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EXCLUSIVE: Read Katherine MacDonald’s Chilling Short Story DON’T LEAVE ME BEHIND

Today we’re proud to offer our readers an exclusive never-before-published ghost story by Los Angeles-based author and filmmaker Katherine MacDonald. A lifelong fan of ghost stories, MacDonald recently completed her MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California, Riverside low residency program. Her short film, “Willow Garden,” premiered at The Final Girls Horror Film Festival in […]

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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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The Unsettling Awesomeness of Katherine Dunn’s GEEK LOVE

Freak shows first began to come into the public eye as early as the 16th century, when people with unusual, deformed, or extreme body types would be displayed for royalty as objects of curiosity and medical intrigue. The tradition of the freak show continued to centuries, and they became a staple of traveling circuses, offering […]

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Is Natsuo Korino the Most Extreme Voice in Japanese Literature?

In recent years, there has been an archetype-shattering change in Japan’s literary landscape: J-Horror fiction is now a fast-selling and far-reaching phenomenon, and Western readers will undoubtedly be familiar the work of Ryu Murakami (AUDITION), Koji Suzuki (RING) and Hideaki Sena (PARASITE EVE). But perhaps one of the most compellingly grim, subversively extreme voices in […]

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H.P. Lovecraft: Separating the Man from the Monster

The genre of horror has always had a lot of subversive appeal. Much like punk rock and other artistic subcultures, it dwells comfortably outside of the mainstream (save for when it’s co-opted with usually dismal results), and many of those who live and breathe horror value it as a space where society’s faults and biases […]

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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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Why Everyone Should Listen to the Chilling NoSleep Podcast

Imagine the scariest piece of fiction you’ve read — perhaps a creepypasta on the r/nosleep subreddit — and let a group of talented voice actors bring the text to life. It’s like a modern day audiobook, but good, and without all that self-motivational crap. This is what the NoSleep Podcast is all about. In 2010, the […]

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Short Frights: Check Out the Horror Short Story “The Hounds of Glen Ellen”

Occasionally on Blumhouse.com, we like to send chills down your spine with short stories! This one is by Blumhouse staffer Zac Locke. Please enjoy “The Hounds of Glen Ellen.”   “Did you hear that?” she’d asked. But he hadn’t, and told her so, and his eyelids were thick with tannins and drooped back down slowly […]

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10 Graphic Horror Novels So Disgusting You May Never Eat Again

Dedicated to fans of the hardest of hardcore fiction, this list should be considered with respect to all dietary plans in the New Year… or any other year, for that matter. For example, if you’re planning to keep your holiday chow session on a continued loop this year, you should not read any of these […]

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Download the Hollywood Holiday Ghost Story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT — Based on Actual Events!

Need to put a little more chill in your bones this holiday season? We’ve got the perfect gift for you, courtesy of award-winning filmmaker and author Jesse Dykstra — whose own real-life encounters with paranormal activity on Hollywood’s famous Paramount lot inspired his haunting short story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT. Dykstra revealed to us […]

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Horror Masterminds S.L. Grey and Blumhouse Books Debut THE APARTMENT

Blumhouse Productions have made their first foray into publishing with Blumhouse Books — a joint venture with publishers Vintage and Anchor Books. With a mandate to “to publish original horror across all formats,” prioritizing scares over “stock shocks,” Blumhouse Books will take the studio’s signature cinematic style and “transfer it to the written word.” They hope […]

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The Homicidal Saga of “Jeff the Killer” Continues…

Even if you’re new to the whole creepypasta and/or internet urban legend phenomenon, you’ve probably heard the name “Jeff the Killer,” whispered in hushed and frightened tones among those in the know. According to most sources, the legend of Jeff began with a post in 2008 containing the horrific image of a featureless face with […]

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Violently Subversive Writing of Dennis Cooper

There is subversive, there is controversial… and there is Dennis Cooper. I can think of no other writer better acquainted with the language of violence. A latter-day Marquis de Sade, he scrutinizes the pain, guilt and fear of gay teens, amplified by human horror and the predatory older men who speak that language fluently. What […]

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Meet “Oscar” — The Latest in Blood-Drinking Body Horror Tech!

What you’re looking at in these images — that is, if you can bear to look without squirming a little — is not some kind of bionic bird corpse. Actually, that would be easier to handle than what it’s really supposed to be. His creators named him “Oscar,” and he made his internet debut on […]

From Page to Screen: Author Peter Straub Talks GHOST STORY

Two years before I moved from Michigan to California, I sat on the front porch of a house I shared with my two roommates, Hal Christiansen and Rich DeManincor (a.k.a. “Hal Delrich” of original EVIL DEAD fame), and read what would become my favorite horror novel of all time: Peter Straub’s genre landmark, Ghost Story. It was […]