book reviews

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

Ada Zuba3 days ago
Why Stephen King Is the King
I am a person who really does not have a taking to horror. I have tried picking up a Stephen King book and getting through it, but it was a horrible experience where I had nightmares that were constan...
Samantha Sing4 days ago
Homage to Horror: A Review of 'Pumpkin Night'
In a effort to expand into other new horror manga, not just Junji Ito, I spent the last couple of months reading almost anything I came across. Some honorable mentions include Happiness (Shuzo Oshimi)...
Emily Carroll Imagines Girlhood with Teeth
Next month, horror artist Emily Carroll will be coming out with a new comic titled When I Arrived at the Castle. It's a gothic lesbian vampire comic, a sentence in which every word gets more and more ...
Reed Alexander13 days ago
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'The First Shred' Madness Heart Press (2019)
Fucking fascinating. I’m a very story-oriented reader. Of course, a story should be well-written, but in my professional opinion, writing capacity is a second to a good story. As long as the writing i...
Iggy Paulsena month ago
Terrifying Paranormal Non-Fiction Books for Your Favorite Horror Fan
When I was younger, reading about true stories involving the paranormal helped me cope with all the things I didn't understand. I didn't understand why my life was falling apart, why everything sucked...
Danial Abufarhaa month 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 Alexandera month 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 Coburn2 months 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 Kohut2 months 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 Purcell3 months 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 Coburn3 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 Dube4 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 Barnes5 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 Kapur5 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 Fos6 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, ...