Why I Love Chapter Forty-Two of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

The Girl Next Door by the late Jack Ketchum is the most depressing and devastating horror novel I've ever read. It's loosely based on the 1965 torture and murder of 16-year-old Sylvia Likens in Indiana by her caregiver Gertrude Baniszewski, Baniszewski's children, and other neighborhood youths. Reading details of the actual crime pale in comparison …

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Horror Movie Review: THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT

Ten years between films is too long for a horror sequel, which may be why THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT tanked at the box office when it was released in March. By every metric, the original tops the sequel. THE STRANGERS more than doubled PREY AT NIGHT's ticket sales ($52.5 million vs. $24.5 million); received …

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Winners of 2018 Splatterpunk Awards

The winners of the inaugural 2018 Splatterpunk Awards, co-founded by Wrath James White and Brian Keene, were announced August 25 during KillerCon in Austin, Texas. I compiled the list from the announcements on Twitter from #SplatterpunkAwards. Click on the book titles for the Amazon links if you want to purchase the winners. David J. Schow …

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The 5 Most Hyped Horror Novels of 2018 (Source: My Twitter Feed)

I follow several professional book reviewers in the horror genre because I learn a lot from their passionate and pinpoint critiques. I also get a lot of recommendations for my towering to-be-read pile. As I’ve scrolled my Twitter feed this summer, I’ve seen the hype for various horror novels, and some have received noticeably more …

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2018 World Fantasy Awards announced

The World Fantasy Convention announced the 2018 World Fantasy Award nominations and honorees, including Lifetime Achievement Awards for Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Wollheim. The awards will be presented during the convention scheduled from Nov. 1-4 in Baltimore, Maryland. The convention selected 41 nominees in eight categories, including six authors in the Novel category. The …

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Horror at the Beach! (or Attack of Pale Pasty Man!)

On Saturday, I returned from a week at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the one place I feel comfortable walking around without my shirt. Despite being an Alabama boy, I suffer from Pale Pasty Syndrome. My upper body is a fish-belly-white mass covered with patches of wiry, black fur. It’s not a pretty sight ... unless …

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