book reviews

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

Danial Abufarha4 days ago
The Fluidity of Gender Dynamics in Shelley's 'Frankenstein'
In Anne Mellor's feminist critique of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mellor conflates between sex, gender, and desire. She maintains that all males in the novel are killers and rapists, whereas the fema...
Reed Alexander5 days ago
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Creeping Corruption' (2019)
My GOD Madness Heart! Where the FUCK you been for the last 10 years? I’ve been in desperate need of strong gripping horror narrative, and frankly, I’m disappointed it took you so long to feed my cravi...
Crysta Coburn15 days ago
Book Review: 'King of the Road' by R.S. Belcher
Wow, my friends. It took me a while to get this review of R.S. Belcher's second installment of the Brotherhood of the Wheel series, and I do apologize, but here it is. To paraphrase a couple of lovabl...
Timothy Kohut19 days ago
10 Books About Real Hauntings Every Horror Fan Should Read
The horror genre is going through a bit of a renaissance at the moment. Between the latest Halloween reboot/sequel and the hit new Netflix adaption of The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, th...
Tiffany Purcella month ago
'The Chalk Man': C.J. Tudor Review
I noticed this book as I was browsing WHSmiths at Birmingham Airport. I always like to take a gander at the books they have in their recommended, best selling, and half price sections. However, this b...
'New Orleans Vampires' by Marita Woywod Crandle - Book Review
We all know that New Orleans is a city filled with the supernatural. From The Originals on CW to Anne Rice’s novels to AHS: Coven on FX and all the books, movies, shows, museums, and stories in betwee...
Crysta Coburn2 months ago
Book Review: 'Brotherhood of the Wheel' by R.S. Belcher
If you are a fan of modern urban fantasy/horror and don’t know the name R.S. Belcher, allow me to introduce you. If you do know Belcher, congratulations on being one of the cool kids. But don’t worry,...
Vampirism Within 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
What is it that scares readers most about Edgar Allan Poe’s literary works? Is it the fact that Poe leaves so much of the horror to develop in the reader's minds? In one of Poe’s most famous works, Th...
Loving the Evil of Vampires
We are all guilty of it as much as we may deny it. We have read Twilight, or The Vampire Diaries, or Vampire Academy, which all had spin-off movies and television shows. But when did vampires become l...
Aliza Dube3 months ago
Mary and the Monster
Mary, Mary quite scary, how does your writing go? With lightning strikes and cadaver parts, and pretty skulls all in a row. Mary Godwin’s mother made her a writer, but didn’t live long enough to raise...
Bridget Barnes4 months ago
The Ambiguous Mary Shelley: Friend or Foe
Over the course of two centuries Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has risen serious questions about science, life, morality and what makes a human. These questions can be argued and have been as to whether...
Annie Kapur4 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the American Gothic Genre
The American Gothic needs to be understood in the following ways: What it is The Sub-Genres Examples The most important thing is to note that you cannot understand the American Gothic by simply watchi...
Chelsea Fos4 months ago
Monks, Scientists, and Demons… Oh My!
Religion and science finally collide to portray two very different and horrific interpretations of the super natural and what it means to be obsessed with the temptation of the unknown. Mary Shelley, ...
Adam Wallace4 months ago
My Favorite Forgotten Stephen King Books
Hello, and welcome back to Second Chances where I'm brave enough to give another look at the maligned and forgotten. It's hard to believe that the foremost horror author of modern times Stephen King h...
Mia Petitti5 months ago
4 Must Read Books for Thriller/Suspense Writers & Lovers to Read ASAP
Books—can't get enough of them, personally. When I die, turn my ashes into the paper for book pages. Now, you may not be as intense as I am (not a bad thing), but books can be both entertaining and fu...
Dagny Desiree5 months ago
Book Review: 'The Death of Mrs.Westaway'
From the writer of the #1 New York Times, bestselling author of The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware comes The Death Of Mrs. Westaway. A fictional thriller that keeps you on your toes throughout the who...
Sam Cheesman6 months ago
'Drink Some Champagne, Flirt with a Hardbody, Find Some Blow'
For the first time so far, this chapter really belongs to Price in that we see a completely different side to him and so, a completely different side to the Wall Street socialite "stereotype" that we’...
Gerald Oppugne7 months 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...