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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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Fiction: Elma Honey by Christa Hogan

by Christa Hogan MeMaw visits at nights mostly, when Daddy’s asleep and our little house in town is quiet. Tonight when she comes, I’m waiting for her, damp with sweat from the heat, my head full of Beulah Mae’s warnings about hell. I can tell the moment MeMaw arrives. Even her ghost smells like smoke...

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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...