what horror fiction is and why it´s so difficult to classify.
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