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Books and Comics

Vampires Suck

It’s true. Vampires suck. Vampire stories bore me to tears usually. They offer very little in the way of what I would consider real fright. They have their place in horror history, of course, but for me the best stories with vampires in them are only good because of everything else going on around them.

The Wicker Writers

Horror writers. We are legion. We are everywhere. We are also easily dismissed, misjudged, and often blamed. Sometimes being a horror writer feels like being a scapegoat for the world’s ills. After all, how can any “normal” person think up so many horrific things? And then they write them down and “influence” others with their

Cujo

As a novel, Cujo works. There is some clutter to it, sure, but overall it keeps the tension ratcheted very high and has a satisfying end. For a story that is essentially about a woman and a child trapped in a car it sure packs a punch. Even the film did a fine job, getting

Four Color Horror

Growing up in the Seventies, I felt like my love of horror was being catered to by the culture at large. There were movies, television shows, books, and toys that all had something to do with horror. And being a comic book fan on top of that meant I could read plenty of comics that

Event Horizon

I have been into horror for as long as I can remember. I believe my love of the genre started when I was a little boy watching the creature double features with my dad on Saturday afternoons. He would often fall asleep on the couch while I was left watching things like The Thing With

Under Rotting Sky

On April 20th, a book was released that might have flown under your radar. It was from Matthew Brockmeyer, author of Kind Nepenthe, which you may have heard of through some roughly eight thousand glowing reviews. His latest, titled Under Rotting Sky, is an anthology that deserves your attention … now. And that’s a “now”

Let’s Talk About IT: Part II 🎈

Thank you Stephen King and Steven Weber. Thank you for the best storytelling experience, of any medium, I’ve ever had. My face is still dried out with tears as I write this. Thank you Stephen for writing the damn thing of course, and thank you Steven for the 45-hour-long reading! That’s right, I only made

Complete List of Monsters That IT Took the Form Of 🎈

I’ve finally finished the book, carefully making note of all the monsters that IT appears as throughout. Hopefully this manages to be the complete, definitive list. Please let me know if I somehow missed anything! Clown Shark (from JAWS — my personal favorite and the fear that IT would use against me) Frankenstein’s Monster Dracula

[Creator Corner]

New Horror Novel: The Haunting of Cabin Green

In 2007, I took a vacation to a small green cabin in Northern Michigan. The setting inspired me, and I wrote most of the first draft of The Haunting of Cabin Green: A Modern Gothic Horror Novel while sitting inside the cabin. During the next 10 years, I launched a career as a Dark Art