The 13th Floor

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CREEPYPASTA: There’s a Reward for Escaping “NoEnd House” — But Is It Worth the Risk?

This story, related by a young man named David Williams, might seem on the surface to be a particularly creepy account of one man’s journey through a mysterious and challenging maze… but as you’ll soon learn, he may have been tested on a much deeper and darker level… It began when a troubled college buddy […]

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Spontaneous Human Combustion: The Oddest Way to Die

You’re sitting at home. You’re alone. You’re a lonely older woman who’s been alone most of her life. You’re a little chubby since you got off exercise. Your family doesn’t visit, which may be a good thing, because your tiny trailer wouldn’t fit a guest anyway. Friends don’t visit either, which would only be an […]

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Something is Very, Very Wrong With… THE DOLL

Today’s creepypasta, which has gone through many interesting and spooky iterations over the past few years — particularly on 4chan’s paranormal board and various creepypasta discussion threads — actually began in a most ordinary way: with an unusual but thoughtful birthday gift from a man to his wife. But there was nothing ordinary about the doll. […]

Exclusive Interview: Author John Palisano on the Art of Horror and the Horror of Heartbeak

John Palisano may be a new name for many horror readers. But his gradual climb to the literary limelight has been through all the briars and obstructions that life throws in an artist’s way. His short fiction has been nominated three times for the Bram Stoker Award; he’s won the John H. Edmond award for some […]

So… Where are the Women of Literary Horror?

How long has it been since you’ve seen a new horror novel on the shelves of your local bookstore by a female author? What has happened to the best-selling female writers of dark fiction books from 20, 10 or even 5 years ago? Why aren’t there new hardback Anne Rice, Heather Graham Pozzessere or Laurell […]

Apparitions Through the Ages: An Interview With Author Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton has been involved in nearly every aspect of writing — screenwriter, columnist, short story author, novelist — and currently she is the President of the Horror Writers Association. As of late, her ink-slinging has turned to nonfiction, including Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage; The Cinema of Tsui Hark; A […]

‘Norman, Is That You?’ An Interview with PSYCHO: SANITARIUM Author Chet Williamson

In 1959 Robert Bloch released Psycho, a tale of terror that would forever change the face of literary horror. A year later his tale of the ultimate mother’s boy was turned into a classic horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay by Joseph Stefano. It wasn’t until 22 years later, in 1982, that […]