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5 More Essential Books About Horror Movies

Movies shouldn’t be the only essential media in your horror collection. There are many books on the horror industry that you will need to keep your horror game at an expert level. Yesterday we listed eight fantastic books about the horror industry that are crucial for your collection. Here are six more must-reads! THE MONSTER […]

Perchance to Scream! Revisiting FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS

THE NIGHTMARES ON ELM STREET: FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS paperback promises the reader what they’d likely expect from an original collection of Krueger-centric short stories — death, destruction, and bad dreams. Released in 1991, the same year as FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE, this book doesn’t have any hard and fast rules about the franchise’s timeline, […]

New England Horror Writers Conjure the New Fiction Anthology WICKED WITCHES

In all the years I’ve been reading, I’ve devoured many books that centered on witches and witchcraft. However, more often than not, I’ve found myself disappointed, so when I had the chance to check out a new anthology titled WICKED WITCHES from the New England Horror Writers, I went into it with some trepidation. Having […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Best-Selling Author Recalls a Horrifying Visit From Slenderman

It’s been a while since we last delved into the mythos of the most infamous creepypasta legend — the unearthly, faceless being who goes by many names, including “The Operator,” “The Tall One” and “Der Großmann.” His most common nickname is, of course, Slenderman… and the few who claim to have encountered him and survived […]

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Why the Politics of AMERICAN PSYCHO Are Shockingly Relevant Today

Since I choose to actively eschew the word “controversial,” I elect to describe famed 52-year-old novelist Bret Easton Ellis as “confrontational.” Ellis is a direct author who aims to shake readers from their societal complacency by peeling back all the wet, fleshy layers of good decorum to reveal the blackened, hedonistic, selfish heart of a […]

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Gay Porn and Blue Murder: Making the True-Crime Biopic KING COBRA

The stylishly subversive and hyperkinetic re-imagining of the infamous Brent Corrigan/Bryan Kocis porn murder case KING COBRA (based on the true crime book COBRA KILLER by Anthony E. Stoner & Peter A. Conway) has ushered in a powerful new voice in independent queer cinema by the name of Justin Kelly. It was while conducting hard […]

Author Terry M. West Channels Political Fears in Apocalyptic Fable ALL OF THE FLESH SERVED

For many of us, each day’s news headlines bring another wave of anxiety as we look to an uncertain future, and as genre fans, we often divert our attention to tales of the fantastic — on the page or the screen — as temporary escape from the harsh realities of the world around us. But […]

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The Strange and Infamous History of Britain’s Holloway Sanitarium

The English hamlet of Virginia Water is tucked away in a quiet corner of Surrey. It is home to the grand Wentworth Estate, where the first Ryder Cup golf tournament was held. Nearby lies the leafy and serene Windsor Great Park. And until 1980, it was home to the Holloway Sanitarium — one of the […]

How Dante’s INFERNO Shaped the Modern Image of Hell

A recent article encountered in the Washington Post, studying adult reading habits from 1982 to 2015, found that there has been a steady decline of literative reading in the United States. That’s not to say that people aren’t reading, but it does say that American adults, when looking for a book to read, are less […]

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The Devil’s Member: The Naughty Novelization of WARLOCK

It’s no longer cutting edge to remind you, dear readers, that Steve Miner’s 1989 horror film WARLOCK is an underrated classic. WARLOCK is mentioned so often by horror fans that it should just be considered a well-known horror tentpole by now; just like THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, or the notion of “DIE HARD-as-a-Christmas-movie,” […]

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Take a Video Tour of the Amazing BABADOOK Book!

Last November, Stephen Johnson offered a few tantalizing peeks at the long-awaited, limited edition companion pop-up book for the 2014 horror classic THE BABADOOK, and the reader response was colossal, to say the least. So when Blumhouse intern and site contributor Chok Suwanavisootr brought his own copy of MISTER BABADOOK to our office, our immediate reaction was […]

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Watch the Latest Blumhouse.com Original CREEPYPASTA Video — THE BOOK

As you may recall, when we posted our second creepypasta video THE MESSAGE last week [be sure to check it out if you missed it], I promised you there would be more of these videos coming in 2017… and while most folks think I’m a little weird, they have to admit I do keep my […]

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The Shocking Story Behind Yellowstone’s Horrifying “Acid Bath” Death

A ghastly and bizarre accident claimed a man’s life at Yellowstone National Park this summer… but you might have noticed it’s making the headlines again this week. That’s because new and horrific details about the incident have recently been released to the media, thanks to a request from local news station KULR, per the Freedom […]