“The book is so much better than the movie.” It’s a phrase you hear often from the most advanced bookworms, especially horror enthusiasts who love to discover terrifying new worlds from the comfort of their own (occasionally haunted) homes. No jump scares. No monsters in SFX makeup. No image of scream king Patrick Wilson banishing a demon. Just you and the deadly silence, … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Books About Hauntings
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.
One thing that is evident when you look for and inevitably read books, is that are a lot of authors that have been influenced by H.P. Lovecraft. Some take influence by crediting his creations, some crediting his name--others his style, short story form that truly resonate within the genre. Others still have found their own path within the genre, by taking the essence of … [Read more...] about The Best Cosmic Horror Books
Urban legends are all fun and games until you hear scratching at your window, and start to wonder if it’s the escaped mental patient with a hook for a hand. Good times. Passed down for decades, or even centuries, these tales are believed to have happened “to a friend of a friend,” and often contain terrifying elements from both the real world and otherworldly realms. Sure, the … [Read more...] about The Best Horror Books About Urban Legends
How ridiculous would it sound if I said that the infamous novel Dracula by Bram Stoker—yes, the one that essentially created the foundation of what we think of when we envision vampires—was originally outsold six to one by a novel that you probably have never heard about? Well, it's true. Richard Marsh, author of The Beetle: A Mystery gave Stoker a run for his money in 1897, … [Read more...] about The Bizarre Horror Novel That Outsold Dracula
Without question, one of the most important and influential American writers of the 19th century, Edgar Allan Poe was the first author to attempt to make a real professional living out of writing. Most of Poe's work was inspired by the events that happened around him and to him throughout his life. During his career, he was a pioneer of the science fiction genre due to his … [Read more...] about The Gothic Literary Pioneer: Edgar Allan Poe