book reviews

Book reviews for horror fans; weather a sleepless night with literary accounts of hauntings, possessions, zombies, vampires and beyond.

Gerald Oppugnea month ago
Best Psychological Thriller Books of 2018
What I love most about well-rounded psychological thrillers, whether it be a movie, TV show, or book, are the growing conflicts that arise alongside the characterization of each individual. It can alm...
Sadee Ferresa month ago
Reading for the Sake of Spookiness
Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales, Yoko Ogawa, my thoughts. Let me see... On the surface, nothing too special. The settings are, for the most part, generic, but elegantly established. And often times there a...
Crow Zing 2 months ago
Book Review: 'The Outsider'
Honestly, this book is one of the best Stephen King's I've read in a long time. I started reading his novels around three years ago when I picked up Revival, which was the only book they had in the sm...
G S Meredith2 months ago
A Beginner's Guide to Vampire Fiction
Vampire fiction has exploded in the last three to four decades. There are now literally thousands of books, short stories, films, and comics featuring our fanged friends. They’ve managed to inveigle t...
Sam Cheesman2 months ago
'You Should Stop Reading All Those Ted Bundy Biographies'
This chapter seems relatively pointless in regards to the narrative of the book. Oddly, however, I think this is the point. Ellis wants us to sit through the pointless exchanges between Bateman and hi...
Sam Cheesman2 months ago
"Never Use Cologne on Your Face, Since the High Alcohol Content Dries Your Face Out and Makes You Look Older."
This was the most solid block of text across four pages that I've ever laid eyes on, with almost no direct quotes or dialogue. This chapter is nothing more than an extremely fine-tuned description of ...
Sam Cheesman3 months ago
'You Better Have Change for a Fifty'
It is worth pointing out that I have seen the film adaptation of this book multiple times and therefore I am approaching its key ideas and messages from a slightly different perspective than someone t...
Jesse Kinney3 months ago
10 Scariest Horror Books That Will Keep You Up All Night
The horror genre has stood the test of time and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. It is the gift that keeps on giving. I mean, who doesn't love good horror story? There are a handful ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart3 months ago
10 Best Ghost Story Books
Nothing quite says spooky and timeless like a good ghost story. During the old days, people would gather around campfires and talk about the spooks and goblins that lurk on castle grounds. By the 1950...
Madeline Zenk3 months ago
Most Frightening Horror Books of the Decade
Stephen King may be the best horror writer of all time, but there have been many classic horror stories that have come out in recent years. Between different takes on ghost stories, psychological thri...
Lizzie Boudoir4 months ago
Best Selling Erotic Horror Novels
Erotica and horror go together like peanut butter and jelly, honestly. Ever since the early days of Gothic literature, which always had an undertone of sexuality, people have enjoyed a spice of sexy w...
Chloe Gilholy4 months ago
The Eyes of the Dragon
The author is quite known to inspiring writers and readers around the world. Stephen King is a highly successful author from America who has sold over 350 million copies of his works worldwide. He is ...
Yvonne Glasgow6 months ago
‘Fiction’ Brings Fright to Life
Have you ever been sad when a book ended? Ever felt filled with an essence of longing, wanting the story to go on? I feel like I am already going through withdrawals and I just finished reading this b...
Skunk Uzeki7 months ago
The Best Horror Writers of All Time
Horror is one of those genres that's exceedingly difficult to be good at writing. There's a reason why so many horror stories come off as dull, hackneyed, or just too unrealistic—and why the worst hor...
Carlie Casas7 months ago
“It’s Hip to Be Square” and Write an Essay
“ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First…” Bret Easton Ellis begins his 1991 novel, American Psycho...
Cody Pope7 months ago
A Talented Horror Author Gone Too Soon
Werewolves. Besides Zombies, these are the true monsters that have always captivated my imagination. Even though they've terrified me since my childhood, they are hands down my favorite monster. My wi...
Cody Pope7 months ago
My Favorite Novel Of All Time 'I Am Legend'
"Outside, they howled and pummeled the door, shouting his name in a paroxysm of fury." I Am Legend, in my opinion, is one of the greatest sci fi-horror novels of all time. I may just be biased since i...
Steven J Davies8 months ago
'Infectious' - WIP
I have been writing an episodic horror story series named Infectious, and while the first is currently for sale on Amazon (£1 / $1.35) the second installment is proving slightly more difficult to fini...