The Lottery (1948) The Lottery is a short story that Shirley Jackson wrote in 1948—it was written within the month of its first publication. It appeared within the June 26, 1948 issue of The New Yorker and describes a fictional account of a small town that participates in a lottery of sorts. This particular short story has often been described as "one of the most famous … [Read more...] about Shirley Jackson: Novels, Short Stories, and Other Works
Where did cosmic horror originate? What is gothic horror? What are the best horror books, comics and graphic novels to read? We hope to help answer some of these questions with our articles and best of lists.
For fans of Bram Stoker, it's no surprise that he wrote more than his infamous novel Dracula (1987); credited for being the major influence on popular vampire culture, Stoker was a master of Gothic horror. While not critically acclaimed in his day--even H.P. Lovecraft had critical words for some of his literature--Stoker was a successful author and did great work within the … [Read more...] about Stoker: More than Just the Author of Dracula
Abraham "Bram" Stoker may not be the father of Gothic Horror like his predecessor Edgar Allan Poe, but this Irish author is known to have mastered the art of writing Gothic Horror in his lifetime. Known mostly for being the personal assistant of Sir Henry Irving, Stoker is probably one of the most underrated, yet famous authors of horror culture; known mostly for his 1897 … [Read more...] about Stoking the Fire of Stoker’s Legacy
By Brandon Cornett and Nick Torres Are you a die-hard horror fan? Are you someone looking to expand your horizons, and find just the right kind of horror for you? Well, we've got just the thing. We've dissected the horror into the nine main subgenres of horror with some recommended reading for each category. Classifying a Genre: It's Like Herding Cats Categorizing … [Read more...] about Subgenres of Horror, With Recommended Reading List