Eric LaRocca brings us a short but darkly sweet tale of epistolary horror. While it may not be spilling blood by the bucketful, his novella of sadomasochism gone wrong had my stomach-churning right to the very end. Readers are subjected to a psychological spiral that goes into irreversible darkness that had my eyes glued to

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Michael McDowell is one of the unsung horror writing greats that I haven’t read until recently. Boy, was putting off his first published novel The Amulet was a mistake. If you’re looking for a Southern Gothic flavor in your Final Destination (published years before the movie came out, actually!), this book is your go-to and

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 As a new fan of Fear Street, largely thanks to the pretty dang good film trilogy put out by Netflix (check out our reviews here, here, and here!), I’ve made it my mission to hunt down as many of the books as I can. Imagine my surprise when I discover that these books aren’t really

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 As a fan of slashers in film and book format, I feel like I’ve come to a point where I’m no longer fazed. That is, until I’ve read Sean McDonough’s The Class Reunion. Mr. McDonough previously wowed me with his ambitious and fun novel The Terror at Turtleshell Mountain, and during my slasher kick, it’s

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Sometimes, Netflix comes out with an unexpected horror film that reinvigorates my hopes for the platform in terms of horror content. For the past few days, it was the Fear Street trilogy (our review of 1, 2, 3). A while back, it was the Polish slasher, Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight. (Is it telling

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When I was a young little horror fan, one of the things that occupied my time was playing online horror Flash games. Sadly, Flash has mostly been discontinued, which left a lot of the media I grew up with in the dust. One certain piece of media was The Outbreak. It was basically a movie of

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Sometimes, in one’s desperate search for something to watch, you may find yourself eenie-meenie-miney-moeing your way into a movie you haven’t heard of, and therefore have no expectations for. With the (free) movie streaming app Tubi and its surprisingly wide library of B horror movies and hidden gems, where does A Zombie Exorcism (or Opstandelsen,

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Books are a great storytelling tool for its almost limitless potential. You don’t have to worry about acting or special effects. You just have to make sure that, well, the writing is good. The slasher is one of my absolute favorite subgenres of horror and to see it unhampered in this novel by Ivy Tholen

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Two of the things I liked about You’re Next (directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett) is a crafty and feisty final girl and a quick-witted script. With Seance, Mr. Barrett takes over both writing and directing duties on his own to great success.   WHAT IS IT? Directed by Simon Barrett, Seance is

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Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is most definitely a landmark of horror history. I’ve personally seen it several times and it’s still effectively atmospheric. However, Stephen King’s book, the source material of Kubrick’s film, has been sitting in my shelf, unread until now. WHAT IS IT? Written by Stephen King, The Shining is about a family

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