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Ten New Horror Novels We’re DYING to Read in 2017!

If you are anything like me, you are always on the hunt for the next best horror novel. We all know the genre favorites such as Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Dean Koontz — but there are just as many other talented horror authors out there you may have never heard about. We’re […]

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Scary Fun 

10 Graphic Horror Novels So Disgusting You May Never Eat Again

Dedicated to fans of the hardest of hardcore fiction, this list should be considered with respect to all dietary plans in the New Year… or any other year, for that matter. For example, if you’re planning to keep your holiday chow session on a continued loop this year, you should not read any of these […]

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Clive Barker’s THE THIEF OF ALWAYS Nailed Young Adult Horror-Fantasy First

In 1998, J.K. Rowling’s youth novel HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE was first published in America as HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, earnestly kicking off not just a mega-successful book and film franchise (Rowling is said to be worth about a billion dollars these days), but the Young Adult (YA) Fiction trend in earnest. […]

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Films Real Life Scares 

The Terrifying Story Behind THE ENTITY: The Haunting of Doris Bither

While POLTERGEIST pushed paranormal cinema to a whole new level when it burned up the box office in 1982, a lesser-known film nearly slipped under the radar that same year (though it was actually completed in 1981), despite dealing with the same subject matter… albeit in a far more adult-oriented context. That controversial and shocking […]

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Horror Masterminds S.L. Grey and Blumhouse Books Debut THE APARTMENT

Blumhouse Productions have made their first foray into publishing with Blumhouse Books — a joint venture with publishers Vintage and Anchor Books. With a mandate to “to publish original horror across all formats,” prioritizing scares over “stock shocks,” Blumhouse Books will take the studio’s signature cinematic style and “transfer it to the written word.” They hope […]

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Films Real Life Scares 

The Other PSYCHO? Will The Real Norman Bates Please Stand Up?

Did you know there was another inspiration for Robert Bloch’s famed PSYCHO killer Norman Bates? While Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein gets the lion’s share of real-life inspiration for the fictional slay-crazed mamma’s boy, Bloch fully admits he wasn’t aware of the full details of Gein’s murderous intent until years later. At the heart of […]

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Real Life Scares 

The Shocking True Story of the Men Who Escaped a WWI Prison Camp Using a Ouija Board

There’s no one worse than a fake medium. Profiting from grieving families desperate to talk to dead relatives is about as low as a person can sink. But Harry Jones and Cedric Hill are the exceptions that prove the rule. In one of the strangest, most elaborate prison escapes in history; these World War I […]

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Films 

Dig These Cryptic and Creepy Behind-the-Scenes Images From IT!

Up to now, not much detailed information has been released regarding the upcoming feature-film adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel IT, apart from some casting notices — including the recent dramatic reveal of the new Pennywise the Clown, played by Bill Skarsgård. [UPDATE: That image was just a tease compared to what was unveiled today!] […]

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Films 

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN: The Scariest Film of the 2000s

Children on TV and in movies all tend to be, rather frustratingly, alike. Mainstream screenwriters — to make a generalization — tend to treat children as objects of innocence, free from the fetters of adult worry, eager to run around and have fun. If a child ever becomes ill, gets into trouble, or find themselves […]

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Films Real Life Scares 

Gregory Burkart Explains Why This is the Scariest Movie Teaser of All Time

You might find this hard to believe, but… when I was a kid, I was too scared to even think about watching a horror movie. Any horror movie. It’s not like I wasn’t morbidly fascinated with monsters and maniacs; it’s an odd quirk of human nature that we tend to become obsessed with the things […]

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GONE GIRL Author’s Debut Horror Tale SHARP OBJECTS Headed to HBO!

While this installment is a bit of a departure from our ongoing examination of the horror genre through a LGBTQ perspective, it will still appeal to horror-inclined LGBTQ readers for several reasons. A novel that has been under option with Blumhouse founder Jason Blum for a few years now has finally received an eight-episode order from HBO, with GONE […]

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Films 

An Appreciation Of SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

What happens when you mix Ray Bradbury, the director of THE INNOCENTS, Kirk Douglas’ son and Walt Disney Productions? You get SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES – a box office flop now revered as a masterpiece of horror fantasy. For those few unsuspecting kids dropped off at the theatre by the parents to see the […]

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From Page to Screen: Author Peter Straub Talks GHOST STORY

Two years before I moved from Michigan to California, I sat on the front porch of a house I shared with my two roommates, Hal Christiansen and Rich DeManincor (a.k.a. “Hal Delrich” of original EVIL DEAD fame), and read what would become my favorite horror novel of all time: Peter Straub’s genre landmark, Ghost Story. It was […]