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Six Vampire Novels That Went Widely Overlooked

While they may have faded from the teen fiction world in recent years, vampire novels have always dominated genre literature and haven’t really gone away. The Strain trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and ...

Halloween - Michael Myers

Haddonfield High: Remembering the Halloween Young Adult Books

The Halloween franchise has seen several novelizations and tie-ins over the years. Two separate comic series launched in the early and late 2000s, respectively. But the strangest on paper might be the...

The Bailey School Kids

Beyond Goosebumps: Kids Horror Books That Are All But Forgotten

Many fans have loved horror most of their lives. Before we were allowed to watch the movies, many of us got into the genre through book series like Goosebumps or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. But...

Meg tied in the basement in The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum

Four Essential Novels by Jack Ketchum

If you are not familiar with the name Jack Ketchum, you definitely should be. A pseudonym for author Dallas Mayr, Jack Ketchum has been putting his dark mark on horror fiction for over thirty years, w...

Mr Mercedes

Still the King: The Seven Most Chilling Stephen King Stories of the Decade So Far

Stephen King will never not be one of the most iconic names in the horror genre. But when we think of his work, we tend to think of Carrie, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Pet Sematary, It… we tend to think...

Jason vs Jason X

Mr. Voorhees Goes to Washington: The Nine Weirdest Things Jason Has Done Outside the Films

Jason Voorhees has done some pretty weird things in his movie career. He’s fought a girl with telekinesis, he’s fallen down on the Manhattan subway, gone to space and gotten a robotic upgrade, and eve...

Horror literature

Why Horror Literature Is Suffering (And How To Try To Save It)

Print is dead. That’s what everyone says, at least. Hell, Egon Spengler said it way back in Ghostbusters in 1984. The paperback market has almost completely died out and everything has made the move t...

richard laymon

Laymon’s Terms: Examining the Untapped Cinematic Potential of Richard Laymon

While slashers dominated the screen in the 1980’s, splatterpunk dominated the page. The movement was about going as far as possible, going to extremes to unnerve and shock the reader. Naturally, this ...

Gremlins - Holiday Horror - First Draft Scripts That Should Be Adapted After Final Destination

First Draft Scripts That Should Be Adapted After Final Destination

A lot changes in translation from the original script to what makes it to the screen. Decisions are made, as are sacrifices, that sometimes change a story for the better and sometimes for the worse. E...

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