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The Psychology of Cult Classics

By E.E.C. Christman Since its release 40 years ago, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has gone from flop, to cult classic, and finally, to cultural staple. As the undisputed queen of the midnight movie, theaters across the globe play it to houses packed with costumed superfans. The weeks leading up to Halloween are Rocky primetime....

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...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Tribal Screams by Owl Goingback

There are a number of short stories gathered in this horror collection, and they cover a wide range of subject matter. Like the best horror stories, they offer a mix of catalysts, problems and outcomes, and they are all distinct and captivating. Whether you’re reading about a young man who is doing something foolish in...