From the past articles in which we have discussed Robert Bloch and his creative works within the horror genre, we decided to talk a little bit about his most famous novels, especially Psycho, the film that almost overnight made Bloch a writing sensation. The Scarf (1947) This novel was originally published twelve years before Bloch's most famous work, Psycho (1960) and … [Read more...] about Novels, Television, and Film Adaptations of Robert Bloch
During his lifetime, Robert Bloch traveled through the horror subgenres in pursuit of any and all things strange, morbid, or macabre. He started his writing career by imitating his mentor H.P. Lovecraft and subsequently becoming Lovecraft's peer when he began to expand upon the Cthulhu mythos. It's fair to say that without the influence and encouragement of Lovecraft, Bloch may … [Read more...] about Robert Bloch: The Man Who Brought Us Psycho (1959)
Robert Bloch wrote literature that ranged from the psychologically terrifying to the downright "weird" horror; his inspiration stemmed both from watching his first scary film on his own as a child—and his subsequent nightmares—and his admiration for the stylistic horror of H.P. Lovecraft. His stories, however, are and always will be uniquely Robert Bloch, a genius in … [Read more...] about A Gothic, Cosmic, and Psychological Lifetime of Horror: The 16 Greatest Short Stories from Robert Bloch
We're happy to announce we are done with our first publication "Atlas of Lore - Oregon." In this issue, we have 5 original short horror stories based on Oregon's haunted lore. We are also including the legends behind the stories in the issue along with original art, photography, articles, and a re-release of an H.P Lovecraft classic short story. If you love ghost stories, lore, … [Read more...] about Puzzle Box Horror Presents – Atlas of Lore #1 Oregon.
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