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Fiction: Tower’s End by Maggie Slater

by Maggie Slater The tower’s not without its perks. You built it yourself—brick by brick, floor by floor—without even knowing you were doing it at the time. Each room is a monument to bring you joy. You have a chef’s kitchen, with a glittering stone backsplash and an island big enough to seat six; your...

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Pretty Marys All In a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Pretty Marys All In a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste

Rhee’s afterlife is limited to two places. When she haunts, it’s a stretch of highway ending at the cemetery where she was buried. When she isn’t haunting she’s at home, with her sisters. They feast together on their successful scares before they go to rest, never knowing if it will be a day, month or...

Women in Horror Month
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Women in Horror Month

By Mary SanGiovanni As you may or may not be aware, February in the publishing business – or, at least, in the horror genre – is considered Women in Horror Month.  Traditionally, during this month, writers, editors, readers, reviewers, fans, etc. of both sexes and all genders try to raise awareness of the work of...

The Horrific Origins of Fairy Tales
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The Horrific Origins of Fairy Tales

By Margaret Kingsbury “All that is left is to make him delicious,” says the delightfully creepy witch at the end of the movie trailer for Gretel & Hansel, a horror retelling of the classic tale. No talking animals, no pastel prettiness, no Disney whimsy. This is a film that’s pulling from the grotesque origins of...

Edgar Allan Poe for All
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Edgar Allan Poe for All

by Dahlia Adler January is the birth month of Edgar Allan Poe, and while he’s frequently thought of as “That Gothic author Americans were forced to read in school,” his range was far greater than people realize…and that’s to say nothing of what he’s inspired over 150 years after his death, and the clever, nuanced...