The 13th Floor

Six Freaky Contemporary Novels You Can Read in One Day

Modern horror literature can be hard to track down. The publishing market is dominated by psychological thrillers, crime stories and young adult fantasies, following a few already-tired trends. Sometimes it seems fans of macabre novels and stories must look entirely to the past. But there are plenty of artists weaving dark tales from the shadows, […]

Scary Fun 

10 Recent Horror Novels that Will Scare the Hell Out of You!

Some people love to spend Halloween at massive gatherings while dressed as the latest pop culture trend, while others want to just keep a low profile and curl up with a spine-chilling book. The following 10 books are wonderfully terrifying recent releases (within the past 2 years) that are guaranteed to captivate your imagination on […]

Scary Fun 

Visit Gregory Burkart’s Secret Library of Erotic Horror Fiction

As an avid horror reader and long-time connoisseur of extreme tales, I’ve always been fascinated by the long partnership between sex and monsters on the printed page. I’m not talking about horror stories that just happen to have sex scenes in them; I mean serious horror, with real scares, where sexuality is the central theme… […]

Films 

Somewhere Over the Dark Rainbow: Queer Horror Novels That Should Be Movies or TV Shows!

There are a number of high-concept, cross-genre books that have made the translation from the printed page to film or television over the last few years. While some LGBTQ-interest shows have been critically lauded, like Bryan Fuller’s prequel to Thomas Harris’ pre-existing franchise HANNIBAL, it didn’t become a ratings hit like other adaptations THE WALKING […]

Creepy Horror Book Trailers: Do They Really Scare Up Sales?

Over the last decade or so, a relatively new way to sell novels has expanded into the marketplace: Book Trailers. The thinking in the beginning was that if trailers sell movies, why wouldn’t they work for books? Suddenly self-proclaimed experts were dropping out of the sky with suggestions on how to make a fine book trailer that […]